Patent Model - Improvement in Sad-Irons

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John Hewitt, Patentee
Production date
Mar 25 1873
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Wood, metal
5 x 7 x 3 1/2" (12.7 x 17.8 x 8.9cm)
The object of Hewitt's patent "is to provide a reversible combined sad and polishing iron, and one in which the polishing-face shall be at or near the center, and which permits, in ironing, the gloss to be imparted to the shirt-bosoms, &c., with the iron held in a natural position, and without tilting it so as to act on its toe or heel, as in other devices of this character, and in which position a moment's reflection will convnce anyone the iron is difficult to hold, and consequently difficult to use." (Patent Number 137,201)
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