"IWANTU" Comfort Gas Iron Cover with Handle

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Fixed-handle cover or top for a triangular or single-point iron; model name and place manufactured are cast in on top along with the size "6" at the toe. Angular metal strip handle is screwed onto cover and into ends of the black-painted wooden grip; its flat center section is stamped with patent dates. Overhanging cover secures to base 2005.0272.02 by the rounded projection at front below toe and the narrow slot at end, which corresponds to a twist-lock handle on the base.
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date made
Strause Gas Iron Co.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
iron, sheet (handle material)
wood (grip material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 16.51 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Baltimore Gas and Electric Home Products & Services, Inc.
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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