Old fashioned pressing IRONS
So, when did you say the good-ol' days were? I'm so glad to live in the days of electricity and even gladder to have so many permanent press clothes. What a job it would be to keep two IRONS going in order to press cloth - one at the IRONING board and one on the stove heating up. Not too hot, not too cold, but just right.
But that was not the whole task. In between IRONING days, the IRONS needed to be cleaned, sand-papered and polished.
Pressing IRONS (a.k.a. sad IRONS or flat IRONS) on wooden IRONING boards
Hot IRONS with metal handles had to be gripped in a pad or a thick wad of rag. Think of how amazed women must have been when detachable wooden handles were invented in 1870! I bet they felt thoroughly modern!
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