'Asbestos' iron

'Asbestos' iron

Code: F18951


W: 4.8cm (1.9")H: 7.2cm (2.8")L: 10.4cm (4.1")


A late Victorian, miniature iron. This is quite an unusual form of iron, with a cast iron brick which is heated, and a tin cover and handle which clips onto the brick. The cast iron section is marked ‘ASBESTOS SAD IRON’ although it does not contain any asbestos. There is also a mark on the handle but parts of this are quite worn. From what is left you can make out that it is a patent date. It reads ‘PAT     22 1900’. It is probably the month that is missing from this mark. The piece is in excellent condition.
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