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Sad Iron, HC54/1-2

A sad iron with wooden handle and trivit for resting iron on.

Sad irons (meaning solid) were first used in the 17th Century. The iron was heated in a fire or on a stove. Mrs Potts Sad Iron was patented in 1871 and was cutting edge technology with its detachable handle.

date: 1871-1930
 
max dimension: Iron 175mm, Trivit 160mm
 
subject area: Social Science, Technology
 
specific themes: Domestic, Home, Women, Technology

handling collection number: HC54/1-2

http://www.tecsoc.org/pubs/history/2002/apr4.htm

Sad Iron, HC54/1-2
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