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Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
Accession Number
996020009
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
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Accession Number
996020009
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Treatment, General
MeSH Heading
Eye, Foreign Bodies
Ophthalmology -- instrumentation
Optometry -- instrumentation
MM= Irrigation -- eye bath
Description
One piece clear glass eye bath cup formed into a hollow, oval concave cup with fluting on its outer edges, an open top and rounded outer edges; tapers into a solid, cylindrical stem, then flares out to create a round, flat base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1960
circa 1930-1960
Material
glass: transparent
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottom: "G"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-6 Box 3 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.1 cm. x Width: 3.8 cm. x Depth: 3.6 cm.
Copy Type
Original
Images
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invalid feeder

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Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Collection
Pat Blair Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
996020001
Description
Plain white oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead in line with spout; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; base partially glazed.
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Accession Number
996020001
Collection
Pat Blair 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
Plain white oval ceramic pap boat shaped invalid feeder; open handle with two raised bumps on back with spout pointing straight ahead in line with spout; without manufacturers marks; spout opening is part of body; base partially glazed.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by Pat Blair, previously owned by her father.
Dates
1930
1950
circa 1930-1950
Material
porcelain: white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
16.3 cm
Width
6.0 cm.
Height
6.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Surface crack 2.0 cm long at opening small black dot in glaze on one side near base.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Images
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Dates
1944
1955
circa 1940-1950s
Collection
Switzer Collection
Category
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Classification
Patient Care
Home Health Care
Food, Fortified
Infant Nutrition
Accession Number
009054001
Description
White cup shaped ceramic invalid feeder with white base 'moustache' edge; red cross on top; gold banding along the top, spout, and handle; spout attached on the lower half of the body and curves upwards like a teapot; spout is at ninety degrees from the handle pointing ahead; spout opening is part …
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Accession Number
009054001
Collection
Switzer 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
White cup shaped ceramic invalid feeder with white base 'moustache' edge; red cross on top; gold banding along the top, spout, and handle; spout attached on the lower half of the body and curves upwards like a teapot; spout is at ninety degrees from the handle pointing ahead; spout opening is part of the body; glazed bottom; no manufacturing marks.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Owned by donor's brother in Montreal; believed to be from the Estate of Dr. Keith Suddaby from Kingston, Ontario, a practicing paediatricion from 1944-1950s.
Dates
1944
1955
circa 1940-1950s
Material
ceramic: white
ink: gold, red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-D1-
Length
15.1
Width
12.9
Height
6.9
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Gold trim is faded, shows wear on the bottom
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Documents
Book
eBook
Internet
Reference Comments
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E.M. Allison, 1997.
Campbell, Gordon. The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. 2006. Accessed August 18, 2016. http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195189483.001.0001/acref-9780195189483
Donor file
Research Facts
Invalid feeders also known as sick cups are designed to provide liquid or semi solid nourishment in time of illness or incapacity. There are many different shapes for invalid feeders. Some of the shapes are defined as infant or invalid feeders, however it seems that each manufacture used both terms interchangeably depending on the market they are targeting.
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