Flatiron

Flatiron

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Description
Pointed-toe, ox tongue box iron with strap handle riveted to top and pivot gate with single pin and diamond- or lozenge-shaped plate attached to right side of body; rounded heel for polishing. Single, elongated, wrought iron S-curve rib peened to sole interior (to conduct heat). Strap handle rivets and gate handle all have acorn knops. Conforming slug or heater with pierced hole near heel stored inside. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flatiron
date made
1750 - 1850
place made
Europe
Physical Description
iron, wrought (body, handle material)
iron, cast (slug material)
steel (sole material)
Measurements
overall: 5 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 20.0025 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
DL.298361
catalog number
298361
accession number
60757
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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