Why do we iron?

Why do we iron?

The most interesting parts of these pages from the 1940s IronRite Ironing Machine manual was the half page under the table of contents, answering the question to “Why do we iron?”.

Everyone likes to wear nice clean clothing and well pressed garments… from a health standpoint, the heat of the iron eliminates the bacteria that washing did not.

Ironed clothing not only looks and feels better, it’s a healthier for you!

Also included is a diagram of the Ironing Machine with the different parts pointed out, several photographs of a happy housewife using her new IronRite Ironing machine, and close up photos and descriptions of key features and parts of this amazing labor saving machine.

I’ve also included a scan of the instructions on how to get ready to iron.

About The Author

Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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