||D - Yellow sticker number 33: 2 of 2 bed warmer, or hot water bottle, a round stone "Made by Timaru Potteries Limited".
There are two listings for hot water bottles in the Bedroom in the "Contents of Cob Cottage", comprising of an unknown number, so this one has been attributed to one of the listings as found on bay 91/shelf B in box MHS Corresp. & Balance & Files 1967-70, in the folder titled "MHS Correspondence Y/E 31/8/1969" between correspondence dated 16/8/1967 and 7/2/1968. It was possibly compiled for Fire Insurance purposes.
On page 8 of the "Riverlands Cob Cottage" booklet published 1965 for the opening there is a round stone hot water bottle similar to this, so it is most likely one of the two donated in 1959.
Put forward for deaccessioning at June 2013 MHS Committee meeting, duplicate, removed from VFM loan 66 and given to VFM for their permanent collection at their farm cottage. Accepted for deaccessioning 26 June 2013.