This Little Sunbeam vintage electric iron comes in an original fireproof metal case. The case was sold separately, you were to store your iron in it and this was supposedly going to keep you from burning down the house.
The fireproof metal case was pat'd by Michael McArdle, Chicago, Illinois, Dec. 22,1925 .
There is a slot inside of the metal case for the iron to sit in and a lock to keep it in place.
The guarantee is still affixed on the inside of the case too. The electric cord is missing but all other pieces are in good condition with usual signs of wear for age.
Minimal rust to case. The case is 7 1/4" long 4" deep and 5" tall. the iron is 5 3/4" long and 2 3/4" wide. It weighs 3 lbs, so says the guarantee.
The cord for this iron has been long ago lost but I am searching for one to replace it. If you purchase the iron before I find a replacement, I will mail it to you when I do find one.
This vintage Sunbeam iron has a wood handle and metal body. This was the very first iron with the Sunbeam name on it.
Prior to being called Sunbeam, the company was named the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company, a manufacturer of sheep shearing equipment. They created the Princess Iron, the first Sunbeam iron under the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company name, in 1921 the company became Sunbeam and the iron's name changed to "The Iron of Irons." This particular iron has both the Sunbeam name and the Chicago Flexible Shaft Company name. It is marked No. S2.