20th Century

Vintage Glass Eye From 1901

This is not the first or last glass eye I will be sharing on here. They are just so rad looking!

“Glass was the obvious material for artificial eyes in the early 20th century. This eye is hemispherical and remarkably lifelike. It was made by eye maker Gustav Taylor. He prided himself on the natural appearance of his artificial eyes. Taylor handcrafted them within an hour for customers while they waited. He also invented eyes with dilating pupils. maker: Taylor, Gustav Place made: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom.” – Image source.

Glass eye in a protective box.

Image is from Wellcome Collection and is under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).