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 1920s they were over taken by the electric iron.
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