Circular hot water bottle, 1930-1950

Made:
1930-1950 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Circular rubber hot water bottle with metal filler cap in centre, unsigned, England, from St. Bernards Hospital, 1930-1950; Inscribed "Made in England. Hand made reinforced seam. Patent NO 491701"

This hot-water bottle is made of rubber and, when filled with hot water, provides warmth and comfort for the user. This item was used at St Bernard’s Hospital in West London, once known as the Hanwell Lunatic Asylum.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1979-649/19
Materials:
cap, metal and rubber
type:
hot-water bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
St. Bernard's Hospital