Foot Warmer for Vehicles Patent Model

Description
Full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 185,290) of a foot warmer or stove for vehicles, made by Harold P. Buckland of Stony Ridge, Wood County, OH, and patented on December 12, 1876; painted green. Watertight, hollow body has a recess for placing one's feet and is fitted with an interior triangular chamber, accessed by the hinged doors on both sides, for holding one or more lamps to heat the water. Top has a screw-cap opening for the water and a hole for the smoke escape. Horizontal flanges at sides of top and bottom allow attaching it to the frame of a buggy, sleigh, or wagon. Top back edge has printed letters cut and pasted into the patentee's name "HENRY PETER BUCKLAND".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
patent date
1876-12-12
inventor
Buckland, Henry P.
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
Measurements
overall: 6 7/8 in x 11 in x 6 3/4 in; 17.4625 cm x 27.94 cm x 17.145 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Stony Ridge
associated place
United States: Ohio, Stony Ridge
ID Number
DL*251767
catalog number
251767
patent number
185,290
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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