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May 8, 2014 — by WEBOOST

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    Comments (45)

    scott whitty on May 8, 2014 at 9:48 pm said:

    old fashioned iron

    James on May 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm said:

    It’s an iron. No steam option though.

    James on May 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm said:

    It’s an iron. No steam option though.

    Di Henderson on May 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm said:

    An iron.

    Di Henderson on May 8, 2014 at 10:34 pm said:

    An iron.

    Ron Tennyson on May 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm said:

    Clothes Iron from way back when.

    John Gorman on May 8, 2014 at 11:36 pm said:

    Iron

    John Gorman on May 8, 2014 at 11:36 pm said:

    Iron

    Eric on May 9, 2014 at 1:24 am said:

    Old fashioned iron

    terry gayer on May 9, 2014 at 1:59 am said:

    old clothes iron

    terry gayer on May 9, 2014 at 1:59 am said:

    old clothes iron

    joyce olsen on May 9, 2014 at 2:00 am said:

    it is a iron that you used to sit on a stove to heat up and then press your clothes .

    joyce olsen on May 9, 2014 at 2:00 am said:

    it is a iron that you used to sit on a stove to heat up and then press your clothes .

    Irene Hands on May 9, 2014 at 2:18 am said:

    This is known as a flat iron ,used to iron clothes .
    we used them in the 1940s .heat them on the gas jetty ,then ironclothes

    Irene Hands on May 9, 2014 at 2:18 am said:

    This is known as a flat iron ,used to iron clothes .
    we used them in the 1940s .heat them on the gas jetty ,then ironclothes

    Ron Stewart on May 9, 2014 at 2:21 am said:

    Iron

    briancave on May 9, 2014 at 2:28 am said:

    that’s an [ IRON ]

    briancave on May 9, 2014 at 2:28 am said:

    that’s an [ IRON ]

    Joyce taylor on May 9, 2014 at 2:29 am said:

    It’s an iron

    Joyce taylor on May 9, 2014 at 2:29 am said:

    It’s an iron

    Sandra S on May 9, 2014 at 5:18 am said:

    an iron

    Sandra S on May 9, 2014 at 5:18 am said:

    an iron

    Christian on May 9, 2014 at 5:33 am said:

    It is a cloths iron.

    Christian on May 9, 2014 at 5:33 am said:

    It is a cloths iron.

    Terri Baker on May 9, 2014 at 10:39 am said:

    An iron

    Terri Baker on May 9, 2014 at 10:39 am said:

    An iron

    Julia Herperger on May 9, 2014 at 11:22 am said:

    an iron!

    Julia Herperger on May 9, 2014 at 11:22 am said:

    an iron!

    Paulette Gougeon on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 am said:

    flat iron

    Paulette Gougeon on May 9, 2014 at 11:57 am said:

    flat iron

    LESLEY JACKSCH on May 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm said:

    IT IS AN IRON FROM BACK IN THE DAY

    LESLEY JACKSCH on May 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm said:

    IT IS AN IRON FROM BACK IN THE DAY

    Jeff Geer on May 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm said:

    Looked like an antique iron, but since most of the pics you post are telecom related, I wonder if this is something else that looks like an old iron. hmmmm

    Jeff Geer on May 9, 2014 at 12:50 pm said:

    Looked like an antique iron, but since most of the pics you post are telecom related, I wonder if this is something else that looks like an old iron. hmmmm

    keith lawhorn on May 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm said:

    early iron. now a great doorstop

    Terry Mac on May 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm said:

    It is a flat iron, looks like the one’s used by pioneers by placing on a hot stove until it heated up, then ironing clothes, then had to be replaced to again ‘heat up’. Too hot, it scorched, not hot enough, nothing! Hard way of doing it, but the forerunner to today’;s electric irons with silicone plates for ease!

    Terry Mac on May 9, 2014 at 3:14 pm said:

    It is a flat iron, looks like the one’s used by pioneers by placing on a hot stove until it heated up, then ironing clothes, then had to be replaced to again ‘heat up’. Too hot, it scorched, not hot enough, nothing! Hard way of doing it, but the forerunner to today’;s electric irons with silicone plates for ease!

    Mike on May 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm said:

    Bed warmer

    Mike on May 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm said:

    Bed warmer

    Sandra Broudy on May 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm said:

    This looks like an old flatiron with a detachable handle. Can’t tell whether it’s got a compartment (box ) for holding coals but likely not as it’s not too deep. Likely this flatiron was placed in the coals.

    rjk on May 10, 2014 at 9:53 pm said:

    It appears to be a Nuremberg-style brass box iron. It holds coals inside instead of being warmed over a fire.

    rjk on May 10, 2014 at 9:53 pm said:

    It appears to be a Nuremberg-style brass box iron. It holds coals inside instead of being warmed over a fire.

    Daniel on May 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm said:

    Scottish Box Iron This Scottish Box Iron is an interesting combination of styles, shapes and materials. The design of this unique box iron is based primarily on different castings. Some other Scottish irons designs are more focused on machining and turned parts like the handle standards. It has been said that no two of these irons are exactly alike, and some examples rise to levels of a work of art.

    The body on this example is a very nice casting. Note the ribs inside the body and the top. The top is an exact fit. The slug is original and a good fit as well. The iron swing lock on top fits like a glove. The handle uprights are a graceful and graphic double S one small, one large with a nice base. The wood handle is nice as well.

    Scottish Box Irons are by nature exquisitely designed and detailed, and this one is no exception. The story behind most Scottish Box Irons is that they were hand-built as projects by an apprentice machinist or trades person about to enter the world as a journeyman craftsperson. Different examples show different levels of craftsmanship, and / or different focuses on different techniques or skills associated with different trades. It is also said that these were made by admirers to give to their prospective bride as an expression of their love as well as their skill. The construction of this iron is second to none and the workmanship is superb. That tradition can carry over today when you present this to your beloved as a token of your love and admiration

    Daniel on May 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm said:

    Scottish Box iron made by metal working student to
    exhibit learned skills before passing into full tradeship.

    Daniel on May 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm said:

    Scottish Box iron made by metal working student to
    exhibit learned skills before passing into full tradeship.