Travel Iron (Denmark), ca. 1950
A radical interpretation of streamlined design reduced this tiny travel iron’s compact form to its essential elements: a curved plastic full-width palm grip with grooves for the user’s fingertips, above a thick sole plate with simple horizontal metal cooling “fins.” The overall effect is reminiscent of a ship’s hull and projects a sense of forward motion and speed. Made in Denmark, the Mikro is based on the Smoothie, a travel iron first manufactured in 1946 by Lucas Holder & Co., in England.
This object was
Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 5.5 x 12 x 5.2 cm (2 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Travel Iron (Denmark), ca. 1950; cast metal, molded plastic, fabric (cord); H x W x D: 5.5 x 12 x 5.2 cm (2 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/16 in.); Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1998-9-1