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Victorian baby bottle

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Dates
1800
1850
circa 1800-1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1934.24.1
Description
Clear handblown glass bottle; narrow submarine shape with hole in mid-section, flat at one end and glass shaped into nipple and flange at opposite end; rough pontil mark; wide, slightly uneven standing lip around hole in mid-section.
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Accession Number
1934.24.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Infant Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Feeding Methods
Description
Clear handblown glass bottle; narrow submarine shape with hole in mid-section, flat at one end and glass shaped into nipple and flange at opposite end; rough pontil mark; wide, slightly uneven standing lip around hole in mid-section.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. R. W. Schnarr.
Dates
1800
1850
circa 1800-1850
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
22.3 cm
Width
6.8 cm
Depth
4.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Dec. 6, 2016: light wear; some cloudy areas on interior
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1941.5.1 a-b
Description
Breast pump, consisting of a glass cup (a) in a brass "socket" and a brass syringe (b) which screws onto the socket of (a).
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Accession Number
1941.5.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Breast pump, consisting of a glass cup (a) in a brass "socket" and a brass syringe (b) which screws onto the socket of (a).
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - glass cup - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
b - syringe - Size: Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 2.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown
Maker
W. & H. Hutchinson
Site Made (City)
Sheffield
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass
metal
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Condition Remarks
Slight crack in glass
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1950
circa 1800-1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Food Service
Classification
Home Health Care
Food Service
Accession Number
1955.4.1 a-b
Description
Cream porcelain stand with removable cup shaped container; stand has a pair of large open handles, with decorative outline opening at the bottom on one side for a 'fairy' or tea light can be inserted, with perforations in the stand body in the shape of a floral design; removable rimmed container th…
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Accession Number
1955.4.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Food Service
Classification
Home Health Care
Food Service
MeSH Heading
Home Health Care
Nutrition
Description
Cream porcelain stand with removable cup shaped container; stand has a pair of large open handles, with decorative outline opening at the bottom on one side for a 'fairy' or tea light can be inserted, with perforations in the stand body in the shape of a floral design; removable rimmed container that fits into top portion of stand.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - removable container - Size: Length 7.9 cm x Diam. 9.8 cm
b - stand - Size: Length 16.8 cm x Diam. 12.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1800
1950
circa 1800-1850
Material
porcelain: cream
Inscriptions
"Wedgewood"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-7
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Medical Ceramics in the Wellcome Institute," J. K. Crellin, pp. 202-5
Research Facts
A Wedgwood Queen’s ware food warmer or veilleuse. Described originally as a "night lamp to provide illumination and conserve hot liquids"; Impressed Wedgwood Circa 1785. Some designs have a small procelain teapot to fit into top of stand to keep water hot.
The accession sheet gives "pap warmer".
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Victorian baby bottle

