Metal sadiron with removable handle and separate metal trivet. Iron is oval shaped with pointed ends. The top of the iron has a screw head at each pointed end with the center of the top having two pointed openings. The base of the triangles are facing each other. On the outside of the triangles ar…
Metal sadiron with removable handle and separate metal trivet. Iron is oval shaped with pointed ends. The top of the iron has a screw head at each pointed end with the center of the top having two pointed openings. The base of the triangles are facing each other. On the outside of the triangles are arched metal lips which are braces for the handle. The handle consists of a round arched piece of varnished wood that is attached to a rectangular piece of metal. In the center of the metal is a clasp with a round, brown wooden knob. The clasp moves up or down to grasp or release the iron base. To one side of the clasp is a thin rectangular piece of metal that controls the pressure for the clasp. On the opposite side of the clasp is an embossed triangle with an "F" inside it. The handle measures 14.4cm in length, 3cm in width and 9.4cm in height. There is a separate rounded triangular shaped metal trivet with three small peg feet. Starting at the ends of the trivet there is a line of circular holes meeting at the pointed to end. The inner part of the trivet is an open criss-cross pattern.
Dimensions of trivet c) height 2.5cm Dia. Base 10.5cm.
Part (a) is the iron proper. Part (b) is the handle. Part (c) is the holder.
History Of Use
Metal sadiron with trivet used for ironing clothes. Manufactured by Taylor-Forbes, Guelph, Canada. Irons such as this one originated from a patent obtained April 4, 1871 by Mrs. Potts. This type of iron had a removable handle which was cooler to handle than the previous sadiron.
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; WOOD - UNKNOWN
'TAYLOR-FORBES, 3, 3, GUELPH CANADA' is pressed into the top of part (a). Stamped on the bottom of part (c) is "JAS SMART MFG. CO. LIMITED CANADA".
Units Of Measurement
These dimensions are the iron proper plus the handle. This does not include the stand.
Dates based on Madison Plow Company operations, as per http://www.historicmadison.org/Madison%27s%20Past/Places/Walking%20Tours/IndustrialTour2.html (accessed November 2017).
Metal wrench. One end has one head that is 2.8cm wide, the other end has two heads, each approximately 2cm wide. "G70" stamped on one side.
History Of Use
G70 wrench is listed in Madison Plow Company for their wood and steel frame transplanters, cultivators, planters, and disc harrows. It is only one of two wrenches that have been attributed to the Madison Plow Company. (Source: http://www.wrenchingnews.com/sell-page/sell.html, accessed November 2017).