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Title Iron
Production His Master's Voice (manufacturer(s)), about 1955, England
Materials metal, enamel, Bakelite (TM), rubber
Classification irons
Credit line Purchased 1995
Registration number T000648
An HMV brand electric iron with a triangular hot plate. It has a yellow enamelled body and a moulded black bakelite top and handle. A dial beneath the handle has yellow-painted heat settings. A stand for sitting the iron on is vertically screwed to the rear of the handle. To the side and rear of the handle is attached a red and green electrical cord. There is also a light bulb at the base of the handle, adjacent to the cord attachment. Around the 3-pin plug end of the cord is a r ubber insulator. The iron's specifications are at the base of the hot plate.

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