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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Food
European ➔ Hot Water Heater

Identifier:
163703
Description:
Container with handle and spout located on the top. There is a circular opening on the side with an attached cover. This piece fit into a stove.;Identified by Joel Lefever, Curator, Holland Historical Trust, Holland, MI; tel: 616.394.1362
Materials:
Copper, Wood
Dimensions:
12" h 6.75" w 8.5" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Estate Of Dr. Ruth Herrick
Exhibit/Program
Science Tuesday: Food (August 2017)
Science Tuesdays is an ongoing educational experience, offering science programming based on changing themes each month. Science Tuesdays take place throughout the day on Tuesdays at the Museum and include a variety of activities and interactive displays.
Maker/Donor
Estate of Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.