Rotary hat iron

Contributed by Jackie Cassidy

We have the original instructions for use.Made for gentlemen ( and Lady Equestrians) who wore silk top hats, but presumably did not have a butler or maid to look after their clothes.It shows that men took great pride in their personal grooming in Victorian times. From the time before most homes had electricity, it was heated on the gas mantle. It came from an aunt who died in 1996 aged 99, and probably belonged to her father.

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  • 1. At 16:33 on 6 November 2011, ronjen wrote:

    Is it possible to have a photocopy of the instructions? Many thanks J Day

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Possibly Lexington,Kentucky

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4cm
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24cm
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5cm
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