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Title
 
Ben's Navel Clamp
1993
Description
 
An ID tag, card and navel clamp used for Ben Carter who was born in Mayday Hospital, West Croydon in January 1993. The baby tag was attached to Ben's foot to identify him, in case he became mixed up on the ward. The birth card records Ben's date of birth, weight - 8lb 7oz - and the size of his head - 36cm circumference. The navel clamp was put on Ben's umbilical cord after it was cut, detaching it from the placenta. In 1990, 98% of Croydon babies were born in hospital, most of them in Mayday.
Object Name
 
identity card; clamp
Date
 
1993
Material
 
metal; plastic; cardboard
Associated Object Number
 
M/2004/42
Theme
 
Life & Love | Parenthood
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 6 | Kiosk 2
Type
 
Museum Objects
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service