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Object ID 003747

Object Name Universal Iron

Object Desc Cardboard box (3357b-d) containing a Universal Iron (3357a).

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003357a-d

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items

Source Dan Chudnow

Source Category Gift

Accession Date SEP 1,2015

Credit/Acknowledgement Dan Chudnow

Location Room 9, Shelf 7

Object Date 1930

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords iron,household appliance,clothing care,Universal iron,electric iron,Landers, Frary & Clark,

Title Universal Iron

Description Cardboard box containing a Universal electric iron made by Landers, Frary & Clark. Iron 3357a) is silver metal with a black handle, black control dial, and a black and orange cloth covered cord. Metal plate on the iron states it is chrome plated, wrinkle proof. Model No. E7183, 110/120 volts, and 1000 watts. Iron was manufactured by Landers, Frary & Clark in New Britain, Connecticut. Cardboard box has three parts. Base (3357b) is brown and has an illegible stamped area on bottom. Insert (3357c) has a price sticker with $10.00 on inside. Box lid (3357d) is brown with blue printing. Written on box are a few things - KEX 6.95 on one end in black grease pencil and Mrs. A Henke paid on acct 1.00 in pencil on long side. Box states iron model number is E7184, which is not the same as model number on the iron itself.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 8.5

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details above measurements are for the iron itself. Cord length is 88 inches. Box measures 11 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 5 inches high.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Landers, Frary & Clark

Maker Details Before his company was incorporated as Landers, Frary & Clark in 1862, George M. Landers had been doing business in New Britain for over 20 years. In 1842 Dewey and Landers was established to manufacture metal products such as furniture casters, coat and hat hooks and other items out of brass; in 1852 with a change of partnership the business was organized in 1853 as a stock company known as Landers and Smith Manufacturing. From the beginning Landers, Frary & Clark manufactured products to make life easier for the American Housewife. Food scales, coffee grinders, cake mixers, bread makers, coffee pots and percolators along with tableware. Sold to General Electric in 1960s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3357a-d



Date OCT 15,2015

Summary Very Good

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Box has some edge wear but is intact. Iron has some corrosion but is in very good condition.


Date OCT 15,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 7 from Room 9, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin