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Publication numberUS1279952 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 24, 1918
Filing dateDec 18, 1917
Priority dateDec 18, 1917
Publication numberUS 1279952 A, US 1279952A, US-A-1279952, US1279952 A, US1279952A
InventorsCelestine H White, Arthur E White
Original AssigneeCelestine H White, Arthur E White
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1279952 A
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.Patented Sept. 24, M18.

^- Yaan sacarse entrarci? CELESTINE H. lll/'I-liIITE` AND ARTHUR E. WHITE, 0F LOS ANGELES, CALFOR.


au whom t may concern.'

Be it known that we, CELESTINE lll. lViiiTE and ARTHUR E.' VJHITE, citizens of the United States, residing at Los Angeles. in

` v backs of two chairs,

the county of Los Angelesand State of California, have invented new and useful lmprovements in Ironing-Boards, of which the following is a. specification.

Our object is to make a knock-down and folding easily manipulated, and` simple and inexpensive in construction and operation, and our invention consists in the novel features hereinshown, described and claimed. Y

Figure 1 isa perspective, showing an ironing-board embodying the principles of Aour invention, set up for use on a table or bench, the supporting legs of the table or bench being broken away to economize space.

Fig. 2 is a view analogous to Fig. 1 and showing the ironing-board resting upon the the lower portions of the chairs being broken away.

Fig. 3 is a vertical lfra-ggnentary sectional detail on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2 and looking in the direction indicated, by the arrow.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary bottom 'perspective of `one end of the ironing-board shown in' Figs. 1 and 2, andshowing the legs unfolded for use upon a table or bench, as in Fig. 1. l

Fig. 5 is a view analogous to Figplf, and showing the legs folded, as when the ironing-board is to be used upon a chair or horse, as iiFFig. 2. y

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary perspective from the bottom and showing the means for rigidly and detachably joining the two sections of the board together.

Figs. 7 and 8 are perspectives showing a pair of the connecting hooksshown in Fig.

6 in position'about to go together.

T lie ironing-board body l consists of the board sections 2 and 3 abutting together end to end upon the line et, there being reinforcing strips 5 and 6 across the abutting ends to hold theboards from warping and to make smooth edges. The boards 2 and 3 are detachably joined together and held in portable ironing-board which is" l Specification of Letters Eatent. Pwgqgmtigd Sept, 24%, jigjl, Applicationled December 18, 1917. Sera1-I\To.20?,736. Y i

from the' return bend v19 parallel ,with the portion 17. The hooks go together edge'- wise, the return portion 16 fitting between the portions 17 and 20, and the return portion 20 fitting between the portions 14 and 16, and the hooks being so loc-ated that when they are pusliedtogether edgewise the boards 2 and 3 fit closely together and are rigidly held in a straight line.

The hook 8 is identical in construction with the lhook 7. The folding legs 21 and 22 are attached to the lower faces of the outer ends of the boards 2 and 3 so that when the legs are unfolded, as in F i'gs. 1 -and 4, they may rest upon any suitable fiat face, as the table 23, and support the board in its extended position.

The folding legs 21 are shown in detail in Figs. 4l and 5. Hinges 23 and 2t are attached to the bottom of the board 2 and wooden blocks forming the legs 25 and 26 are attached to the hinges. The ends of the legs and 26 are oppositely and correspondingly beveled, and fabric pads 27 attached to the upper end faces to engage the lower face of the board 2 when the legs are unfolded and to engage one side of the c'liair back when the.legs are folded and t-lie board is in use on chairs as in Fig. 2.

A retaining cleat 2S secured /to the lower face of the board 2 in a transverse line and fabric pad 29 is secured to the lower :face ofthe board 2 and to the inner and legs 25 and26 in their unfolded position, as

in Fig. 4, and to allow the ring 32 to be hooked over the screw-eye 84 and hold the legs 25 and 26 in their folded position, as in When itv is desired to v'put lthe-i`roiiing'boaid foiitf-,ofi1 se, the legs 2l and 22 may be folded toltlie'position shownin Fig. 5, `:in d thev needgewiserelative to the other to bring .tlieho'o'li's'- ontjfof engageinenm tlien the 'boe'r'ds jmey be placed face to face, one on sfniutfible'way.' Likewise, when it is desired .'tOfeSSembIe the' board for use the boards 2V und 3 aregplicedtogetlier end to end and one 1 *moved sidew'ise relative tothe other to as- `Ci lse'aiiible the hooks, and then v the legsQl and y22ii1iiybe unfolded for mounting'. the board A'.npn:rtnlole ordoencli`r as shown in Fig. 1, or tli'e" legs finiiyjbe folded for mounting the 'board uponchzurs 'or horses, as shown in i Z5 .Figs 2 and 5.

' `Vliile we have shown the preferred con- .striiction vof our ironing-board. e as now known to iis, it* will be understood by those skilled iii the art that various changes in the combination,s construction and arrangement of parts mayl be nitide without departing',` I from the spirit of our invention 'iis Claimed.

H l/Veelaiimr In u knock-down ironing board`r two board sections adapted to :ibut together end to end in e straightline, and ytwo pair'of intery locking hooks secured to the bottoms of the board sections Jfor holding the board sections removibly' together; jeach pair of interlocking hooks lcomprising two members, the first member comprising@ flat portion secured to the bottom of one board, n bent portion ex tending downwardly and inwardly from the fiat portion, a secondfiiit portion extending from the bent portionjparallel with the first fiat portion, a returnbendextendiiig from the second Het portion, 'andl :i retnrnportion extendingbackwardly from the' return bend A parallel With the second liatportiomand the second member comprising e .fl'e'ttportionI se# cured to :the bottom of `the otherbroard, e*

return bendfextending from" thefinner. end

of the' flatport-ioi, and 'zi retllnportioii, exf

tending outw-rdly from lthe]return bend. parallel with the-flat portiorriso thzit`l the of the second members'.| 1 y In' testimony whereof ,w l names lto this 'specification cerner-IN .--iifiirrn ARTHUR-E wiiijrn.- y l Copies of this patent may be obtained fo'r ve cents echyby'addres'sing the "FComnilips-stoner.ofl Iatents,

Washington, D. Q. f

turn portion ofthe-first; member i'tftiiligbe p tween the fiat portion and the return Vportion

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U.S. Classification38/138, 108/166
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/10