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AN 18TH/ 19TH CENTURY PRESSING IRON WITH 'BELL' HANDLE

184: AN 18TH/ 19TH CENTURY PRESSING IRON WITH 'BELL' HANDLE

The early primitive pressing iron is fixed with a hollow handle having an loose object inside to create a tinkling sound while the iron is being moved about during use. This was purportedly a method of monitoring domestic help. The sound created by the hollow 'bell' handle assured milady there was no loafing on the job.
Measures 4 x 7.25 x 3.5 inches.
$50 - $500

SOLD - $150

Sold Price does not include Buyer's Premium

in our Rare Fluting and Pressing Irons with Related Collectibles sale

on Thursday, February 3rd 2022