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Object ID # 1956.022.003ab
Object Name Iron, Fluting
Title Gauffering Iron and Its Lug
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Gauffering iron (goffering iron) and its handled heating lug. A= iron B= Lug This ironing accessory device was used to iron crimps/ruffles in women's bonnets, one ruffle at a time.
Provenance This is a 19th-century gauffering iron and lug. It formerly belonged to Mrs. Gideon Carrie (nee Helen Reid, b. 1839-d. 1918), who lived in Sydenham Township, Grey County on a farm. It was later brought to Owen Sound, Grey County by her daughter, Mrs. Jessie McQuaker, who was married to John McQuaker in 1889. Mrs. McQuaker likely did not use the gauffering iron herself, as it was suited to ironing the house bonnet ruffles of the early to mid-19th-century style of headwear. It may have been manufactured in England or Scotland?
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Iron/Metal
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Carrie, Gideon