Wednesday, July 18, 2012

... on the history of Ironing.

From the archives of All things Ironing - History of ironing.

It isn't exactly clear when people started trying to press cloth, but it is said that the Chinese were using hot metal for ironing before anyone else.

Pans filled with hot coals were pressed over stretched cloth as illustrated in this image. Acording to some records, this method was already well-established in China well over a thousand years ago.