Waverly Electric Flatiron


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.


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.

Date Made: ca 1941

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Sandusky

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0885.1Accession Number: 1987.0885Catalog Number: 1987.0885.01

Object Name: flatiron, electric

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c473-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_324263

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