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Antique Sad Irons Lot of 3 Colebrookdale - $55 (Santa Fe)

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Kachina Court near Artist Road
condition: good
make / manufacturer: Colebrookdale Iron Co
model name / number: Sad Irons
size / dimensions: see listing details

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Antique Sad Irons Lot of 3 Colebrookdale Iron Co

- 3 cast iron "Sad Irons" produced late 1800's- early 1900's by Colebrookdale Iron Co in Boyertown PA
- company originally founded in 1720 as Colebrookdale Furnace
- called "Sad Irons" because they were heavy and could weigh up to 9 pounds depending on size
- they were usually used as 2 or 3 bottoms to a single wooden detachable handle so they could be used in tandem
- this lot has 3 bottoms one of which has a handle attached and all are embossed with the number 1

Size: all are 6/1/2" long x 3" at widest point but height is 2" on bottoms only & 5" on the one with the handle attached

Condition: These are primitive reminders of a time when a Women's work was truly never done BUT they are NOT functional. I have never tried to remove the handle to see if it fit the other 2 bottoms and never attempted to clean or shine them. The only recommendation I could find online for cleaning them is turpentine and boiled linseed oil mixed 50/50 which I am sure we all handy. One bottom has damage along the top which can be seen it the main pic & each of these weighs slightly over 3 pounds.

*Sold as a set only

Sold AS IS for cash only at the time of item pick-up. No moving assistance is available so bring a buddy for larger items. Call and please leave message if we are not available.

post id: 7749145075

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