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    'with that said' cudarunner's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johntoad57 View Post
    That iron is pretty "sad"!
    Yea it is pretty "Sad" They were called Sad as in Old Middle English sad meant "Solid". They used to be solid metal and a person had to use a cloth or such to keep from being burned. In 1871 a woman named Mrs Potts had a patent for a removable handle so one could be heating and another in use.

    They weighed between 5 lbs and 9 lbs, mine weighs 5 lbs 6 ounces with the handle.

    I doesn't look like much in the picture but I keep it pretty nice on the ironing surface.

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    I keep it coated with some wax from wax paper. It's a trick I learned from my mother. She used to take in laundry and ironing for some extra money. I think it was $0.05 for a pair of slacks and $0.10 for a shirt or vise versa. I also remember when mom didn't have a steam iron. She would use a pop bottle with a sprinkler head and sprinkle the clothes down and then roll them up and let it soak and then start in. Good Memory's!
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    I remember my Grandma dipping dress shirts in a hot blue starch solution. She would sprinkle clothes, roll them up and put them in the fridge.
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