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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
    (2372 items)

    A rather interesting sad iron as it is quite narrow. For ironing a rather narrow area apparently. It weighs 2 1/2 lbs without the handle.
    It is The Taylor No. 1 which was probably the smallest of the line.
    Another unusual feature on this one is the detachable handles. Detachable hands are common on irons of this sort but this one is a bit different. Due to all the various patents anyone who wanted to make an iron with a detachable handle had to have a different idea so as not to infringe on the other patents. With this piece one pushes forward on the lever on the front of the handle.
    The detachable handle was popular as the iron could be heated and the handle still remain cool. Another iron could be heated while one was ironing. When one iron got to cool the handle could be switched to another iron.
    Having to guess on age here. Late 1800s to the 1930s.

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    Comments

    1. NevadaBlades, 4 years ago
      YIKES! I'd hate to have the handle slip off and the iron fall on my feet, especially when it's hot!!! [;>)))
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      That is one truly awesome looking Sad iron!!
    3. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      As much as I hate ironing I do love this little iron......maybe for ironing sleeves?
    4. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 4 years ago
      Amazing! Thanks so much for your interesting comment, always learning here, love this!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much NevadaBlades. I think it would make a great medieval weapon.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. It is unusual.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much TassieDevil. May take awhile to iron a sleeve with one of these.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much Virginia.vintage. Still not sure when this one was made though.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      NevadaBlades
      jscott0363
      TassieDevil
      brunswick
      AzTom
      Caperkid
      Radegunder
      aura
      pops52
      Virginia.vintage
      vetraio50
      blunderbuss2
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 4 years ago
      I think it is a pleating iron
    11. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      If you scroll down this site you will find your iron which they are assuming it was made elsewhere and marketed by Taylor.

      http://www.antiqbuyer.com/All_Archives/IRONS_ARCHIVE/spec_purp_arch.htm
    12. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much PostCardCollector. It is possible.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much TassieDevil. That is the one. Looks like time to revise my item.
    14. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      PhilDMorris
      gargoylecollector
    15. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    16. Kady_424, 4 years ago
      I agree with PostCardCollector. It would also be useful for ironing collars and flattening the seams of quilt top piecing.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Seems like a fine use for it Kady_424.

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