On the subject of ironing who remembers this contraption. Used to sprinkle clothes prior to ironing. Clothes line dried. I remember this so well. Had to use it to iron my dad's shirts every week plus we ironed bed sheets back then too.
Baby Carrier - yup, this was it. Even took babies riding in the car in these BEFORE seat belts were standard equipment! And yet -- guess what? Those babies are now middle-aged and doing just fine! We called them "pumpkin seats".