The dimensions of this iron is 2.5 cms in length.
These coal iron presses have value today in its antiquity.
We can still see them around in use - people who do the ironing /pressing for a charge.
The plus points are the heavy weight of the iron - just one swish and all the wrinkles are gone & coal is cheaper than electricity.
Chinese women are reported to have used such heated irons to their silk fabrics more than 1000 years ago !!