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Sad Iron HC53/1-2

A black triangular shaped sad iron with black trivet for the iron to rest on. 

Sad irons (meaning solid) were first used in the 17th Century. The iron was heated in a fire or on the stove. Detachable handles were patented in the 1870s and made ironing much safer. It was still hot and difficult work.

date: 19th Century
max dimension: Iron 150mm, Trivit 160mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology
specific themes: Domestic, Women, Technology, Home

handling collection number: HC53/1-2

Handling information:
To Handle
Additional information:
Caution Required
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