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Posted 9 months ago

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quite hard to date these slickers, sleekstones', slickenstones, in german language, glättstein gniedelstein, gniddelstein, grindstein
these glass iron smoothers are believed to have served as a pressing iron. The earliest linen smoothers date from the Viking to the Middle Ages, and the latest were made in the 18th century.

http://www.romanglassmakers.co.uk/pdffiles/linensmoothers.pdf

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