Patent Model - Improvement in Sad-Irons

Maker and role
John Lidell (American, b.1824, d.1900), Patentee
Charles Johnson, Assignee
John Lidell (American, b.1824, d.1900), Assignee
Production date
Jul 02 1878
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Object detail

Iron, brass, cork
11 x 14 x 4" (27.9 x 35.6 x 10.2cm)
Lidell's patent "relates to that class known as 'self-heating' irons." Its objective "is to produce an iron for the purposes for which sad or other similar irons are used, in which a burning fluid of any suitable kind may be employed to heat the iron when in use." (Patent number 205,656)
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