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Fluting Iron

Fluting Iron

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Two-piece hand fluter consisting of a wire handled, convex rocker or presser with arrow design cast in the top side of its corrugated plate, and a matching, flat, rectangular, corrugated bed with product name, patent information and maker cast in its underside; a hooked tab for lifting is at one end of rocker and slotted tab at one end of bed. Rocker handle has a horizontally seamed, crosshatched block grip and S-curve or gooseneck sides individually attached to bases or sockets in the plate. Both pieces marked "4" in yellow and white chalk or crayon.
Maker is C. W. Whitfield of Watkins (now Watkins Glen), NY.
Currently not on view
Object Name
iron, fluting
date made
ca 1875
place made
United States: New York, Watkins Glen
Physical Description
iron, cast (rocker plate, bed, grip material)
iron wire (handle material)
enamel (finish material)
overall: 4 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 15.5575 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of W. B. Lincoln, Jr.
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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