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Imitation smoothing Iron (Strijkijzer)

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Brass smoothing iron most likely produced for the souvenir industry. The original would have held coal or charcoal. The lid can be lifted and there are openings to allow smoke to escape. The lid can be fastened to the main body with a hook.
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Size
L22cmx9.5cm at widest point x H18cm at top of handle
Object Registration
4794
Historical information
In their original form these smoothing irons were filled with hot coal or charcoal and used to remove creases from garments.
Last updated
16 Oct 2018 at 2:44PM