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This is just a sample of the many antiques we have sold. Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

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Meeker's www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad Iron SalesEnglish Billiard Iron   This iron was for smoothing the felt on a billiard or pool table.  It is big, graphic and nicely cast!

Good + . . . . . .  $95.00      SOLD!!






 

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	Blown Glass Slikenstone / Smoothing StoneBlack Blown Glass Slikenstone / Smoothing Stone  Glass rubbing stones are believed to be some of the oldest ironing devices known.  These glass irons were used cold on damp material with pressure applied by both hands to remove the wrinkles.  This piece is from the long-time Glissman collection.

Good . . . . .  $395.00       SOLD




Miniature Ober Sleeve IronFlat Bottom Slicken Stone Smoothing Iron   These are not usually flat bottom as seen here.  Unusual and nice!!

Good + . . . . . .  $175.00     SOLD!








Billiard / Pool Table IronAntique Billiard / Pool Table Iron  This unusual rectangular shaped iron was made specifically for ironing the felt on billiard tables.  It is simple yet impressive in appearance, measuring about 9" long and 5" wide and with a flared bottom and twisted handle.  A neat piece!

Good . . . . .  $175.00       SOLD







H.J. 
	Davis Billiard IronH.J. Davis Billiard Iron  This English billiard table iron has a great look.  I am not sure if the H. J. Davis Co. Ltd of Old Brompton Kent made pool tables or billiard tables as well as the irons to smooth out the felt, but this iron looks great and is nicely done.

Good . . . . .  $195.00       SOLD






Polishing IronMrs. Streeter's #2 "Gem" Polishing Iron  This unusual polishing iron is one of Streeters most sought after irons for collectors.  It has the signature Streeter removable handle.  But look at how odd the shape of the body is.  There are very few of these found, and this one is in super condition.

Good . . . . .  $495.00       SOLD






Harper Patent Sleeve IronHarper Patent Sleeve Iron  This style or shape iron was designed for ironing sleeves.  The Harper is a very unusual example to find.  The shape is near unique, and was sure to catch the eye of the onlooker.  It had all the needed features to turn out the perfectly ironed sleeve.  It was fat or bulbous in the middle, it ha a very pointed end out in front, and the tail had a polishing feature for the perfect finish.  Everything the little lady needed to turn out the perfect garment in one iron.  The handle lock system was a patented idea and there is the info for it on the front of the handle.  It was an idea that leaves a bit to be desired, and I bet created some bruised toes and dents when it fell off.  Different!! 

The second double point  iron in the last picture is included too. 

Very Good . . . . . . $195.00     SOLD!




Crown Fluting IronThe Crown 7" Plaiter Iron  Plaiting irons are a rare variation of a fluting iron that were used to put pleats instead of  ruffles in such things as curtains, kilts, and bed canopies.  The North Brothers Catalog from 1912 attempts to list out how simple and easy this device is to use and how useful it will be in the home or shop, but I imagine that by this time or point in history women in the house were starting to dream about other things to do with their time.  Images of dancing and having fun like in the roaring 20's or god forbid voting and having a say in what they were or were not going to do were beginning to get in the way of pleating, ironing and other household chores.  Phyllis Schafly's worst nightmare was beginning to form way before her time.  Perhaps she has one of these as a remembrance of how it use to be, or how she wishes it still was.  The 1912 Crown catalog I have lists only the 10" model of these devices, and we have had that size a couple times over the years, but this is the first we have ever seen of a 7" model.  We also have one by an entirely different company that must have been bought out by North Brothers some years earlier.

Good . . . . .  $495.00       SOLD


6" Crown Plaiter / Iron6" Crown Plaiter / Iron    This is the rare mini size Crown Plaiter.  The more typical version that is seen is 10".  Neither are common.  Plaiting was a thing done by people with too much time on their hands, or with enough money to hire somebody else to perform the task for them.  These devices were used to put plaits, or small folds, in fabric such as drapery tops, bed surrounds, or the bottom pieces on couches and chairs that keep dirt from getting under there and give the cat a place to hide.

My feeling is that if more people still plated and pleated the world would be a different place today.  Whether for the better or worse is open to debate.   I think the passing of this task was one of the primary reasons that the women's lib movement was able to catch on. They simply had to much spare time on their hands when they stopped doing chores like this so they started thinking about things like voting.

