What's It Wednesday #93
Humans have been removing unsightly wrinkles from clothes for hundreds of years. The Chinese were the first to use hot metal to iron clothing. During the 19th century the Europeans used anything from wood, and metal to glass for smoothing out fabrics.
This hefty guy originally hailed from India. The base of this iron housed very hot, glowing charcoal. In India, it was quite common for your clothes to be pressed by a gentleman known as a press wallah. These guys must have been the original Iron Man. <insert rimshot here> :-)
The holes in the hinged lid allowed for the coal to smolder continuously. I just love the sturdiness of these works of art.
These irons were in use way before electricity. They were the "Rowenta" of their day, cutting edge technology. This lovely lady is heated by gasoline. The tank is where the fuel was housed for ironing.
I use these beautiful technological advances of their day as fabulous...
What is your favorite "hot" invention?
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|The Fancy Shack|
|Just Paint it White|
|The Refeathered Roost|
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