Soiled dressing container, England, 1910-1950

Made:
1910-1950 in England
maker:
Unknown

Buy this image as a print 

License this image for commercial use at Science and Society Picture Library

White enamelled iron pail with SOLID DRESSINGS painted on
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

White enamelled iron pail, formerly used in Farnborough Hospital, English, 1910-1950; with SOILED DRESSINGS painted on the side, with handles and lid

This iron container was used for soiled bandages and dressings, perhaps on a ward or in a surgical theatre. The bandages may have been destroyed by fire or washed before being re-used. This item was used at Farnborough Hospital, now called the Princess Royal University Hospital, in Kent, England.

On display

Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

If you are visiting to see this object, please contact us in advance to make sure that it will be on display.

Related people

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Object Number:
1988-599/2
Materials:
enamelled, iron
type:
container
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Farnborough Hospital

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.