Catalogue Number: 2029
Bausch & Lomb Thermal Disinfecting Unit
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Contact lenses and accessories
Designer/inventor: Bausch & Lomb
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1978
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Bausch & Lomb
Description Of Item: Electric disinfecting unit for heat disinfection of soft contact lenses. Includes case with dried remains of a soft contact lens in each well. Marked: 'BAUSCH & LOMB' 'MADE IN USA/95-250V - 50/60 Hz 12 WATTS/CAT. NO. 56660'. Fawn plastic, metal. 7.8cm H x 12.0cm D x 3.8cm H.
Historical Significance: Heat disinfection was used for soft contact lenses in the 1970s & 1980s.
How Acquired: Donated by Robert Kaye
Date Acquired: 11.10.2011
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 6 Drawer 5