Show & Tell Friday
A Cast Iron "Flat Iron"
Thanks for joining me again for another show and tell Friday hosted by our wonderful friend, Kelli. Today I am showing you what my great grandmother used when she ironed clothes! This iron is made out of cast iron and if you've ever heard the expression "heavy as lead," that would certainly apply to this iron. I wish y'all could have a chance to pick it up because you would be amazed at how truly heavy it is. I bet my great grandmother developed some pretty hefty muscles using this thing! As you can see by the above picture it was very well used! Since the iron is made completely from cast iron I would imagine that she would have to use some kind of "hot pad" in order to pick it up. This is only a guess but I would think she must have put laid it over hot coals in her fireplace. If anybody knows anymore details I would love to hear them. I am the first one to always say that their were many wonderful things about living in the "good old" days, but in this case I'd take a good Sunbeam any day:o)
As you can see the handle is cast iron, as well. The writing on the handle reads K.S. (next thing I can't make out) R. Co.
It rests by our fireplace today!