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1944

  • Work on this object began.

1948

  • Work on this object ended.

2015

2022

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Silver Streak Iron

This is a Iron. It is dated ca. 1946 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is molded and emulsion-painted pyrex glass, cast and nickel-plated steel, molded phenolic plastic resin and rubber, fabric (cord). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Iron, Meet Glass.

This object was donated by George R. Kravis II. It is credited Gift of George R. Kravis II.

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  • metal, plastic, rubber, electrical components.
  • Gift of Mel Byars.
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  • Travel Iron (Denmark)
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  • Museum purchase from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1998-9-1
  • Model 28 Vacuum Cleaner
  • bakelite (tm), cloth, metal.
  • Gift in honor of Erma E. Heagy by Edna M. Gingrich.
  • 1996-120-1-a/k

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • American Beauty Iron
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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 13.8 x 9.8 x 23 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Impressed on top side of metal heel: [in script] "Silver Streak" (2) Impressed on bottom side of metal heel: "SAUNDERS SINCE 1858 / MODEL 1038 / 1000 WATTS / 110-120 VOLTS A.C. ONLY" (3) Molded in Pyrex below handle: "PYREX"

Cite this object as

Silver Streak Iron; molded and emulsion-painted pyrex glass, cast and nickel-plated steel, molded phenolic plastic resin and rubber, fabric (cord); H x W x D: 13.8 x 9.8 x 23 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2015-5-12

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