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Flatiron

Flatiron

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Description
Fixed handle, triangular or single-point iron with size "7" and the gothic letters "B" and possibly "R" cast in top of body. Handle has a horizontally-seamed block grip decorated with arches and crosslets, and D-strap, S-curve or gooseneck sides individually attached into raised semicircular bases or sockets. One of three flatirons with stove- or range-top heater, 1994.0026.01-.04; irons 1994.0026.02-.03 are identical.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flatiron
date made
1880s
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 11 cm x 9.5 cm x 16 cm; 4 5/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 4 1/2 in x 4 in x 6 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 10.16 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
1994.0026.02
catalog number
1994.0026.02
accession number
1994.0026
catalog number
1994.26.2
Credit Line
Gift of Robert V. Hollister
subject
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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