"Tru-Heat" Iron

"Tru-Heat" Iron

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Description
Electric dry iron; model GM 1B/115 volts/1100 watts. Red fabric selector temperature dial at front of handle has heat settings from low to high (275-550 degrees) for Rayon, Cotton, Wool and Linen. Pointed at both ends with slanted soleplate having a button saver tip and tapered heel; safety side rests. Black-and-white, spiral patterned, woven cloth-covered cord has spiral spring at body and two-prong flattened oval plug. Maker name on handle front; maker name and product specifications stamped on handle underside.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flatiron
date made
1946 - 1954
maker
General Mills
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physical Description
wire (spring material)
chrome plate (body material)
plastic (handle, dial, plug material)
cotton (cord material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 10 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 27.6225 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
1988.3006.1
nonaccession number
1988.3006
catalog number
1988.3006.1
subject
appliances
Daily Life
electricity
Household Tools and Equipment
Laundry
Patented
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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