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March 2, My invention relates to means forming a part of or attachable to a sad iron by means of which the iron is automatically raised above’the level of a supporting surface when thehandle is re- 5 leased and may be. Due to the fact’that there are a great’many 10 different types and forms of irons, particularly electric irons, and it would require practically as many different forms of lifts to. A prime object of my invention is to provide a simple form of device which may be economically manufactured for application to irons at the factory or to irons in use with equal facility. To this end, I contemplate the provision of a lift device which is detachably connected with the handle of an iron, or to the handle supporting 5 member at one end of the iron, preferably the front end, and includes a pair of horizontal sup. United States No. I have shown a preferred form of device in the accompanying drawing, subject to modification; within the scope of the appended claims,. Briefly described, a lift embodying my improvements includes: a pair of laterally spaced arms I, I, adjustably attached to a slide 2 which is movable vertically on a bracket 3 adapted to be rigidly held on an end of the handle B of a sad iron A, and an operating lever 4 pivotally secured to said bracket and operatively connected with said slide. Bracket 3 is formed of a single piece of sheet metal, as shown in Fig. The upper portion 8 of wall I is bent inwardly against the upper portion of wa1l 6; and intermediate the upper and lower ends of the bracket a pair of lugs 9, 9, are bent outwardly at laterally spaced points for engaging the opposite edges of a handlesupporting member C usually provided on iron A.

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What is a Sad Iron? From the Library of Congress – The History of Household Technology : “Women of the time undoubtedly would have been using a “sad iron” to press their families’ clothes. One meaning of sad in nineteenth century dictionaries was “heavy.

Apr 26, – They weren’t called “sad irons” because the women who used them were depressed.

This double point design with detachable handle was patented in the United States of America by Mary Potts in It was sold in sets of three bodies with one handle and a stand. Kenrick of West Bromwich in England manufactured it under licence from The detachable insulated handle was designed to be always cool for ironing.

The handle was detachable, so that several irons could be on the stove at one time and the handle swapped between several bodies. Attribution cc. There are actually 2 sets that Kenrick produced; one is polished steel, the other sets is nickle plated. At the youthful age of 19, Mrs. Mary Potts solved the pervasive problem of hot handles and burns to the hands as a result of ironing. The wooden detachable handle and sets of 3 irons resolved the hot handle issue.

Her irons were produced by every major iron producer in America and also was produced in Germany, England, Canada, and Australia. Potts was never completely compensated or adequately paid for her idea. There are currently Mrs. Potts’ Sad Irons cataloged in the book, The Mrs.

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One of the objects of this invention is to produce a holder for sad-irons which will have a neat,. Another object of my invention is to provide a construction of holder which may be made of relatively thin-gauge metal-plates and still will have a high degree of rigidity and stiffness. Still another object of my invention is to provide a holder of the type under consideration with a wire-spring element which will provide an increased grip and will effectively and securely fasten the holder to the ironing board, and a part of which will also function as a stiffening element and frame member for said holder.

Still another object of my invention is to produce a construction of holder which may be fabricated by a minimum number of operations. Still another object of my invention is to provide a construction in which such beaded-flanges extend above the normal plane of the body of the plates and preferably are so interlocked together about the opposite terminal ends of a wirespring which further stiflens the construction and is itself securely anchored in place.

Still another object of my invention is to provide at the rear of the plate another interlocking bead-roll at the top of the vertical or upright flange formed at said rear edge so as to provide a rear stop for the iron and a neat finish 50 for the holder.

This invention relates to improvements in sad-iron holders. One of the objects of this invention is to produce a holder for sad-irons which will have a neat.

Be it known that I, VILLIAM MCCLURE, of Peebles township, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Sad-lronsg and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure l, represents a fiat iron or sad iron, with my improvement. My improvement consists in the use of a shoe or metallic covering, fitting on to the bottom of the iron and so arranged with springs or other means of attachment as to be easily attached to the iron, or detached therefrom at pleasure.

To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my improvement,I will proceed to describe it more fully. Not only is my invention an advantage in the manufacture of flat irons, as it obviates the necessity of putting a high polish upon them, and therefore allows them to be made of an inferior quality of metal, but in many respects, is a great advantage in the use of the smoothing iron.

Flat irons of ordinary construction, are apt to get rusty between the times when they are used, and then must be carefully cleaned with wax; they are also liable to become smoked or dirty when placed upon an open lire to heat, so that in using them, great care is required, lest the clothes be soiled by Contact with the iron. These annoyances are removed by the use of my invention, as the movable covering or shoe, is to be kept on the ironing table, while the iron is being heated, and need never be exposed to the actionof the fire, but may readily be kept clean and in good order.

Another annoyance in the use of flat irons is remedied by the use of my improvement. I refer to the accidental burning of the clothes by the use of irons heated too highly, Y. The saving of time and trouble in cleaning the irons after each reheating, which is effected by the use of my improvement, is very considerable, and makes it greatly superior in this respect, as well as in its greater cheapness, to the box iron, while it possesses all the advantages of cleanliness and constant readiness for use, which are found in the latter, while in cheapness and simplicity it is fully equal to the ordinary sad iron.

Antique Sad and Flat Irons

Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community. Please make sure that you’ve entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway. Please enter a question. From the 17th century, sadirons or sad irons from Middle English “sad” meaning of “solid”, used in modern English through the s began to be used.

They were thick slabs of cast iron, delta-shaped and with a handle, heated in a fire or on a stove.

While there is no exact date to pinpoint when humans began to iron fabrics Research suggests, however, that sad irons were much bigger.

