Bedpan; unknown maker; 1910-1940; MT1993.65.4
BedpanAbout this object
Bedpan; a white wedge-shaped pottery bedpan, known as the 'Slipper'. The instructions read: 'The New Slipper Bed Pan - this slipper should be passed under the patient in front between the legs. If a flannel cap be made for the blade fastened by strings under the handle considerable comfort will be afforded'.
It was owned by Mrs Esther Webb of Kana Street, Mataura and was donated to us by her granddaughter Mrs Shirley Hesselin.
processed material, ceramic, potteryInscription and Marks
Inside the pan, name and instructions (see description).Measurements
h 145mm x w 210mm x l 330mm (missing handle)Subject and Association Keywords
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type
I have one similar to this that I bought while stationed at Lakenheath AFB. however...it has ayrton saunders ...liverpool on it...do you have any idea how old this is or if it belongs in a museum?