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#1 posted 02-04-2018 05:41 PM

yes – this is only one style of the “Sad Clothes Iron”.

google it and you will see the various descriptions.

“Sad” is an Old English word for “solid,” and the term “sad iron” is often used to distinguish
the largest and heaviest of flat irons, usually 5 to 9 pounds. The forebears to modern electric irons,
these flat irons are often triangular or come to a point to make it easier to iron around buttons.

there are many on the auction sites such as Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, etc. to give you an idea of pricing it.

and on a “sad note”, it is sad that some folks around here actually remember their parents
or grandparents using them in their daily routine of ironing clothes with these solid non-electric,
stove heated irons.

- John Smith

GREAT info. Thank you! It’s good to finally figure out what this is.

I’ve got to say, this site is very impressive in look, feel, and knowledge base. Thanks to all.

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