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medicine spoon

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Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Accession Number
996020003
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle…
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Accession Number
996020003
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Administration, Oral -- instrumentation
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Administration Drug, Oral -- medicine spoon
Description
Oval white porcelain medicine spoon with decorative handle, flat bottom and curved edges; spoon bowl with decorated covered area with small opening at the tip and wider at the handle; small handle with a leaf decoration at its bottom to provide stability so the spoon will stand; spoon cover, handle and top side edges are decorated with a Delft blue floral pattern known as an onion pattern; perimeter, handle and leaf edges lined with gold strip; bottom in unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, whose father owned it before her.
Dates
1860
1900
circa 1860-1900
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue, gold
Inscriptions
On base in blue: "T. // 22"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D3-9
Length
7.9 cm
Width
3.7 cm
Depth
2.3 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
There is a very small chip and two small cracks at the edge of the cover opposite to the handle; spoon shows minor wear in the gold decoration
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Research Facts
Spoon made to administer liquid medications to invalids and elderly.
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017.
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Dates
1872
1873
circa 1872-1873
Collection
Estate of Keith A. Mcleod
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Toiletries
Home Health Care
Accession Number
015010002
Description
Cream Wedgwood Queen's Ware pottery wash basin with deep band of tan satin glaze edged with line of green on a deep flared rim; underside has three indents from positioning on supports during firing.
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Accession Number
015010002
Collection
Estate of Keith A. Mcleod
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Toiletries
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
Cream Wedgwood Queen's Ware pottery wash basin with deep band of tan satin glaze edged with line of green on a deep flared rim; underside has three indents from positioning on supports during firing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Collected by Keith A. Mcleod and donated to the musuem via Dr. Ralph Masi.
Maker
Wedgwood
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1872
1873
circa 1872-1873
Date Remarks
Research about Wedgwood marks
Material
porcelain: cream
ink: tan, green
Inscriptions
Impressed on bottom 'WEDGWOOD // A'
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-P2-2
Height
13.2 cm
Diameter
36.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor surface scratches on tan band; shows wear on bottom rim; minor non-repaired crack on bottom rim
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/w/wedgwood-date.html
Research Facts
In 1860 the Wedgwood factory started marking its wares with the date of manufacture impressed in each piece as part of a three letter code. The first letter of the code represents the month of manufacture, the second identified the potter who threw the shape and the last letter signifying the year the piece was made starting with 0 for 1860. In 1871 Wedgwood adopted pattern numbers with the code letter prefixes.
Queensware, a cream-colored pottery developed by Josiah Wedgwood, was a popular dinnerware by 1765.
This impressed mark indicates the year 1872 before a new letter was assigned in 1873.
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Dates
1850
1899
1850-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
1976.6.46
Description
A folding straight razor, all steel, with a hollow ground blade.
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Accession Number
1976.6.46
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Hair Removal
Hygiene -- instrumentation
Preoperative Care -- instrumentation
MM= Household Articles -- razor
Description
A folding straight razor, all steel, with a hollow ground blade.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1850
1899
1850-1899
Date Remarks
Accession sheet has, "last half of 19th c."
Material
metal: brown; grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E5-4
Dimension Notes
Length 24.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Blade is pitted and rusting, but still sharp; inside of handle is dirty, outside is covered with striations from use.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Dates
1830
1880
circa 1830-1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1938.3.1
Description
A ring-shaped hollow porcelain feeding cup with a feeding spout and a funnel-like filling opening; filling funnel is also used as a handle; cobalt blue transferware with Japanese inspired design of waves and birds around circle and small amount on proturbances; curved feeding spout in tea pot style…
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Accession Number
1938.3.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
A ring-shaped hollow porcelain feeding cup with a feeding spout and a funnel-like filling opening; filling funnel is also used as a handle; cobalt blue transferware with Japanese inspired design of waves and birds around circle and small amount on proturbances; curved feeding spout in tea pot style; bottom is unglazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Carroll through Dr. Maurice Adams.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1830
1880
circa 1830-1880
Material
porcelain: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Height: 7.0 cm Diameter: 10.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Small chip loss from tip of spout; light soiling on unglazed bottom
Copy Type
Original
Reference Comments
Similar to one in the Mead Johnson & Co. and the Wellcome collections
Research Facts
Considered rare
Exhibit History
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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Fox's glass leech cupping set

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Dates
1834
1878
circa 1827-1878
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Patient Care
Treatment
Accession Number
1950.4.1 a-h
Description
Rectangular mahogany case with blue velvet lining the interior (g) containing a 12-blade scarificator (c), clear glass bottle with stopper (f), cupping lamp (a,b), and two large cups (d, e). There is also a small round pad (h) with felt on one side and leather on the other with a small band of leat…
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Accession Number
1950.4.1 a-h
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Treatment
Patient Care
Treatment
MeSH Heading
Bloodletting -- instrumentation
MM= Cupping -- set
Description
Rectangular mahogany case with blue velvet lining the interior (g) containing a 12-blade scarificator (c), clear glass bottle with stopper (f), cupping lamp (a,b), and two large cups (d, e). There is also a small round pad (h) with felt on one side and leather on the other with a small band of leather, presumably to place one's finger into.
