Ironing is a chore that some enjoy doing and others detest. With the modern appliances of today ironing is a lot easier than it used to be, before the modern iron was invented, the task was not so simple . . . .
|MRS POTTS SAD IRON, with removable handle, heated by the kitchen fire.
|SMALL FLAT IRON heated by the kitchen fire.
|BOX OR CHARCOAL IRON The body or “box” of the iron was filled with red-hot coals.
|GAS POWERED IRON Attached to a gas hose fitting that was also used for at night for light in the house.
|COLEMAN SPIRIT FILLED IRON The irons were filled with kerosene.
|“PREMIER SMOOTHWELL” ELECTRIC IRON heated by connecting an electrical flex to a light socket.