- Fixed handle, pointed-toe iron with maker, place manufactured and size "7" cast in top of body. Vertically-seamed, hexagonal cylindrical handle has a baluster block grip and S-curve or gooseneck sides with posts or rods individually attached into raised holes or sockets; black finish.
- Attributed to Reading Foundry of Reading, PA. The Reading Foundry Co. (Ltd.) was established in 1884 as an outgrowth of Mellert Foundry and Machine Co. Both companies specialized in cast iron water pipes, waterworks equipment, architectural elements and gearings; it is not known how many sad irons they produced or for how long (examples of this handle design date back to the late 1850s).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1884
- place made
- United States: Pennsylvania, Reading
- Physical Description
- iron, cast (overall material)
- overall: 5 in x 6 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 12.7 cm x 16.51 cm x 9.8425 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Astor Godlove
- Household Tools and Equipment
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- Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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