Iron, ULTIMATE-EKCO N.Z.CO. LTD; Ultimate-Ekco (N.Z.) Company Ltd; 1955-1967; WY...
Iron, ULTIMATE-EKCO N.Z.CO. LTDAbout this object
This electric iron was manufactured by New Zealand Company Ultimate-Ekco (N.Z.) Co. Ltd which was formed in 1955 when Radio (1936) Ltd partnered with Ekco (E. K. Cole Ltd), a company based in the United Kingdom. The partnership aimed to provide the technical assistance necessary for the company to become involved in the introduction of television to New Zealand, however, the company also produced a variety of household electrical appliances including irons like this. The company was eventually bought out by Pye NZ and in 1967 the Auckland factory closed.Maker
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Black Plug with words 'ALLIED N P 7.5 A N 680 250V T8003 AS3112' printed on its interior.
Decorative plate below the handle has words 'Ultimate' inside two circles with 7 lines running across the plate on either side of the circle.
The fabric guide located at the top of the handle has words 'SYNTHETIC SILK WOOL COTTON LINEN' engraved into the metal at even spacing. A small black bakelite dial allows for this to be adjusted.
On the same side as the sole plate the heel rest has the words:
'MADE IN N.Z BY'
'ULTIMATE-EKCO N.Z.CO. LTD.'
'VOLTS 230 AC ONLY WATTS 1000'
h 237 mm x w 120 mm x d 140 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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