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The Electric Iron
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.