Antique Eagle 1880s Victorian Hand Cranked Fluting Iron Fluter Crimper Pleater
Victorian hand cranked fluting iron made by Eagle. These type of specialty irons were an essential appliance in the late 1800s as pleats and ruffles on collars, cuffs, and dresses were the fashion of the day. This American made cast iron fluting iron was patented Nov 2 1875 and this particular one dates from this 1880's period. In 1892, North Bros. purchased American Machine Co. of Philadelphia.
Marked: Eagle PAT Nov 2 1875,
Marked underneath base: American Machine Co, Philadelphia, PA
This would make a great addition to any Victorian collection or home decor as a paper weight. This would make a great birthday gift.
Fluting iron measures 4" tall by 7.5" wide (11" with handle) by 4.75" deep and weighs 4lb 10oz.
In good usable condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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