Featured Artifact of the Week

Foot Warmer

From the “Road to Westford” exhibit

Foot warmers were staples in New England homes and churches during the winter until heating systems grew more effective in the twentieth century. They were filled with hot coals. Before more modern heating systems, they were one of many methods for staying warm, such as hot water bottles. Space heaters, electric blankets, and chemical filled packets are a present day equivalents.

Our foot warmer was owned by the family of Captain Abram Prescott (1769-1866), Forge Village.

Abram Prescott, Find A Grave Link

Pierced Tin, Wood
9 x 7 x 6″