Foot Warmer

Description
Large, slant-top, rectangular wood-frame foot warmer or stove, with four slats on the fixed top and two on front and back; one hinged end. Contains a perforated tin box with ring-handled, hinged door that holds a rectangular, wire-rimmed, two-piece, folded and riveted brazier or pan for the heat source. Box top has five perforated bands; its two ends and three sections on front and back all have club- and diamond-shaped punches inside punchwork diamonds, circles and ovals. Brass post-and-bail handle at top center; two H-hinges and a hook-and-eye closure on hinged end of frame. Lapped and "T" joints secured with nails. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
1850-1900
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron (box; pan material)
tin (box material)
iron wire (box door handle material)
brass (post-and-bail handle material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/8 in x 18 7/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 47.9425 cm x 24.13 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Pepperell
ID Number
DL*388592
catalog number
388592
accession number
182022
subject
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
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