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"Petipoint" Iron, Model #W410

Decorative Arts

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
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.74
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Larry Whiteley
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Edward P. Schreyer and (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
    IMAGE overall, CUR.85.74.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    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.
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