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Publication numberUS1192519 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 25, 1916
Filing dateFeb 21, 1913
Priority dateFeb 21, 1913
Publication numberUS 1192519 A, US 1192519A, US-A-1192519, US1192519 A, US1192519A
InventorsGeorge F Hammond
Original AssigneeGeorge F Hammond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for pressing clothes.
US 1192519 A
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anon en r. HAMMOND, or CLEVELAND, 01110.


all whom it may concern Be it known that I, GEORGE F. HAMMOND, 'a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Guyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Devices for Pressing Clothes, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

This invention relates to devices for use in pressing clothes and particularly to such devices as can be employed without the necessity of removing the clothes from the body.

he objects of the invention are the provision of a device of this character of light weight and easy manipulation by which portions of garments, such as bottoms of skirts, trousers legs, and coat sleeves may be prop erly supported while pressing them without the necessity of removing the clothes from the wearers body; and the provision of a device of this character of great simplicity, re-

liability, and freedom from derangement.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device which will serve to find or define a crease once made and which'it is desired to re-press.

Further objects and advantages of the in-, vention will become apparent as the description roceeds.

It is conceived that the device will find its widest use in 'barber shops and bootblack stands for assisting in the creasing of trousers of patrons in the chairs and for improving the ap earance of the more sightly'parts of their coats, although it will' be understood that the same is not restricted to this use, and that it can be applied to portions of ladies and childrens clothing with equally desirable results.

Generally speaking my invention may be defined as consisting of the constructions.

and combinations 'defined in the claims hereto annexed and illustrated in the drawings accompanying and forming part hereof, wherein- Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the manner in which my device is intended to be used; Fig. 2, a sectional view through the supporting and finding device, illustrating its mode of application to the article to be pressed and showing a pressing device associated with it; and Fig. 3 is a Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 25, 1916.

Application filed. February 21, 1913. Serial No. 749,892.

The supporting and finding device comprises an elongated base having a rib or fin which is adapted to be inserted in the'leg of the trousers or other garment to be pressed and to define and support the crease of the garment which it is desiredto press as well as to guide and support the pressing device. In the case of a garment that has been previously creased, it also serves to findand define the crease that has once been formed. In the construction illustrated herein, 29 denotes a Wooden base having a handle 30. This wooden base is generally triangular in cross section, having awidened bottom and converging sides, the sides preferably being concaved. Applied to the upper surface of the said wooden base there is a metal sheatheing, the body of the sheathing being indicated generally at 31 andv be? ing secured to the wooden base, as by means of screws 32. The sides of the sheathing are extended above the wooden base a considerable distance to form an upwardly projecting fin or rib 33, the sides of the fin preferably diverging slightly from top to bottom, as shown. In using this supporting and finding device, the operator inserts it into the trousers leg, in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1, with the fin or rib 33 properly located so as to support the desired portion of the garment that is to be pressed. An

electric pressing device comprising generally a resilient yoke 1, carrying drums 10, and being provided with a handle 3, is shown associated with my supporting and finding device. The drums may be spread apart and the pressing device applied to the garment inthe manner illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2, and the resiliency of the yoke 1 will force the drums into contact with the opposite sides of the creased portion of the garment. The lower ends of the drums being grounded, asindi'cated at 11, and the outer surface of the finding and supporting device being rounded or concaved, the garment may be operated upon in a very con-. venient manner to produce but one crease therein,at the top of the fin or rib 33* and without the production of any creases or marks which might otherwise be produced by the lower ends of the drums 10.

The modified, and somewhat simplified form of my supporting ant finding device, shown in Fig. 3, comprises a blade 40 preferably of thin stifi; metal which is secured hurla n wooden strip or base 41. In appearance it is similar to and in operation identical with,

' that form of my supporting and finding'device previously described.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is '1. As a new article of manufacture, a

. crease definingdevice that may be inserted into a garment while on the wearer, said device comprising a straight and comparatively slender base having a rib or flange projection therefrom.

9. As a new article of manufacture, a crease defining device that may be inserted into a garment While on the wearer, said'device comprising a Wooden base'fand a metal sheathing applied to opposite sides of said base and having an upwardly projecting fin or rib adapted to enter and define a crease andsupp'ort the same while being operated upon by a moistening or pressing device.

3. As a new article of manufacture, a'

' crease defining device that may be inserted into a garment while on the wearer, said de-' vice. comprising a base portion having a thin central longitudinal rib the side surthe rib or fin being adapted to enter or, de-

fine a crease in the garment and support the same during the moistening or pressing operation. I

In testimony whereof, I hereunto afiix my signature in the presence of two witnesses. GEORGE F. HAMMOND. Witnesses:


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U.S. Classification223/37, 38/101, 493/406, 223/57, 493/395
Cooperative ClassificationD06F89/023