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Publication numberUS1214334 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1917
Filing dateSep 28, 1916
Priority dateSep 28, 1916
Publication numberUS 1214334 A, US 1214334A, US-A-1214334, US1214334 A, US1214334A
InventorsAlice Gertrude Longstreet
Original AssigneeAlice Gertrude Longstreet
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,23. 4,33%, Patented Jan. 30, 1917.

WITNESSES 5, as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings.



, Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. so, 1917.

Application filed September 28, 1916. Serial No. 122,606.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALICE GER'TRUDE Lone- STREET, a citizen of the United States, residing at-Duluth, in the county of St. Louis and State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Board'sg of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention consists of certain improvements in ironing boards and relates particularly to a foldable ironing board in combination with a table, shelf or other support.

The object is to produce a simple and practical device of this character having certain novel and useful features.

In the accompanying drawings forming part of this application and in which like v reference numerals indicate like parts: Figure 1 is a perspective view of a table with my improved board attached thereto and extended ready for use. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the board as it appears folded, and, Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the under side of the permanently horizontal outer end of the board.

1 represents a table such as commonly used in a kitchen and which may be of any design desired, though for COIIVGIIIGDCHaIId general appearance, I prefer to employ one having a drop door 2 upon one side thereof and intermediate two of the legs, and which door is made to close upwardly against the under side of the table top.

Adjacent one end of the table and facing inwardly, is fastened in any convenient manner a block 3 for pivotallysupporting, as at 4, the ironing board supporting arm 5 which arm is of a suitable length to swing in under the table top and rest at its free end upon the cross cleat 6, attached to the tablelegs in any desired manner.

Upon the arm 5 is slidably supported the ironing board which comprises thetwo sections 7 and 8 made foldable, the latter upon the former, as hereinafter described.

The under side of the. section 7 has permanently fixed thereto two longitudinally grooved parallel cleats 9-9, they being spaced apart and slidably receiving the arm 8 is pivotally attached to the innermost corners of the section 7 by means of suitable mending plates 10 which are of a suitable length to allow the two sections to lie flat, one upon the other, or when opened horizontally, upon the arm 5, to. snugly abut each other-and T prefer. to have the mending plates 10 let in to the edges of the two sections to form a smooth flush edge of the ironing board.

Upon the underside of the inner corners of the section 7 are Securely fixed rotruding cleats 11-11, upon which the ad acent corners of the section 7 rest When the ironing board is open, and which-cleats are preferably of metal. The object of these cleats is to maintain the surface of the board as smooth and firm as possible.

Within the arm 5 is a series of holes 12, andupon the under side of the section 8 is a protruding knob formed either of wood, or the head of a large rounded screw might answer the purpose. This knob 13 is designed to engage one of the holes 12 when the board is opened ready for use and there being aplurality of holes'12 renders itpossible to fix the board in various longitudinal positions along the'arm 5. Other means of astening the board in a predetermined position longitudinally the arm may be resorted to but I have shown the knob and holes as being a simple and convenient means.

Upon the inner corners of the under side of the section 7 of the board is pivotally fastened by means of hinges-14, the foldable leg 15 which is preferably of a width equal tov that of the board for providing a stable support therefor, venient place is fixed an eye 16 into which may be adjusted a suitable hook 17, pivotally carried in any su'table place upon the under side of the board, as illustrated at 18, this being a common manner of supporting foldable legs of this character.

A. suitable button or hook, not shown, may be provided for holding the leg in its folded position against the under side of the'section 7 of the board.

Itis evident from the foregoing that T have provided a. simple foldable ironing board in combination with a suitable support, which may be quickly and securely adusted for use or folded away under the support in a manner to form the least obstruction possible, household article.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. The combination with a table, of a horiand upon this leg in any con-- and thus providing an efiicient beneath the top of the table and capable of being swung outwardly from thereunder, an ironing board composed of two parts, one foldable upon the other and slidably carried by the supporting arm and a straight sup porting leg foldably attached to and designed to normally extend vertically from directly adjacent the line of folding of the board.-

2. The combination with a suitable support having a covering member, of a horizontally pivotally suspended supporting arm beneath the covering member and capable of ALICE GERTRUDE LONGS'IREE'I.



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US4602446 *Jul 29, 1985Jul 29, 1986Josephine GuionPortable ironing board
U.S. Classification108/63, 108/93, 38/139
Cooperative ClassificationA47B35/00