Electric iron, heated by carbon arc electrodes

Made:
c. 1905 in France

Early electric iron, French, c.1890

Early electric iron of unusual construction. The soleplate is heated by passing a current across carbon arc electrodes. The hazards of fire and injury to the user made this method dangerous and short-lived.

Details

Category:
Domestic Appliances
Object Number:
1928-709
type:
electric iron
credit:
Pullar, A.E.
status:
Permanent collection

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