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    Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920

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    • Maudline *

      Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920 (I place them here as I suspect these were used for wounded vets)

    • Lori Holder

      Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920 We have little eyes like this in the museum at work - I pass by them every day!

    • Betsy Steele

      This is just too weird not to repinn Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920

    • Renee Vincent

      Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920. Sue Vincent has the green one.

    • Alessandro Marzioni

      Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920. During the 19th C., as more doctors started to specialise in eye disease alone, increasingly complicated operations were devised. The introduction of anaesthesia in 1846 and adoption of antiseptic techniques by the 1880s, increased the number and complexity of eye operations. Artificial eyes have been made since Renaissance, when Venetian glassmakers began to produce glass eyes. The art flourished in France and Germany in 19th C.

    • Suzi Holler

      Ten assorted artificial eyes, London, England, 1870-1920 -- "A range of different sizes, shapes and iris colours is shown in this leather case containing ten glass artificial eyes. These were likely to be carried by an eye specialist or an artificial eye maker to assist them in making the best possible match to the patient’s remaining eye. In the 1940s, glass was replaced by plastics, which were more comfortable for the wearer and lasted longer. These eyes were made by W Halford of London."

    • Suzi Love

      1870- 1920 Ten Assorted Artificial Eyes London, England

    • Arinn Dembo

      Eye collection

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