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Flatiron

Flatiron

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Description
Cold handle, double-point iron with removable or detachable arched wood grip, oval in section. Maker, place manufactured and size "2" are cast in top plate screwed to body. Handle ends are attached to a horizontal base with locking mechanism topped by a wood button knop; "31" cast in underside of base.
Handle is interchangeable with DL.314637.0067 (larger size "2" iron) and DL.314637.0072 (smaller size "1" iron).
Maker is iron castings manufacturer A. C. Williams Company of Chagrin Falls and Ravenna, OH; 1886-present (now Lite Metals Company, specializing in magnesium and aluminum castings). Named for Adam Clark Williams and successor firm to J. W. Williams Co. (started by Adam's father, John Wesley Williams, in 1844) and J. W. Williams & Son (after Adam joined the business in 1870). Operations were located in Chagrin Falls, OH, until fires in 1889 and 1892 prompted move to Ravenna, OH, in 1892.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flatiron
date made
1886 - 1892
maker
A. C. Williams Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Chagrin Falls
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
walnut (handle, knop material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 6 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 13.335 cm x 16.8275 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
DL.314637.0067
catalog number
314637.0067
accession number
314637
Credit Line
Bequest of Edith R. Meggers
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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