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Crimping iron

Object Number: 
Z.77
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 17 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. ( 11.4 x 43.5 x 18.1 cm )
Description: 
Wooden crimping iron on rectangular wooden base; press is hinged at one end and has a handle opposite; the inside is incised with lines on one side, corresponding to strips of metal with edges raised on the other.
Gallery Label: 
This crimping iron was used to pleat cuffs and jabots.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group