1988 - Volume #12, Issue #4, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Cordless Iron"Our new cordless iron was designed for the Amish and others who live without electricity but we've had tremendous interest from nearly everyone who's had a look at it," says Galen Lehman of Lehman Hardware & Appliances, Inc., Kidron, Ohio, a company that specializes in gas-powered lights, refrigerators, and other appliances.
Lehman's new cordless iron heats up in seconds with butane gas stored in a built-in tank. Because no electricity is required, there's been a lot of interest from recreational vehicle owners as well as from people who frequently travel to other countries that have different electrical systems. "Many housewives tell us they like the idea of not having a cord that tangles up and of not having to hunt for an electrical outlet each time they iron," points out Lehman.
A built-in electronic ignitor - powered by a long-lasting 9-volt battery - lights the gas-fired iron with the push of a single button. Once lit, a twist knob controls the temperature as on any electric iron. The iron burns steadily, even when held upside down. The non-stick, teflon-coated surface can reach temperatures of several hundred degrees, if needed.
The built-in gas tank takes about 15 min. to fill with a charge that lasts from 45 min. to 2 hrs.; depending on the setting. A 5.65 oz. butane canister, that sells for about $2, will fill the iron four to five times. The iron sells for $66.95.
For more information, contact: 'FARM SHOW Followup, Lehman Hardware & Appliances, Inc., P.O. Box 41, Kidron, Ohio 44636 (ph 216 857-5441).
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