ITEM IS USED, BUT IN GOOD SHAPE FOR ITS AGE
Until the late 19'th century babies feeding equipment was difficult to clean and therefore very unhygienic. In 1894 the first 'banana' shaped feeder, the Allenburys' feeder, appeared on the market. It was made by the partnership of Allen and Hanburys and was marketed as being 'most easily cleansed'. It quickly became popular. Other companies soon followed the example. The bottle shown here is the Hygienic feeder. The bottle is made out of clear molded glass and has a flat base to keep it stable on a surface. It is boat shaped and fits neatly into one hand, allowing the other hand to support the baby. At one end of the bottle there is a hole for pouring in the feeding mixture. To prevent it from pouring out, a metal cap is put on after filling. At the other end a similar hole, covered by a rubber teat, lets the baby suck out the feed. The baby needs a teat to regulate the flow of liquid into its mouth, so it doesn't drink too fast and choke.
The words Hygienic Feeder are mounded onto the top of the bottle. This brand name emphasizes the growing awareness of hygiene and cleanliness. This design of baby's bottle proved so popular that it sold well into the 1950's.
Lot of 6 Q.R.S. Music Rolls Nickelodeon Player Piano Rolls 7894 Besame Mucho Rhumba Fox Trot, played by J. Lawrence Cook Q-169 (original QRS-3100) Moonlight and Roses (Bring Mem'ries of You) played by Harold Scott XP-209 Elvis Presley, Vol. 3 played by Arndt, Watters, & Wansborough Q-116 (original QRS 2109) Let Me Call You Sweetheart played by Scott & Watters 10-583 Evergreen "A Star is Born" played by David Gramza 1977 1370 Old Fashioned Waltz Medley- Daisy, Daisy, After the Ball, Sidewalks of New York, Sweet Rosie O'Grady and others *small tear near start* All in original boxes, boxes in great shape.