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Once clothes were dry they needed to be ironed to get rid of all the creases. A box iron contained a slug which was heated on the range and then placed inside the iron. Flat irons were placed on the range to heat.

Box Iron and slug

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Once clothes were dry they needed to be ironed to get rid of all the creases. A box iron contained a slug which was heated on the range and then placed inside the iron. Flat irons were placed on the range to heat.

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21st Jan 2009 by Sarah Girling

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History

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

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Victorian box flat iron slug

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