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What is a goffering iron?

Question #148626. Asked by serpa.
Last updated Aug 27 2021.
Originally posted Aug 25 2021 2:43 AM.

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Good auto correct there. Familiar via word wizard, it's an iron which irons pleats and dates back to medieval times when they were used as hollow tubes to keep their fashionable ruffs nice and flat during the 16-17th centuries. A goffer refers to the pleat itself.

link https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/goffer

link https://historicjamestowne.org/collections/artifacts/goffering-iron/

Aug 27 2021, 4:57 PM
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