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Bed Pan

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a spherical-shaped white china bowl with a pointed end and with the opening partly covered at the smaller end. It has a china handle at the top section. There are three drainage holes at the bottom of the smaller end. Inside the bowl at the top section there is black printing.
Size
W 21 cm. L 39 cm. D 14.2 cm.
Object Registration
002478
Keywords
vintage hospital equipment, history of warrnambool
Historical information
This bed pan was used in the past for patients in hospitals and other places where there were bedridden people. Bed pans are still used in these circumstances but they are now made of materials that are more easily sterilized.
When Made
Early 20th century
Significance
This item has no known local provenance but it is an interesting example of hospital equipment used in the past and will be useful for display.
Inscriptions & Markings
The New Slipper Bed Pan
This slipper should be passed under the Patient in front between the legs.
If a flannel cap is made for the blade fastened by strings under the handle considerable comfort will be afforded.
Last updated
1 Aug 2019 at 2:19PM