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Asbestos Sad Iron - $44 (area wide)

condition: good
make / manufacturer: Asbestos
model name / number: Sad Iron
size / dimensions: 6 lbs.

The Asbestos Sad Iron design really did use asbestos. It was under the handle, inside a "hood" or cover that fitted over a heated "core". It "bottled up" the heat, said an ad, so it was all channeled through the hot solid steel surface that pressed the clothes smooth. No heat rose upward to bother the woman ironing. The handle stayed 15 degrees cooler than blood temperature, claimed the Dover Manufacturing Company in early 1900s USA, and the cores needed reheating less often than other flat irons. This brand flourished just before electric irons helped bring cooler, less fatiguing ironing days. Six (6) lbs., very good condition, $44 or best cash offer. Thank you.
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