Hotpoint (TM) "Boudoir Iron"


Electric dry iron with pointed toe and black painted wood handle; Cat. 113F22/110 volts/330 watts. Detachable, gray woven cloth-covered twisted cord has spiral spring and two-prong plug at body and screw-in plug (for lamp socket) at the other, allowing for cordless ironing once hot. Maker name and product specifications stamped on tag affixed to heel. Stored in original rectangular paperboard box printed in red and blue with "Hotpoint" logo on all four sides, a checkerboard on long sides and top, maker name and product specifications at one end and "SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS" on the other; box manufacturer name printed on inside flap.

Hotpoint was a trademark brand manufactured by Edison Electric Appliance Co., Inc. Box made by Illinois Glass Company, Cartons & Labels Division, Chicago, IL.

Date Made: 1906-02-06

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York CityUnited States: Illinois, Chicago

Subject: appliancesDaily LifeelectricityHousehold Tools and EquipmentLaundry


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of William H. and Jane Griffin Yeingst

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.3116.01Catalog Number: 1989.3116.01Nonaccession Number: 1989.3116

Object Name: flatiron

Physical Description: plastic (plugs material)nickel plate (body, handle sides material)wood (handle grip material)paint (handle grip material)cotton (cord covering material)paperboard (box material)ink (box material)Measurements: overall-iron: 5 in x 6 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 17.145 cm x 8.255 cmoverall-box: 4 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 10.795 cm x 18.415 cm x 7.9375 cm


Record Id: nmah_1062062

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