Flatiron

Description:

Cold handle, double-point iron with one rounded tip; for use with a removable or detachable handle. Maker, place manufactured and size "1" are cast in top of plate screwed to body.

Handle is interchangeable with DL.314637.0067 (larger size "2" iron) and DL.314637.0072 (smaller size "1" iron).

Maker is iron castings manufacturer A. C. Williams Company of Chagrin Falls and Ravenna, OH; 1886-present (now Lite Metals Company, specializing in magnesium and aluminum castings). Named for Adam Clark Williams and successor firm to J. W. Williams Co. (started by Adam's father, John Wesley Williams, in 1844) and J. W. Williams & Son (after Adam joined the business in 1870). Operations were located in Chagrin Falls, OH, until fires in 1889 and 1892 prompted move to Ravenna, OH, in 1892.

Date Made: 1886 - 1892

Maker: A. C. Williams Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Chagrin Falls

Subject: Household Tools and EquipmentLaundry

Subject:

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life

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Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Edith R. Meggers

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.314637.0072Catalog Number: 314637.0072Accession Number: 314637

Object Name: flatiron

Physical Description: iron, cast (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 3 in; 5.3975 cm x 14.9225 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-2c3f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_311807

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