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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020009
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
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Accession Number
996020009
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.1 cm. x Width: 3.8 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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Dates
1900
1950
circa 1910-1950
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001067
Description
One piece semi-transparent deep green glass eye bath cup with deep round reservoir and eye cup is taller on one side to fit the eye better.
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Accession Number
016001067
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
One piece semi-transparent deep green glass eye bath cup with deep round reservoir and eye cup is taller on one side to fit the eye better.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Dates
1900
1950
circa 1910-1950
Date Remarks
Internet research
Material
glass: green
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row A
Width
4.4 cm
Height
6.0 cm
Diameter
3.8 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
diameter at base
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book eBook Internet
Reference Comments
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The large collection was made up of invalid feeders, hot water bottles, and urinals.
Initially in the early 19th century, eye bath cups had a small foot and circular basin to rinse solution in the eye. The shape eventually evolved to become wider and better suited for the eye. These eye baths were usually made out of silver and silver gilt. Later, as they became more popular they began to be mass produced out of glass, which was much cheaper to produce than metals by the mid to late 19th century. The glass was clear, but also could be coloured green, orange, and most commonly cobalt blue. The blue colour in this particular case derives from cobalt ore, and has been used since medieval times to colour glass for stained glass, and even dating back to antiquity was used for ceramics.
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John Bull eye bath cup

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
016001068
Description
One piece semi-transparent dark blue glass eye bath cup (a) shaped to fit the eye; original green paper box that contained the eye bath cup with manufacturing information printed on exterior.
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Accession Number
016001068
Collection
Roeder and Szuck Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
Description
One piece semi-transparent dark blue glass eye bath cup (a) shaped to fit the eye; original green paper box that contained the eye bath cup with manufacturing information printed on exterior.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cup
b - box
Provenance
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
Maker
John Bull
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1910 - 1920
Date Remarks
Internet research
Material
glass: blue
paper: tan, green
ink: tan
Inscriptions
Stamped on bottom of eye glass: "MADE IN // ENGLAND"; printed on front of box: "JoHN // BULL // eye // bath" printed on the back of the box: "IMPORTED AND // DISTRIBUTED BY // Realmont // Ltd // // ALAN WEBSTER // IMPORTERS // Cowansville Canada // DISTRIBUTORS OF // REALMONT QUALITY // DRUG SUNDRIES"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row A
Width
a - 4.3 b - 4.4
Height
a - 6.7 b - 7.3
Depth
b - 4.2
Diameter
a - 4.2
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
diameter at base
Condition Remarks
minor wear on edges of paper box
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents Book eBook Internet
Reference Comments
Bennion, Elisabeth. Antique Medical Instruments. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications by Philip Wilsons Publications, 1979.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Donor file
Research Facts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The large collection was made up of invalid feeders, hot water bottles, and urinals.
Initially in the early 19th century, eye bath cups had a small foot and circular basin to rinse solution in the eye. The shape eventually evolved to become wider and better suited for the eye. These eye baths were usually made out of silver and silver gilt. Later, as they became more popular they began to be mass produced out of glass, which was much cheaper to produce than metals by the mid to late 19th century. The glass was clear, but also could be coloured green, orange, and most commonly cobalt blue. The blue colour in this particular case derives from cobalt ore, and has been used since medieval times to colour glass for stained glass, and even dating back to antiquity was used for ceramics.
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