Waverly Electric Flatiron

Description
Electric flatiron with a dual soleplate, including a smaller soleplate which extends out the heel at an angle for ironing ruffles. Chrome-plated metal body, matte soleplate. Streamlined shape, with pointed heel and four layered “fins” on either side for air cooling vents. Molded black plastic handle, curved form, molded streamlines, with power cord attached and silver metal coil at back. Heat control dial on top of body, below handle: oval-shaped attached plate with “petipoint/a Titeflex Product/LICENSED UNDER PAT’S RE-21585/D-128267 D-128268 D-128269/OTHER PAT’S PENDING/WATTS 1000 VOLTS 120/MODEL NO.W410/119616 SERIAL NO./A.C. ONLY/MFG. BY/WAVERLY TOOL CO./SANDUSKY OHIO“ printed, molded black plastic dial mounted on top with heat settings debossed. Woven fabric power cord, black and white, with black molded plastic plug, two-pronged.
Patents:
RE-21585, Oct. 1, 1940, Earl K. Clark, assignor to Westinghouse Electrical Manufacturing Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for “Sadiron”
D-128267, July 15, 1941, Edward P. Schreyer, assignor to E.P. Schreyer for “Design for a pressing iron”
D-128268, July 15, 1941, Edward P. Schreyer, for “Design for a pressing iron”
D-128269, July 15, 1941, Edward P. Schreyer, for “Design for a pressing iron”
This “petipoint” model was introduced in 1940.
Maker is the Waverly Tool Company, Sandusky, Ohio.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flatiron, electric
date made
ca 1941
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 10 in; 12.065 cm x 12.065 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Sandusky
ID Number
1987.0885.1
accession number
1987.0885
catalog number
1987.0885.01
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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