Foot Warmer Patent Model

Full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 47,749) of a kerosene-burning foot stove or warmer to be used in a carriage or vehicle, made by Edwin H. Reynolds of Rising Sun, MD, and patented on May 16, 1865. Consists of a rectangular box with perforated hinged lid and a strap bail handle riveted to its ends that contains the reservoir, wick burner, and regulator; entire mechanism is covered by a removable, flat plate to radiate the heat that has a circular cut out to accommodate the cylinder around the wick tube. No marks.
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Object Name
warmer, foot
patent date
Reynolds, Edwin H.
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 8 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 22.5425 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Rising Sun
associated place
United States: Maryland, Rising Sun
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Group 1
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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