Brass Victorian Iron
This type of iron is somewhat more luxurious than the standard Victorian cast iron irons that are commonly seen. This iron comprises a brass casing, which would originally have housed a cast iron tablet, and a wooden handle. The handle is made from turned mahogany wood, and would have insulated from the heat, and the brass base would have been preferable to cast iron, by leaving little or no rust marks on clothes, and distributing the heat over a larger surface.
This example opens from the top to allow the tablet to be accessed.
It is in good condition.
Dimensions: 22cm long and 18cm tall.