Maker and Role
International Traders Ltd, Manufacturer
Ironette', used for ironing sheets and large linen items. It consists of a large metal plate and a fabric-covered barrel. The fabric to be ironed is wound around the fabric-covered barrel, and the heated metal plate is pressed against the barrel. Electric powered. Machine ahs a white oval base and a green body. The lever at the rear of the machine has a circular wooden handle at the top, and is also painted green. Roller is covered with a cotton sleeve that tightens with a cord. At the rear of the machine, next to the lever is small power unit, with two protruding screws. The far right short edge has a single metal handle. The front of the machine has a brown bakelite circular switch, with a porcelain base. Machine has a single power cord, covered in plastic with a brown bakelite and porcelain head, three pronged.
Signature/Marks and Type
Ironette / Model 3 / 240 V 1200 W / A.C. Only / Serial No. 2204 / Manufactured / by / International / Traders Ltd. / Auckland Engraved
International Traders Ltd. Ironette, 2009.5. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).