Baby's feeding bottle
This bottle would originally have had a rubber teat. The flow of milk would have been controlled by putting your thumb over the hole in the top. It was probably difficult to clean and not very hygienic. In 1867, one in seven of all Croydon babies died before they were a year old. For bottle-fed or ""hand-fed"" babies, the figure was one in three.
Height 40 mm, width 169 mm, depth 66 mm
Earthenware with white and blue glaze
Life & Love | Parenthood
Museum of Croydon | Area 2 | Kiosk 3
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service