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Copper foment can, England, 1880-1930

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A foment can is filled with hot water and used very much like a hot-water bottle to apply warmth to the body. Fomentation actually means “to apply warm liquids to treat the skin.” This oval-shaped can is curved to fit the body. maker: Kenworthy Son and Company Place made: Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom


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