Hotpoint (TM) "Boudoir Iron"

Hotpoint (TM) "Boudoir Iron"

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flatiron
Date made
1906-02-06
place made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Illinois, Chicago
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 cm
overall-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
ID Number
1989.3116.01
catalog number
1989.3116.01
nonaccession number
1989.3116
Credit Line
Gift of William H. and Jane Griffin Yeingst
subject
appliances
Daily Life
electricity
Household Tools and Equipment
Laundry
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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