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    They were my mother's and a small memento that I kept of hers. I hadn't seen one of these in a very long time and I remember her using them.

    Of course, Nosey over here had to come and check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    They were my mother's and a small memento that I kept of hers. I hadn't seen one of these in a very long time and I remember her using them.

    Of course, Nosey over here had to come and check it out.
    Those are sprinklers for ironing clothing. It went in a Coke bottle that was filled with water. I recall using them as a child of about 8 or 9 at Grandma's when I was helping with the ironing.
    Thanks for the memory, Grandma Ruth has been gone a long time; I sure miss her.

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    Yes! Wow haven't seen those in a looooonnnng time lol. Those were used on bottles (soda bottles?)- precurser to the spray bottles of today. I remember my Grandma's & Mom using them to sprinkle water on linens & clothing when they were ironing.

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    Yes, I am...they are sprinklers. Fill a bottle with water and put the top on and then sprinkle the clothes when they came off the line, roll them up and put in a plastic bag or pillow case, ater a while you ironed the clothes, the dampness made them easier to iron. If you didn't get around to ironing right way you put the clothes in the refrigerator so they didn't sour.

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    They are for ironing to sprinkle water on garments

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    I had no idea but now recall seeing bottles used in movies. Still wouldn't be able to identify those pieces though. Cool mama mementos.

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    Yep, yep. I have her old iron too with the cloth cord. :)

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    OK, now you'll all know how really old I am: My mom and grandmother used these inserted into a brown glass Clorox bottle. It was a little smaller in diameter than a 2 liter bottle. I can't imagine how many years since they put chloring bleach in glass bottles.

    Quote Originally Posted by pittsburgpam
    They were my mother's and a small memento that I kept of hers. I hadn't seen one of these in a very long time and I remember her using them.

    Of course, Nosey over here had to come and check it out.

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    I remember those. My mom had them on her water bottle for sprinkling on clothes while ironing!!

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    Yep, mom, gramas, aunts, neighbors, everyone used these back when you ironed everything LOL :D:D:D

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    I remember my mother using those!

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    I have a couple of those myself from my grandmother. I also found a couple at an antique store that actually fit inside some old baby bottles. Wow ... the memories. :}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah
    Yes, I am...they are sprinklers. Fill a bottle with water and put the top on and then sprinkle the clothes when they came off the line, roll them up and put in a plastic bag or pillow case, ater a while you ironed the clothes, the dampness made them easier to iron. If you didn't get around to ironing right way you put the clothes in the refrigerator so they didn't sour.
    I remember bags of rolled up laundry in the fridge. :-D

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    Karen, I think you "win!" I don't remember Clorox in brown glass.

    My mom sprinkled the ironing and put it in the freezer. She really hated ironing! :D

    They make a plastic version of these things, now - I use them for watering seedlings, because they don't flood out the tiny plants. The new sprinkler tops screw onto any plastic soda bottle.

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    I remember my mom using those!! wow, what a memory jogger.........how I miss her!

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    Brings back memories. It was my job to iron and I had to iron Dad's shirts all linens hankerchiefs dresses everything got ironed and I hated doing it! But I so remember using these sprinklers on a pop bottle! Hadn't thought of them in a very long time!!

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    Yep and still have my grandmas.

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    I remember personally using them.

    The dried clothes got sprinkled, rolled up, and allowed to get evenly damp, and then ironed.

    I remember being so excited when I first got to iron handkerchiefs.

    I remember being not so excited when I had to iron my little sister's starched dress with the puffed sleeves.

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    My mom used hers in a soda bottle. I remember it quite well.

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    maybe i remember. maybe i don't.
    maybe i've used them. maybe they look like martian ears to me.

    you'll never get the truth outta me, Copper.

    :lol:

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    Unfortunately I do know what they are. (not so young anymore). I have a ceramic iron that you fill with water and has one of those on top. I got it when my DFIL passed. I don't use it, as I would hate to break it.

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    I remember those! They were wonderful for sprinkling the ironing before ironing.

    I have often wished they'd bring them back along with some of the other ideas from the past. For instance, the cutting board in the kitchen cabinets. Loved those also!

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    OMG that brings back memories!!!!!

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    I remember bags of rolled up laundry in the fridge. :-D
    me too! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    I remember bags of rolled up laundry in the fridge. :-D
    me too! lol
    My grandmother did that too

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