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"Petipoint" Iron, Model #W410

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MANUFACTURER Waverly Tool Company
MEDIUM Metal, plastic
  • Place Manufactured: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1941
    DIMENSIONS 4 7/8 x 5 x 10 in. (12.4 x 12.7 x 25.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS On metal plate under handle: "petipoint / a Titeflex Product / LICENSED UNDER PAT'S RE-21585 / D-128267 D-128268 D-128269 / OTHER PAT'S PENDING / [under settings dial] RAYON-SILK-WOOL-COTTON-LIN / WATTS / 1000 / VOLTS / 120 / MODEL No. W410 / 75208 / SERIAL NO. / A.C. ONLY / MFG. BY / WAVERLY TOOL CO. / SANDUSKY OHIO" On dial: "FAST / MED / SLOW"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Larry Whiteley
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Electric iron of metal and plastic. Streamlined, with black plastic handle and chrome-plated metal body, coming to a sharp point at each end, the sides fitted with a set of stepped, fin-like vents. CONDITION: Wear due to normal use. Plating has worn off on small section of metal. Small amounts of rust in many corners and edges. Plastic handle has some scratches and minor losses.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Edward P. Schreyer (American, born Hungary, 1896–1981). "Petipoint" Iron, Model #W410, ca. 1941. Metal, plastic, 4 7/8 x 5 x 10 in. (12.4 x 12.7 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Larry Whiteley, 85.74. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.74_detail_cropped_bw.jpg)
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