"IWANTU" Comfort Gas Iron Cover with Handle

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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Object Name
cover, gas iron
date made
Strause Gas Iron Co.
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
iron, sheet (handle material)
wood (grip material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 10.5 cm x 11 cm x 17 cm; 4 1/8 in x 4 5/16 in x 6 11/16 in
overall: 2 in; x 5.08 cm
overall: 4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 16.51 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Baltimore Gas and Electric Home Products & Services, Inc.
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