Fluting Iron


Two-piece hand fluter consisting of a wire handled, convex rocker or presser with arrow design cast in the top side of its corrugated plate, and a matching, flat, rectangular, corrugated bed with product name, patent information and maker cast in its underside; a hooked tab for lifting is at one end of rocker and slotted tab at one end of bed. Rocker handle has a horizontally seamed, crosshatched block grip and S-curve or gooseneck sides individually attached to bases or sockets in the plate. Both pieces marked "4" in yellow and white chalk or crayon.

Maker is C. W. Whitfield of Watkins (now Watkins Glen), NY.

Date Made: ca 1875

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Watkins Glen

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Credit Line: Gift of W. B. Lincoln, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.307541.0005Catalog Number: 307541.0005Accession Number: 307541

Object Name: iron, fluting

Physical Description: iron, cast (rocker plate, bed, grip material)iron wire (handle material)enamel (finish material)Measurements: overall: 4 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 15.5575 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-93b1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_311790

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