This specific iron is considered highly collectible due to the fact that it is not the usual sad iron that we all have seen a thousand times. It is an antique travel iron. Its much smaller dimensions compared to the traditional ones along with its mint unused condition makes it a highly desirable from antique lovers/collectors. We must not forget to mention that it also contains a lock in order to keep all the charcoals safely away from your precious hands as it also carries an engraved marking on the top "handmade in greece".The perfect addition for every surface and most definitely every home that will instantly upgrade the aesthetic of the entire room by providing a truly primitive/farmhouse accent. Handmade in greece approximately in 1960's. Its condition remains excellent as it has never been used or owned. Ideal for home use and decoration.
In case you were looking for a truly unique piece for your home decor, you just found a true masterpiece. The perfect gift either for you or your beloved ones. Metal pans filled with hot coals were used for smoothing fabrics in china in the 1st century bc. From the 17th century, sadirons or sad irons (from middle english "sad" meaning of "solid", used in modern english through the 1800s) began to be used.
They were thick slabs of cast iron, triangular and with a handle, heated in a fire or on a stove. These were also called flat irons. A later design consisted of an iron box which could be filled with hot coals, which had to be periodically aerated by attaching a bellows. In kerala in india, burning coconut shells were used instead of charcoal, as they have a similar heating capacity. This method is still in use as a backup device, since power outages are frequent.
Other box irons had heated metal inserts instead of hot coals. Be sure to check out our "onceupontimestore" shop you might find, just what you are missing. You can find us on.
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This item is made of iron.