This 19th century crimping iron is both wonderfully decorative and functional. Crimping irons were used for putting the tiny pleats into collars and cuffs and other fabrics. This one is made from cast iron and has brass rollers. It was made by Thomas Clark of Wolverhampton and has a brass plaque on the base which reads “THOS CLARK’S WARRANTED CRIMPING MACHINE”.
English. Cast iron and cast brass with a turned, rosewood handle. Date c.1880.
Condition. Good, original condition with wear to the green paint on the cast iron. Attached to a wooden base which has a piece missing.
Dimensions: Height 24cm. Length 34.5cm. Width 15cm.
Price includes postage within the U.K. Extra shipping: U.S.A. £50 Western Europe £20.
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