Undine Flask

Undine Flask

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Description
The undine flask is a spherical or pear-shaped glass vessel that serves as an ophthalmic irrigation device. It was used to trickle a cleansing liquid over the conjunctival surface while controlling the flow with the thumb or finger over the filling hole.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Flask, Undine
date made
ca 1931
Physical Description
glass, ?, transparent (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 6.985 cm x 8.5725 cm x 4.7625 cm
ID Number
MG.M-03051
catalog number
M-03051
accession number
115958
Credit Line
Gift of Glasco Products Company.
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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