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Pensioner's staggering collection of irons

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:43 PM

Standing in a room filled floor to ceiling with old irons, pensioner John Rollins shows his astonishing collection of the trusty household appliance.

The 74-year-old has one of Britain's largest collections of irons - amassed during three decades of scouring fairs, antique shops, and auction houses.

He now owns a staggering 800 irons - which includes irons in all shapes, makes, sizes and colours, ranging from the first one he ever bought, a box iron right up to modern day steam irons.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:34 PM

George Michael has a very large collection of irons too!  (allegedly)

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:36 PM

uhmmmm i wonder what hes into

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:44 PM

We know someone who has about that many sad irons. I have about ten of them and one is tiny...for baby and doll clothes.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:47 PM

View PostMichelle, on 26 July 2013 - 08:44 PM, said:

We know someone who has about that many sad irons. I have about ten of them and one is tiny...for BABY AND DOLL CLOTHES.
are you serious? thats disturbing

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:06 PM

View Postkannin, on 26 July 2013 - 08:47 PM, said:

are you serious? thats disturbing

Why? They didn't have permanent press material in those days and they didn't want to take the baby to church on Sundays all crinkly. People also made a living selling hand made dolls and they wouldn't sell as well if they looked rumpled.

Have you ever used an iron in your life? :P


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:18 PM

View PostMichelle, on 26 July 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

Why? They didn't have permanent press material in those days and they didn't want to take the baby to church on Sundays all crinkly. People also made a living selling hand made dolls and they wouldn't sell as well if they looked rumpled.

Have you ever used an iron in your life? :P
im not telling.............lol

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:30 PM

View Postkannin, on 26 July 2013 - 09:18 PM, said:

im not telling.............lol

I thought not....lol


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

View PostMichelle, on 26 July 2013 - 09:30 PM, said:

I thought not....lol
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