Glass feeding bottle, London, England, 1901-1918

Made:
1901-1920 in London
maker:
S Maw, Son & Sons
Glass infant's feeding bottle in original carton, made by S. Maw, Son  and Sons, London, 1901-1920. Bottle along side

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Glass infant's feeding bottle in original carton, made by S. Maw, Son and Sons, London, 1901-1920. Bottle along side
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Glass infant's feeding bottle, made by S. Maw, Son and Sons, London, 1901-1920

A stopper with a straw was placed in the top of this glass ‘Alexandra’ feeding bottle for an infant to drink out of. The bottle was made by S Maw Son and Sons and came with cleaning brushes. It was bought at chemists and druggists.

’Alexandra’ may refer to Queen Alexandra (1844–1925), wife of Edward VII (1841-1910). She was popular with the British public and did lots of charity work. Bottle feeding was linked to diarrhoea in young babies and infants in the second half of the 1900s. This could be fatal when vital lost fluids and salts were not replaced.

Details

Category:
Nursing & Hospital Furnishings
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A626421 Pt8
type:
feeding bottle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • infant feeder
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust