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#37 Henry Hall

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:29 AM

Ha! Rory...I stole that cold iron for cooling off idea from your video series. :dance:


I'm glad you mentioned domestic irons. Some years back I saw the coatmaker at Thomas Mahon's 'English Cut' using one of those domestic reservoir irons. I thought then: If he's using one, I should be using one'.


I do have one of those huge irons (a Grossag made in Germany) and I do use it, but increasingly I find myself using an old 6lb AEG dry iron (1950s domestic) and a good domestic steam iron.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

A six/seven pound iron would be nice.

A flat surface (no holes in the bottom plate).

T'was thinking about having one custom made,

because I wanted a certain shape, because it's faster.

Today, so much cloth is very light weight.

Although, Alex Kabbaz, a shirt maker, uses nine pounds for pressing shirts.

Shirt cloth is very light weight.

Some irons (German?) are two weights (one can be taken off).

I should find an antique one that sets on a wood burning stove, since I'm burning wood.

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:04 AM

Yup, I totally agree with Rory! I do have two heavy German dry irons from the 30s...6 and 8 kg old Grossag models, but in terms of steam I do use very simple domestic tefal with very good results.... now I do only use the heavy ones for the very final pressing of the creases :)

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:10 AM

..photo too big .... pfff

Edited by krulle, 01 February 2019 - 08:19 AM.

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