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Victorian Glass Breast Milk Pump c1860

Heading : Victorian glass breast milk pump c1860
Period : Victoria
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear 
Bowl : Globe
Foot : Conical
Pontil : None
Glass Type : Lead 
Size : 19.5cm height,  7cm diameter bowl, 6.5cm diameter foot 
Condition : Surface scratching to the bowl, no chips or cracks 
Restoration : None 
Weight:  169 grams 

This is an early glass breast milk pump, possibly for use by a wet nurse.  The construction is entirely hand blown with an anatomically shaped foot and small hole in the mouthpiece which when sucked causes a vacuum and the globe reservoir to be filled.

Nobody was available to model this.  One for the collector of medical paraphernalia. Only the second example that we have seen outside of a museum. May be deployed as a very generous toddy lifter !

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  • Product Code: 20031014
  • Availability: Sold
  • £145.00

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