This clothing iron was manufactured during the 1950’s at GE’s main appliance plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Its peak employment was around 20,000 during WWI as the Remington Arms Plant and leveled off to 12,000 in the 1940’s for WWII. The plant closed in 2007 with 70 employees.
The use of a common household object projects the everyday person effected in the community and its members by the loss of this facility and its associated jobs. This web link (above) is the last documentation regarding this complex aside from a handful of local news articles noting the closing and deconstruction of this facility by 2012 (Est. 1915).
MATERIALS: Found object & LED’s