"IWANTU" Comfort Gas Iron Base

Triangular or single-point gas iron base fitted with a fuel pipe running inside the length of the body, its nozzle end fixed at an angle at back. Four ventilation holes along bottom of both sides. Base fits inside cover 2005.0272.01 and secures to it by the small hole inside the toe, which corresponds to a rounded projection on the cover, and by the twist-lock handle at back which slips into a narrow slot in the cover. Flat and smooth underside. No marks.
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Object Name
base, gas iron
gas iron, part of
date made
Strause Gas Iron Co.
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
plate, nickel (overall material)
overall: 14.5 cm x 10 cm x 16 cm; 5 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 5 5/8 in x 8 3/8 in x 3 5/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 21.2725 cm x 9.2075 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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