D-shaped hot-water bottle, Nottingham, England, 1880-1940

Buff glazed earthenware D-shaped hot water bottle D-shaped hot-water bottle, Nottingham, England, 1880-1940 (hot-water bottle)

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Buff glazed earthenware D-shaped hot water bottle
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Buff glazed earthenware D-shaped hot water bottle, Lovatt's Langley Ware, formerly used in Farnborough Hospital, 1880-1940

This hot-water bottle was probably used to warm patients’ beds or as a foot warmer. It is made of glazed earthenware and was used at Farnborough Hospital, now called the Princess Royal University Hospital, in Kent, England. It is shown here with a similar example (1988-610).

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1988-609
Materials:
earthenware and cap, metal
Measurements:
overall: 140 mm x 118 mm x 245 mm, 2.05kg
type:
hot-water bottle
credit:
Farnborough Hospital