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Object ID # 1959.002.034abc
Object Name Accessory, Doll
Other Name Iron, Toy
Title Toy Iron or Lace Iron?
Lexicon category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Date Early 20th-century?
Artist Unidentified maker
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Toy-sized detachable handle cast iron sad iron (a) (or it is a lace iron?) with handle (b) and trivet (c). The sole of the iron is slightly lifted at the fore end. The sad iron part is double-pointed. The handle is bent wood. It has been mended in the past. The latch area has a wooden knob handle.
Provenance Manufacturer unknown. Might have been first used by Mary Ann (Minnie) Givens (nee MacKay) if it is for lace. It may have also been played with by her daughter Margaret Jean Givens at their farm home in the Massie area of Holland Township, Grey County, circa 1906.

Last owned by Jean Reid (nee Givens, b. 1899-d.1991), who resided in Owen Sound, Grey County after she married W. G. (Bud) Reid.
Collection Toys & Games, 19th-c Collection
Material Iron/Wood/Finish
Dimensions H-6.5 W-5 L-9.5 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Givens, James
Reid, Jean
Givens, Mary Ann
Subjects Toys
Irons (Pressing)
Children playing with toys
Children playing adults
Search Terms Massie
Holland Township
Function Plaything for a child.