Ironrite Automatic Ironer


I don’t know anything about this Ironrite Automatic Ironer; John and I picked it up last summer from a gentleman who’d had it in his garage for quite some time.  The last he knew, it worked – but over time it got rather rusty.   If I remember correctly, he inherited it from his mother, who used it for all her ironing.

Since equipment was John’s forte, I have to admit I don’t know anything about this piece other than what I’ve read: that it was the “simplest” of all ironers to use, and that everything from linens to shirts to dresses could be ironed on it.  And that “everyday housewives” used theirs at least weekly.

Great features with this particular piece we have in stock are that the ironer comes with both the original chair and – even better – the booklet on how to iron everything… the booklet alone has sold for as much as $22.00, according to one of our antiques subscription services.

Condition:  I don’t know whether it works or not, and it is rather rusty.  If you’re interested and want to come try it out, I’m happy to let you do so, especially if you can tell me how to work it!

Dimensions:  Yikes… I’m not at the shop right now and forgot to measure it.  I’d say it’s about 3’W x 3’D x 4′ tall, excluding the original matching chair.  It’s big, and taking up space at the shop that I need for other things!

Price:  $75.00.  Plus the standard 5.5% Maine State sales tax, of course!

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In memory of my beloved husband John K Snyder… 20 Sept 1956 – 21 Oct 2016.
He loved our shops, especially Heritage Books, Maps & Ephemera – it was his baby.

He loved me, and oh how I loved him.

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