Wafer irons

Object Number: 
1950.320
Date: 
1750-1820
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. ( 78.1 x 14.6 cm )
Description: 
Wrought iron wafer iron; hinged circular plates ( or 'baker') and taper handles which terminate in spheres; interior of one plate is a grid pattern and interior of the opposite plate is a symmetrical arrangement of tree, pineapple, bird, and other motifs.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this wafer iron belonged to her mother, Catherine Gaatje of Brooklyn, N.Y. and was used for New Year's cakes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Edwiene Schmitt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group