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Object Name Iron
Catalog Number 1957.196
Date ca. 1870
Material(s) Cast iron; Wood
Dimensions H-7 W-9 D-2.25 inches
Description A homemade iron with a wooden handle, made of heavy cast iron. The handle attaches to the base through two iron loops and has a level that secures it in place. There are illegible markings on the level which might be initials. The handle can be removed so the base can be heated for ironing without heating the handle.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Ironing
Irons (Pressing)
Clothes washing
Clothing & dress
Laundry
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS