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Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive

Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive

Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive
Whitfield cast iron garment fluter pleater crimper press 1880 magic rocking style - vintage farmhouse primitive. A victorian antique american made cast iron fluting , pleater, crimper 2 piece rocking style press iron for pleating clothes and fabrics. These type of specialty irons were an essential appliance in the late 1800s as pleats and ruffles on collars, cuffs, and dresses were the fashion of the day. Dating from the 1860 to 1880s iron press embossed with the words magic pat. This iron press has a beautiful antique age patina with a upper solid embossed bar handle and separate bottom piece.

The top piece and the bottom piece have deep ridged grooves used to crimp the garment that was wedged in between giving the fabric a lovely row of pleats. During the 1860s, there was a trend in upper class society fashion of women and men alike, would have garments with crimped, ruffled, or fluted hems, collars and cuffs. A fluting iron was used to create these dramatic looks by producing these pleats. Repeating this process over and over again till garment was finished. As with any antique cast iron item, there is a hint of minor surface rust on it but overall it is in very good solid condition.

No repairs, no cracks and no breaks, all original minor rust can be removed. I do not clean or remove patina, as found from an old country farmhouse estate.

The iron base measures 6 inches long x 3-1/8 inches wide. The rocking handled iron is 4-3/4 inches long x 3-1/8 inches wide x 4 inches high (including the handle). It weighs 3 pounds 10 ounces. Would look lovely in a collection of primitives and be a fabulous conversation piece in any primitive decor or to use as intended.

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Antique C.W. Whitfield Cast Iron Garment Fluter Pleater Crimper Press 1880 Magic Rocking Style Press Vintage Farmhouse Primitive