The overall condition is nice.  There are no cracks or breaks.   The counter weight and slugs you would heat are missing. The indexing pins are still there. 

Very Good . . . . . . $150.00     SOLD! 



Sleeve IronSleeve Iron    A nice iron to find!  

Good . . . . .  $15.00          SOLD








Sleeve IronColebrookdale Sleeve Iron    Common, but nicer than most found.  .A nice iron to find!  

Good . . . . .  $20.00          SOLD








Sensible #1 Sleeve IronSensible #1 Sleeve Iron    One of many irons in the Streeter's line.  Priced to sell!

Good + . . . . . .  $20.00     SOLD!








Taylor #1 Sleeve IronTaylor #1 Sleeve Iron    Given the size, form, and other facts we can assume this was made by Streeters / Sensible and sold or marketed under the Taylor name by........?  Hard to find!

Good + . . . . . .  $25.00     SOLD!







TailorIronNE England Butt Co, 20 lb. Tailor Iron    A nice iron to find!  

Good . . . . .  $75.00          SOLD









Ober Sleeve IronOber Sleeve Iron    A good looking sleeve iron by a well-regarded maker!

Good + . . . . . .  $30.00     SOLD!









Keystone Logo Polishintg IronKeystone Logo Polishing Iron    With its tugboat shape this one is sure to be a standout in the collection.

Good + . . . . . .  $75.00     SOLD!







Ober Removable Handle Sleeve IronOber Removable Handle Sleeve Iron    This is their removable handle sleeve iron with their trademark style lever release mechanism.  They don't come much nicer than this!

Good + . . . . . .  $65.00     SOLD!






Ivory Handle Curling Irons Ivory Handle Curling Irons  A very nice Gentleman's set, and also a very difficult iron to find!

Good . . . . .  $195.00 / Set      SOLD






" Big Toe" Patented Sleeve Iron with Removable Handle  Collectors of antique irons have dubbed this sleeve iron the "big toe".  It's extremely long.  It's also extremely thin.  I guess the idea was to make it easier to slide it up into those hard-to-reach folds and tucks and pleats of fabric that were all the rage in antique clothing styles.  This iron was patented in 1897. One of the largest and most unusual looking sleeve irons made! A difficult iron to find!

Good . . . . .  $275.00       SOLD





www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesPatented Big Toe Sleeve Iron.  This is a great looking sleeve iron and unlike almost all others of this form.  It is extra long and has a unusual shape and pronounced point at the end.   The patent info is cast into the toe.  Different and the condition is extra nice!

Good + . . . . . .  $175.00     SOLD!







Scandinavian Figural Mangle Board / IronScandinavian Figural Horse Mangle Board /Iron   This mangle board is very nice.  It is from a large old time collection and is a nice example.  The carving on the board is deep, dramatic and has nice detail.  The paint is original and nice for the most part.  The horse has a nice form, shows good patina to the handle portion, and the missing color near the ear you see is not objectionable.

Good + . . . . . .  $895.00     SOLD!




Hood's Patent Soapstone Polishing IronHoods Patent Soapstone Polishing Iron    This is a very unusual version of a polishing iron.  The main body is made of soapstone.  The Hood patent soapstone spade shape iron is well known, and we have several listed for sale on our regular pages, but this is the very hard to find double pointed polisher model.  It is about 10 times harder to find than the spade shape version.  Soapstone has been used in a number of applications because of its superior heat retaining qualities and Mr. Hood made many of the spade shape ones in different sizes, but very few of these DP polishers ever show up.  A nice iron!

Good   ........ $295.00     SOLD!




Handled Egg Irons 2 Handled Egg Irons  This style iron is for finishing unusual shapes in garments and things like puffy curtains.  The wooden handle on the top one is tapered to fit in a stand.  The other is for general hand use in those hard to reach areas. 

Very Good . . . . . . $75.00 / Choice     Both SOLD!




www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesExtremely Large Tailors Steam Iron   This is the largest one of these tailors irons I have ever seen.  They are usually about 12" long.  This one is over16" end to end.  A super piece in super condition!   

Good + . . . . . .  $395.00     SOLD!







Mrs. Streeters Gem #2 IronMrs. Streeter's Gem No. 2 Polishing Iron   This one is truly rare.  And in super nice condition! 

Good  + . . . . . .  $350.00     SOLD!








www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesSensible Removable Handle Tailor Iron  A very graphic iron with very graphic markings!  And in super condition!

