- Museum number
Glass eye-bath, green, with stem and circular base.
- Production date
- 1900-1927 (?: circa)
Height: 7.50 centimetres
Width: 5.20 centimetres
Depth: 3.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
'This is almost certainly British on account of the unusual broad, polished bowl lips. Silver eye baths of this shape were made in Edinburgh around 1800. Five Scottish glass houses listed “eye glasses” in their price lists.' (Pers. comm. George Sturrock, Nov 2018).
Possibly taken from UK to Egypt by Winifred Blackman and used by her to treat eye infections of local Egyptian villagers.
- Not on display
- Broken and repaired (glued). Currently in two pieces.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Wellcome Historical Medical Museum register records:
'Old eyebath of green glass (broken); used by Mr Lambert's father. '
WHMM Accession register, volume 8 (27900-31100), dated Jan 1927- Oct 1929.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 28373 (60518) (Wellcome Collection number)