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Wafer Iron

Wafer Iron

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Description
Circular wafer iron, plier form; both plates feature an incuse, spreadwing, shield-body eagle, positioned right-side up on one plate and upside-down on the other. Two, long, tapered handles, rectangular in section, one with a ball-and-acorn terminal. Both handles have arrow-shaped pads double-riveted to plates. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
iron, wafer
date made
1790-1815
place made
United Kingdom: England
United States
Physical Description
iron, wrought (handles material)
iron, cast (plates material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 5 1/2 in x 28 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 13.97 cm x 71.755 cm
ID Number
DL.320815.0001
catalog number
320815.0001
accession number
320815
Credit Line
Gift of Stephen L. Garber
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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