Wow! Vintage General Electric Hotpoint Calrod Iron.
Surprisingly heavy for its size!
I did some research on the patent numbers listed on the back and based on the newest patent this iron is from sometime in the early 1930’s
The iron is clean for its age. the chrome shined up very nicely (excuse my reflection in some of the images)
- Great for using to hold books on a book shelf
- Paper weight
- Door stop
- Laundry or sewing room collectible.
- Catalog No. 149F75
Should NOT be used as an iron. Does not come with the original cord. (i wouldn’t even attempt to plug it in)
Its really heavy it will ship in a flat rate box.
In case your interested – My Patent Research
- 1269106, June 11, 1918, Wynn Meredith, assignor to Hotpoint Electric Heating Company, Ontario, California, for “Thumb-rest”
- 1367341, February 1, 1921, Charles C. Abbott, assignor to General Electric Company, New York, for “Electric heating unit”
- 1539605, May 26, 1925, Albert H. Simmons, assignor to Edison Electric Appliance Company, Chicago, Illinois/New York, for “Electric flatiron”
- 1742558, January 7, 1930, Charles P. Randolph, assignor to Edison Electric Appliance Company, Chicago, Illinois/New York, for “Electric heater”
- 1743073, January 7, 1930, Albert H. Simmons, assignor to Edison Electric Appliance Company, Chicago, Illinois/New York, for “Temperature-control device”
- 1795180 , March 3, 1931, Edwin A. Peterson, assignor to Edison Electric Appliance Company, Chicago, Illinois/New York, for “Flatiron”
- Maker is General Electric Company, founded in 1878 as Edison Electric Light Company, GE was formed in 1892 by merging the Edison Electric Light Company and Thomson-Houston Company.