At the outbreak of World War II, various metals used in artillery production were rationed, prompting companies to experiment with new manufacturing methods and materials for use in everyday products. Responding to the challenge, The Saunders Corporation teamed up with Corning Glass Works to develop the Silver Streak Iron, a heat-resistant, aerodynamic iron made almost entirely from Pyrex glass. The ergonomic handle, sleek design and punchy colors made it widely successful, however production ceased at the end of the war when manufacturer’s returned to steel.

This is the first time that a complete set of four examples in each available color has been offered at auction.