Last week I started taking objects out of our “Doctor’s Office” exhibit. I photographed them, updated the collections database, and got them ready for Collections storage. Hopefully by January 2015, when we close the Museum, the exhibit area will be ready for the demolition crew.
This cobalt blue eyewash cup was in the Doctor’s Office. I decided to search online and learn a little more about it. Most surviving eyewash cups are made with colored glass; some have stems like this one, some without. You can buy one like it on Ebay for about $50.
Around 1937, Wyeth Laboratories in Philadelphia registered a weak boric acid solution called Collyrium. It refers to a solid medication that you dissolved in fluid for cleaning the eye. The medicine came in blue bottles with a matching stopper and eye wash cup. Nowadays, people just use eye drops!
Stop by Ms. Jenny’s site, …off on my tangent…
and see what other words begin with the Letter E.