QUERY: Steam irons made in Falls Village? The Blakeney Cooperative Co.?
|Recently we saw what we think is a real
oddity: a "steam iron" that isn't electric -- one that,
like other old irons one sees at antique shows and tag sales, was heated on
the family range before ironing with it. Making this even more
interesting is the fact that this iron was manufactured in Falls Village!
The owner of the iron would like to learn more about it, so would we -- and
so would the Falls Village -- Canaan Historical Society!!
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|The nameplate on the iron reads
The Blakeney Co-operative Co.
Falls Village, Conn.
Pat. Feb. 28, 1911
|Do you know
anything about this kind of iron? Anything about the makers (there
were evidently many small manufacturing businesses in Falls Village at the
turn of the 20th century)?
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