• Image of 'The Tooth Fairy'
  • Image of 'The Tooth Fairy'

Allen and Hanburys Ltd was a respected British pharmaceutical manufacturer founded in Old Plough Court, Lombard Street, London, in 1715, by Silvanus Bevan; a Welshman, apothecary and a Quaker. Growth of the company led to factories being built at Ware, Hertfordshire and Bethnal Green in East London. The factory at Ware specialized in Infants foods, dietetic products, medicated pastilles and malt preparations. Brands included Allenburys baby milk foods and Allenburys rusks, which were a solid food for infants. [1]

In the 'Oxord Companion to Medicine', Lock, Last and Dunea make reference to superstitions and beliefs associated with teething throughout history, which they report as having 'wrongly led to being considered a cause of death', with some methods of relief 'having caused serious harm and even death'. Stating how '...the custom of lancing babies gums probably originated with the French surgeon Ambroise Pare, who introduced it as a humane alternative to even more violent treatments such as blistering, bleeding, placing leeches on the gums, and applying cautery to the back of the head.'[2]

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_%26_Hanburys
2. Lock, S. Last, J. M. Dunea, G. 'The Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine'. Oxford University Press, 2001, p462

Dimensions: H cm W cm D m

Mixed Media:
Vintage composition doll,
Vintage 'Allenburys rusks' tin,
Vintage posser,
Vintage madeleine tins,
Vintage dariole tin,
Vintage tart tins,
Vintage fluted sweet tins.
Vintage loaf tin,
3 x E10 LED Cabachon Lamps,
1 x 18W 24V LED Transformer
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Junction Box,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Bar,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

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