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This antique iron holder or stand can be easily constructed by the amateur bent-iron worker. A strip of iron is bent over at the ends to form the side legs, and the front leg is formed of another piece, welded in the center.
Ill: Ornamental Stand Made of Either Strap Iron or Sheet Metal to Hold a Flatiron
Openings for the crosspieces are then cut, the legs bent into a scroll shape, and the crosspieces inserted and fastened by spreading or upsetting the ends.
Instead of using strap iron, the stand can be cut from good sheet metal. This would save the trouble of welding 011 the front leg.