Banana Bottles (Valve & teat)
During its heyday, this Banana shaped design was mostly known as the hygienic baby bottle.
Praised as “the saviour” of a high percentage of non-breast-fed babies at the beginning of the 20th century.
This was mainly due to it being easy to clean properly and therefore was a big boost to nursery hygiene in general.
The popularity of this shape was good for about the next 50 years and outlasted many other designs.
Banana bottles are said to have first appeared towards the late 1800’s with the first real banana feeder with a teat and valve invented in 1894 by Allen & Hanbury’s.
In the next 15 years the model was modified over a series of four slightly different models. In 1910 the final design,
‘The Allenbury Feeder’ was to remain unchanged for the next 50 years.