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infant feeding bottle

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
Accession Number
996020005
Description
Ttriangluar shaped moulded glass nursing bottle with flat bottom and tooled lip; narrow circular opening at the top for cork closure, missing cork; sides slope downwards and outwards, giving the bottle a bulging triangular shape; faint purplish tinge to glass; mould lines along sides visible; one s…
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Accession Number
996020005
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Classification
Patient Care
MeSH Heading
Feeding Methods
Infant Food
Infant Nutrition
MM= Bottle Feeding -- bottle
Pediatrics -- instrumentation
Bottle Feeding -- instrumentation
Description
Ttriangluar shaped moulded glass nursing bottle with flat bottom and tooled lip; narrow circular opening at the top for cork closure, missing cork; sides slope downwards and outwards, giving the bottle a bulging triangular shape; faint purplish tinge to glass; mould lines along sides visible; one side of the bottle has an embossed graduated scale with a vertical line and 16 horizontal lines; the numbers 8 (at the top) down to one at the base are spaced out between the horizontal lines, and the word "OUNCES" beneath the opening; embossed on back enclosed within a circle and the name "THE STERLING".
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair and obtained from father.
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880-1900
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on top: "THE STERLING // OUNCES"; embossed on bottom: "557"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
13.7 cm
Width
9.1 cm
Depth
5.6 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Jan. 27, 2004: glass cloudy, occluded in places; some nicks; 1996: no chips, cracks or wear.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Pat Blair; Sears & Roebuck Co. Catalogue 1897
Research Facts
Sears & Roebuck Co. 1897 Catalogue
Exhibit History
On exhibit in Paediatric case at Museum; Nov. 21 1997
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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
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
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
Pharmacy, General
Patient Care
Treatment, General
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.
Images
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