Patent Model - Flat-Iron
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David Lithgow (b.1822, d.1884), Patentee
Oct 26 1858
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Brass, metal, wood
5 5/8 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/4" (14.3 x 13.3 x 7cm)
The object of Lithgow's patent "is the employment of ordinary gas, introduced into the interior of the iron by a flexible tube, for the heating of the iron while used for smoothing purposes." (Patent number: 21,891)
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