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LATE VICTORIAN KENRICK GOFFERING IRON
Goffering irons were common 100 years ago and were used to smooth out creases on ribbons.
This late Victorian example made by KENRICK is made of iron and there were also fancy ones made of brass.
The poker part was heated in an open fire and placed in the hollow tube to heat it and the lace would have been run over the top to iron out any creases......all seems like a lot of work!
An interesting and decorative piece of Victoriana.
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