Not Just In Museumson May 6, 2012 at 4:23 PM
I saw this photo shared at TBKK, in Facebook. A group of people all over the world who hails from Butuan City. I could identify much about this item because I have seen how my aunt had used this iron while ironing clothes on days when there was not any elctricity availble in Butuan. At that time, there was a massive black out all over the country, and good thing the family kept afamily heirloom, the iron which uses coal to heat it up.
Yup, coal is used to heat up this iron. I remember how my aunt would build a fire first at the dirty kitchen, then when coal is aflame, she would little by little place them inside the iron. Using this is quite tedious as it is quite heavy, and with the heat, one’s sweat would profusely fall as if it were a natural water fountain leak. People no longer use this iron, even though we are experiencing black outs every so often. Why? I guess no one makes this kind of iron anymore. The only place to find this is at the museums. The museum in Butuan City houses one of this.. But our family has one, only we could not locate it now after the that fire that ate most of the things in my grandparent’s house.