Foot Warmer for Vehicles Patent Model

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".
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Object Name
warmer, foot
patent date
Buckland, Henry P.
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
tin (overall material)
paint (exterior decoration material)
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
catalog number
patent number
accession number
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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