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Object ID # 1977.064.029
Object Name Bedpan
Title Bed Pan (Douche Pan) by Grimwades
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date Early 20th-century?
Artist Grimwades Limited
Made Grimwades
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description White ironstone ceramic bedpan (also called a douche pan). There is a Grimwades Limited maker's mark present on the underside. The patented bed pan is shaped like a large scoop with a rounded base and smooth, rounded edges. The hole at the top is not exactly circular, but extends down one side. There is a small self handle. Green transfer-printing on the bottom proclaims it to be "The Perfection."
Makers mark Green transfer-printed mark on underside "THE PERFECTION", as well as a patent number and Meinecke (sp?) & Co's Patent.
Provenance Made by the Grimwades Limited pottery in England.

Provenance unknown. Last owned by sisters, Doris and Marjorie Spragge. Found amongst their estate items. Their family lived on 3rd Ave. East, Owen Sound, Grey County. Their father was an Owen Sound grocer.
Collection Medical/Dentistry, 20th-c Collection
Material Ceramic (white ironstone china)/Glaze/Transfer Print
Dimensions W-30 L-38 D-11 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Spragge

Spragge, Marjorie
Spragge, May
Spragge, George
Subjects Beds
Hospital wards