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October 24, 2012

Pleating iron

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Pleating iron

Pleating iron consisting of two elements:  a handled roller and a base.  Pleating or fluting irons were used during the nineteenth century to press permanent, decorative pleats into cloth.  Made in Geneva, Illinois in 1866.

For details, view the iron in our online collections database.

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