"IWANTU" Comfort Gas Iron Trivet

"IWANTU" Comfort Gas Iron Trivet

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Description
Cast trivet for a pointed-toe iron with the model and manufacturer's names cast in around a depiction of the iron at center. Three peg legs; no handle. Closed railing, slightly lower along back. Black.
Otto Spahr and Charles Stichler of Philadelphia, PA, received U.S. Patent No. 948773 (dated 8 February 1910), Design Patent No. 42443 (dated 30 April 1912) and Patent No. 1050572 (dated 14 January 1913) for their gas iron. Spahr, as Assignor to Strause Gas Iron Co., continued to patent improvements on their invention until the early 1920s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
trivet, gas iron
date made
ca 1910 - 1913
maker
Strause Gas Iron Co.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 in x 6 5/8 in; 3.81 cm x 10.16 cm x 16.8275 cm
ID Number
1983.0568.2
accession number
1983.0568
catalog number
1983.0568.2
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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