- Removable handle, pointed-toe flatiron with size "6" and "WILSONS / PATENT" cast in at front and back on top of body. Vertically-seamed cast handle is flattened oval in section with a horizontal grip and scroll-ended sides that are individually attached to a rectangular bar or dovetail that slides in socket at center of the raised, straight tapered, rectangular base on body. Handle does not move.
- "Wilson's Patent" not identified; needs further research. A William Wilson of Greenfield, MA, received a patent for a "sad iron" on March 27, 1835, but record was destroyed in 1836 Patent Office fire. It is also possible patent is for the sliding mechanism and not the iron.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- mid 1800s
- 1860 - 1880
- place made
- United States
- Physical Description
- iron, cast (overall material)
- overall: 5 1/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 4 in; 13.0175 cm x 17.145 cm x 10.16 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Astor Godlove
- Household Tools and Equipment
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- Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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