Infant formula milk first reached the UK in 1904, growing popular during World War II, a notable time when National Dried Milk was celebrated for liberating mothers from the constraints of breastfeeding so that they could help with the war effort.
Remaining on sale until 1976, it was pushed out by the new
modern-style baby milks launched in the UK as a response to a Department of Health report called ‘Present Day Practice in Infant Feeding’. The catalyst for change in infant formula began in 1966 when a US Government brochure warned of the dangers of improperly used breast milk substitutes, which until this time were said to be 'little more than dried full-cream milk powder with a few vitamin D and C supplements thrown in', thus creating a global public health controversy.
Dimensions: H66cm x W24 cm x D27 cm
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Welfare Food Services National Dried Milk Tin,
Vintage Cake Tin,
Vintage Copper Jelly Mould,
Vintage Rubber and Metal Wheel,
4 x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Golf Ball Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Metal Bar,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
Please be advised:
Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.
As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.
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Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.