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Foot Warmer

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Title:  

Foot Warmer
Date:
c. 1790-1840

Content Description: 

Description: Pierced tin box within a turned and raised wooden frame, turned wooden corner posts, and an interior metal pan for hot charcoals. Prior to the installation of a furnace and central heating in the mid-1850s, fireplaces and stoves were used to heat the house, making Arlington a chilly place in winter. Contrivances such as this, designed to add as much comfort as possible on icy evenings, were widely used in homes throughout the 19th century.

Physical Description: 

Metal, wood. H 14.4, W 20, L 22.5 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0022

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