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Object ID # 1991.021.009
Object Name Iron, Soldering
Title Soldering Copper
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1920s?
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Hamilton, Ontario?
Description Soldering copper (soldering iron), 1920s. This soldering copper has a wooden handle (rectangular-ended). . The point on the head is relatively blunt (worn down with time and use?) and appears to be cleaner and shinier than the rest of the metal. The metal rod shank extending from the handle is a bifurcated one (splits into two to hold the lug. This soldering copper has "4" impressed. The maker's name is only partially seen and looks like "The Brown..." [Hamilton?]
Makers mark maker's name is partial and looks like "The Brown..." [Hamilton?]
Provenance Unknown provenance. Last belonged Gilbert Rice. Rice grew up in Massie, in Holland Township, Grey County. His father was George Rice. Gilbert became a mechanic and a member of the Bluewater branch of the Antique & Classic Car Club of Canada.
Collection Metalworking Tools & Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Copper/Wood
Dimensions L-41 Dia-3.3 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Rice, Gilbert
Function A soldering iron is a handled, pointed lug that is heated externally to a high temperature so that it can be used to join metallic surfaces.