US 1078882 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. H. SCOTT.
APPLICATION nLnn OCT. 20, 1912.
Patented NOV. 18, 1913.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JAMES H, SCOT'L OF SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, JAMES H Soon, a citizen of the United States, residing at San Diego, in the county of San Diego and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Tables, of which the following is a specificatlon, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in ironin tables and more articularly to a sectiona board and my object is to provide an improved means for securing the sections of the board together, which means may be quickly and readily operated for setting up or knocklng down the device.
A further object of the invention res des in providing a plurality of board sections having curved tongues carried at the ends thereof, and a plurality of additional sections having curved slots therein to receive the aforesaid curved tongues,'whereby the sections may be readily secured together and a still further object of the invention resides in providing a device which is extremely simple and durable in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and one which will be very efficient and useful in operation.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter referred to and more particularly pointed out in the specification and claim.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application, Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device in set up position. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of one of the plate sections used on the device; and Fig. 4. is a similar view of another one of the plate sections.
In describing my invention, I shall refer to the drawing in which similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views and in which 1, 2 and 3 indicate board sections which are adapted to be interlocked and in order to "accomplish this result, I provide my improved joint therefor. To this end, the intermediate section 2 has the downwardly curved slots 4 and 5 formed in the ends thereof and the lower portions of the board at the ends thereof leading from the under Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed October 26, 1912. Serial No. 727,996.
Patented Nov. 18, 1913.
face of the same to said slots are cut-away as shown at 6. The one end of the board sections 1 and 3 are, on the other hand, provided with the outwardly and downwardly curved tongues or projections land 8 respectively which are curved coincident to the curvature of the slots 4 and 5 in which the same are adapted to be disposed and formed on the under faces of the projections 7 and 8 at their junctions with the ends of the board sections, are the solid portions 9 which are adapted to partially fill the cutaway portions 6 in the ends of the intermediate board section 2. The outer faces of these solid portions 9 are beveled outwardly toward their lower ends as shown at 10 so that in interlocking the projections or tongues 7 and 8 in the slots 4 and 5, the sections 1 and 3 may be brought in close proximity with the section 2 and disposed at the proper angle with respect to the latter section, which is necessary, in starting the operation.
In order to prevent undue wear at the jointed ends of the board sections, I provide the wear plates 11 which are counter-sunk in the side faces of the intermediate section 2 at the ends thereof and the additional Wear plates 12 which are similarly mounted in the side faces of the end sections 1 and 3 at the ends thereof. These wear plates are, of course, designed coincident to the particular design of the coupled ends.
In practice, assuming that the device is in knocked down position, should it be desired to set up the device for use, the intermediate section 2 is brought to a horizontal position, whereupon the end sections 1 and 3 are brought in close proximity thereto, the tongues or projections thereof being disposed adjacent the slots of said intermediate section. Said end sections 1 and 3 are disposed at obtuse angles with respect to the intermediate section 2 which will allow the curved projections 7 and 8 to readily enter the slots 1 and 5 and when said projections are properly engaged with the slots, the end sections being drawn to a horizontal position in alinement with the intermediate section, a pressure downward at the coupled ends of the device will secure the sections thereof together, it being, of course, understood that the outer ends of the end sections are permitted to rest upon stationary objects. The end sections may be engaged with the intermediate section simultaneously, if more than one person operates the device or the same m a be engaged independently of one another 1 but a single person operates the same. Insecuring the sections of the device together, the beveled faces 10 of the solid ortions formed below the ro ections 7 an 8 will allow the lower edges of said end sections to be brought in actual contact with the lower edges of the intermediate section, thereby permitting the sections to be quickly and readily engaged with one another.
From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided an ironing table formed in sections and it will further be seen that I have provided improved joints between the sections whereby the latter may be readily and quickly secured together. It will still further be seen that the device is one which is extremely simple and durable in construction, inexpensive to manufacture and one which will be very efiicient and useful in operation.
While I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is obvious that various changes in form, proportion and in the ections formed on minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the wt or sacrificing any of the principles oi the invention.
Having thus described this invention, what I claim is An ironing board consisting of a trio of sections, one of which is provided with downwardly curved slots in the ends thereof, said last mentioned section being also cut away at its ends from the lower face upward to said slots,
the ends of the-remains ing sections andv adapted to enter the slots downwardly curved vproof the aforesaid section, and integral solid I portions formed on the under faces of saidtongues at their junctions with the last me! tioned sections, said solid portions-ha f the outer faces thereof beve ed andadap to be received in the eut-away portionspfthe first mentioned section; In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature in the presence of two Witnesses."
JAMES H. r
THOMAS C. FENLoNo, JAMES O. HENRY.