Flatiron

Flatiron

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Description
Cold handle, double-point iron with one rounded tip; for use with a removable or detachable handle. Maker, place manufactured and size "1" are cast in top of plate screwed to body.
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.
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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)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 3 in; 5.3975 cm x 14.9225 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
DL.314637.0072
catalog number
314637.0072
accession number
314637
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. Edith R. Meggers
subject
Household Tools and Equipment
Laundry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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