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Domestic Life in a 19th Century Weaver's Cottage
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Victorian Flat Iron

Flat irons like this were used for ironing. The family would likely own more than one, and they would be used in tandem, with one heating on the range while the other was being used. When the one being used cooled down, it was swapped for the one on the range. This type is made of solid cast iron and is heavy!

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