Cannon charcoal heated flat-iron and bellows, c 1850.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Cannon charcoal heated flat-iron and bellows, c 1850.

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Description

Some irons were heated by small charcoal fires burning inside them. The bellows pumped air inside to keep the charcoal burning for longer, but the temperature was difficult to control.
 

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10186632
 

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