Patent Pyramid Food Warmer

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Part of the lid from Samuel Clarke’s Patent Pyramid Food Warmer and Night Light. This was a lidded jug with a small metal stand, holding a night light, which heated it from below. It was used in the nursery for boiling milk (to kill bacteria), keeping food warm or preparing pap. A verse on the side read:

‘When nights are dark then think of Clarke/ Who’s hit the mark precisely./ For his Night-Lights create Light-Nights/ in which you see quite nicely.’



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January 17, 2015

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