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The Coveted Pyrex Silver Streak Irons

Posted on 10 April 2016

Rationing for the war during the 40s forced many companies to innovate.

Car makers were using chunks of wood instead of metal for bumpers, so why couldn't Pyrex make clothes irons out of glass to save valuable metals, too? Apparently the result was this pleasant looking iron. It reportedly worked well, though the bright colors inside faded quickly. They were only made for a short time before the war ended and the manufacturer went back to good old steel. Fine examples are rare today and coveted by collectors, some mint examples selling for upwards of $1000.

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