Fascinating set of three 1930s electric irons. There are no cords and they may not be safe to operate even if they did have their cords. Perfect vintage home accessory for old school iron display. All 3 in good condition.
Universal iron made in new britain ct no. Landers frary and clark, made in usa.Hotpoint electrical appliance, made in chicago. The electric iron has been around since the 1880s. Greeks would heat a round bar known as a goffering iron and use it to produce pleats on robes.
The ancient romans used devices similar to irons of today. One was a level metal paddle in which the user would beat the clothes in the hope the pounding would remove the wrinkles. The ancient chinese used a scoop that was heated with hot coal or sand and would rub it over clothing to smooth wrinkles. This item is made of metal and wood.