A lovely heavy antique charcoal iron - what makes this different is the original insert in the bottom (see pictures) which is usually lost over the years, making the iron not useable in the way it was designed. To find one with the original insert is near on impossible.The handle is wearing away as seen in the photos - one side more than the other. There is a lever at the top, this opens and allows the charcoal to be put in and it levers across to shut. A gorgeous iron, and a perfectly complete example. Height 7 inches (18 cms)to the top of the handle.
Length 6 inches (15.25 cms). Weighty enough for use as a doorstop too. As soon as the weight tips over 2kg, the prices hike up.