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Mrs Potts iron

1871
Subcollections
Overview

Iron with wood and metal handle.
The base is made from cast iron and has a top plate with makers name and rest for the handle.
The handle attaches to the base by a metal fitting and a wooden mushroom shaped knob.
The handle part is a piece of curved wood.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-37-2001.257
Material
Width
17 cm
Height or length
14 cm
Depth
7 cm
Inscriptions and markings

Bless & Drake

Contextual Information

Used to iron clothes after being first being heated on the stove.
This model is so named after the person who improved the design of irons of this type.
It has a removable wooden handle for changing from a cool iron to one that is hot and ready for use.
Another design feature has both ends pointed for ironing in either direction.
Also known as a sad iron.

Keywords
Year
1871
Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Shire of Toodyay

Shire of Toodyay

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Mrs Potts iron
Mrs Potts iron