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Kerosene Iron HC50

A domestic kerosene iron with an enameled metal body and fuel tank at rear.

Kerosene irons became popular towards the end of the 19th Century. They had advantages such as not requiring heating on a stove and they did not make clothes dirty. However by the 1920's they were over taken by the electric iron.

date: 1950


manufacturer: Tilley Lamp Company Ltd., England


maximum dimension:
24mm

 

subject area: Social Science, Technology

 

subject themes: Domestic, Women, Social History, Housework

 

handling collection number: HC50

Kerosene Iron HC50
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