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Baby's Feeding Bottle

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1987F337
Collection:Social History
Date:1900 - 1910

Maker Information

Manufacturer:Boot's Pure Drug Co Ltd - View history


A bottle used to feed milk to babies at the turn of the twentieth century. It was made by 'Boots'.This glass bottle is open at both ends. Originally there would have been a rubber teat at one end and a valve at the other to allow air into the bottle as the baby sucked the milk out. These new glass bottles were a marked improvement on earlier ceramic ones because, not only could they be washed more thoroughly, but also it was possible to see that they were clean. Ceramic bottles had contributed to a large number of infant deaths.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Place of Origin:Nottingham, England


Height:20 cm
Width:7.5 cm
Depth:7 cm