Household appliances

  • Gas iron heater

    Record number: 10423

    Date: 19th-20th century

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Dimensions: 15 x 28 x 29.5 cm

    Gas iron heater. Made from a cast iron. It has space to heat two irons at the same time. Engraved on the top with the number 38. A crest can be seen in relief, with a lion rampant, and on each side the letters M & D Sota Bte. At the rear there are two brass gas taps. Below the space holding the irons are perforated tubes carrying the gas flame to heat the iron. It rests on a four-footed support, likewise made from cast iron in one single piece. Inside, behind the heaters, are the inscriptions 32 and Bte. The taps are connected by a handle, also made of brass, for ease of transportation.

  • Iron heater

    Record number:10366

    Date: Late 19th century

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Clothes iron heater made from iron. The base has the form of a table with legs, which are likewise detailed. There is a grille to take the coal, and a drawer to remove the cinders. It can hold 6 irons supported on the top. There is also a cover to increase or reduce the flue, and a hole for the chimney pipe. It separates into two parts and has two irons. Painted black.

  • Coal iron

    Record number:10375

    Geographical specifications:France

    Date: 19th century

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Dimensions: 24 x 22 x 13.1 cm

    Thick sheet of cast iron with a handle at the top. When placed in contact with a hot surface it receives and can transmit the heat. Passed over clothing when hot, it serves to straighten and smooth it. This iron is heated by means of coal combustion. It has a cover which can be closed by means of a knob. The coal is placed inside. On the sides there are hand engraved or printed designs. The handle is a wooden bar.

  • Ingot iron

    Record number: 10384

    Date: 19th century

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Dimensions: 14.5 x 25 x 11 cm

    Thick sheet of cast iron with a handle at the top. When placed in contact with a hot surface it receives and can transmit the heat. Passed over clothing when hot, it serves to straighten and smooth it.

    Cast iron clothes iron with a rounded form, used for ironing sleeves. Inside the iron is an ingot of iron metal.There is a closing mechanism at the rear. Inside, within an embossed circle, is the number 4.

  • Fire iron

    Record number: 10391

    Date: 19th century

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Dimensions: 9.5 x 17.4 x 9.5 cm

    Thick sheet of cast iron with a handle at the top. When placed in contact with a hot surface it receives and can transmit the heat. Passed over clothing, it serves to straighten and smooth it. Cast iron clothes iron. The handle is also made from cast iron, with drawings resembling a bundle of sticks.

  • SCHICK razor

    Record number: 12816

    Date: 1960

    Geographical specifications: United States of America

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Dimensions: 11.2 x 10.8 x 4.3 cm

    Weight: 0.42 kg

    Vibrating blade electric razor with a ribbed white plastic body and metal head. The grey on/off button is on the side.

    The base of the blades is engraved with the inscription Super-honed Schink.

    The device is displayed in a rigid cardboard case covered with leather, with white stitching on the top. The interior is red, and includes one section to house the machine and another for the flex and cleaning brushes. The base is silver in colour.

  • Gas tongs heater

    Record number: 10463

    Date: 19th-20th century

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Dimensions: 6.5 x 19.5 x 6 cm

    Gas tongs heater. Standing on four feet, with a support to carry the tongs to be heated. A perforated metal tube runs along the base, through which the gas flame emerges.

  • Escuder sewing machine, Aurora model

    Record number: 4760

    Date: 1862

    Form of acquisition: donation

    Dimensions: 96 x 63 x 45 cm

    Aurora sewing machine. As with all Escuder products, the cast iron work is particularly elaborate, of a much higher quality than other products found on the market at the time. Compared with the original Wheeler & Weber model, Escuder added accessories and finishing (cabinet and cast iron filigree), to create a deluxe machine.

    The machine is mounted on a table structure with legs and pedals of cast iron with filigree stating the make and model of the machine. It is protected by a hinged wooden cover, with four drawers inside to store sewing materials.