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Antique Mrs. Potts Sad Iron (c 1900)
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Antique Mrs. Potts Sad Iron (c 1900)

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Invented by 19-year-old Mary Florence Potts in 1870, this iron revolutionized the task of ironing with a removable handle so a cold iron could be swapped for a hot one and the fact that it was pointed on both ends so the user could iron in either direction. 

  • Antique Mrs. Potts sad iron
  • Curved removable wooden handle with original hardware
  • Branding embossed on top of the metal base
  • Circa early 1900's


Good vintage condition. Oxidation to the metal base but the wood remains smooth. 


Material:  Iron and wood

Measurements: 7" long x 3.5" wide x 5" tall. Weighs 4.5 lbs so the user had the side benefit of a bicep workout. 


NOTE: Because this is a vintage item, it carries the markers of age you would expect to see. Please review the photos carefully & ask questions because we are unable to accept returns or exchanges.

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