Enamelled chamber pot, United Kingdom, 1901-1960

Made:
1901-1960 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Enamelled metal chamberpot, British(?), 1901-1960. Full view, graduated grey background.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Enamelled metal chamberpot, British(?), 1901-1960

Every home or hospital bed should have one! Chamber pots were used in homes and hospitals. They were placed under the bed and were convenient to use at night – who wouldn’t want to avoid a chilly trip to the toilet outside in the yard? Many houses in the United Kingdom did not have toilets or bath-rooms until after the Second World War. Mass produced enamelled ware was inexpensive and relatively hard wearing and more suitable for hospital use than ceramic pots. Enamelled chamber pots are also easy to wash out after use.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1985-753
type:
chamber pot
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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