Pressing iron

Object Number: 
1953.65
Date: 
ca. 1875
Medium: 
Iron, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 9 x 3 3/8 in. ( 17.8 x 22.9 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on iron: "W11" molded: on inside of iron relief: "2/52"
Description: 
Wedge shaped cast wrought iron pressing iron with attached iron loop handle with leather covering; iron has swing door at back with drop shaped handle; inside holds cast iron wedge with pierced hole.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the object was used by the donor's grandmother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of M. R. Hubbs
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group