Ironing things out at Philadelphia International Airport

Vintage clothes irons on display at Philadelphia Airport

Vintage clothes irons on display at Philadelphia International Airport

A new exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) might make you a bit self-conscious about your wrinkled travel outfit.

The exhibit features classic, streamlined clothes irons made in the 1930s and 40s, on loan from the collection of Jay Raymond, who has written a book on the subject.

Why irons at the airport?

“Like aircraft, streamlined irons were based on the principles of aerodynamics – they were shaped to enhance the flow of air around them, increasing their ability to move more efficiently. It is their purposeful design and resulting aesthetic that made streamlined irons different from irons that preceded them.”

Look for these cool irons in the Philadelphia International Airport on the C/D walkway, post-security.

vintage irons on display at PHL airport

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