Bedpan; unknown maker; 1910-1940; MT1993.65.4


Mataura Museum



About this object

Bedpan; a white wedge-shaped pottery bedpan, known as the 'Slipper'. The instructions read: 'The New Slipper Bed Pan - this slipper should be passed under the patient in front between the legs. If a flannel cap be made for the blade fastened by strings under the handle considerable comfort will be afforded'.

It was owned by Mrs Esther Webb of Kana Street, Mataura and was donated to us by her granddaughter Mrs Shirley Hesselin.


unknown maker

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made


Medium and Materials

processed material, ceramic, pottery

Inscription and Marks

Inside the pan, name and instructions (see description).


h 145mm x w 210mm x l 330mm (missing handle)

Subject and Association Keywords

domestic accessories

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

household equipment

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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laurie 11 Oct 2012 19:39 PM,UTC

I have one similar to this that I bought while stationed at Lakenheath AFB. has ayrton saunders ...liverpool on you have any idea how old this is or if it belongs in a museum?

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