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Baby's Bottle - Glaxo, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 18976

Glass baby's bottle. Used and owned by Bill Boyd in the late 1940s or 1950s.

The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) for decades, upon her death the Collection was donated by Bill to the former Museum of Childhood at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. When the Museum of Childhood closed it was transferred to Museum Victoria.
'Bannana' baby bottle. Moulded glass rectangular body, flat based.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 65 mm (Height), 170 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: bottles, child rearing, food drink consumption, making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: DOMESTIC LIFE
Secondary Classification: Child Rearing
Tertiary Classification: feeding
Inscriptions: Raised relief lettering:'GLAXO/OUNCES/TABLESPOONS/REC. NO 10691/24/1360&630270.
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s


Danielle Posted on 09 Apr 2010 7:24 AM
Im jsut wondering how much these bottles are worth i have one at home and would like to get it out of the way?
Plese contact me back on my email.
Discovery Centre Posted on 09 Apr 2010 1:24 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there, Danielle. Unfortunately we don't offer valuations. For further information about this (along with some useful links), see the following website: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/infosheets/valuations/

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