Erie Hand Fluter Antique Griswold 3 Pieces with Removable Handle 297 298 Cast Iron Vintage Collar Sleeve Pleats Primitive SALE
The erie fluter made by griswold. Cast iron in 3 pieces. Has a removable handle with a latch that lifts up to remove. The base is marked "297" and the crimper is marked 298. Nice crisp lettering that has held up over time. The base measures 5 1/2 inches by 3 inches. These were used in the late 1800's to early 1920's to pleat clothing - mostly collars and sleeves. Crafters still use these to get the desired pleated effect on their clothing and craft designs. Very nice antique fluter that is hard to find in this condition with all markings and pieces intact.
This item is made of cast iron. The style is historical and primitive.