Pump, breast; S Maw, Son & Sons; Early 20th century; CT3087b
Pump, breastAbout this object
Breast pump; a breast reliever in its original box. The reliever consists of a ball pump, and suction funnel with receiving chamber. Presumably a lactating mother presses the funnel against her breast, gently pumps the ball to produce pressure, and breast milk will channel into the receiving chamber.
This example was manufactured by S Maw, Son and Sons, surgical instrument makers, 7 to 12 Aldersgate Street, London.
Early 20th centuryPlace Made
7 to 12 Aldersgate Street, London.Medium and Materials
processed material, paper;
processed material, paper, cardboard;
processed material, glass;
organic, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber.
Printed on the lid of the box: 'MAW'S / BREAST RELIEVER / WITH GLASS FOR RECEIVING / THE MILK / BRITISH MADE / S. MAW, SON & SONS, / Surgical Instrument Makers, / 7 to 12 ALDERSGATE STREET, / LONDON, ENGLAND.'
Printed on the pump: 'a / Franklin / product / British Made'
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