Day 13 of 100 Days
Well, the rusty iron has cleaned up well enough for me to see that it is a Salter's #4. The 4 is clear, the rest is very hard to see.
Which got me thinking. Because I always thought the numbers on the point were so the housewife could tell one iron from another, to always use the hottest. But no - it is the weight.
Above is my #4, on my Salters scales (I am working on the formerly rusty tray with paste metal polish).
The #4 is just over four pounds.
And the #6 is five and a half pounds.
Next, it is out with the turps and linseed oil for the #4. When I get time. Wonder what it will do to the base of the Salters scales.