Raw material for the manufacture of RGP contact lenses

Polymer Technology Corporation, Manufacturer;  Bausch and Lomb Optical Company, Distributor; 


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Maker and Role
Polymer Technology Corporation, Manufacturer
Bausch and Lomb Optical Company, Distributor
Description
Two clear plastic pinch seal bags containing raw material for the manufacture of Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) hard contact lenses. Both bags have blue text which reads “Polymer Technology Corporation / Polymer Technology (USA) Corporation / Wilmington, MA 01887 USA”. On the white section of the bag is “BOSTON IV / PRODUCT: 1800-D / LOT: 02324PTC022 / COLOR: ELEC BLUE / QUANTITY: 25”.
One bag has not been opened and contains 25 discs, while the opened bag contains 14. Each disc has “Boston IV” printed in white on one side. They are dark teal in colour. This material is used in contact lens production today.
Other Name
Itafocon B
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Signature/Marks and Type
Polymer Technology Corporation / Polymer Technology (USA) Corporation / Wilmington, MA 01887 USA Printed
BOSTON IV / PRODUCT: 1800-D / LOT: 02324PTC022 / COLOR: ELEC BLUE / QUANTITY: 25 Printed
Boston IV Printed
Accession No
2018.1.22
Credit Line
Polymer Technology Corporation et al. Raw material for the manufacture of RGP contact lenses, 2018.1.22. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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