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Electric Travelling Iron, the first design that became very popular.
Wall sockets were rare before WW2, sometimes only one would be in the house, and often none at all, even if you were lucky enough to have Electricity, the lead for this Iron was usually plugged into the lamp bulb holder hung from the ceiling.
It also has no safety earth connection.

Bruce Hammond Collection

Your comments:

  • I have two of these irons but never used them.My mother used the type of iron which plugged into a light socket during the 1940s and frequently fused everything.There was no ring main in those days and no wall sockets in our small terraced back to back scullery house. She still preferred the electric iron to the flat iron.
    .......... Mary Fisher, Leeds, Yorkshire, 5th of September 2015

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