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Ironrite Mangle

rez | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on


Being a visitor having escaped from FineHomebuilding’s Breaktime forum I thought to ask here if anyone might have information regarding the repair of the heating element on an old Ironrite Mangle.

A very nice 88 year old lady has requested I look at it since she discovered it not heating but everything else still functioning normally.

 I’m feeling this mangle was part of her everyday routine and she misses it. Internet searches have found only deadends.

If I might be able to get it repaired somehow I would be indebted to you all.

Thanks much.



Peace in.


  1. solosmocker | | #1

    I can only wish that I had a mangle iron. I hope someone here is able to help you.


    1. rez | | #2

      Investigating all this I have found some on Ebay if one might be lucky enough to be in their general vicinity

      as I understand they are rather heavy for shipping.

      All I have ever heard is positive comments regarding them.

      1. solosmocker | | #3

        Thanks, rez. Good luck with your search. solo

        1. jjgg | | #4

          Gosh my mom had a mangle when we were kids, I sure wish I had one.Last year I was touring the Biltmore Estate in Asheville NC, and there in the laundry room were several mangles. My husband had no idea what I was talking about when I pointed them out.

  2. jatman | | #5

    Hi Rez!  I'm not sure if you've seen this website already but here it is:


    don't be put off by the bizarre photo that pops up - scroll down and if you keep going to about 2/3's of the way he offers an Ironrite manual for free.  Looks like you just need to e-mail him and ask for it - he has it in a PDF file and can e-mail it back to you.

    If this doesn't help - I've noticed that frequently vacuum stores will offer sewing machine service (why the two are frequently paired up is beyond me) but if you have a place that offers that, the repair person may be able to point you in the right direction for some help with Ironrite products.  Just a thought.

    Hope this helps.



    1. rez | | #6


      Thanks much for linking to that site.

      and I'd never heard that there were glass irons made by Corning back then.:o)

      Good idea on the vacuum store.

      Thanks again

      1. jatman | | #7

        I had never heard of the glass iron before either - if I find one at a garage sale or someplace I will buy it!  I also thought the 'health chair' that went with the mangle and the sales incentives were pretty interesting, too.  All in all, I really liked the website!

        Let us know if you are able to fix it, ok?


        1. rez | | #8

          Will do. I'll take a stab at it or find an experienced soul that would have a better chance at success.

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