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Waffle Iron

Waffle Iron

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Circular waffle iron, plier form; both plates feature a ring of eight squares with a rosette at center. Two, long, tapered handles, rectangular in section, the shorter one ending in a rattail loop with oval locking ring that fits a small hook on the other to secure closed. Both handles have circular pads riveted at center of plates. Circular sprue mark on exterior of one plate. No additional marks.
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Object Name
iron, waffle
date made
early 19th century
place made
United States: West Virginia, Morgantown
Physical Description
iron, wrought (handles material)
iron, cast (plates material)
overall: 3 1/8 in x 39 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 100.33 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Walter Hough
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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