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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.
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014