Gas iron

Category Home appliances

Subcategory Irons

Year of manufacture/creation the 1920s - 1930s

Place of manufacture/creation Great Britain

Size Height: 19.5 cm
Width: 22 cm
Length: 15 cm
Weight: 2.52 kg

Material cast iron, steel, wood, rubber hose

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1992

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

Any lady of the house worth her salt knows that the best ironing results require a suitable temperature.

For the fabric to be perfectly smooth, the flame on the heating element has to have a blue and green centre, it should not jut out outside the top of the iron, it should burn calmly, without flashing and … one can finally start ironing.

This is nothing in comparison with coal-powered irons, where a tiny moment of inattention means that all the fresh tablecloths have to be sent back to the laundry. You just had to beware of burning yourself, because a gas iron quickly heats up to very high temperatures! Luckily, this particular iron was fitted with a wooden handle.

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