Sunbeam Ironmaster iron, c 1955.

Image number: 10410507

Sunbeam Ironmaster iron, c 1955.

Model X21 electric dry iron with plastic body and chromed soleplate, made by Sunbeam Electric Limited, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Scotland. This lightweight electric dry iron has thermostatic heat control. This was essential for careful ironing of synthetic clothing such as Terylene and nylon.

Image number:
10410507
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
21 October 2003 11:21
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Science Museum