ColebrookDale Sad Iron #1
ColebrookDale Sad Iron #1 was manufactured by the Colebrookdale Iron Company, located just south of Boyertown on Farmington Avenue in PA. This iron has a beautiful natural patina that gives it an eye-striking appeal and a wooden handle. Colebrookdale Iron Co. was founded in 1835 by Joseph Bailey. Sad irons, also called flat irons or smoothing irons, are shaped pieces of metal that are flat and polished on one side and have a handle attached to the other, created for the purpose of de-wrinkling fabric. “Sad” is an old English word for “solid,” and The forebears to modern electric irons, flat irons are often triangular or come to a point to make it easier to iron around buttons. The heft of a sad iron would help it hold heat, as well as to press the fabric flat. Sad irons are often-beautiful, intricate, and collectible examples of metalwork. Today, they are often used as decor: bookends, displayed in modern farmhouse decor, as well as in vintage shops and businesses. Of course, there are still many collectors who cherish these prized items that tell a story of past times. If you are a collector we have several other irons available on our site!
Measurements: 3 " Wide, 2 ¾ " High (without handle) 5” with handle, 6.25” Long
Weight: 3lbs 10oz approx
Shipping/Handling: Not included in Price