Monday, August 15, 2011

The Wartime "Stone Pig."

The Wartime "Stone Pig."
The earthenware “Stone Pig” as numerous people named it was from my researches a Scottish invention. They were the replacement during wartime due to the scarcity of rubber used in the making of hot water bottles. Mothers and aunts would knit tubular socks to keep them warm and for children to snuggle up to without getting burnt from a bottle that was too hot.

Today if you find one it has become a collectible antique. Along with other items of this vintage.

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