Sad Iron #1 by Colebrookdale Iron Co. of Boyertown, PA. NO damage, no rust, wood handle is perfect. The double ended iron is 6 1/2" long, 3" at the widest and stands 5" tall. Clean as a whistle, only waxed. This iron is in excellent condition. Just one of several we have listed. The original wood handle is removeable and in working order. This particular model is an adaptation of Mrs. Potts design. Her intent was to changed the shape of the iron to remedy the problem of uneven heating. Her design featured an iron with two pointed ends and a sturdy, removeable wood handle that arched from point to point, making it easier to transfer pressure and move the iron. Normally when ironing two irons and one handle were employed. The result was one iron was being heated while the other was in use. The purpose of the handle attaching and detaching from the iron ( by raising the wood knob) made this efficient.
The Colebrookdale Iron Company, was located just south of Boyertown on Farmington Avenue, was founded in 1835 and reorganized in 1888. Joseph Bailey, founder of the Colebrookdale Iron Company, was the primary proponent of the Colebrookdale Railroad.
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