Antique Mrs. Potts Sad Iron (c 1900)
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.