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Accession number: 1979.24.08
Date: before 1979
Materials: Cast-iron
Measurements: 37 cm L x 32 cm W x 13 cm H x 17.6 cm DiameterDiameter is of large centre hole.
Brand: Graniteware

This medical instrument acts as a receptacle for the urinary and fecal discharges of people confined to bed. The object was generally used in hospitals by nurses and other medical personnel. 


Blue and white graniteware object. Oval in shape. Sides come up in a curve and there is a round hole in the middle. The back side is curved higher and there is a hollow cylindrical tube on it.