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Flat iron is made from large juice can, a piece of pine for a handle and a coat hanger. Heat is provided by charcoal briquettes on a bed of sand.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1969 (v.59#3) pg. 60

Tip on cleaning the sole of an iron using salt.
CRAFTS Jan 1994 (v.17#1) pg. 37

Replacing the electric line cord on an iron is illustrated in photographs.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS May-Jun 1970 (v.10#2) pg. 43

Tip on cleaning the dull soleplate of an old steam iron.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 84

Tip on repairing a steam iron that leaks along the edge of the sole.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 95

How to install a new cord on a steam iron.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 104

Trouble-shooting steam irons. Removing deposits on soleplate, replacing a bad cord and correcting erratic steaming.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1978 (v.2#7) pg. 28

How to clean scorch marks from the soleplate of your iron.
HOME MECHANIX #686 Jun 1985 (v.81) pg. 24

How to repair an electric iron.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 82

A 16-page special report. The know-how you need to repair your small appliances. Covers electric irons, automatic toasters, electric coffee pots, electric food mixers, vacuum cleaners and electric fans.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1969 (v.194#1) pg. 117

Wall-mounted iron caddy is capable of holding two flatirons upright. They can be inserted hot into protective asbestos and aluminum backing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1972 (v.200#3) pg. 122

Repair and maintenance of steam irons.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.36#7) pg. 60

Tip to keep an iron's electrical cord out of the way.
THREADS #20 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 8

Tip on cleaning the sole plate of an iron.
THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 16

Tip suggests using a light bulb for pressing a length of ribbon.
THREADS #79 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 16

How to remove interfacing adhesive from the soleplate of an iron.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 18

Iron caddy. Wall-mounted wooden rack stores your electric iron.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 53