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Object Name Warmer, Foot
Catalog Number 1993.8.271
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Wrought iron
Dimensions H-9.5 W-8.75 D-7.75 Cir-23.375 inches
Description This is a footwarmer/buggy heater made of a heavy sheet iron cylinder with a hinged sheet iron lid. The top is stationary on one side and perforated with a clover pattern flanked by circles. The side that swings up on the hinge is perforated with a rising sun pattern. A small knob is set into the edge of the hinged side to allow easy lifting of the lid. On either side of the cylinder are wrought iron brackets riveted to the sides. These brackets hold a half-circle iron handle. The interior has a thin sheet of iron riveted around the sides and the bottom. It was once enameled black.
Notes Collected by the donor over the last thirty years from barns, storage sheds, and antique stores in north central Kentucky and probably southern Indiana and Ohio as well.
Collection George Underhill Collection
Subjects Heaters
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS