Foot Warmer


Full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 172,773) of a foot warmer or stove, made by Edward A. Reed of Oliver Springs, TN, and patented on January 25, 1876. Consists of a stepped-top or rabbeted-edge rectangular box with a cylindrical chimney at one end and a hinged door at the other; arched straps at both ends serve as guards while the cross-strap between is both for support and a handle. Contains a smaller, removable, rectangular box for the fuel with a hinged front door fitted with a damper; a hole pierced at top back lines up with the chimney. Copper rivets. No marks. No tags.

Can also be used as a travelling cook stove.

Patent Date: 1876-01-25

Inventor: Reed, Edwards A.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Tennessee, Oliver SpringsAssociated Place: United States: Tennessee, Oliver Springs

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


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.251437Catalog Number: 251437Patent Number: 172,773Accession Number: 48890

Object Name: warmer, footObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: copper (exterior box; chimney; straps; rivets material)steel (interior box material)Measurements: overall: 11 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in; 29.845 cm x 21.59 cm x 13.335 cm


Record Id: nmah_311835

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