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A very unusual, 19th century, American crimping iron. This iron comprises three sections, the lidded box, the roller and the heating brick. The box section is marked, in the casting, ‘AMERICAN MACHINE CO PHILADELPHIA PA.’ and it dates from c.1880. It is made from cast iron and has painted detail. The heating brick was put into the fire, or onto the stove, and then inserted into the box to heat it. The fabric was then placed over the box section and the roller was used to crimp the fabric. The piece is very well designed and made and it is in excellent condition. Irons of this form, with the heating brick, are quite uncommon.
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