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Brass warming-pan, Europe, 1801-1900

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Filled with hot coals, this brass warming-pan was used to heat beds to make patients feel more comfortable. This was a common way of warming cold hospital beds before wards were adequately heated. The lid is hinged, to allow hot coals to be placed inside and has a floral and star pattern. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Europe

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