Hand pump, Domestic hand petrol filler and pump ; Coleman Company Inc.; 1920s; R...

Name/Title

Hand pump, Domestic hand petrol filler and pump

About this object

Hand held petrol filler and pump for domestic irons. Probably a Coleman brand from the 1920s. The filler contained white petrol which was pumped into the iron to create pressure that changed the fuel into a gas. A match was lit underneath to spark a flame inside the iron.
Fuel irons were lighter in weight and their temperature more even, but they made ironing a potentially dangerous job.
Mr Ray Pannett used this principle to invent a gadget for tailing lambs. This was taken up by a firm in Dunedin and produced commercially.

Maker

Coleman Company Inc.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1920s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Kansas, Wichita

Medium and Materials

Processed materials, metal, brass
Organic, vegetal, wood

Measurements

Length: 285mm with pump extended, 185mm without.
Circumferance: 70mm

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RX.1982.5

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