"Petipoint" Iron, Model #W410
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 7/8 x 5 x 10 in. (12.4 x 12.7 x 25.4 cm) (show scale)
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"
Gift of Larry Whiteley
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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, CUR.85.74.jpg)
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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.
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