OK, you are going to love this one especially those of you who wear pearls & heels to do the housework! Ever hear of a mangle? Well, here's a type of mangle, a vintage "Glad Iron", circa I'm not sure!
It has the original instruction manual & reading through it I can see how the very best households would have needed one with all those linens to iron but it takes three strong men to move it! Now it does have wheels so you can tilt it & wheel it if you are able to lift the front off the floor! Must have been all that housework/ manual labor that made our grandmothers so strong.
The instructions amused me so that I had to photograph some of it to show here on VTT.
This is what we all want, right, iron a shirt in 4 1/2 minutes.....
and by all means press his wool trousers..........
and how about a few of the "youngsters things"......and of course those "wash dresses", special
attire for doing the laundry?!
And very important to all of us, the aprons, the perky ruffled curtains, starched of course, and let's never forget......tada, our brassiere's! Not starched! Also not shown here, his undershorts, eek.
If all that isn't enough to make you want to scour the antique shops & garage sales for one of these essential appliances, take note of the fact that it folds for compact storage[not] & is assembled with one finger,hehehe