1) When wooden shovels were furnished with an iron cutting-edge they were said to be ‘ironed’.

1750 Pd smith for ironing 5 shovels, Shibden

1754 to ironing a shovel 10d, Beeston

1765 6 new shovels 4s 6d

4 new ironed at 1s 9d, Tong.

dates 1750 1754 1765

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