Small Sad Iron 4” long  1800-1900's  Mary Potts's Style Green HandleSmall Sad Iron 4” long  1800-1900's  Mary Potts's Style Green HandleSmall Sad Iron 4” long  1800-1900's  Mary Potts's Style Green HandleSmall Sad Iron 4” long  1800-1900's  Mary Potts's Style Green HandleSmall Sad Iron 4” long  1800-1900's  Mary Potts's Style Green HandleSmall Sad Iron 4” long  1800-1900's  Mary Potts's Style Green Handle

A small size double pointed sad iron with a detachable wooden
handle. This iron has a hollow cast iron body with a cast iron top section.. It may have been used to iron lace or smaller type items. The green paint on the handle section appears to be original. Excellent condition but there is some wear to the paint.
In the 1870's, Mary Florence Potts of Ottumwa, Iowa patented an iron with a sad iron with a detachable handle, thus allowing the iron to be heated without also heating the handle.
Excellent condition

The sad iron — whose name derives from the Old English word “sald,” meaning solid — first appeared in the 17th century. The basic sad iron is a shaped piece of metal, with a polished base and attached metal handle. These irons were heated in front of an open fire or on a stove. The undesirable aspect of this, however, was that it heated the handle as well, so they had to be held with a potholder or thick glove.

Shipping will be in a Medium Priority Mail box. If you should purchase any of the other irons I have for sale, the shipping will be free for the additional ones.

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Item ID: 091172

Small Sad Iron 4” long 1800-1900's Mary Potts's Style Green Handle

$23 USD

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