Sad Iron #3 With Wooden Handle, Circa 1930
Description
Media Type
Object
Description
This was known as a "sad iron" with a detachable handle. These type of irons were not called "sad" irons because in old english sad meant (Heavy, dense, solid) therefore the term.

This particular type of iron was patented by Mary Florence Potts of Ottumwa, Iowa in 1871 and allowed the for keeping more than one iron heating at a time so as to make the process faster by simply switching the handle from one to another.
Notes
The handle on this iron is chipped, and gouged.
Inscriptions
Accession Number 977.2.0
Date of Original
Circa 1930
Subject(s)
Local identifier
Artifact Collection
Collection
Local History
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.28336 Longitude: -83.23318
Contact
Huron Shores Museum
Email
Agency street/mail address

1 James St. P.O. Box 460

Iron Bridge, ON P0R 1H0

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Sad Iron #3 With Wooden Handle, Circa 1930


This was known as a "sad iron" with a detachable handle. These type of irons were not called "sad" irons because in old english sad meant (Heavy, dense, solid) therefore the term.

This particular type of iron was patented by Mary Florence Potts of Ottumwa, Iowa in 1871 and allowed the for keeping more than one iron heating at a time so as to make the process faster by simply switching the handle from one to another.