Object of the week: box iron

This week’s object is an iron called a box iron or charcoal iron. These irons were used by putting glowing coals inside the container which would keep the iron hot longer. The chimney at the front was to keep the smoke away from the cloth while ironing.  For more on this item, click on this link.

If you have information about this box iron that would be useful for our catalogue, contact the Museum on 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection 1976.128.1.


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