US 1490435 A
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April l5 1924. 1 1,490,435
' B. R. sAcKETT f IRONING BOARD Filed` Jan. s, 1922 A TTRNEYS Patented Apr. l5, 1924.
UNITED STATES Bunn n. sAcxE'rT, or mens om, lussounr. :nome nom.
Application led January 3, 1922. Serial No. 526,686.
To all whom t may con-cem:
Be it known that I, BURR R. Sacxm'ra citizen of the United States, and a resident of Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Ironing Boards,
of which the following is a full, clear, and' exact description.
My invention relates to improvements in ironing boards, and it consists in the combinations, constructions, and arrangements herein described and claimed.
An object of my invention is to provide an ironing board which is adapted to iron the side of the article disposed thereagainst simultaneously with the ironing of the opposite side of the article.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described which has means operable at will for heating the side of the article disposed adjacent to the board.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described which has the switch plug to which the iron is connected, secured to the board, whereby the length of electric cord connecting the iron with the plug is materially reduced.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the type described whic is simple in construction, ei'fiicient for the' purpose intended, and which is 'not likely to easily get out of order.
@ther objects and advantages will appear in the following speciication, and the novel features of the invention will be particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, forming part of this application, in which- Figure 1 is a diagrammatic view of the device,
Figure 2 is a plan view of the device, and
Figure 3 is a section along the line 3 3 of Figure 2. y
1n carrying out my invention, l provide an ironing board 1 which is provided with a rectangular opening 2. A plate 3 is secured to the under side of the board 1 by means of nails or screws 4 and is adapted to cover the opening 2 (see Figures 2 and 3) The opening 2 has a lining of asbestos 5 disposed therearound for a purpose hereafter de scribed. The upper surface of the board 1 is hollowed out as shown in Figure 3 and has an aluminum plate 6 disposed therein.,
' It will be seen that the plate 6 has a downwardly turned ilantge 7 which is adapted to engage the sides o the board 1, the iange being secured to the board by means of screws'8. 1t will further be observedthat the plate 6 is thickest at the center thereof and tapers toward the outer edges thereof (see Flgure 3). An asbestos cloth 9 is disposed over the plate 6 and is held thereon by means of a cloth 10 which is dis osedl around the entire board. 1 dispose resistance wires 11 in the opening 2 and connect them by means of wires' 12 to a switch 13, the switch being carried by the board 1. rlfhe switch 13 has a socket la integral therewith in which a plug 15 is adapted to be disposed. As clearly shown in Figure 1, the plug 15 is disposed in the socket 1t and is 1n electrical connection with a house socket 16. A switch 17 and a socket 1S are vin electrical connection with the socket 16. A plug 19 is `disposed in the socket 18 and is connected by wires 20 to an iron 21 of ordinary constructien.
From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood. 1t will be observed from the foregoing construction that the plate 6 may be heated at will by merely ciosing the switch 13. 1t is obvious of course that the switch 13 has been placed in electrical connection with the socket 16 by means of the plug 15 which is disposed in the socket 111 and which in turn is in electrical connection with a lplug 22 which is disposed in the socket 16.. lihe iron 21 may also be heated at will by merely closing the switch 17.
When an article is desired to be ironed, it is placed on the board 1 and the switches 13 and 17 are closed, whereby the plate '6 and the iron 21 arel heated. llJhe operator may then iron the article in the ordinary manner. 1t will be observed, however, that the article is ironed on both sides at the same time, since the iron brings the portion of the article against the heated cloth 10 which in turn irons the under, side of the article. lin case the plate 6 or the iron 21 get too hot, the switches 13 or 17 may be opened which will cut od the supply of electricity to these members. 1t is also obvious that the board 1 can be used in the same manner as an ordinary ironing board, since the switch 13 may be opened, thus shutting 0E the current to the plate 6. rlihe wires 20 connecting the iron 21 to the plug 19 may be much shorter in length than is normally re uired, since the plug 19 is disposed in the soc et 18 which is carried by the board 1, instead of being disposed in the socket 16 which 1s normally the case. This permits the operator to move the iron 21 with more freedom than he is able to do if the iron was connected directly to the socket 16. It also permits the operator to have the controlling switch of the iron within easy range, since the switch is disposed directly beneath the board 1 Within easy reach of the operator. p
From the foregoing, it will be observed that I have provided an ironing board which is adapted to iron the side of the article abutting thereagainst simultaneously with the ironing of the upper side of the article.
The device is very simple in construction and may be readily used as an ordinary ironing board if desired.
An ironing boardv having an opening therein, a heat retaining plate adapted to cover the entire upper surface of said board, said plate being thick at the center and relatively thin at the sides thereof, a flange on said plate being adapted to abut the sides of said board, a second plate being adapted to close the under side of the opening, a thin piece of heat resisting material disposed on said first named plate, a cloth disposed around said board, and an electric heating element disposedin the opening.
BURR R. SACKETT.