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19th Century Invalid Cup

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Product Description

This Invalid Cup is typical of what would be used during the Civil War era and the 19th century. Badly wounded soldiers or amputees would have to be fed by hand. The nurse or orderly would fill the cup with water, broth or soup and slowly feed the bed ridden soldier by tilting it into his mouth, not worrying about it spilling. There is an example of this feeding cup at the Confederate hospital at Gordonsville, Virginia and another in the new Seminary Ridge Museum in Gettysburg (see pictures). An Invalid Cup as this one is also on display at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine (see pictures). 

It is white milk glass and the overall size is about 5 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" high. There are no chips or cracks and it has no markings, which is typical for the Civil War period. This is a great piece and is in very nice condition.

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