19th c Victorian Pewter Lead Medical Nursing Invalid Pap Boat Feeder
#AD402: 19th c Antique Victorian Pewter Medical Nursing Invalid Pap Boat Feeder
This is a wonderful old antique lead / pewter medical nursing or nurse invalid, elder or baby feeder. It is in lovely vintage condition and fits in the palm of your hand. It is heavy and smooth, a very pleasing design.
Victorian era people nursed their family members at home. They relied on their doctors, and local chemist or pharmacies to help woth this task, providing antique medical aides such as this. This feeder would be used for the affirmed, including children to provide "pap", a diluted flour and milk mixture that was highly used in the Victorian era. they also would have used it for soups, broths, and water and teas.
This is a beautiful old original handmade English medical or vintage nursing antique in great condition. Please see other pap boats we are selling.
Size: 5 inches long, 2 inches wide
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