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This Iron was collected from the Plowboy site in Shawnee County and donated to the Kansas Historical Society in 2017. The Plowboy site was home to the Kansa, the Potawatomi, and Euro-Americans. At various times, the site contained a farm, a trading post, and a post office with nearby military trails, Mormon routes, a railroad and the California-Oregon trail. This iron, manufactured by the Coleman Company, dates to a later occupation of the site. It is similar to Coleman's Instant-Lite Model 4A, with a blue enamel body, a blue wooden handle and a clean-out lever in the fuel valve. Irons such as this one could run on gasoline, alcohol, carbide-acetylene, kerosene, or natural gas, making ironing a dangerous job!

Date: 1929-1948

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Item Number: 447952
Call Number: 14SH372 2017.C.881 Fitzgerald donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 447952

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