US 1207747 A
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A. E. GRIMSHAW. BUILT-IN IRONING' BOARD. APPLICATION FILED APR. 14. I915- RENEWED MAY 9. I916.
Patented Dec.12, 1916.-
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 12, 191d.
Application filed April 14, 1915. Serial No. 21,277. Renewed May 9, 1916. Serial No. 96,361.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that l[, ARTHUR E. GRIM- SHAW, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Seattle, in the. county of King and State of Washington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Builtin lironing-Boards, of which the following is a full, true, and exact specification.
My invention relates to built-in ironing boards and has for its principal object to generally improve, simplif and cheapen the construction of this 0 ass of ironing boards by providing novel means for rigidly holding the board in its proper place when in use Without the use of any supporting legs or horses, and further by using only simple and standard material in the constructionof the board, support and housing.
A further object is to provide a device of the above general described character, including a place for keeping the iron which Will occupy the minimum of space Within the wall and which will not interfere with the standard construction of said wall, but which may be easily set in place during the construction of the building.
Other objects will appear as my invention is more fully explained in the following.
specification, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a sectional side elevation of my device in position ready for use. Fig. 2 is a general front elevation of Fig. 1 with parts broken away. Fig. 3 is a sectional plan on line w-a2 of Pi 1.
Referring more particularly to t e drawings, numeral 1 designates the studding of a building wall which are spaced to properly receive an ironing board 2. A head board 3 .is cut in between studs 1 to form the top of the cabinet for the ironing board. Similar pieces 4: and 5 form the bottom of the cabinet and a compartment for an -ironrespectively. The entire back of the cabinet.
is covered by a thin sheet 6 against which the plaster of the back wall may be placed. The front of the-cabinet is furnished with a casing 7 and door 8, the latter being shown in Fig. 2 only. Heavy cross bars 9 and 10 are ained into studs 1, the former on the inner ace of the studs and the latter on the outer 'face as shown clearly in Figs. 2 and 3. The bottom of cross bar 9 and the top of crossbar 10 are spaced apart vertically, a distance equal to the thickness of the ironing board 2. Slots 11 are cut into the sides of studs 1 to receive the ends of a rod 12 which is secured to the under side of board 2 by screw eyes 13'. Slots 11 are so positioned as to allow the board 2 to be rotated about the rod 12 as a fulcrum and when the board has been raised partly or wholly to allow the rod 12 and board 2 to. drop down until the rod rests on the bottom of slots 11. Vhen the board is in this vertical position, it is locked against accidentally falling forward into the position as shown in the drawings. A handle 14 on the under side of board 2 assists in handling the board. It will be noted that when the board 2 is in the position shown that it rests upon cross bar 10 and that the inner end takes bearing on the under edge of cross bar 9, and fits closely between the studs 1. The rod 12 is closely confined in the slots 11 which prevents the board from slipping from engagement with crossbars 9 and 10. The manner of holding and securing the board 2, renders it solid and stable against movement. The board may be put in the cabinet by simply tipping up until in a vertical position within the cabinet when the door 8 may be closed.
"While I have shown a particular form of embodiment of my invention, I am aware that many minor changes therein will readily suggest themselves to others skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention, and I therefore desire to avoid being limited to the exact form shown and described, except as defined in the appended claims.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and-desire to protect by Letters Patent, is-
1. In an article of the class described, the combination of the ironing board, the width of one of whose ends is substantially equal to the distance betweenthe usual studding of a wall, the said end being adapted to be thrust between the studdin a crossbar extendin b b from one of the studding to the other and cut into the same and a second crossbar extending between the studding and similarly secured, the upper and lower edges of the said cross-bars respectively being in horizontal planeswhich are a distance apart equal to the thickness of the said ironing board, and their inner faces being in vertical planes which are in spaced relation to each other, the studding being provided with vertical slots whose upper ends are in the same horizontal plane with the upper edge of the lower crossbar, eye bolts secured to the saidironing board, a rod passing through the eyebolts and having its ends confined to slidable vertical and rotative movement within the said slots. I
2. In a built-in ironing board including an ironing board, the width of whose supported end is substantially equal to the distance between the usual studs of a wall, the said end being adapted to be thrust between two of the said studs, the combination of a pair of straight horizontal supporting bars whose ends are cut into and supported directly by said wall studs, the upper edge of one and the lower edge of the other of said supporting bars being in horizontal planes which are a distance apart equal to the thickness of the said ironing board, said supporting bars forming the only supporting means for said ironing board, a pair of 0ppositely disposed straight vertical slots, one in either stud, said slots being midway between inner vertical faces of said supporting bars, a rod secured to the under side of said ironing board and having projecting ends beyond the sides of said board and adapted to engage the slots in the studs, whereby the said ironing board is secured "against dis: engagement from the studs, is held in engagement with the supporting bars when in an operable position, is held in an upright position and prevented from falling forward when inclosed in the cabinet.
ARTHUR E. GRIMSHAW.
FRANK H. FOWLER, WINIFRED KNoPH.