Oval ceramic boat shaped invalid feeder with spout turned on curve; iridescent glaze with mottled gold band around opening; spout and handle opening is part of body; unglazed base.
Number Of Parts
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and Alice Roeder.
ceramic: white, irridescent
Storage Room 0010
Unit Of Measure
Gold around opening and spout looks to be fading
Allison, Eileen Michael. Ceramic Invalid Feeders, Pap Boats, and Baby Bottles of the 19th & Twentieth Century. Canada: E. M. Allison, 1997.
Collected by Maryanne Szuck and sister Alice Roeder, a retired nurse. The collection consists of various eras and types of invalid / infant feeders, infant milk bottles, medicine spoons, urinals and reference material.
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.