Therapy Eye Shields (ca. 1940s)
This box of eye shields has nothing on it that would indicate the manufacturer. Nevertheless, it appears identical to the ones manufactured and advertised in the early 1940s by Mager & Gougelman, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. The Radium Chemical Company of New York appears to have been one of the distributors.
Quoting a 1942 advertisement: "SAFEGUARD YOUR PATIENTS" EYES—with Gougelman Protective Eye Shields... nickel-plated lead cups, they permit Radium and X-Ray therapeutic head treatments without danger to the eyeball or delicate healthy tissue."
Other literature indicates that they were silver plated or simply "plated."
The manufacturer's literature claimed that "at 140 KVP with 1 mm aluminum filter the radiation does not exceed 2% of the impinging beam."
Price: $20.25 in 1942
Size: Approximately 4.75" x 3" x 1" case
General Electric Catalog. X-ray Supplies and Accessories. 1953-1954.