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baby bottle nipple adaptor

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Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
010020263
Description
Nipple adaptor for a baby bottle; circular piece of pink plastic, slightly domed with a circular cut-out in midde at top; one half with raised, rounded wall around cut-out; small bumps around rest of cut-out
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Accession Number
010020263
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Infant Nutrition
Description
Nipple adaptor for a baby bottle; circular piece of pink plastic, slightly domed with a circular cut-out in midde at top; one half with raised, rounded wall around cut-out; small bumps around rest of cut-out
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa). Original donor: Dr. Wallace F. Walford from Perth, Ontario.
Site Made (State)
Texas
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
1940
circa 1930-1940
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
plastic: pink
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-10
Dimension Notes
Depth 0.9 cm x Diam. 3.4 cm
Condition Remarks
In good condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Dr. Wallace F. Walford
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008.
This adaptor for a baby's bottle was invented by an American dentist from Texas who spoke in Montreal around 1938; he was concerned about the bottles of the time, which were just long tubes through which the baby sucked; he believed they were causing infants to have dental problems later in life; he designed this adaptor to recreate more closely a baby naturally breastfeeding, where the baby uses more jaw motions to drink milk; unfortunately his product did not take off as bottle companies began to change their design almost immediately afterward.
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