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H5236 Charcoal chimney box iron, charcoal heated, cast-iron, with gilded copper heat shield, made by J. & J. Whitehouse, Ironfounders, Phoenix Foundry, Castle Street, Tipton, Staffordshire, England, late 1800s to early 1900s. Click to enlarge.

Charcoal chimney box iron, charcoal heated, cast-iron, with gilded copper heat shield, made by J. & J. Whitehouse, Ironfounders, Phoenix Foundry, Castle Street, Tipton, Staffordshire, England, late 1800s to early 1900s

Charcoal chimney box iron, charcoal heated, cast-iron, with gilded copper heat shield, made by J. & J. Whitehouse, Ironfounders, Phoenix Foundry, Castle Street, Tipton, Staffordshire, England, late 1800s to early 1900s

Summary

Object No.

H5236

Object Statement

Charcoal chimney box iron, charcoal heated, cast-iron, with gilded copper heat shield, made by J. & J. Whitehouse, Ironfounders, Phoenix Foundry, Castle Street, Tipton, Staffordshire, England, late 1800s to early 1900s

Physical Description

Charcoal chimney box iron, charcoal heated, cast-iron, with gilded copper heat shield, made by J. & J. Whitehouse, Ironfounders, Phoenix Foundry, Castle Street, Tipton, Staffordshire, England, late 1800s to early 1900s

Dimensions

Height

250 mm

Width

103 mm

Depth

210 mm

Production

Notes

This iron was made in England by Jabez and John Whitehouse of Tipton. In 1865 J. Whitehouse, an iron founder of Tipton, Staffordshire, made improvements to box irons. In 1886 both John and Jabez Whitehouse took out a patent, No.323, for improvements to charcoal box irons. The Whitehouse family operated the Phoenix Foundry on Castle Street, Tipton, and produced cast-iron goods including this iron from the late 1800s until the early 1900s. John Whitehouse died in 1893.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Wilson, E J, 1953

Acquisition Date

13 October 1953

Cite this Object

Harvard

Charcoal chimney box iron, charcoal heated, cast-iron, with gilded copper heat shield, made by J. & J. Whitehouse, Ironfounders, Phoenix Foundry, Castle Street, Tipton, Staffordshire, England, late 1800s to early 1900s 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 January 2020, <https://ma.as/242565>

Wikipedia

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