Maker and role
Mary Potts (b.1850, d.1922), Patentee
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2 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 2 1/4" (6.4 x 11.7 x 5.7cm)
The most popular sad-iron was invented by Mary Potts and is a double-pointed iron with a cast iron hollow body which was filled with a non-conductor of heat. The body was first patented in 1870. In 1871 Potts patented a detachable handle which was considered her crowning achievement.
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