Wooden Tongs For Handling Hot Packs

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Date:1900 - 2000 (c.)

Description:These wooden tongs were used in physiotherapy hot pack treatment at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa. The hot packs were heated by simmering in 10 gallon Burco boilers. The tongs were then used to remove the hot packs from the boilers. The hot packs were handled with the tongs before being wrapped in towels and applied to painful areas of a patient's body. The heat from the hot packs provided pain relief.


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Donor ref:LEAMG : M4634.2004.7 (61/12838)

Source: Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

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