On the other hand: I love vintage irons :) and I have collected a few from thriftstores-and markets.
I own several flat irons. I use them as paperweights and to keep a large piece of fabric on the table when cutting.
One that can be filled with hot coal..
A very early electric one. Info on the internet: very, VERY dangerous....LOL
A later electric one. When I can find the right plug, I will try this one!
And today my latest find was delivered: a gas iron. it has burners on the inside. And no, I will not try to light this one although it seems in almost perfect condition.
Best thing about it is, that it is called : the Rhythm. How cool is that!!!