Good + . . . . . .  $175.00     SOLD!








Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesPolishing Iron   This is unmarked but the form is the MaryAnn B. Cook patent polisher.

2012-IRONLIST-4-13

Fine. . . . . .  $45.00     SOLD!

 





Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesUnusual Polishing Iron   This could almost be called a miniature billiard iron, but the ends on the bottom are rounded up for polishing.  The markings on the top are hard to make out but it says "Pat Apd For" and then 3 letters---A C I? over that. I t is an iron we have never had before, and I do not think is in any of Dave Irons' books.  Different and nice!!

 

2012-IRONLIST-4-7

Fine. . . . . .  $195.00     SOLD!




Meeker's Pateneted-Antiques / Antique SadIron SalesKeystone Polishing Iron   This tugboat shaped iron is unmarked but is typically called called a keystone because others similar to it are marked with a keystone logo in the center under the handle.  This polishing iron is a super nice smooth casting and well executed iron.    Different and with great form!!

2012-IRONLIST-3-2

Fine . . . . . .  $65.00     SOLD!





www.Patented-Antiques.com Irons for SaleMiniature Egg Iron  To fix up those small hard to reach places in your outfit!

2011-LIST-15-13

Good + . . . . . .  $55.00     SOLD!




Antique Egg IronMiniature Egg Iron   The "egg" is a very small size---just 1 1/8" long.  Very unusual and very nice!!

GS-MI174

Good + . . . . . .  $65.00     SOLD!

 

Meeker's Pateneted-Antiques / Antique SadIron SalesUnusual Polishing Iron   This unusual polishing iron is in super nice condition.   Note the unusual cast handle and the rib along the base.  There is writing cast into the top which gives some clue to its manufacturer.  The company designation is hard to make out but what you can read is the location of Illion, NY.  Iron collectors know that town as the same location of the famed Indicator Fluter.  Different!!

2012-IRONLIST-3-5

Fine . . . . . .  $95.00     SOLD!


Meeker's www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad Iron SalesArt Flower Tool Co. Electric Fluting / Plaiting Iron   This is a really unusual electric fluting / plaiting iron that has never been seen before.  From the name and patent date I assume it is related to the millinery trades.  It's a very odd form and was designed to create one specific type of folded form, most likely for stems or trim pieces.  It is not pictured in Iron's books, nor any other reference that I have.  It has a great look and will appeal to any collector of several categories of irons.  Highly recommend!

Excellent . . . . . .  $1495.00     SOLD!







www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesHeart Shaped Silver Plate Curling Iron & Holder / Heater   This is a variation I have not seen before.  Heart shaped, and hallmarked silver on the base.   Very fine!   

Good + . . . . . .  $175.00     SOLD!

 


www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad & Pressing Iron SalesEuropean Removable Handle Tailor Iron   This is a really handsome piece. Look at the decorative casting along the edges.  Amazing condition!   

Good +  . . . . . .  $225.00     SOLD!







Meeker's www.Patented-Antiques.com Antique Sad Iron SalesCarved Horse Handle Mangle Board / Smoothing Board  A very nice mangle board with a carved horse and board, and traces of red and green paint.  It is dated 1816 and the carving is much lighter than most of these other boards.  It is decorated with the Tree of Life and the owner's initials.

Very Good  . . . . . .  $395.00     SOLD!




Patented-Antiques Antique Pressing Iron SalesHarper Sleeve Iron   Hailing from Chicago this little Harper has a very unique shape and a detachable handle mechanism that is very different from all the others.  This is a rare and certainly unusual little sleeve iron!! 

Good + . . . . . .  $225.00     SOLD!









Figural / Carved Horse Handle Dated 1827 Scandinavian Mangle Board / IronFigural / Carved Horse Handle Dated 1827 Scandinavian Mangle Board / Iron   This mangle board is really fine.  It shows good age, and has worm holes but is solid / stable throughout.   Very nice!!

Very Good. . . . . .  $695.00     SOLD!






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This is just a sample of the many antiques we have sold. Click link to see other Sales Archive Pages on this Site.

We can help you sell quality Antiques  Contact Us.

For further info on consigning / selling your antiques with us please see our FAQ page, the Appraisal / Selling Page and the Selling Your Collection Pages.

Our current offering of Antiques for sale are at our sister Website Patented-Antiques.com.


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