Stone Water Bottle
Ullapool Museum

Stone hot water bottles have been used for centuries as a way to heat the bed and even to alleviate aches and pains when wrapped up in cloth. They are found in most social history collections within museums, due to their popularity! In the days before central heating, bedrooms would often be unheated – only the communal rooms such as kitchens would be anything approaching warm in winter.

This traditional glazed pottery hot water bottle was made by Langleyware of England, and acquired and used by a resident of Ullapool.

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Date: 1900s
Materials : Pottery
Size : 25cm x 10cm

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