The origin of electric iron

2021-10-12

Electric iron is a tool for leveling clothes and fabrics, and its power is generally between 300-1000W. Its types can be divided into: ordinary type, temperature adjustment type, steam spray type and so on. Ordinary electric irons are simple in structure, low in price, and convenient to manufacture and maintain.

The temperature-regulating electric iron can automatically adjust the temperature within the range of 60-250℃, and can automatically cut off the power. It can be ironed at a suitable temperature according to different clothing materials, which is more power-saving than the ordinary type. Steam spray type electric irons not only have the function of temperature adjustment, but also generate steam. Some are also equipped with a spray device to avoid the trouble of manual water spraying, and the clothes are more evenly moistened and the ironing effect is better.

In 1882, American H.W. Sealy obtained the first electric iron patent. At the beginning of the 20th century, the electric iron invented by E. Richardson of the United States was put on the market and was welcomed. Electric irons are simple in structure, easy to manufacture, and convenient to use, so they are developing rapidly. There are two types of electric irons that are produced and used more frequently in our country, the ordinary type and the ordinary temperature-regulating type. New types of electric irons, such as jet type, spray type, constant temperature type and electrolytic steam type, have also appeared. High power, light weight, automatic temperature adjustment, steam or spray, and the pursuit of beautiful appearance is the development direction of the new generation of electric irons.