I bet many of you aren’t familiar with this object. At first glance, you might have thought, “Yep, that’s an iron.” But did you know that these irons used to rely on burning coal for heat to iron clothing? This is known as a charcoal iron.

Loading charcoal into these irons must have been quite a task. It’s fascinating to think about how much effort went into everyday tasks like ironing in the past.

Those who have owned these charcoal irons often speak highly of them, praising their even heat distribution. This is why some individuals in India continue to use them to this day. Have you ever encountered one of these irons?