Our blog buddy, Anita Hart Fuller, has just been shocked when a friend of hers brought out this old item. She, of course, wants to share it with all of our Searcy Sleuths. She said the friend said it was an old iron which operated with gasoline!
Gasoline! No wonder I never saw one of these at my mother's home. She would have considered this thing too dangerous to operate.....plus there was probably no place to get white gasoline which is what the friend said it used. I believe the friend reported that you turned on the gas and there was water in the cavity shown at the bottom so the gasoline heated the iron and water and made steam ironing a breeze.
So, Sleuths, share what you know about this thing! Did they explode? Are they still used?