Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | November 20, 2013

Artifact of the week. Footwarmers.

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The Lehman Footwarmer.  The Sears Roebuck catalogue on page 583 states:  The Leham heater has a metallic case varying in size from 7 1/4″ to 3 1/2″  to 14 to 20 inches long.  It is used to keep feet warm when riding.  The heating material is a specially prepared coal…which gives a steady, continuous heat for 12 hours.

The example shown is covered with Brussels caret and would have retailed for around $3.60.

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The T. Eaton Co., of Canada, sold this Doulton stoneware improved Foot Warmer from their Lambeth Pottery in London, around 1880.

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