Flatiron

Flatiron

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1850 - 1875
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
iron, wrought (handle material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
DL.287906.0003
catalog number
287906.0003
accession number
287906
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Astor Godlove
subject
Household Tools and Equipment
Laundry
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History