993.869.1: Kidney Dish, 20th Cent.

Additional Images

993.869.1: Kidney Dish.
Image No. 3970 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Enameled shallow basin, kidney-shaped, with sloping walls and a navy blue rim. Manufacturer's logo is highlighted in blue on the underside of the basin.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.869.1
Collection: Nursing & Physician Furnishings/Sundries
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 20.4 cm
  • Height: 4.3 cm
  • Width: 11.4 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • enamel,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: The bowl served multiple purposes during various procedures. Commonly used in surgical settings as a collecting container for soiled dressings or other medical waste, or for collecting fluids during irrigation. The shape of the bowl allows for it to be placed up closely against the patient.