993.133.1: Contact Lenses, Cased, c. 1930

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993.133.1: Contact Lenses, Cased.
Image No. 2261 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Leather holder containing three brown D-shaped plastic hinged single contact lens cases. Case for lens type 25/7 R [contact lens missing], case for lens type 25/75 L +1,00 [contact lens missing] and case for lens type 2/8 containing hard 'scleral' contact lens [2cm diameter, 0.8cm depth]. Manufacturer's details 'CARL ZEISS JENA Made in Germany' in relief on one case lid and 'CARL ZEISS JENA GERMANY' on lid of other two. Circular piece of adhesive bandage attached to interior lid of each contact lens case with owners name 'ARTHUR C. WALSH' printed in pencil around the edge. Strip of adhesive bandage on leather holder and on one contact lens case. Dimension given are for the leather holder, closed.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.133.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: c. 1930

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14 cm
  • Width: 7.2 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Case with 2 closing poppers
  • b) Case for lens type 25/75 L +1,00
  • c) Contact lens type 2/8 and case
  • d) Case for lens type 25/7 R

Object Materials

  • adhesive bandage,
  • glass,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • plastic,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Carl Zeiss
  • Owner: Dr. Arthur Cambell Walsh