During the War Between the States the Augusta Arsenal was a focal point for the war effort casting cannons, projectiles and grenades, and making percussion caps, paper cartridges, limber chests, harnesses, canteens, and uniforms.
This pressing iron, also cast at the Augusta Arsenal, was used during the WBTS to press Naval uniforms. The "C" stands for the Confederacy. This iron is probably the only survivor of a World War II scrap drive. An employee found about fifty irons which were donated to the scrap drive, but this one was taken home and used as a doorstop. The iron is made of cast iron and weighs 14 pounds. Photo provided by a private collector.