Iron, ULTIMATE-EKCO N.Z.CO. LTD; Ultimate-Ekco (N.Z.) Company Ltd; 1955-1967; WY...

Name/Title

Iron, ULTIMATE-EKCO N.Z.CO. LTD

About 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

Ultimate-Ekco (N.Z.) Company Ltd

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1955-1967

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
inorganic, processed material, metal, stainless steel
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, plastic, bakelite
organic, processed material, vegetal, latex, rubber
organic, processed material, vegetal, cotton

Inscription and Marks

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'
'TYPE FOCX'

Measurements

h 237 mm x w 120 mm x d 140 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.2006.18.11

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