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Copyright Renwick Museum and Watson Memorial Library
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Collection RML (unaccessioned) General
Date 1800's
Description Goffering iron. Used for lace and ruffles. Has No. '8' imprinted on inside of handle. Also called an Italian or tally iron. Like a metal test tube set horizontally on a stand. The tube was heated by inserting a metal poker-like rod from the stove or hearth. Then frilled cuffs and collars could be curled round the cylinder, and other trimmings like ribbons, were moved across it.
Object ID RML0.800.0776
Object Name Iron
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014