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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: The first appliance to be patented to use electricity after the light bulb was an electric iron, designed by Henry Seely of New York in 1881. By 1900, a number of manufacturers were making electric irons, including the Simplex Company of Boston, Massachusetts, manufacturer of this iron. It weighs sixteen pounds, unusually heavy even for this early generation of electric irons. Heavier irons were meant for industrial or commercial applications. The use of electricity in irons was a useful advance: they no longer had to be heated over a stove, for example. This iron dates from 1900 to 1920.

 

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Electric iron

creator   Simplex Electric Heating Company
date   1900-1913
location   Cambridge, Massachusetts
length   8.75"
height   6.5"
width   5.5"
process/materials   iron, wood
item type   Household Goods/Household Accessory
accession #   #1981.10


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