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hot water bottle

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Lamarche Collection
Category
Nursing
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
Accession Number
015014001
Description
Cylindrical stoneware hot water bottle (a) with one flat end and decorative knob at the other to act as a handle, opening at the top to pour water sealed with a threaded plug (b); leather washer attached to the plug; rounded triangular shape; cylinder is meant to rest on its side; decorative design…
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Accession Number
015014001
Collection
Lamarche Collection
Category
Nursing
Patient Care Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Patient Care
Nursing
MeSH Heading
Home Health Nursing
Patient Care -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- foot warmer
MM= Home Nursing -- hot water bottle
Description
Cylindrical stoneware hot water bottle (a) with one flat end and decorative knob at the other to act as a handle, opening at the top to pour water sealed with a threaded plug (b); leather washer attached to the plug; rounded triangular shape; cylinder is meant to rest on its side; decorative design around opening; one quart size; flat end is unglazed; size is stamped near handle; black transfer print of manufacturers logo on sides; design is reproduction of previous design.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - water bottle
b - stopper
Provenance
Donor purchased at a second hand store in Sudbury, Ont.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
stoneware: tan
ink: black
Inscriptions
Print: "Ye // Olde Fulham // Pottery // Est. 1671 // Boots"; stamped: "1Q"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D2-1
Length
a - 25.5 cm
Width
a - 11.2 cm
Height
a - 10.6 cm
b - 3.8 cm
Diameter
b - 4.7 cm
Condition Remarks
Glaze is cracking in some areas, unglazed side darkened and shows wear
Research Facts
Hot water bottle is used as a bed warmer and foot warmer; also known as a 'pig', because it ‘hogs’ the space at the bottom of a bed as a bed warmer. Flat end is used to store the container upright on its end to reduce space in storage.
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