Referring to the drawings, A represents a hollow shell of any suitable shape made of wood or other suitable material and providedwith a handle a at its upper end. In the ML low portion or cavity of the same is located a piece of wax B, corresponding in shape to the cavity, and between the inner end of the piece of wax B and the inner end of the cavity is located a helical spring J, which serves for forcing the wax in outward direction through the open end of the shell.

Across the open taining-piece is placed against the under side of the hot sad-iron, so that the wax melts and passes through the meshes of the fabric onto the face of the iron, so as to supply the required quantity of wax for ironing. This is assisted by the recesses d at the circumference of the retaining-piece. When the wax is not required for use, the cap E is placed over the open end of the shell, so that the face of the wax and the retaining-piece are protected against dust or other dirt.

By my improved waxing device the wax can be applied in a very convenient manner without injury to or soiling of the fingers and is always applied to the face of the sad-iron in a perfectly neat and clean manner, so as not to smudge the cloths that are ironed. As there isno loss of wax, even the smallest remnant being used up, the deviceis avery economical one and forms a very desirable article for household and laundry use.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- A waxing device for sad-irons, consisting of a shell provided with a handle at one end, a piece of wax under constant pressure in said shell, a helical spring interposed between the innerend’of the wax and the shell, and a retaining-piece of textile fabric attached to the shell and extending over the open end of the same and the wax, substantially as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in pres ence of two subscribing witnesses. Pa te’nted May l3, I Application filed Mar.

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She invented clothes irons with detachable wooden handles that became prominent throughout North America and the European continent. She termed herself an “inventress”. Her exact birth date is unknown and recorded by various sources as from November 1, , to Potts is associated with improvements to the sadiron that she made from the age of The old English word of sad before the “iron” meant heavy, dense, and solid.

The hollow iron was poured and filled with material that was a poor conductor of heat, such as cement or clay.

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The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of that class of sad irons having detachable handles, and to provide a simple, strong and durable construe tion, adapted to permit the handle to be easily and lquickly applied to and removed from the body of the sad iron. With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction and novel combination of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and pointed out in the claim hereto appended; it being understood that various changes in the form, proportion, size and minor details of construction, Within the scope of the claim, may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.

In the drawing F igure 1 is a perspective view of a sad iron, constructed in accordance with this invention.

Inventor: Thomas L Reed; Original Assignee: Thomas L Reed; Priority date My invention relates to means forming a part of or attachable to a sad iron by.

Ironing is a household chore that many persons take for granted due to the availability and easy use of modern electric irons and clothes steamers. This piece will examine two irons that are very well known to Jamaicans, so much so that they have cemented themselves in Jamaica’s’ material history. The two irons that will be discussed today are the flat iron, also known as the sad iron, and the tailors iron, also known as the coal or charcoal iron.

While there is no exact date to pinpoint when humans began to iron fabrics and linen, the earliest evidence suggests that the Chinese were the first to use heat. According to Olive Sharkey, the Chinese would use open metal pans filled with hot coals and smoothed over fabric to get the wrinkles out. Many other cultures used various heated and non-heated objects to remove creases from fabric.

For example, the Greeks invented a round bar that looked like a rolling pin, which was heated then rolled up and down their clean linen robes to press pleats into the fabric. The Vikings of Scandinavia used a linen smoother that was made of glass and looked like a mushroom.

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To receive SMS notifications. So, when they told me that they are ‘Sad Iron collectors’, then I was a little surprised. However, they quickly explained that ‘sad’ didn’t refer to their emotional state, or indeed other people’s opinion about how cool, or otherwise, their collecting was, but to the type of old, solid bodied irons they collected. The ‘sad’ in sad-iron or sadiron , is thought to be derived from ‘sald’, an old-english word for solid, and heated sad-irons and flat-irons have been used to press cloth in Europe since the middle ages, and possibly much longer in the Far East.

Old french iron with an anchor, number 5 CF (for Camion Frères, from the A collection of antique sad irons dating from the late s to the early s.

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It is a sad iron. Not only is it a useable tool, but it was, at the time it was created, a revolutionary labor-saving device. Sad irons of the 19th century were so named because of the weight — five to nine pounds — needed to press wrinkled clothes and sheets. They were made of solid metal, including the handle. When the iron was heated, this meant that the handle would also heat up.

Wives would have to use a thick cloth or a mitt of some sort before they could pick up the iron.


Record breaking prices are bringing faked and forged irons into the antiques market. First seen in Paris flea markets and London street fairs, these irons are now appearing in the United States. The “not-quite-genuine” is a fact of life for iron collectors. Imports from Taiwan and Mexico, particularly solid cast iron pieces the size of children’s toys, have caused concern for several years Figs. But have heart, several tests help you identify these impostors. To begin, old cast iron, like that used to make the “monster” iron above is not the same as new cast iron.

The composition of today’s iron, modern casting methods and faster finishing techniques all leave their marks on reproductions. New cast iron typically has a rough, grainy surface Fig. Details of new pieces lack the detail of old; production is rushed and shows little hand-finishing seen on old irons. New iron often has a fresh gray look; recent rust is a bright color as opposed to the dark black color of old stabilized oxidation.

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Sad Irons Through a Green Lens a look at rural life without electricity. None of the work we’re doing is theoretical in that every stage of the processes described is already being done on an industrial scale. Our focus is on 1 scaling these systems down to where they can work on a more human scale to meet local needs, and 2 exploring ways that existing resources can be reused to create key components used in smaller, neighborhood-scale systems.

English: Mary Florence Potts sad iron with detachable wooden handles. Date Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

This surely was for finishing the ironing much faster than with only 1 iron! I am not sure when the practice started of starching and ironing your clothes, but it seems certain that it has its origins in the court of some highfalutin king. Buy and sell electronics, cars, fashion apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, baby items, coupons, and everything else on eBay, the world’s online marketplace.

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