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Red cross feeding cup, lisburn museum

Collection Snippets: Red Cross Feeding Cup

Snippet from the Collection:

A short snippet from the museum’s collection: a red cross feeding cup c.1914-18

This  patient Feeding Cup or Invalid Cup was used to help nurse injured Soldiers and Sailors who were bed-bound and could not sit up to feed. The cup is marked with a red cross, the symbol of the British Red Cross.  The Society was formed in the 1870s, and provided assistance to sick and wounded soldiers in wartime.

Given by kind donation.

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