General Electric Hi-Speed Calrod Moderne Iron
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.
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; 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