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Bedpan

Bedpan

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Description
Flattened circular container with rounded ring-like top around a wide opening and removable, horizontal, scored baluster handle with tiny finial and spool-shaped cap that screws off threaded collar at side for easy cleaning (contents can be poured out); flat bottom, no foot ring. Horizontal seam at midbody. Bottom underside struck twice with circular Poseidon or Neptune touchmark of Edgar & Son, placed opposite the secondary mark of a crowned "X" above "EDGAR / & SON" and three pseudo hallmarks (fourth possibly gone): a right-facing lion (or other animal) passant, imperial crown, and "E&C\o", all in serrated surrounds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bedpan
date made
1822 - 1844
place made
United Kingdom: England, Bristol
place used
United States: New England
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 15 7/8 in x 9 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 40.3225 cm x 24.4475 cm
ID Number
DL.388646
catalog number
388646
accession number
182022
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
subject
Household Tools and Equipment
Personal Accessories
Personal Hygiene
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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