A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flatten…
A box of medicine droppers, consisting of (a) a wax-coated rectangular cardboard box that opens from the top with a hinged lid and two flaps; the box is white with blue printing; the eyedroppers (b-e) are long, hollow, narrow cylindrical tubes that are open on both ends; the tip tapers to a flattened point with a small hole in the centre; the top of the dropper has a larger, lipped opening over which a black rubber bulb is fitted; the bulb has one open, lipped end and a closed, rounded top
Number Of Parts
a - box - Size: Length 11.5 cm x Width 4.4 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
b - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
d - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
e - dropper - Size: Length 9.9 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
Used by either Dr. C.H. Bird or Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Printed on box top: "ONE DOZEN // MEDICINE DROPPERS // Rigo Brand // MANUFACTURED BY // THE RICHARDS GLASS CO. LIMITED . TORONTO AND MONTREAL"; printed on front of box: "For Dispensing Eye Prescriptions // Use Rigo Eye Rx [the 'x' made by a slash through the leg of the 'R'] Bottles // Individually Cartoned Complete With Droppers"; printed on box ends: " "Rigo" "
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Box shows slight water staining on top; rubber bulbs are cracked but are still soft and pliable; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
"American Hospital Supply," AHSC Ltd., Toronto, ca 1964 (see attached photocopy); CD #9
Printed on all four sides of the box starting with drawing: FITTED WITH THE BEST // QUALITY
LARGE // SIZE NIPPLE // "RIGO" EYE PIPETTE // NOTE THE ROUND END //; "Round Ball Point will
not injure the eye. // Prescribed by all the Leading Eye Specialists."; "RICHARDS GLASS CO.,
Limited // TORONTO, CANADA // Everything the Druggist needs in Glass"; "Absolutely the Best
Dropper on the Market. // Don't take Chances with a Cheap Medicine Dropper. // Satisfaction
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Box has one end open but attached; shows wear & grime; glass pipette has small traces of residue; #2: box was dusty, and the paper in one corner of the box had been torn, 0.7 cm x 0.6 cm; #3: rubber is stiff; glass is dirty; #4: rubber requires special treatment.
1901/3-1918 - on retirement of John Thompson, S. Maw Son & Thompson renamed S Maw, Son & Sons, 7-12 Aldersgate, London
German ophthalmologist Richard Liebreich (30 June 1830 – 19 January 1917). In 1853 he earned his doctorate at Halle, and from 1854 until 1862 was an assistant to Albrecht von Graefe (1828-1870) in Berlin. He subsequently practiced medicine in Paris (from 1862) and London (from 1870), where he was head of ophthalmology at St. Thomas Hospital. He later retired from medicine and moved back to Paris, where he worked as a sculptor and painter.
In 1863 he published the highly acclaimed Atlas des Ophthalmoscopie, an atlas dedicated to the subject of ophthalmoscopy. He also designed a popular model of ophthalmoscope called the "Liebreich ophthalmoscope". He was interested in the pathological changes of the eye as viewed through the ophthalmoscope, and in 1859 provided a classic description of ocular changes in Bright's disease.