Hubert Duca Blacksmith Shop :
Title:
Solder Iron
Catalog Number:
1993.1.1
Notes:
The Electric Materials Company started in 1915. Electric soldering irons found in 1927 Sears & Roebuck catalog.

Not original handle.
Description:
Solder iron with a copper tip attached to a steel rod with a wood handle. The iron had to be preheated before use.
Size:
W-1.2 L-13.75 D-1.2 inches
Inscription:
The Electric Materials Co., North East, PA
Made:
The Electric Materials Company, North East, PA
Kid Tales:
Before there was electricity a blow torch was used to heat soldering irons. Solder melts at a low temperature, so once heated it could be used until it cools below the melting point.
Subjects:
Soldering
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