993.132.1: Contact Lens Set, 1936-1948

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993.132.1: Contact Lens Set.
Image No. 2283 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Contact lens set consisting of two 'scleral' hard contact lenses and a rubber suction holder in a velvet lined case. 'L' is scratched into the left eye lens and '+' into the right eye lens. Adhesive bandage strips on both lid and base, writing on lid is very faded; 'EARLY TYPE PLASTIC(?) CONTACT LENSES .. WITH RUBBER SUCTION .. FOR LUBRICATION .. ', and 'LT. A.C. WALSH A 110 C.I.T.C. Camp Borden Ontario' written on base. The box has been repaired with adhesive bandage tape. The extra suction holder is not original to set. Dimension given are for closed case.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.132.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 1936-1948

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 6 cm
  • Height: 2 cm
  • Width: 7.6 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lined case
  • b) Contact lens
  • c) Contact lens
  • d) Suction holder
  • e) Suction holder

Object Materials

  • adhesive bandage,
  • cardboard,
  • leather,
  • plastic,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • velvet,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Arthur Cambell Walsh