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A very small electric iron
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Post# 1156822   8/13/2022 at 13:08 by Paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        

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Estate sale find today.
Brand is “Vulcan”. Label says 125-160 but is stamped again 220.
A travel iron?


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Post# 1156825 , Reply# 1   8/13/2022 at 13:22 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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It looks like a kids toy iron from the early 50’s.

Eddie


Post# 1156829 , Reply# 2   8/13/2022 at 13:58 by qsd-dan (West)        

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The big question, how does it perform?

Post# 1156838 , Reply# 3   8/13/2022 at 15:53 by donprohel (I live in Munich - Germany, but I am Italian)        
Plug

Am I wrong, or the plug is a European one?

Post# 1156867 , Reply# 4   8/13/2022 at 20:27 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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How cute it is either a top or a tiny travel iron, how many watts is it, does it get hot enough to actually iron clothing [ or touch up at least ]

 

John L.


Post# 1156872 , Reply# 5   8/13/2022 at 22:01 by Paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
For the sake of scale, another picture.

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Had dinner tonight with family. I brought up this topic. One person suggested it was a quilting iron.
I agree this appears to be a European plug. No other markings on the unit other than the brand and other (presumed) markings as described earlier.
Probably I should run it on a variac. If it gets rather hot, it is probably not a toy iron.


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Post# 1156874 , Reply# 6   8/13/2022 at 22:40 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
adorable

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Looks like it's modeled after a GE iron.

Would love to find similar 1/3 scale appliances such as a 1982 Kenmore washer and dryer set, 1994 Electrolux Ultralux canister, and the smallest capacity GE side by side that GE ever made in the 70s, preferably in harvest gold.


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Post# 1156875 , Reply# 7   8/13/2022 at 22:44 by bradfordwhite (West Coast, U.S.)        
The closest

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Post# 1156913 , Reply# 8   8/14/2022 at 12:59 by wiskybill (Canton, Ohio)        
Hi Paul

I have a couple small irons in my collection.

The first is a Utility Iron. 115V 80W
Not a child's toy, it gets quite hot enough with which to iron.

The second is a Zoeller Travel Iron, found at an estate sale.
110-240V no watts shown. A very nice iron, complete.


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Post# 1157067 , Reply# 9   8/16/2022 at 07:40 by Paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
Fun travel and toy irons.

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You’ve got some cool irons there!
I’ve got a few more goofy irons on display in the laundry room. However this one is so small it’ll disappear on the shelf. Horrors! The things I have to worry about…


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