Books for Sale ~ Irons

Streamlined Irons

Author: Jay Raymond

Details: Hardcover, 196 pages, 300 color photographs, 2008.

Price: $45 with Free Shipping to the USA. Price of book shipped to foreign countries on request.

To Order directly from the Author: Click Here to go to Jay Raymond's website.

Gloriously photographed… Exquisitely designed… Thoroughly researched…

Here, for the first time, is an exhaustive survey of pressing irons made during the era
of streamlining, a design phenomenon of the 1930s and 40s.

The most beautiful book on irons there is; by authority on electric irons, Jay Raymond.

Also, pictured are 30 of the very earliest electric irons made in North America,
dating from 1890 to 1915. These are the rarest electric irons; many are one-of-a-kind.

The book includes four essays: a concise history of electric irons in the U.S.A,
two essays on the subject of streamlining, and a fascinating history of the first entrepreneur
to produce an electric iron in the United States, Charles E. Carpenter.

A book with many pleasures for those with a keen interest in vintage irons,
mid-century design, or history.

Books about Irons by David Irons

To order directly from the author: contact David Irons via his Website.

IRONS BY IRONS is the first book authored and self-published by Dave Irons. It pictures over 1600 irons from all the different categories with information for each iron on value, age, origin, size, and maker. The book can be purchased from Dave Irons Antiques with Worldwide shipping.

Details: Softbound, 8 1/2 x 11",160 pages, 525 black & white & 40 color photographs of over 1600 irons, 1994.

Price: $45 with Free Shipping to the USA. Price of book shipped to foreign countries on request.

 

MORE IRONS BY IRONS is the 2nd book authored and self-published by Dave Irons. It pictures over 1400 irons (all different from book 1) from all the different categories with information for each iron on value, age, origin, size,and maker. The book can be purchased from Dave Irons Antiques with Worldwide shipping.

Details: Softbound, 8 1/2 x 11",160 pages, 518 black & white & 36 color photographs of over 1400 irons, 1997.

Price: $45 with Free Shipping to the USA. Price of book shipped to foreign countries on request.

 

EVEN MORE IRONS BY IRONS is the 3rd book authored and self-published by Dave Irons. It pictures over 1000 irons (all different from book 1 & 2) from all the different categories with information for each iron on value, age, origin size, and maker. The book can be purchased from Dave Irons Antiques with Worldwide shipping.

Details: Hardbound, 8 1/2 x 11",158 pages, 554 all color photographs of over 1200 irons, 2000.

Price: $70 with Free Shipping to the USA. Price of book shipped to foreign countries on request.

 

Title: 3 Volume Collectors Edition

Author: David Irons

Details: Hardbound, 8 1/2 x 11".

Price: $200 with Free Shipping to the USA. Price of book shipped to foreign countries on request.

This is a special limited edition, hard cover book containing the following books (with their covers)

  • Irons by Irons
  • More Irons by Irons
  • Even more Irons by Irons

The cover has gold embossed lettering and a picture of the Barnes, Swan on Swan. For details of each book included, refer to previous descriptions for each book individually.

 

Title: Pressing Iron Patents

Author: David Irons

Details: Softbound, 8 1/2 x 11", over 440 patent drawings.

Price: $25 with Free Shipping to the USA. Price of book shipped to foreign countries on request.

Pressing Iron Patents by David Irons

  • A Pictorial Presentation of Iron Patent Briefs from 1876-1912.
  • Over 440 Patent Drawings of Pressing Irons and Related Devices from the Official Gazette
  • Includes inventor names, date and places
  • Categories include: Charcoal, Fluters, Flat, Special Purpose, Liquid Fuel, Electric, Iron Heaters & Miscellaneous Ironing Items all arranged by Patent Number

Again, to order any of these titles directly from the author: contact David Irons via his Website.

Strijk te Kijk (Show & Tell)

Author: Ton van der Tonnekreek

Details: Softcover, 213 pages, color photographs, written in English, 2009.

Price: $55 with Free Shipping to the USA. Price of book shipped to foreign countries on request.

To Order from PITCA: Email our Secretary Jerry Marcus.

Published by a long-time Dutch collector with a superb collection of irons and a deep knowledge of the subject, this book is the ideal pictorial introduction to every type of iron. The book is divided into two parts: the first covers the various means by which irons are heated, and the second part covers the various ways in which irons are used.

Each chapter is introduced with a short essay and filled with high quality color photographs. In addition to the photographs there are many reproductions of prints and paintings, and pages from catalogs. A thorough guide for the novice or veteran collector, with clearly written and easily absorbed information.

Chinese Smoothing Irons

Authors: Vittorio and Roswitha Di Martino

Details: Hardcover, 196 pages, 220 color photographs, in English with highlights in Chinese.

Price: $65.00, plus additional cost for shipping from France.

To Order directly from the Authors: contact them at vittoriodimartino@hotmail.com for more details or to order a copy of this wonderful book, which is the first one entirely devoted to the subject of Chinese Smoothing Irons.