I polished it up and it shines pretty. Cord not very long back in those days, but i would rough estimate it to be about 3 ft.
Iron has 3 settings, switch is on the iron. Handle, switch & cord are all black. Bottom of iron has worn off a section of silver , it is still smooth not rough. I have polished it with a machine buffer.
I'm impressed with the way this iron is still going strong and works, that's good craftsmanship for sure. I like the size of it, fits into suitcase with no problems and no leaks like today's modern irons. This item is made of metal and plastic, hot, heat, plug, cord, switch, craftsmanship, good quality, works.