Electric Goffering Iron

Electric goffering or curtain iron. Smooth metal ironing end, chrome-plated, flattened egg-shape, with one side pointed. Mounted on a circular, bakelite shaft, black, with molded grip and red temperature control knob, marked: “FULL/LINEN/WOOL/COTTON/RAYON/OFF”. Shaft is embossed: “HARRIS INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED/MODEL NO. 75 120 VOLTS A.C. 300 WATTS UL”. Egg-shaped, pointed bottom, with flat metal clamp at base. Fabric-covered electric cord, black and white, two-prong plug.
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Object Name
iron, goffering, electric
date made
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
fabric (cord material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 12 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in; 8.255 cm x 31.4325 cm x 18.7325 cm
place made
United States
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 Edgar Wolf, Jr.
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