Iron, laundry; Enterprise Mfg Co; late 19th to early 20th century; CT77.94


Iron, laundry

About this object

Laundry iron; an 'Enterprise' brand, cast metal iron. These irons, otherwise known as Mrs Potts Irons, were heated externally on stoves or in front of a fire and were usually used in pairs with an interchangeable handle.


Enterprise Mfg Co

Maker Role


Date Made

late 19th to early 20th century

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal, iron.

Inscription and Marks

Embossed on the top surface: 'ENTERPRISE / ...[illegible]'


h 50mm x l 174mm x w 97mm

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, home economics, the house

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

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