Gas iron

Category Home appliances

Subcategory Irons

Year of manufacture/creation 1900

Manufacturer/author Pega

Place of manufacture/creation Berlin, Germany

Size Height: 22.5 cm
Width: 43 cm
Length: 16 cm
Weight: 13.82 kg

Material nickel-plated cast iron, steel, brass valve

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

This type of iron met stringent safety standards.

It used to be placed on a base with a burner, which was connected to a gas supply. When the iron was lifted from the base, a special mechanism closed the gas supply. This made ironing much safer, so this type of equipment was often used by professionals. The museum received this particular exhibit from a tailor residing in Paczków.

The iron was manufactured by a German company called Pega, yet it was meant for the French market, as the nameplate carries the following information: Pega DRGM; G Schultz Berlin – Allemagne – début 1900.

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