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1935

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1940

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1993

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General Electric Hi-Speed Calrod Moderne Iron, ca. 1937

This is a Iron. It was manufactured by General Electric Company. It is dated ca. 1937 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is cast and polished steel, molded phenolic resin. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

A thermostatic iron with a phenolic resin handle contoured for ergonomic comfort, this design was produced at least as early as the mid-1930s making it an early example of streamlining. General Electric continued to produce other more conservative designs but sold the Moderne as a top-of-the-line iron.

It is credited Gift of Carole Krohn.

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Its dimensions are

13 x 24.7 x 12.2 cm (5 1/8 x 9 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Cite this object as

General Electric Hi-Speed Calrod Moderne Iron, ca. 1937; Manufactured by General Electric Company ; USA; cast and polished steel, molded phenolic resin; 13 x 24.7 x 12.2 cm (5 1/8 x 9 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.); Gift of Carole Krohn; 1993-126-4

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