The Electric Iron
On June 6, 1882, An American, Henry W. Seely patented the electric iron, at the time it was called the electric flatiron. Early electric irons used a carbon arc to create heat; however, this was not a safe method. In 1892, hand irons using electrical resistance were introduced by Crompton and Co. and the General Electric Company. During the early 1950s electric steam irons were introduced.