Let them rust with cobwebs of disuse.
My ranch grandma didn’t have electricity in my early childhood. She heated these heavy things on the wood stove to press clothes. While it seemed like a lot of fun when I was seven, I thank the gods of technology every time I see them now.
antique cobwebs flat grandma iron old past press time wrinkles
Cool shot , i have one of these i use for a door stop, i am glad i do not have to use it for my blue jeans , if i did i would just have to go out with a few wrinkles .
They make great doorstops and paperweights. Thanks, Gene.
Lovely study of something from days gone by.
I’d rather study than use them, huh? Thanks, Carla.
Thank you, Francis.
Great presentation Kay…. love these old flat irons…. I use them for door stoppers… wouldn’t want to use one today…… Your colors and technique are wonderful!!!Brenda
Oh, Brenda, thanks so much. I sure wouldn’t want that wood cooking stove you needed to heat them up.
What a beautiful composition, Kay. It certainly is a far cry from today’s irons, eh?
Thanks Mike. I’m afraid I don’t use my electic one any more than these!
Superb image Kay.
Thanks, Gary. I appreciate the comment.
Beautiful composition, Kay. I still have a few of these at my cabin with the Great Majestic wood stove.
Thanks, Bryan. I don’t think they’ll ever come back!
A great shot! And these wonders with the removable handles WERE the height of high-tech in those days. We had a couple at our cabin in Ontario; can’t say I ever did much ironing while there, but they were part of the ‘decor’. Had one or two of the regular flat irons/sad irons, what ever. I don’t do much ironing these days, but I do have a Rowenta to make the job more palatable!
I remember marveling over the handle with the wire coil that didn’t get hot. My grandma had to put up with me at her elbow.
Oooh I remember these from when I was little – agree – we have it much easier now.
My grandma let me iron dish towels. LOL
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