When did you last see an advertisement for an iron?

Keeping in mind that old ads tell us about the "new" features, this one boasts "39 holes spread a deep, even penetration of steam from tip to heel ... Fabric dial gives exact setting for all popular fabrics. Handy water window."

Which really tells us that not a lot has changed in the ironing game in the last half-century. Have we really reached the pinnacle of ironing technology? And do you know how many holes your iron has?

Update: Ours has 419 holes, a 974 percent increase. I waited until my wife wasn't home and then counted. No need to answer questions about what I was muttering about in the laundry room.

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