Hand pump, Domestic hand petrol filler and pump ; Coleman Company Inc.; 1920s; R...
Hand pump, Domestic hand petrol filler and pumpAbout 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.
Processed materials, metal, brass
Organic, vegetal, wood
Length: 285mm with pump extended, 185mm without.
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