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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1895
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Kit Wheeler Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003042001
Description
Clear moulded glass double opening 'banana' - shaped infant feeding bottle, with one end bent up, and flat base to keep it stable on a surface; graduated scale on reverse side; originally would include a rubber teat at one opening, and a rubber valve at the other opening (both missing); embossed te…
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Accession Number
003042001
Collection
Kit Wheeler Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Description
Clear moulded glass double opening 'banana' - shaped infant feeding bottle, with one end bent up, and flat base to keep it stable on a surface; graduated scale on reverse side; originally would include a rubber teat at one opening, and a rubber valve at the other opening (both missing); embossed text on reverse are faint in some areas.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used by Kit Wheeler's father in Belfast, Ireland circa 1898.
Maker
Allen & Hanburys Co. Ltd.
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
United Kingdom
Dates
1895
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on donor's remarks
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle front: "The // "Allenburys" // Feeder"; on back: "OUNCES 149 // TABLESPOONS REC.N"; " 0690/23/1359
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
17.0 cm
Width
7.2 cm
Depth
6.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Like new
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
Reference Comments
Kit Wheeler, donor; Internet: "Pharmaceutical Society of Australia"
Research Facts
Allen & Hanburys were relative latecomers into the feeding bottle market. Their first feeder was an innovative design when introduced in 1895 with features drawn from several sources. The new boat shaped bottle had a wide bent up neck fitted with a pull over teat and a lower opening that protruded the bottle slightly from the body was fitted with a vented rubber plug. The four advantages of the new bottle were listed as: graduations to measure the food; no angular corners to facilitate easier cleaning; no long tube to breed germs and an effective valve to regulate the air flow and prevent colic.
Allen & Hanburys, a UK pharmaceutical company established in 1715, also produced infant foods and feeding equipment between 1879 and 1958.
Information on how to prepare ”Allenbury’s Milk Food, attaching teats to and cleaning the ‘Allenbury’s Feeder’ bottle can be found in 009.021.005 ‘Infant Feeding and Management’ by Allen & Hanburys Ltd. April 1923.
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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Collection
Kit Wheeler Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
003042002 a-b
Description
Clear glass oval 'turtle-shaped' infant feeding bottle (a) with removeable glass screw cap (b) with opening for tube insertion; tube missing; embossed manufacturer's information on top; mould lines along sides.
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Accession Number
003042002 a-b
Collection
Kit Wheeler Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Description
Clear glass oval 'turtle-shaped' infant feeding bottle (a) with removeable glass screw cap (b) with opening for tube insertion; tube missing; embossed manufacturer's information on top; mould lines along sides.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bottle
b - screw cap
Provenance
Used by Kit Wheeler's father in Belfast, Ireland circa 1898.
Maker
W. R. H. Orr Druggist
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890-1900
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "W. R. H. ORR // FAMILY DRUGGIST // 98, YORK ROAD"; Embossed on bottom of bottle: "GLASS MADE // ABROAD".
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
a - 14.5 cm
Width
a - 9.5 cm
Height
b - 3cm
Depth
a - 5.5 cm
Diameter
b - 3cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length with cap in place: 15.5cm
Condition Remarks
Interior with minor stain
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
Reference Comments
Kit Wheeler, donor; Internet: "Pharmaceutical Society of Australia"; Based on The T. Eaton Co. 1901 Catalogue: "Spring and Summer Catalogue (No. 46) p. 119
Research Facts
This style of infant feeders is known as the "turtle shaped, bent neck, long tube bottle typified by the Maws Alexandra Co." and was a well established commercial success for about 20 years. The medical profession had grave doubts about the design since high infant mortality rate was linked with its use, due to bacteria trapped in poorly cleaned rubber feeding tubes and teats.
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