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Can't Figure This Tool Out

by jtrockboy
posted 02-04-2018 03:26 PM


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lepelerin

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#1 posted 02-04-2018 03:43 PM

I would say it is an antique iron. Handle is missing.

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 03:44 PM

looks to be an old veneer iron

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 03:55 PM

Antique iron without the handle.

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#4 posted 02-04-2018 04:12 PM

Iron was the first thing I thought, and used it in my initial research, but couldn’t find any matches. Might be a bit small for an iron as well. I’ve added a few pictures for size context. Also, I seem to recall when I first found it, it had an old string knot tied to the center post. Thanks for the responses, I very much appreciate the help.

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#5 posted 02-04-2018 04:14 PM

It’s an antique iron without the handle. The iron was heated on a stove handle attached and used as an iron when it cooled put back on stove handle removed and put on antoher iron that washeating in reserve.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 02-04-2018 04:24 PM

as said above: I see them at flea markets anywhere from 15-$75.
depends on the condition and how much the Snow Bird “hopes” to get for it.

this is the handle that goes with it. when the handles are gone, the iron is used for doorstops.

and for yours, with no handle and no makers identification marks,
it puts it in the $20 or less category.

.

-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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#7 posted 02-04-2018 05:01 PM

Thanks so much for all the info. Would this be considered a “Sad Iron”?

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John Smith

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#8 posted 02-04-2018 05:28 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 can actually remember their parents
or grandparents using them in their daily routine of ironing clothes with these solid non-electric,
stove heated irons.

.

-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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#9 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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#10 posted 02-04-2018 05:50 PM

I’m sure the handle was made of Alder.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#11 posted 02-04-2018 07:33 PM



I’m sure the handle was made of Alder.

- TheFridge

+1

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 02-04-2018 08:31 PM


I’m sure the handle was made of Alder.

- TheFridge
+1

- AlaskaGuy

+2 back at ya

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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