US 1017842 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
C. A. BAKER.
APPLICATION FILED JAILZB, 1909.
1,017,842. Patented Feb. 20, 1912.
CHARLES A. BAKER, 0F SALEM, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 20, 1912.
Application filed January 25, 1909. Serial No. 474,147.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES A. BAKER, a citizen of the United States, residing, at Salem, in the county of Marion and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Ironing-Board, of which the following is a specification.
It is the object of the present invention to provide an improved construction of ironing of the underside of the ironing board embodying the invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view through one of the supporting legs of the board, and Fig. 3 is a hOIlzontal sectional view through the said leg on the line 33 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a fragmental section showing the clothes rack and its mounting.
In the drawings, the board proper is indicated by the numeral 5 and is of the usual shape or outline, and secured upon the under side of the board, one adj acent the head end thereof and the other adjacent the foot end, are cleats 6, the said cleats extending transversely 'of the said board as clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings. As heretofore stated, it is intended that one end, namely the head end,'of the ironing'board be supported by a suitable table or shelf and to this end, there is provided a clamp which is in the nature of a bar or strip of wood, indicated by the numeral 7, yieldable to such degree as to permit of slight bending. A threaded stud 8 projects downwardly from the under side of one of the cleats 6 and passes through the said strip or bar 7 near one extremity thereof. as clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, the said extremity of the bar lying substantially in a vertical plane with the head end edge of the board 5,
' and it is between this end of the saidbar 7 and the said end of the board that the edge of the table orshelf, mentioned above, is to be clamped, an adjusting or clamping nut 9 being fitted upon the stud 8 for the purpose of adjusting the bar 7 to accommodate table and shelf edges of varying thicknesses and to subsequently clamp the bar 7 against the under side of the said table or shelf at the edge thereof. As clearly shown in-Fig. 1 of the drawings this bar 7 extends lengthwise of the board and medially thereof and nearly the entire length thereof.
' The other end of the ironing board 5 namely its foot end, is intended to be supported by means of suitable supporting legs which may be folded to lie beneath and near the under side of the board 5 or to extend downwardly therefrom in which latter position they support the said foot end of the board. These legs are two in number and are comprised each of a main section 10 and a foot section 11, these two sections of each le being adjustably connected in a manner w ich will be presentl described. As clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, the main sections 16 of the two legs are connect: ed at their upper end'sby means of a head 12, and they are also hinged at their said upper ends as at 13 to the cleat 6 which is located adjacent the foot end of the board 5. As clearly shown in the said figure of the drawings, the leaves of each hinge are secured one against the under side of the said cleat 6 and the other against the adjacent face of the corresponding leg section 10 so that the upper extremities of the said legs, when they are swung to extend downwardly from the board 5, as 1n the position shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, project upwardly beyond their point of hinged connection with the cleat 6 and with their said sides orfaces bearing against that edge face of the cleat which is presented toward the foot end of the board so that further swinging of the legs in the direction s'tated isefiectually prevented and the legs are firmly braced when in this position.
As clearly shown in the drawings, each of the leg sections 10 is formed wit-h a vertically and medially extending slot 14 and with a roove 15 which is formed preferably in its face which is presented toward the foot end, of'the board and each of the foot sections 11 is formed with a rib 16 which seats in the roove 15 on the corresponding main section 10 of the leg, and twisting or similar displacement of the foot section with respect to the main section of eachgleg being in this manner effectually prevented, although it will be understood that the said foot section may be adjusted longitudinally of the said main section. A bolt 17 is passed through each of the foot sections 11 and through the slot 14 in the corresponding main section 10 and upon this bolt is disposed a washer 18 and threaded a clamping wing nut 19 by means of which the main section and the corresponding foot, section of each leg may he firmly clamped in adjusted'positions.
As Will be readily understood from the foregoing description of the. invention, the two foot sections 11 may be adjusted lengthwise of the respective main sections of the legs so as to provide for a firm bearing of their lower ends upon the floor or other surface above which the ironing board is arranged. The cleats 6 upon the under side of the ironing board are of some thickness as shown, and their upper inner corners are cut away to form rabbets 20 whose horizontal flanges extend beneath and slidably support the parallel arms 21 of a clothes rack .22. .The latter is thus adapted to be moved inward and housed beneath the table 5. or to be drawn outward for use as seen in Fig. 1. In order to prevent the clothes rack from being pulled out of place, or dropping out, we provide stops such as pins 24 projecting hori'zontally from the inner edges of the arms 21, and adapted to engage other pins which may well be nails 23 passing upward through the edges of the rabbetflanges beyond the inner edges of the arms 21 and taking into the board 5. These pins 23 therefore stand in the path of the stops 24, and the latter strike against the former when the clothes rack is withdrawn to the position shown in Fig. 1; but it will be obvious that by removing the pins 21), the rack can at any time be disconnected and removed from the ironing board.
From the foregoing description of the in vention, it will be understood that in applying the board to the table or shelf, the board is disposed with one edge of the table or shelf received between the head end of the board and the corresponding end of the bar 7, the clamping nut 9 being turned upon the threaded stud 8 to the proper degree to bring the said end of the bar into clamping engagement with the under side of the said table or shelf at the edge thereof. As heretofore stated, the bar 7 extends longitudinally beneath the board and practically the entire length thereof, and the head 12 which connects the upper ends of the leg sections 10 has its lower edge adapted to ride over the upper face of the said bar T upon swinging of the legs upon their hinges 13. Itwill be understood that when swinging down the supporting legs of the board, the footendof the bar 7 will be forced downwardly and that additional pressure will therefore be exerted, by the opposite end of the bar, on the edge ofthe table or shelf to which the board is applied, and it will further be understood that the frictional bearing of the lower edge of the head 12 on the upper face of the said bar 7 will prevent folding up of the supporting legs of the board, accidentally.
Swiveled upon the upper face of the said board 5 at the head end thereof is a head 25 to the ends of which are pivoted the lower ends of the stiles 26 of a clothes supporting rack, the bars of the rack being indicated by the numeral 27. It will be understood of course that by reason of the pivotal connee tion of the stiles 26 with the ends of the head 25, the said rack may be folded down to rest upon the upper face of the board 5 and may be also moved to extend vertically above the said board as clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, it being also understood that the head 25 may be turned about its swivel or axis so as to position the rack at various angles upon the board.
A bracket 28 is secured upon the under side of the board 5 and extends transversely thereof and has an off-set portion 29 between which and the under face of the said board is pivoted the inner end of a sleeve board 30 it being understood that this sleeve board may be moved to position beneath the board 5 or to extend laterally at right angles therefrom as clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings, in which position it may be used for the purpose for which it is provided.
A fiatiron holder 31 of ordinary construction is mounted upon the said board 5 at one edge thereof and is intended to support an iron while the board is in use.
\Vhat is claimed is The combination with a board, and parallel cleats across its bottom cut away at their upper inner corners to form' rabbets; of a clothes rack having parallel arms sliding upon the rabbet-flanges and narrower than the latter pins extending upward through the edges of the flanges past the arms and into the board, and stops projecting horizontally outward from the edges of the arms and adapted to engage said pins when the rack is withdrawn.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES A. BAKER.
\Vitnesses ROBERT B. ARNTZEN, J 0E M. Monnow.