Iron [Kerosene Powered]

Tilley lamp and Accessories Company, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Tilley lamp and Accessories Company, Manufacturer
Description
A spirit iron that worked on paraffin (kerosene) that was placed into the reservoir which was pressurised with the pump. The paraffin would then be squirted out through a very small hole which would cause it to 'atomize' (become a fine mist) and this would be ignited with a match. The flame would heat the iron's sole plate.

Tall black phenol plastic handle with integral shield, pressed steel cowl and semi-spherical fuel tank. Chrome plated.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Steel
Processed Material/Glass/Enamel
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Accession No
1972.304.6
Credit Line
Tilley lamp and Accessories Company. Iron [Kerosene Powered], 1972.304.6. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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