Foot Warmer


Large, slant-top, rectangular wood-frame foot warmer or stove, with four slats on the fixed top and two on front and back; one hinged end. Contains a perforated tin box with ring-handled, hinged door that holds a rectangular, wire-rimmed, two-piece, folded and riveted brazier or pan for the heat source. Box top has five perforated bands; its two ends and three sections on front and back all have club- and diamond-shaped punches inside punchwork diamonds, circles and ovals. Brass post-and-bail handle at top center; two H-hinges and a hook-and-eye closure on hinged end of frame. Lapped and "T" joints secured with nails. No marks.

Date Made: 1850-1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Pepperell

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings


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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.388592Catalog Number: 388592Accession Number: 182022

Object Name: warmer, foot

Physical Description: wood (frame material)iron (box; pan material)tin (box material)iron wire (box door handle material)brass (post-and-bail handle material)Measurements: overall: 9 1/8 in x 18 7/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 47.9425 cm x 24.13 cm


Record Id: nmah_1452826

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