No wrinkles please…

Submitted by MyFunCloset March 7th, 2012
Certifikitsch Winner

In the 1950’s, every family that owned a “mangler”  slept on pressed sheets, pressed tablecloths and anything flat fabric that wrinkled. We had one. I haven’t seem one of these in years. Yesterday’s estate sale was chock full of  late 40’s and 50’s stuff but lacked the kitsch element worth sharing. Asking price, $75–

3 Responses to “No wrinkles please…”

  1. Allee Willis

    So was this like a portable model that people used in their homes or were they mostly used at the cleaners?

    I still have an old washing machine that has a roller that rings the clothes out. I use it as a big beer barrel at parties.

  2. MyFunCloset

    Not even certain how the name “mangler” came about. It certainly does not mangle anything. This was an in-home convenience for pressing the wrinkles our of fabrics …long before the poly-blends fixed that.

  3. Nessa

    The only place I have ever seen one of these is at an estate sale!

    I would assume they were called a mangler for what would happen should you get your hand or hair or other loose body part caught in one.