Patent Model - Improvement in Sad-Irons
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Barbara Jones, Patentee
Oct 07 1873
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3 x 4 x 2" (7.6 x 10.2 x 5.1cm)
Jones's patent "relates to that class of smoothing-irons which are heated by hot bolts, introduced into the hollow body of the iron." Her "improvement consists in providing the open end of the iron with a sliding spring-gate, which will be kept closed by the action of the spring in whatever position the iron may be, so that no accident is likely to occur by the accidental opening of the gate, and the escape of the hot bolt." (Patent Number 143,451)
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