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Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

Bedpan


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
Narrative:

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. 

Description:

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.