Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thermor electric irons, 1921

La Vie Quotidienne des Français au XXe Siecle.  1900-2000.  Booster-LPM, 1999.
It looks like she's using it like a telephone.  "Allo? Ouch! Allo? Ouch!"  

1 comment:

Tom Gaspick said...

She may be gauging the iron's temperature. Consider this passage from "The A.B.C. Murders", by Agatha Christie, copyright 1936 -- Chapter XXVIII, p. 163 of a Bantam Books, April, 1983 edition:

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"I hope she didn't have too bad a time of it, poor dear," thought Mrs. Marbury, testing an iron against her cheek before beginning to iron out Lily's silk slip.

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