Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #14 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #14

Tin Foot Warmer, late 1700- Early 1800’s. Beautifully crafted tin box with mortise, tenon and pegged, turned wooded frame. The tin was punched with holes in the design of a heart that was a very popular design for the time. Hot coal was put in the box and the warmer would be placed at the users feet with a blanket thrown over it. The resulting heat would keep one’s toes toasty warm in the usually chilly and drafty homes of the turn of the 19th century. Today, a great piece of folk art!

Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.


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