Liquid Fuel Irons


To learn more about fuel irons, visit the Terrance Marsh Lantern Gallery.

The Coleman line of gasoline irons are cataloged on the ICCC (International Coleman Collectors Club) website.

Coleman Company Records are archived at the Wichita State University Libraries.

Ironrite Ironers

George R. Edmondson's "Ironrite Mangle Ironer" Page
A great resource for Ironrite Ironer collectors!

History of The Ironrite Ironer Company, Mount Clemens, MI
"The Ironrite business was established in Detroit in 1911 by Herman A. Sperlich and John H. Uhlig as a jobbing machine shop. Manufacture of washing machines began in 1917, and production of Ironrite ironers commenced in 1921, with J.L. Hudson's as Ironrite's first retail dealer. At that time, the company name was the Sperlich and Uhlig Company, but the corporate name was changed to The Ironrite Ironer Company on May 12, 1927."

Mangle Boards

There's a wonderful article in the New York Times, The Arcane Charms of Mangle Boards, May 14, 2015.

See also the information on Mangle Boards at the Irons tab.

Marks & Logos

English Registry Marks at the Phoenixmasonry website.

Marks of Makers of Copper and Brass Ware at the Old Copper Website

Trademark logos of Manning Bowman, "The Cadillac of Housewares."

A blacksmith artist signs his work with a touchmark. Identifying a touchmark can help in differentiating old from new iron. You can view modern touchmarks here: Anvilefire Touchmark Registry

Patent Models

Patent Models are very collectible and rare. To learn more about the history of Patent Models in the United States, see the following article by Donald W. Hogan. Unwanted Treasures of the Patent Office. American Heritage Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 2, February 1958.

See also the Barnes "Swan on Swan" Photo Album.