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Standard Stamping Company Carriage/Horse & Buggy/Early Auto Foot Warmer

Regular price $50.00 USD
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On snowy winter days, traveling by carriage or horse & buggy could get pretty cold. Foot warmers—like this one from the Standard Stamping Company in Marysville, Ohio—were used along with heavy (often fur or horse hair) lap blankets to keep passengers toasty. Made of pressed steel and covered in carpet, foot warmers had a drawer where you’d put either hot coals, or a block of soapstone (that had come out of the fireplace). They were used from the late 1800s through the first part of the 20th century—including in early automobiles. I’m not sure when exactly this one was manufactured, but it’s similar to the one in an ad from 1905.