Portia 'non-flam' Actinotherapy goggles

Made:
1940 -1950
maker:
Solport Brothers Limited

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Two pairs (adult and child) of Portia 'non-flam' Actinotherapy Goggles, used to protect eyes from UV lamps. Made by Solport Brothers Ltd, London, 1940 - 1950. Plastic.

These goggles are the type that may have been used with the UV lamp to protect eyes from dmage from UV the rays.They are described as ‘non-flam’ because the carbon rods used in some lamps spewed hot ash, and some brands of goggles caught fire.

Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
2019-229
Materials:
elastic and plastic
Measurements:
overall (adult): 50 mm x 140 mm
overall (child): 45 mm x 110 mm
type:
goggles
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment