2nd April 2024

Handi Iron

This “pumpless” iron was sold in Australia from 1934. Presumably the iron was pumpless as the fuel tank was raised above the heating surface, so the petrol did not have to be pumped to heat the plate. They company was still selling petrol powered lanterns, irons and twin burner stovettes in 1977.

Pacific Islands Monthly, 23rd April 1936 page 75.

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld), 14th April 1934 page 5.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane), 24th July 1946 page 3.

I can’t imagine but that they would have been smelly to use.

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