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Dates
1800
1850
circa 1800-1850
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
1969.74.1
Description
"Whale-shaped" hand blown-glass infant feeding bottle rests on a flat side; neck tapers and curves upwards to a small opening with a narrow lip; standing hole with a lip is on the top side; looks like a long tear drop with tip raised up and opposite end is flat.
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Accession Number
1969.74.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Home Health Care
Pediatrics
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Home Health
Nutrition
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
MeSH Heading
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Feeding Methods
Description
"Whale-shaped" hand blown-glass infant feeding bottle rests on a flat side; neck tapers and curves upwards to a small opening with a narrow lip; standing hole with a lip is on the top side; looks like a long tear drop with tip raised up and opposite end is flat.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1850
circa 1800-1850
Material
glass: transparent
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
21.0 cm
Width
8.0 cm
Depth
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Bottom is scratched; interior is stained: one more noticeable oval cloudy stain adjacent to larger opening ; some minor cracks under hole.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1974.3.1 a-c
Description
Breast pump consists of (a) a glass bell-shaped shield with an extra bubble protruding halway down, ending in a white rubber pump bulb; came in a black cardboard box, bottom (b) and top (c) that has a label.
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Accession Number
1974.3.1 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
Breast pump consists of (a) a glass bell-shaped shield with an extra bubble protruding halway down, ending in a white rubber pump bulb; came in a black cardboard box, bottom (b) and top (c) that has a label.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - breast pump - Size: Length 15.0 cm x Diam. 7.3 cm
b - box bottom - Size: Length 15.5 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 7.5 cm
c - box lid - Size: Length 16.0 cm x Width 8.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Elizabeth Milligan of Toronto via Dr. Ruth Sky.
Maker
Davol Rubber Co.
Site Made (City)
Providence
Site Made (State)
Rhode Island
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
rubber: white
cardboard: black
paper: white; black
Inscriptions
Label on lid reads, "No. // 309 ENGLISH // BREAST PUMPS // BULB WIRED ON, // DAVOL RUBBER CO. PROVIDENCE RI"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Condition Remarks
Rubber has solidified and is starting to break; glass is discolouring; #2: rubber bulb is hard as well as the rubber band seal around the base of bulb; cardboard box has sections of delaminating paper; label has red and brown staining; #3: rubber is stiff; #4: rubber bulb is hard.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1980.18.121
Description
A hand-blown, bell-shaped, glass breast pump; a large glass bubble is attached to the outside near the lip.
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Accession Number
1980.18.121
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
A hand-blown, bell-shaped, glass breast pump; a large glass bubble is attached to the outside near the lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Dimension Notes
Length 9.2 cm x Diam. 5.6 cm
Condition Remarks
Tip of pump is slightly broken.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1980.18.122
Description
A hand-blown, bell-shaped, glass breast pump; a large glass bubble is attached to the outside near the lip.
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Accession Number
1980.18.122
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
A hand-blown, bell-shaped, glass breast pump; a large glass bubble is attached to the outside near the lip.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
Tip of the pump is slightly broken.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1980.18.123
Description
A hand-blown, bell-shaped, glass breast pump; a large glass bubble is attached to the outside near the wide end.
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Accession Number
1980.18.123
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pediatrics
Home Health Care
Classification
Pediatrics
Paediatrics
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Breast Feeding
Milk, Human
Infant Food
Description
A hand-blown, bell-shaped, glass breast pump; a large glass bubble is attached to the outside near the wide end.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D7-9
Dimension Notes
Length 10.4 cm x Diam. 6.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Tip of the pump slightly broken.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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Dr. Ross' Kidney and Liver Pills

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
Accession Number
1980.18.203
Description
A paper roll containing a glass jar of large kidney and liver pills; metal screw-on top.
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Accession Number
1980.18.203
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Pharmacy, Gastrointestinal
Treatment
Treatment, General
Home Health
MeSH Heading
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pharmaceuticals
Pharmacy
Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Drugs
Cathartics
Constipation -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- vial
Description
A paper roll containing a glass jar of large kidney and liver pills; metal screw-on top.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Ross Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass
metal
paper: light green; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on paper covering: "DR. ROSS' // Kidney and Liver Pills // For Headache // Biliousness, Constipation, Bad Blood, Indigestion, Rheumatism"; "Price 25¢"; "The Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length 6.0 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
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Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids

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Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Accession Number
1980.18.284
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
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Accession Number
1980.18.284
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
Classification
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Home Health Care
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Food, Fortified
MeSH Heading
Food, Fortified
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
Description
A sealed glass bottle with slightly rounded shoulders blending into a short neck and topped with a metal screw-on lid; paper label; 3/4 full of contents.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Mellin's Food Co. of North America
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1800
1899
1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
glass: aqua
metal: yellow
paper: yellow; brown
organic matter: dark brown; speckled yellow
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids // Reg. in U.S. Pat. Off. // Originated by G. Mellin"; labelled on cap: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Adults"; embossed: "Mellin's Food"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A1-6 Row H
Dimension Notes
Length 16.0 cm x Diam. 7.0 cm
Condition Remarks
#2: Label is torn in some places with losses; slight surface corrosion of metal lid.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Mellin's Food Company was a maker of Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids in Boston, Massachusetts.
The company started when the English food chemist Gustav Mellin developed an infant formula in 1866. Mellin's formula was a simplified version of one which had been recently invented by the German chemist Justus von Liebig. It wasn't a total nutritional supplement, the powder was diluted with cow's milk and water and was called a "milk modifier". It was a "soluble, dry extract of wheat, malted barley and bicarbonate of potassium." The formula was advertised with the slogan: "Mellin's Food for Infants and Invalids: The only perfect substitute for Mother's Milk".
By the 1890's Mellin's Food was the most popular of the infant foods sold in the United States. This success was due primarily to aggressive marketing — advertisements for Mellin's often included supposed testimonials from parents that Mellin's had brought their children back from the brink of death.
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
On exhibit, Billings Estate, 15 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec. 2009
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