The winner of our September “What Is It?” contest is Melia Sostad! Congratulations on being the first to guess correctly! Below is a picture of the item. This is called a Fluting Iron. This particular one was used by Jane T. Bleak after she came to Dixie in 1861. It is made of cast iron and it is composed of two parts: a stationary base and a rocker style hand piece. The base is heated on a stove and then moved to a table or ironing board for fluting. Fluting is a rounded shape pleat used on trims, hems and ruffles. They originally sold for 80 cents and were produced from 1866-1920.
WHAT IS IT?
Have some fun and give us your best guess on what this object is and what it is used for!
The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers McQuarrie Museum have some pretty unique objects that were used by our Pioneer ancestors in their daily lives and aren’t used today. It is always fun to look back and try to imagine how people went about their daily lives and the tools they used to help them.
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Donation Made to Erin Kimball Foundation by the Pioneer Museum.
October 19, 2017, members of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers presented the Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation with a tied quilt to be given to someone in need of comfort. The quilt is made of quilt blocks signed by visitors to the Pioneer Museum at 145 N. 100 E., St. George, during several special events held to highlight Museum artifacts. Marilyn MacLellan represented the Daughter of Utah Pioneers in making the presentation to the Director of the Erin Kimball Foundation, Madonna Melton. Marilyn also spearheaded the Charity Quilt project and has other Quilt projects that will be donated in the future.