Section of miniature hospital including solarium

Made:
1930-1932
maker:
Humphreys

Solarium and gymnasium tower of hospital model, part of miniature hospital made for publicity for King Edward's Hospital Fund for London.

This is a section of a miniature hospital made by the King Edward’s Fund for London, a charity that raised money for voluntary hospitals in the city. They hoped that seeing the model would help the public understand the importance of modern hospitals, and develop a sense of responsibility for maintaining them. Public support was essential for the survival of voluntary hospitals during the economic hardship of the interwar years. It was built as a scale model of a 1930s hospital, with everything sixteen times smaller than real life.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
A603147 Pt5
Materials:
building (finish), plaster, building (structure), wood, fittings, metal, fittings, plaster, fittings, pottery, fittings, wood
Measurements:
overall (as displayed- base interlocks with adjacent block): 900 mm x 729 mm x 1000 mm,
overall (including base): 900 mm x 780 mm x 1000 mm, 50 kg
type:
models
credit:
The King's Fund (Loan, Wellcome Trust)

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