Number Of Parts
8
Part Names
a) cupping lamp ring - Length 3.5 X Width 2.5
b) cupping lamp - Length 8.0 X Width 2.4
c) scarificator - Length 6.0 X Width 5.0 X Depth 6.5
d) glass cup - Length 14.0 X Width 7.5 X Depth 8.0
e) glass cup - Length 15.0 X Width 8.0 X Depth 7.5
f) glass bottle with stopper - Length 8.0 X Diameter 3.8
g) case - Length 26.5 cm x Width 15.0 cm x Depth 10.5 cm
h) leather and felt pad - Length 4.0 X Width 3.0 X Depth 1.5
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. R. Howey of Owen Sound, Ont.; used by Dr. Allan Cameron, who practised in Owen Sound, Ont. from 1857 to 1912.
Maker
W. B. Hilliard
Site Made (City)
Glasgow
Site Made (Country)
Scotland
Dates
1834
1878
circa 1827-1878
Date Remarks
Date based on the maker's mark -- W. B. Hilliard was established in 1834, and after 1878, W. B. Hilliard became W. B. Hilliard & Sons
Material
wood: brown
velvet: blue
glass: clear
metal: gold
fabric: beige
leather: brown
Inscriptions
On the scarificator (c): "W. B. Hilliard / Glasgow"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D6-7
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches on case (g), velvet fading, lamp (a, b) slightly scratched, small crack in glass in (e), and the glass bottle (f) is a bit dirty
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Book
Journal
Website
Reference Comments
"Bloodletting Instruments," Davis & Appel, pp. 26-8; "Lancet," 1827 (12), pp. 238-9
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33102/33102-h/33102-h.htm#Page_48
The Lancet, vol. 10, iss. 257, pg 559-560, Aug. 02, 1828.
http://www.glasgowwestaddress.co.uk/1888_Book/Hilliard_W_B_&_Sons.htm
Research Facts
Dr. Francis Fox was the house surgeon to the Derbyshire General Dispensary, and in 1827, announced his invention of "glass leeches", a new form of cupping cup with a wide, curved neck and oval belly that hung downwards. This shape imitated the natural shape and manner of hanging of a leech, and so Fox named his invention after them. Fox announced his invention in The Lancet, a prominent medical journal, and in the years after his announcement, continued to provide the journal with updates on how much better the glass leeches performed than regular cups. They made it less likely for the patient to be burned in the process of cupping as the flame was kept farther away from the skin, and the glass leech only needed to be applied twice after scarification instead of the common three times. Fox claimed that his glass leeches could be easily removed by an attendant so that the operator need not even be present. The glass leech could draw on average 7 and 3/4 ounces of blood in 16 minutes.
W. B. Hilliard was established in 1834, in Glasgow, Scotland; there were four different business addresses until about 1920. In 1878, it became W. B. Hilliard & Sons when Hilliard brought his two sons on as partners. Joseph B. Hilliard owned an instrument case which was carried by Dr. Livingstone, the explorer.
Cupping was popular in the 19th century; heated cups would be applied to bring blood up to the surface of the skin; lamps, syringes and / or stop-cocks were often included in cupping sets to help create a vacuum using heat. Often, a piece of lint and/or paper was lit on fire and placed in the cup. In dry cupping, the cup would be applied first and the blood drawn using the scarificator after the blood was brought to the surface. In wet cupping, blood was drawn first with the scarificator and then the cup was applied, so that the blood was drawn out by the vacuum and pooled in the cup.
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Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1955.5.1
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior end of spout; pattern consists of leaves and scrolls; partially glazed bottom.
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Accession Number
1955.5.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior end of spout; pattern consists of leaves and scrolls; partially glazed bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. T. G. H. Drake, through the University of Toronto Department of Pediatrics.
Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 10.8 cm x Width 6.3 cm x Height 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
A few glaze chips from rim and around base; rough area at tip of spout; some cracking of the glaze in interior of boat
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
http://www.silvercollection.it/dictionarypapboat.html
Research Facts
Pap boat is a small receptacle for feeding pap to infants and invalids. The typical form is boat-shaped, having the feeding end shaped as a short lip or an extended tapering lip to be placed on the mouth of the person being fed, and the holding end somewhat incurved and usually without a handle.
The term 'pap', allegedly derived from the Scandinavian for the sound made when a baby opens his mouth for nourishment, was probably introduced before its first recordings in literature in the mid-18th century. Recipes for pap usually called for bread, flour and water. A more nourishing mixture, 'panada', was a pap base with added butter and milk, or cooked in broth as a milk substitute.
