This is a very rare and wonderful numbered collectible british sylvester patent salter sad iron dating to the late 19th century. These sad irons made from cast iron were heated over a fire or on a stove and were used for pressing clothing and table ware while the handles were becoming warmer, burning women's fingers. It is marked: sylvester patent salter no.Considering his age, it is in very good aesthetic condition and has normal cosmetic distress from years. A very well conserved collectible item that would be a great addition to any victorian home decor.
This item is made of cast iron.