I've been searching eBay recently, which I haven't done in a long time, in order to find things for our new house. I have a real weakness for "Oriental" stuff from the 40s and 50s. You know, barkcloth, table lamps, etc. I just discovered this bizarre category of things, the ironing sprinkler. Nowadays you have plastic water sprayers, but back in the day people apparently employed small, special watering can type items to dampen cloth being ironed. And what better for such a task than...a Chinese man, symbol of all that is laundry!