Fixed-handle, pointed-toe flatiron with maker, place manufactured and size "6" cast in top of body as a circular mark. Handle has a horizontal semicircular grip and shallow S- or cyma-curve sides, rectangular in section, individually attached into raised, straight tapered, rectangular bases or sockets; black finish.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1850 - 1875
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
iron, wrought (handle material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 5 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 11.43 cm x 14.9225 cm x 9.525 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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 Mrs. Astor Godlove
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