Foot Warmer

Foot warmer or stove with a red painted, flat top and ovolo-molded bottom attached to a perforated tin box with a hinged door; wire supports at all four corners. Top has a diamond-shaped cut-out and perforation pattern; sides punched with concentric circles. Wire bail handle hooked through loops on top; bent wire loop door pull. Contains a square, single-piece, cut and folded brazier or pan for holding the heat source. No marks.
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Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
1830 - 1840
Physical Description
tinned sheet iron (overall material)
wire, iron (supports; handles material)
wood (top; bottom material)
paint (top; bottom material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 8 3/4 in; 14.9225 cm x 18.7325 cm x 22.225 cm
place made
United States: New York
place used
United States: New York, Broadalbin
ID Number
catalog 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
Credit Line
Gift of F. S. Hawley
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