Water Heater

Wire-rimmed conical cup with interior lip soldered to a base formed of two shallow pans attached well-to-well. Flat circular lid and circular loop strap handle, placed on opposite sides of rim, are both hinged; handle can fold inside the cup when lid is open but cannot rest on top of the closed lid. Cup with folded vertical seam. Riveted construction. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
heater, water
date made
19th century
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
iron wire (rims material)
overall: 8 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 21.2725 cm x 14.605 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts
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
M. F. Savage
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