Miniature Iron

Production date
04 Apr 1871-04 Apr 1872
Country
USA
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Description
Minature iron, small iron with wooden handle and "button" handle, attached to metal base. The "button" handle is designed to separate the handle from the base. The base has a black enamelled cast iron upper attached by two screws to a steel base.
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Laundering Irons flat
Production place
USA
Measurements
L128 x W58 x H90mm
Media/Materials description
Cast iron, wood, paint, steel
Signature/Marks
REISO \ Oct. 1572
MRS POTTS CROWN PAT MAY 24 70 \ APRIL \ 4.71 \ No. \ 190 \ OCT. \ 1.67 \ AMERICAN MACHINE CO. PHILADA
History and use
This miniature iron is a made of solid a piece of metal with a removable wooden handle. The iron was detached from the handle and heated on a fire. When it was at temperature the handle could be reattached for ironing. Miniature irons such as this one were used for ironing small and delicate garments.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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Registration number
H24234

Country

USA

Category

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