'Smoothie' Portable Electric Iron, about 1950

Produced by Lucas Holder Ltd, this portable electric iron dates to about 1950. First introduced in 1946, the 'Smoothie' was developed at a time of increasing access to electricity.

Compact and designed to be able to plug into a lamp socket - or quite often the ceiling light sockets, a method popular at the time - it was marketed as something that could be easily taken and used on holiday or other travel.

Museum reference:
NLC-1998-37
Made by:
Lucas Holder Ltd
Place Made:
Coventry
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Dimensions:
height: 158mm
width: 80mm
depth: 62mm
Materials:
paper, plastic, metal
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