Vintage HotPoint Electric Iron
Vintage HotPoint Electric Iron: This iron has a beautiful natural patina that gives it an eye-striking appeal and is finished off with a wooden handle. No cord. In 1903, Earl Richardson, a meter reader and plant superintendent for an electric power company in Ontario, California, developed a small, light-weight version of the heavy, cumbersome electric iron first patented in 1882. Richardson's invention was eventually named Hotpoint, after the heating elements that converged in the iron's tip, allowing it to be used to press around buttonholes and in and around ruffles and pleats on clothing and curtains. Most Hotpoint production moved to GE's Appliance Park manufacturing complex in Louisville, KY in the beginning of the 1950s. To this day, many Hotpoint appliances are made at Louisville, the largest appliance plant in the world. Today, they are a favorite among collectors, and also find themselves in farmhouse decorated homes as shelf decor, door stops, and even as bookends. It is so fulfilling to have a piece of decor with a rich history to discuss with family and friends. If you are a collector, we have several other irons available on our site!
Measurements: 4" Wide 8" Long 5” High
Other Dimensions (on stand): 4-½”Wide 8”Long 6”High
Weight: approx 5 lbs
Shipping/Handling: Not included in Price