We selected this object because, despite this iron being more than 100 years old, many children can recognise its purpose. This object shows the development of technology overtime. Nowadays, we take foregranted how electricity helps us to wash dishes, clean floors and iron clothes. This object shows that our distant relatives managed to have the same standard of neatly ironed clothes without the help of electricity. Hence, this Victorian iron also demonstrates continuity over time: the similar shape of modern and older irons and people's preference for ironed clothing. By picking up this iron, it gives children an authentic taste of history and encourages the vital question - what was life like for the people who used this iron in the past? Who were these people? It is questions such as these that our relics can help us to answer.