"IWANTU" Comfort Gas Iron Trivet

"IWANTU" Comfort Gas Iron Trivet

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Silvery gray, cast trivet for a triangular or single-point iron with the model and manufacturer's names cast in around a depiction of the iron at center. Three peg legs; no handle. Railing on two sides, open at toe and closed at heel corners.
Currently not on view
Object Name
trivet, gas iron
date made
Strause Gas Iron Co.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
overall: 1 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 in; 3.4925 cm x 16.51 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Baltimore Gas and Electric Home Products & Services, Inc.
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I have a trivet exactly like that and I’ve always wondered how old it is. We’re these produced over a period of years? Thank you so much for your time.

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