Foot Warmer (Foot Stove)

Foot Warmer (Foot Stove)

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Description
Rectangular, two-slat-top wooden frame with thumb-molded top rails and plain bottom rails joined by through tenons doweled together by opposed double-baluster corner posts that encloses a perforated tin box with wire-rimmed, hinged door containing a tapered circular pan for heat source; wire bail handle hooks through loops on frame top and wire split-pin loop pull is on box door. Box top has three bands of punched diamonds, while sides feature one large hole inside a dimpled heart in a punched circle; box top and bottom are folded over two-piece sides with soft-soldered lapped seam. Three-piece pan has folded seams and wire rim. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
warmer, foot
date made
1810 - 1840
place made
United States: New England
United States: Connecticut
United States: Rhode Island
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Norwood
Physical Description
wood (frame material)
iron, tinned sheet (panels; pan material)
wire, iron (handles material)
Measurements
overall: 5 7/8 in x 9 in x 7 3/4 in; 14.9225 cm x 22.86 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
DL.59.2222
catalog number
59.2222
accession number
220211
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. H. B. (Clara Babcock) Blackmar
subject
Heating
Church
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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