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Sad and Flat Irons87 of 95A Release handle Patented on July 31 1894Coleman Gas Iron & Sad Iron
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Posted 6 years ago

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Old Cast Iron Iron. My great Aunt Gave me This One A Long Time Ago. She Said They Use To Put On The Wood Burning Stove To Get Hot And that They Would Use The Starch Off The Rice To Iron Their Clothes. I used To keep It On The Bottom Of My Fireplace. Thanks For Lookin Yall! God Bless!


  1. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 6 years ago
    Thank You Packrat and Junkman!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    She was right in what she told you. Rich people had a trivet to put them on and poor people just set them on the stove. Not much rice where we lived so they made starch from potato. Then electricity came along and the smell of those old sad irons went it's way. We have one left with a trivet that we use as a door stop. Can't get rid of everything or you will forget some fond memories.

    Thanks for sharing
  3. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 6 years ago
    Thank You fhrjr2 For your comment! Thats Rite we Have to keeping Holding On To These Relics And Sharing about Them To keep The Memories Alive.
  4. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 6 years ago
    thank You Vanskyock24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    I wonder if you know when this handle on this one was repaired? The shoe under it looks like an optional extra as they call it now days. Believe it or not they had add on's for these irons for an extra charge.

    Now I blow the pictures up I wonder it the upper portion of it is hollow? It seems to have a hole for pouring water in, like a steam iron. The handle is totally odd and keeps drawing me back for another look.
  6. junkmanjoe junkmanjoe, 6 years ago
    It has never Been Repaired Since I have Had It. It does Not Appear To have A hole In It for Water. It is Really Solid and heavy. Thank You for Your Observations and Interest!!!
  7. ericevans2 ericevans2, 6 years ago
    I am 82 and used these irons quite often as a boy. My father in law was a master tailor and used nothing else but this type of iron for pressing, into the 1960s. He had a special gas heater for warming them up.

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