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Pressing iron

Object Number: 
INV.6410
Date: 
1850-70
Medium: 
Iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 4 x 7 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 10.2 x 19.7 cm )
Description: 
Pressing iron with hollow base; tirned wooden handle; reeded chimney; swiveling mask covers vent door; curved piece of sheet metal inserted between handle and base for heat protection; sheet metal obscures manufacturers stamp.
Gallery Label: 
This pressing iron was probably used in a tailors shop or laundry rather than in a home.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group