Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday

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 Linkassembled with one finger,hehehe

Then see here my Glad Iron all compactly folded for disposal, gasp, yes I am giving up this little treasure, lack of space & I guess I just don't iron enough perky ruffled curtains, wool trousers & brassieres! Not to mention the undershorts-starched? LOL.


Carrie said...

Quite the invention to save time for the lady of the house.

Miri said...

Wonderful post-I especially love the idea of ironing bras...I was all ready for underpants but bras!

Elizabeth said...

I haven't ironed in 6 years!

Jewelgirl said...

I am so glad that everything today
doesn't need an iron! Where is my iron
anyway....? Holidays are coming and
the old tablecloths are coming out!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe in ironing until I have to wear it and then only if it really needs it lol!!