Foot Warmer

Rectangular box-type foot warmer or stove with a hinged slat top secured with small hook closure at front, two brass-lined ventilation holes on box front and back, and a wire bail handle with wood grip attached at box ends. Tin-lined interior with perforated top. Mechanically-cut dovetails and nailed construction. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
late 19th century
Physical Description
wood (overall; handle material)
iron (lining material)
tin (lining material)
iron wire (handle material)
brass (ventilation hole linings; closure material)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 29.21 cm x 20.955 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
ID Number
catalog 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
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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