Old iron found at auc­tion

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I re­cently bought this iron from an auc­tion in North York­shire – see at­tached pic­tures – and I thought BCB read­ers would be in­ter­ested to know that some prod­ucts made in the Black Coun­try are still at around.

The iron was made by the CWS (Co-op­er­a­tive Whole­sale So­ci­ety) at their fac­tory in Dud­ley – hence the ‘Dud­ley’ Iron.

It is 5lb in weight and mea­sures around 8” long by 4” wide.

The his­tory of the fac­tory and per­sonal rem­i­nisces would make in­ter­est­ing read­ing – did any of your read­ers work there?

I am happy to part with it for around £10 plus postage if any reader is in­ter­ested to re­turn it to its roots. Christo­pher Tay­lor tay­lor.ct1@gmail.com

Elec­tric iron made by the Co-op­er­a­tive Whole­sale So­ci­ety in Dud­ley

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