Antique 1850s Hand Crank Fluting Iron, Victorian Sewing Notions, Fluting Machine

Antique 1850s Hand Crank Fluting Iron, Victorian Sewing Notions, Fluting Machine

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We have for sale an Antique Hand Crank Fluting Iron, Ruffler
Wonderful mid 1800s Hand Crank Fluting Iron. These were used to apply ruffles or flutes to clothing is the Victorian Era. Made of brass and cast-iron this would have been bolted down to a table in the laundry area. The brass finial atop the iron is the tension screw that applies the tension to the rollers. These would have been heated by sliding hot steel rods into the hollow ends of the rollers (rods not included).

Condition is fabulous for its age, we have taken the liberty of cleaning the dust and dirt away but left all the wonderful years of patina the cast iron base has its original dark green paint with only a few spots of surface rust and paint lose. The wood handle still has all the original black lacquer finish. As I was cleaning this fabulous piece I noticed several of the parts are hand made such as the screws that hold the brass tensioner are hand cut and the brass spacers between the rollers are hand filed for a perfect fit. We have had several Fluting Irons in our shop but by far this is the most beautiful one yet.
This will make a splendid addition to your collection or a fabulous gift.

Circa, 1850s
Marked, none
Measures; 9 ¾” tall, 13 ½” wide, base is 6 ¼” deep.
Condition; Very good as described above, has normal wear scuffs and scratches.

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A beautiful item. Special addition to my collection.