The Electric Iron

Domenic Abate

The Electric Iron

The electric iron was invented in 1882 by a man named Henry W. Seeley. Seeley patented his iron on June 6, 1882. The iron weighed almost 15 pounds and took a very long time to warm up.

The electric iron is a small handheld appliance with a flat sort of triangular bottom and when it was heated, was used to press wrinkles out of clothes.

Modern irons today contain features such as: a thermostat, a temperature control dial, and a way to inject steam through the fabric while ironing.

There are many other types and names when it comes to irons, for example, the flatiron or smoothing iron, the box iron, and the goffering iron.

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