Foot Warmer Patent Model

Description
Patent model (U.S. Patent No. 24,813) of a foot stove or warmer, made by James H. Maydole of Eaton, NY, and patented on July 19, 1859. Consists of a perforated covered pail fitted with a ring on its inside bottom to receive a single-wick, oil-burning lamp constructed with plaster of paris around its reservoir; a removable flat plate rests near the pail rim to radiate the heat. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
patent date
1859-07-19
inventor
Maydole, James H.
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
iron wire (rim; handles material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 7 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 18.415 cm x 18.7325 cm
place made
United States: New York, Eaton
associated place
United States: New York, Eaton
ID Number
DL*251434
catalog number
251434
patent number
24,813
accession number
48890
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
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