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"The Flaming Steam Iron"

"The flaming steam iron could be conceived as a modern-day liberty torch. The form of the iron is admirably harmonoius and, unlike the other objects, it cannot be likened to either the male or the female genitals. The technological development is outstandingly manifest on the irons (charcoal iron, gas iron, steam iron, electric iron). This object is extremely rigid and could almost be used as a weapon. At the same time, its purpose is to remove creases from clothes. And this is what the flames render impossible."
Istvan Kantor, reprinted in: Géza Perneczky, The Magazine Network, Cologne: Soft Geometry Editions, 1993, p. 111