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Wafer Iron

Wafer Iron

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Description
Circular wafer iron, plier form; both plates feature chased wreath and floral designs. Two, long, tapered handles have rectangular shafts and cylindrical grips; the shorter handle ends in a loop with reverse-scrolled hook that fits over the conical tip on the other handle to secure closed. Both handles have small arrow-shaped pads double-riveted to plates. No marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
iron, wafer
date made
1760-1810
place made
Europe
United Kingdom: England
Physical Description
iron, wrought (handles material)
iron, cast (plates material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 27 in; 8.255 cm x 68.58 cm
ID Number
DL.392996
catalog number
392996
accession number
207597
Credit Line
Gift of S. Malkin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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