Previous inventory #AM25
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Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1955.5.2
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with cobalt blue scenic transfer-print decoration on exterior; pattern consists of a village with a castle or monastery on a hill in the background and large tree on one side; crazed glaze; partially glazed b…
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Accession Number
1955.5.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with cobalt blue scenic transfer-print decoration on exterior; pattern consists of a village with a castle or monastery on a hill in the background and large tree on one side; crazed glaze; partially glazed bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. T. G. H. Drake, through the University of Toronto Department of Pediatrics.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 11.8 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Height 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Lip at back with minor chips; glaze crazed; old firing flaws on interior bottom; unglazed area on exterior bottom is soiled
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Pap boat is a small receptacle for feeding pap to infants and invalids. The typical form is boat-shaped, having the feeding end shaped as a short lip or an extended tapering lip to be placed on the mouth of the person being fed, and the holding end somewhat incurved and usually without a handle.
The term 'pap', allegedly derived from the Scandinavian for the sound made when a baby opens his mouth for nourishment, was probably introduced before its first recordings in literature in the mid-18th century. Recipes for pap usually called for bread, flour and water. A more nourishing mixture, 'panada', was a pap base with added butter and milk, or cooked in broth as a milk substitute
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Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1955.5.3
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior perimeter of the opening; pattern consists of "Chinese" landscape scene on exterior; weave pattern transfer-print on inside edge of ri…
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Accession Number
1955.5.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior perimeter of the opening; pattern consists of "Chinese" landscape scene on exterior; weave pattern transfer-print on inside edge of rim; small blue square mark on oval-shaped bottom; partially glazed bottom.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. T. G. H. Drake, through the University of Toronto Department of Pediatrics.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1850
1910
circa 1850-1910
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 11.9 cm x Width 6.1 cm x Height 4.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Surface crack under spout along mould lines, crazed glaze
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Pap boat is a small receptacle for feeding pap to infants and invalids. The typical form is boat-shaped, having the feeding end shaped as a short lip or an extended tapering lip to be placed on the mouth of the person being fed, and the holding end somewhat incurved and usually without a handle.
The term 'pap', allegedly derived from the Scandinavian for the sound made when a baby opens his mouth for nourishment, was probably introduced before its first recordings in literature in the mid-18th century. Recipes for pap usually called for bread, flour and water. A more nourishing mixture, 'panada', was a pap base with added butter and milk, or cooked in broth as a milk substitute
Previous inventory #AM27
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Dates
1830
1900
circa 1830-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1955.5.4
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior perimenter of opening; pattern depicting an English landscape scene with a masted ship, trees; partially glazed bottom; stamped in bas…
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Accession Number
1955.5.4
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; white glaze with light blue floral transfer-print decoration on exterior and interior perimenter of opening; pattern depicting an English landscape scene with a masted ship, trees; partially glazed bottom; stamped in base "Wedgewood England"
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. T. G. H. Drake, through the University of Toronto Department of Pediatrics.
Maker
Wedgwood
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1900
circa 1830-1900
Material
ceramic: white
ink: blue
Inscriptions
"WEDGWOOD M // INP"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 10.3 cm x Width 5.5 cm x Height 4.8 cm
Condition Remarks
Some cracks in glaze
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Pap boat is a small receptacle for feeding pap to infants and invalids. The typical form is boat-shaped, having the feeding end shaped as a short lip or an extended tapering lip to be placed on the mouth of the person being fed, and the holding end somewhat incurved and usually without a handle.
The term 'pap', allegedly derived from the Scandinavian for the sound made when a baby opens his mouth for nourishment, was probably introduced before its first recordings in literature in the mid-18th century. Recipes for pap usually called for bread, flour and water. A more nourishing mixture, 'panada', was a pap base with added butter and milk, or cooked in broth as a milk substitute.
Previous inventory #AM28
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Dates
1830
1900
circa 1830-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1955.5.5
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; pronounced bulge on both sides; cream body and partially glazed bottom; base with numerous pits in body from resting on firing points.
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Accession Number
1955.5.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
MM= Feeding Dish
Description
Ceramic open vessel style pap boat with a pouring lip and raised back of body; pronounced bulge on both sides; cream body and partially glazed bottom; base with numerous pits in body from resting on firing points.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. T. G. H. Drake, through the University of Toronto Department of Pediatrics.
Maker
Wedgwood
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1900
circa 1830-1900
Material
ceramic: white
Inscriptions
"WEDGWOOD N"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length 10.1 cm x Width 5.2 cm x Height 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Chips in rim, with some cracks in these areas; bumpy firing flaws on bottom
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Pap boat is a small receptacle for feeding pap to infants and invalids. The typical form is boat-shaped, having the feeding end shaped as a short lip or an extended tapering lip to be placed on the mouth of the person being fed, and the holding end somewhat incurved and usually without a handle.
The term 'pap', allegedly derived from the Scandinavian for the sound made when a baby opens his mouth for nourishment, was probably introduced before its first recordings in literature in the mid-18th century. Recipes for pap usually called for bread, flour and water. A more nourishing mixture, 'panada', was a pap base with added butter and milk, or cooked in broth as a milk substitute.
Previous inventory #AM29
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