Debbie recently posted about her collection of vintage sewing tools on her blog, Stitchin' Therapy. While I appreciate modern tools, I also love the vintage ones that came from my own family.
Here is one I begged from my grandmother. I am so glad she relented (very reluctantly) and let me have her door stop! It is a Sad Iron which she told me dated back to the 1930s. She had spray painted it silver and one of my brothers-in-law painstakingly returned it to its original condition.
This is a fancy model. The handle comes off so you can have multiple bases heating on the stove at the same time.
I always thought that the name “Sad Iron” referred to how sad the housewife was because she had to heat it up on a wood burning stove during the hot
summers…and maybe it does, but you can see that it is also the manufacturer’s name. Texas
I’m glad I don’t have to use this as a tool, but it is a treasure I’m happy to have.