Historical information

Mrs Potts Sad Iron Set . This double point design with detachable handle was patented in the United States of America by Mary Potts in 1871. It was sold in sets of three bodies with one handle and a stand or trivet. The detachable insulated handle was designed to always remain cool for ironing. The handle was detachable, so that several irons could be on the stove at one time and the handle swapped between several bodies.


This item is an example of an invention that was universally adopted to make the task of ironing safer and more efficient.

Physical description

A set of double pointed flat irons which detachable handle. This set includes a trivet to rest the unused iron on. All components are made from cast iron