Electric iron in original box

Object Number: 
2004.32ab
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.
Description: 
Electric iron, model GM 1B, in original box with removal steam attachment.
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.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group