Posted 2 months ago
No more having to heat up your sad iron on a hot stove. Just plug it in and it heats right up. It still wieghs a ton as it is almost solid metal. But it does have a wooden handle which is easier on the hand than the earlier metal handles. These must have come out just before the electric irons similar to those used now.
This is a Hotpoint iron which was made by Pacific Electric Heating Company. So many companies with a similar I am not finding information about the company. The plug isn't a standard like the waffle iron plug. I am not even sure if this is AC or DC or both. There is a thumb rest, it does not seem to have any use other than a place for the thumb.
I have another like it but no thumb rest. I am sure no one will want to miss that.