Bottom half of an antique sad iron. The name sad iron came from the english term sald or solid. This iron made from is solid and very heavy metal. Marked bless & drake newark, n. The bless & drake foundry of newark, new jersey was founded by eleazer bless and robert drake and was in business from about 1852 to 1927. Great decorative antique item that was a functional part of everyday life a century ago. About 6 x 3 inches.