US 1420206 A
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APPLICATION FILED IAN. 12. 192|.'
Patented June zo, 1922.
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/F-. Z. 772 INVENToR A1 TORNEY WITNESS! WILLIAM W. MILAli/I, OF BADEN, OKLAHOMA.
Specification of Letters Patent. Pitt-entrati June 20, 1922..
Application filed January `12, 1921. Serial No. 436,741.
T 0 all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, VILLIAM FV. Minimi, citizen of the United States, residing at Paden, in the county of Okfuskee and State of Oklahoma, have invented newand useful Improvements in Ironing Boards, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an ironing board, and the object is to provide a collapsible supporting structure by means of which the board may be connected with the inner side of a door or the like, or may be connected with a wall, the board being thrown to vertical position when not in use, and to horizontal position when it is dcsired to make use of it in the usual manner.
A further object is to provide a collapsible structure for supporting an ironing board which structure shall comprise a plurality of leg braces, one of which is connected with the board and with the supporting element, and the other of which is connected with the leg brace first named and which rests on the floor when in operative position, with certain novel supporting devices cooperating with the leg braces and with the board, for retaining the latter in operative position. Y
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a view of the device in side elevation, the board being in horizontal position,
F igure 2 is a view showing the board collapsed and in vertical position,-an edge view of the door appearing in both Figures 1 and 2,
Figure 3 is a front elevation of a modified form in which springs are employed, the board being shown in this view in vertical position,
Figure 4 is a vertical section on line 4-4 of Figure 1,
Figure 5 is a detail in vertical section, the View being on line 5 5 of Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a detail view showing the manner of connecting the straps 59 of Figure 3 with the bent or deflected end of transverse bar of the rear leg brace.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary view, in side elevation, showing the relative position of the elements of the structure of Figure 3, when the board is in a horizontal position.
In carrying out my invention, I provide a board 10, and on the under side of the central portion thereof I mount a transverse element 11 having ears 12 formed thereon, these ears having pivotal connection with the rear leg brace 14. The lower end of the brace has pivotal connection with the brackets 15 which may be secured to the inner side of the door 16, or may be secured to the wall of the room. Catch 17 on the door is adapted to engage pin 17 when the board is raised. l v
A front leg brace 18 is swingingly connected with the rear leg brace by means of pins 19 passing transversely through the upper ends of the front brace and through the ears 20' on the aforesaid rear leg brace.
On the under side of the board 10 is cleat 22 adapted to limit the movement of the brace 23, pivoted at 26, and designed to support the outer end of the board when the latter is in operative position. 'Y
The bars 35 and 36 have their forward ends pivoted at 26 to the front leg brace, and their rear ends pivoted to bars 39 and 40, respectively. The bars last named extend rearwardly, are pivoted at 3() to mem-V ber 31 swingingly mounted on the door by means of brackets 32. Brackets 35 connected with'rear frame 14 act as spacing dee vices, and bolts 42 pass through these elements and the adjacent parallel members or bars, in the manner shown in Figure 3.
The diagonal braces 40 and 41 are pivoted 'at 42 and are connected by the upper transverse plate 43 supporting the board.` This plate has rolled portions 44, 45, engaged by the inwardly turned elements of yoke 47, mounted to swing with lreference to the wall or door, and retained by brackets 48. Plate 43 has a wide portion at the center, notched at 49 and receiving the plate 50 secured to the under `side of .the board. Plate 50 is apertured and is engaged by the catch 51 on bar 52, pivoted at 53. The rod 54 serves as a releasing device being pivoted to bar 52. A retractile spring 56 is connected as shown, and when the board moves to horizontal position and the rear end en gages the rear* support of the structure, the apertured plate throws the catch laterally, and the catch then springs back to operative or engaging position. y
In the slightly modified form shown in Figure 3, springs 57 are added, the structure being otherwise unchanged. The weight of the board is partly compensated for, when being moved from one position to another, in raising and lowering the board, by these springs 57, which are secured to the door by Y brackets 58. The springs are also secured to straps 59 connected with the rear leg brace la at 61, opposite the ends of transversebar 60 mounted above the brackets 15 to which the rear leg brace is pivoted. The tension oi the springs will be overcome by the weight of the board when the latter is in a horizontal position, but when being elevated the weight is partly compensated for by the springs.
"W hen folding the board, the catch l is released, brace 23 is moved inwardly, as shown by the arrow in Figure l, and the outer end of the board is tilted downwardly. The elements and 39 are collapsed in an upward direction, and the board is forced toward the door, until the board and rear leg brace 14 assume the position of Figure 2, when catch 17 is secured.
llVhat l-claim isl. ln a device of the class described, a board, a rear leg brace pivotally connected therewith, a front leg brace pivoted to the brace first named, devices pivotally connected with a stationary support, collapsible bars connected with said devices and with the front leg brace for limiting the outward movement thereof, and means engaging opposite ends of the board for retaining the latter in a horizontal position.
2. In a device or the class described, a support, a board, a rear leg brace pivotally con` nected therewith, a front leg brace pivoted to the brace first named, means for limiting the outward movement of the front leg brace, means connected with the rear leg brace and .means connected with the support for supporting the inner end of the board, and a spring held catch for retaining` the board in a horizontal position when so supported.
tacones 3. In a device of the class described, a board, a rear leg brace pivotally connected with the central portion of the board, a front leg brace pivoted t0 the brace rst named, means including` braces connected with the rear leg brace and a yoke connected with a stationary clement for supporting the inner end oit the board, and a spring held device connected with the stationary element and the lower end of the rear leg brace.
4L. ln a device of the class described, a board, a rear leg brace connected therewith and with a support, permitting the board to be swung from a vertical to a horizontal posi-'- tion, a front leg brace connected with the brace first named, means pivoted to the front leg brace and supporting the outer end of the board when in a horizontal position, means for locking the opposite end of the board to prevent tilting from a horizontal position, and a spring partly compensating for the weight of the board when being moved from one position to another, the spring being connected with the rear brace above its pivotal point.
5. ln a device of the class described, a board, collapsible devices for supporting the board from its central portion and permit ting tilting on a transverse axis, means eX- tending from the collapsible devices and en@ gaging the under side of the board at the opposite ends thereof, devices for securing the board in a horizontal and in a vertical position, and a spring partly compensating for the weight ot the board when being moved from one position to another, the spring being connected with the rear leg brace above its pivotal point. l
ln testimony whereof l afliX my signature.
WILLIAM l/V. MLAM.