Flat iron

No. 8 size flat iron with rounded nose, moulded top edge and tapered edging on the handle.
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For many hundreds of years, heated metal irons have been used to smooth textiles and clothing. For most of that time they were heated by open fires and stoves with “slugs” of iron or charcoal inside. In the early 20th Century, kerosene or white spirit burners were incorporated into the iron to heat them. This dangerous method was soon superseded by electric irons.
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