Invalid feeder, 19th century

Invalid feeder, 19th century

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Caption: Pewter invalid feeder, dating from nineteenth century, England. These were used in this era to assist with feeding the infirm; liquid or semi-soft food (usually breadcrumbs, flour, rice or barley mixed with liquids such as broth, milk or water) would be placed in the pot and the spout would be placed in the patient's mouth.

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, antique, antiques, care, elderly, england, english, feeder, feeding pot, feeding vessel, healthcare, historical, history, infirm, invalid, medical, medical instrument collection, medicine, nineteenth century, nursing, pewter, tan background

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