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invalid feeder

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
996020001
Description
Plain white oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead in line with spout; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; base partially glazed.
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Accession Number
996020001
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Home Health Nursing
MM= Feeding Dish
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Plain white oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead in line with spout; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; base partially glazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
porcelain: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
16.3 cm
Width
6.0 cm.
Height
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Surface crack 2.0 cm long at opening small black dot in glaze on one side near base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Images
Less detail
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
Accession Number
997037514
Description
Round white cup style invalid feeder with rounded cover over opening with spout and handle at an angle; undecorated; stamped in green ink in base manufacturer's stamp.
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Accession Number
997037514
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Treatment, General
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Home Health Nursing
MM= Feeding Dish
Nursing Care -- instrumentation
Description
Round white cup style invalid feeder with rounded cover over opening with spout and handle at an angle; undecorated; stamped in green ink in base manufacturer's stamp.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Charles H. Bird or Dr. H. Godfrey Bird of Gananoque, Ontario.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
ceramic: white
Inscriptions
"MADE IN GERMANY"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
12.7 cm
Width
11.5 cm
Height
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Good condition, with a small bubble in the ceramic of the cup wall behind the handle, discoloured in dark brown as if a metal piece was inside the body; the spout has a very small chip from the rim
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Aloe's Catalogue of Superior Surgical Instruments," A. S. Aloe Co., 189–, pp. 938 and 939 similar to item # 11006
Research Facts
Invalid feeders’ also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
Images
Less detail