Antique geneva hand fluter crimping iron. Great addition to a vintage laundry room or kitchen or to your cast iron collection. This type of sad iron was used to press fluted ruffles or cuffs, collars and other decorative trimmings. You would have heated the fluter, marked, heat this on its bottom, on the hearth or on a cook stove, then laid the moistened garment over the grooved top of the fluter and pressed it into rows of narrow flutes or pleats by rocking the handled iron over the garment. Base 6 x 4 inches.This item is made of cast iron and geneva hand fluter iron.