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.||1871-1900||more information|
|SMALL FLAT IRON heated by the kitchen fire.||1880||more information|
|BOX OR CHARCOAL IRON The body or “box” of the iron was filled with red-hot coals.||1880||more information|
|GAS POWERED IRON Attached to a gas hose fitting that was also used for at night for light in the house.||1900-1930||more information|
|COLEMAN SPIRIT FILLED IRON The irons were filled with kerosene.||1920||more information|
|“PREMIER SMOOTHWELL” ELECTRIC IRON heated by connecting an electrical flex to a light socket.||1935||more information|