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Electric iron

Electric iron
Electric iron
Electric iron
Title
Electric iron
Date 
1946-1954
Medium 
Chromium plated steel body, phenolic resin handle; cardboard box
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 4 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. ( 12.7 x 11.4 x 24.8 cm )
Description 
Electric iron, model GM 1B, in original box with removal steam attachment.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
2004.32a
Gallery Label 
The electric iron was first patented in 1882 and quickly became an essential household tool. In the 1930's and 40's manufacturers began to produce irons with new, streamlined designs that reflected industrial design trends. General Mills ventured into the manufacture of applicances after WWII. This "Tru Heat" iron features an innovative steam attachment.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group