• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Iron-heater the piece of metal heated in the fire for a laundress's box-iron
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. iren; Ger. eisen.


In literature:

Hopalong Cassidy rode up and stopped as Red returned to take the place of one of the iron heaters.
"Bar-20 Days" by Clarence E. Mulford
An old-fashioned cast iron heater always produced a treacherous fire.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
The meal is afterwards carried by machinery to the heaters, iron pans holding about a bushel each.
"French Polishing and Enamelling" by Richard Bitmead
His wife has an electric iron and an electric water heater.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
Why should you pull out the plug of an electric iron, percolator, toaster, heater, or stove?
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
Furnace room, containing furnace inclosed by galvanized iron, also double cold air duct with electric fan, also gas water heater.
"Farm Boys and Girls" by William Arch McKeever
In 1725 Mercer bought a "box Iron & heaters," and in 1731, from Chapman, "2 heaters.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins