Answers to April 2010 Mystery Tools

What-Is-It?

A. A fluting machine. The fluting machine was used to put pleats and ruffles in garments such as petticoats, blouses and collars. In use, heated irons were inserted into the hollow rollers. The heat helped
A. A fluting machine. The fluting machine was used to put pleats and ruffles in garments such as petticoats, blouses and collars. In use, heated irons were inserted into the hollow rollers. The heat helped “set” the pleat.
Submitted by David Dietrich