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front Foot Stove

The foot stove, with hot coals stored inside in a metal box, served as a portable heater.
front Foot Warmer
c. 1780
This portable heater was referred to as a "foot stove" since the hot coals in the iron box behind the perforated sheet iron door served as a warmer when used like a footstool.
front Bellows
c. 1800
A bellows encourages a sluggish fire by fanning sparks into flames and also makes a fire burn hotter.
front Bed Warmer

Known as a "pig," probably because of its shape, this tin-plated copper vessel was filled with hot water and placed between the sheets to reduce the initial cold shock of getting into bed in an unheated room.


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