Footwarmer, circa 1900

Summary

This X-Radium footwarmer made by the Novelty Manufacturing Company in Jackson, Michigan, depended on radiant heat from a special patented brick placed inside. Users had to remember to heat the brick before their trip.

This X-Radium footwarmer made by the Novelty Manufacturing Company in Jackson, Michigan, depended on radiant heat from a special patented brick placed inside. Users had to remember to heat the brick before their trip.

Artifact

Footwarmer

Date Made

circa 1900

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

55.20.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mr. Rae Troutman.

Material

Metal
Plush

Color

Gray (Color)
Maroon

Dimensions

Width: 8.75 in

Length: 10 in

Depth: 4.125 in

Inscriptions

Marked on top of insert: NOVELTY MFG. CO. / X-RADIUM / PAT. APL'D FOR / JACKSON, MICH U.S.A

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