Hot 'N Cold Feeding Dish

Child's feeding dish (A), with lid (B), and power cord (C), in original cardboard box, printed with photo of product and description. Dish (A) is molded plastic, white, rectangular, with three separate rectangular compartments for different foods, first two compartments are equal in size, third is slightly smaller. Each compartment has a color illustration of a baby: a girl with a pink bow in her hair, holding a doll, a young boy in a blue shirt plays with a toy train, and a young girl wears a blue cap and shirt, pink gloves. Above the third compartment the words "COOL SECTION" are embossed in sans serif. The bottom has a brown rubber suction cup, flat, to keep in place on table, with rubber "RELEASE" pull attached. Bottom is embossed: "GERBER MODEL NO. 3718/UL LISTED FOOD WARMER 154 H/120 VOLTS A.C. ONLY 55 WATTS/DIST. BY GERBER PRODUCTS CO. U.S.A./UNPLUG CORD AT BOTH ENDS/BEFORE FEEDING CHILD/DO NOT PLACE IN MICROWAVE OVEN"
(B) is the molded plastic lid, clear, with molded rectangular handle in center. Faceted, slightly raised.
(C) is the white rubber power cord with two-prong plug.
Maker is Gerber Products Company, Fremont, Michigan.
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, feeding, electric
date made
ca 1980s
Gerber Products Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall-dish: 2 in x 9 3/4 in x 6 3/8 in; 5.08 cm x 24.765 cm x 16.1925 cm
overall-in box: 2 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 28.575 cm x 16.51 cm
place made
United States: Michigan, Fremont
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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