Infant's feeding bottle, England, 1901-1940

1901-1940 in England

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Glass infant's feeding bottle, English, 1901-1940. Full profile shot, graduated white perspex background.
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Glass infant's feeding bottle, English, 1901-1940

This glass infant’s feeding bottle has a screw top lid. It originally had a rubber teat attached to it. It is marked with a numerical scale. The name ‘The Wenbury’ is embossed upon it. This indicates it was used in an institutional setting such as a hospital, not a domestic one.

Bottle feeding rather than breastfeeding increased during the late 1800s. This bottle was manufactured in the first half of the 1900s. A range of infant formulas were available by this time. Many women bottle fed their children.


Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
glass, incomplete, paper (fibre product), rubber (unidentified)
feeding bottle
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • infant feeder

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