Library Catalog - Kentucky Historical Society

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Iron, Fluting
Catalog Number 1993.8.230
Maker American Machine Co.
Date ca. 1885
Material(s) Cast iron; brass; wood
Dimensions H-7 W-15.5 D-5 inches
Description This flurting iron has a cast iron base with a cove molded edge and a swivel bracket with a clamp secured to the base. The bracket holds two fluted brass crimpers, the lower crimper has an iron crank with a wooden grip. The upper crimper is adjustable with a spring loaded handle. Another handle locks the upper crimper in position. The iron parts are enameled in black. "AMERICAN MACHINE COMPANY/PHILADELPHIA, PA" is cast into the bottom of the base. On the top is "STAR" "PAT.OCT 19, 1875 NOV 2, 1875 JULY 3, 1877 REISSUED MARCH 23, 1880."
Notes Collected by donor over the last 30 years from barns, storage sheds, and antique stores in north central Kentucky and southern Indiana and Ohio as well.
Collection George Underhill Collection
People American Machine Co.
Subjects Ironing
Irons (Pressing)
Clothes washing
Clothing & dress
Laundry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS