New Lightweight Automatic Ironer Weighs 25 Pounds (Nov, 1938)

Note the streamlining to reduce air resistance. Much better than the old coal burning locomotives irons.

New Lightweight Automatic Ironer Weighs 25 Pounds

THIS portable electric ironer weighs but twenty-five pounds and can be carried easily to any part of the house for convenient use. The device will handle all types of work from the most delicate fabrics to the most intricate ruffled curtains.

5 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: March 25, 20118:48 am

    Oh, my. I misread the headline and thought it was an Atomic Ironer.

  2. Nightsky says: March 25, 20119:45 am

    I forwarded this with great glee to my mother, who pointed out that it isn’t an iron–it’s an ironer. A mangle. Mangles are heavy even today.

  3. whoozle whaazle says: March 25, 201111:02 am

    “Note the streamlining to reduce air resistance. Much better than the old coal burning locomotives irons.”

    If they want more speed, then they should put some ‘speed holes’ into it.

    Wind resistance can also be lowered by putting fins onto the ironer and a racing stripe would make it look sharp.

    :)

  4. Toronto says: March 25, 20111:21 pm

    My grandmother apparently had one of these that was sized for bedsheets. I never saw it, unfortunately, as my grandfather lost it in a poker game.

    I’m fairly sure he only needed single sized sheets for a while after that.

  5. Hirudinea says: March 25, 20112:26 pm

    Man, I’ed hate to get hit with one of those!

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