Day 2 of a Hundred Days
Here is another Iron for Day 2 of 100 Details in 100 Days.
My best guess for this one is 1930s - you will see why tomorrow. Although it may be a bit older.
So, imagine doing your Crazy Patch in the 1930s, still with highly inflammable liquid running a fire in the iron. You can see the handle has caught fire at some stage.
As Allison said - scary stuff!