Soiled dressing container, England, 1910-1950

1910-1950 in England

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White enamelled iron pail with SOLID DRESSINGS painted on
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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.

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Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
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enamelled and iron
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
Farnborough Hospital

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