Sad Iron, Cast Iron, Comes With Trivet.

  • $69.99 CAD

Sad Iron, Cast Iron, Comes With Trivet.


They weren't called "sad irons" because the women who used them were depressed.

The term was in reference to the weight of the iron, in the early 1800s, the word "sad" meant "heavy." The average weight of these cast-iron tools was 15 pounds.

In this modern-day and age, permanent-press clothing has practically done away with the tedious task of ironing. But in days of old, before the steam iron was invented, ironing was a necessary chore that demanded that the user stand next to a hot stove and repeatedly heft heavy irons from stovetop to the ironing board.

In the 1800s and early 1900s, everyday clothing and household linens were made from 100 per cent cotton or flax linen and, after laundering, both demanded heavy pressing with hot irons to remove wrinkles. 'Hard work.'

Item Code - TOO7C18AREA

Width: 4 3/8"  Height: 4 3/4"  Depth: 6 1/4"  Weight: 3.041 kg

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