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Mystery Object #1

What are these strange photos of?

How are they used ?

How old are they?

These collar and cuff crimping irons were used to put tiny pleats and ruffles into freshly laundered and starched cuffs and collars for men’s shirts. The crimpers are made of wood and brass and were heated up on the stove repeatedly until the shirt was ready. They date from the 19th century.

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