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Publication numberUS1658992 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 14, 1928
Filing dateJul 12, 1926
Priority dateJul 12, 1926
Publication numberUS 1658992 A, US 1658992A, US-A-1658992, US1658992 A, US1658992A
InventorsKoehler Maxemilian E
Original AssigneeKoehler Maxemilian E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for ironing boards
US 1658992 A
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Feb. 14, 1928. 1,658,992

M. E. KOEHLER ATTACHMENT FOR IRONING BOARDS FLiled July 12, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 F M. E. KOEHLER ATTACHMENT FOR IRONING BOARDS Filed July 12, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Feb. 14, 1928.

UNITED'VSTAVTES' PATENT OFFICE- 1,658,9tiZ

"MA EMILIAN n. KOEHLER, or WASHINGTON, DISTRICT or COLUMBIA,

ATTACHMENT r011 Iii-DATING BOARDS,

Application filed July 12, 1926. Serial No. l2l,9 66.

This invention relates to the type of ironing board attachment made the subject matter of Letters Patent of the United States, No. 1,429,081, 1922. p g I The object of'this invention is to produce such an attachment in form formore couvenient and more economical manufacture and in a form adapted to render better service. I I v In the accompanying drawings,

Fig. is a plan of my improved attachment, parts being broken away; Fig, 2 is an elevation of the rear end of the structure Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section on the line, 3-3,'ofFig.l; v a

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one of the wire structures extending across the body and including one of the fingers of the attachment; V V a I v V Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectionthrough a part of one of the transverse tubes orframe members. I

For convenience in description, it is to be assumed that the main partof the attachment rests in position on an ironing board, near one end of the board, and that direction from the attachment toward the other end of the board is.forward, and that. di-

rection transverse to the board is transverse to the attachment.

Referring to the drawings, A is a rear transverse member in the form of a tube. A is a forward transverse [member also in the form of a tube. Each of these tubes is approximately as long as the width of the ironing board, G. V d

Any desired number of wire structures, C, are applied to the tubes, A and A whereby a frame constituting the body of the attach ment is formed, the active members of the frame or body being the tubes, A andA and the parts of the structures, {3, extending from one of said tubes to the other. Added to said frame are the yielding fingers and the plate and v the securing means hereinafter described.

Inthe form shown in the drawings, each wire structure, C, has ahook, C extending partially around the forward tube, A the wire extending thence under said tube and rearward to and under and closely around the rear tube, A, to form a coil, C and thence forward to and over the forward tube, A and closely around said tube to form a granted to me September 12,

coihc andthence forward and obliquely downward to the upper surface of the ironing board. The-coil, C extends a little more than once around thetube, A in order to cause the finger, C, to press yieldingly down upon the upper surface of the ironing board. Clamping jaws, B, of V-fori'n, bear against the lower face of the ironing board, G, and extend over the edges of the board and have arms, B extending slidably into the tubes, A and A. Thus telescoping joints are formed permitting'lnovement of the jaws, B, horizontally, toward and from each jother. The arms, B are supported yieldingly on the jaws and are directed toward theplane of the adjacent jaw, whereby the jaws are made to bear against the bottom of theiron ingboardf Thus the arms, B are caused to draw downward the members, A and A and the parts associated with said members. To place the structure on the ironing board, the clamping jaws, B, are drawn from each other, the arms, B sliding out of the tubes, A andA far enough to allow bringingthe jaws under the board whenthe body of the attachment rests on the upper face of the ironing board.

It will be observed that the wire structures, C, are independent of each other. That makes all the fingers, C, independent of each other, andall arefree to bear upon the upper surface of the ironing board (or on anyv cover or padding on the board) althoughtherejmayl be irregularities in that surface. The outer ends of all the fingers are preferably'flattened into a plane parallel to the upper face of the ironing board, in order that said flattened ends may permit easy sliding of a fiat iron from the upper surface of the ironingboard rearward upon the fingers, Q, and thence rearward to the upper inenr bers of the wire structures, C. In this connection'it is to be observed that the shape and flexibility and independent adaptability of the fingers to the ironing board surface are important. the structure isleft without an edge which is I above the ironing board surface in position tohinder movement of the flatiron from the ironing board surface nto position on the attachment.

Thus the forward part of A "Furthermore, this pressure of allthese fingers on the board, or on the board covering,

the. attachment and, the board.

A heat resisting plate or pad,F, of asbes tos or other suitable material, is inserted horizontally through the group of wire structures, C, the pad being, preferably, wide enough to extend from the tube, A, to the tube, A The function of. this pad is to intercept heat radiated downward from the flat iron when standing on the structure above the pad. Such interception is for the purpose of shielding the ironing board or any cloth or padding on the ironing board from excessive heat.

A'yoke, D, is shown as part of this at tachment. The function of this yoke is to restrain the flat iron resting on the structure from sliding rearward or sidewise. Such restraining against rearward movement is especially desirable when the forward end of the ironing board is raised for placing a garn'ient, such as a skirt, around. the ironin board, such raising tilting the ironing boaru and the attachment. 7

This yoke, D, is made of wire and is U- form and has one end bent around one end of the forward tube, A to form an eye. D and has its otherend bent around the other end of the tube, A to form another eye, D The rear end of the yoke is raised above the main surface of the attachment and is supported in that raised position by a brace, E, which consists of a wire folded upon itself and having its ends formed into coils, E around the rear tube, A. The upper part of this brace is formed into a partially closed hook, E whichsurrounds and engages the middle part of the yoke, D;

The edges of the plate, F, adjacent the transverse members, A and A are provided with notches, F which receive the coils, C and C and the hooks, C of the wire structures, C. This permits bringing said edges of the plate close to the transverse members, and thus the structures, C, are spaced from each other on the transverse members and held against sliding on said members. Thus this plate serves three purposes :(l) intercepting eat radiated downward from the flat iron, (2) to space the wire structures, C, on the transverse members, and (3) to support the parts of the wire structures which lie above the plate. The lower part of each wire structure, C, rests on the ironing board. The plate, F, rests on said part of the structure, C, and bears against the upper part of the wire structures. lVl'ien there is do-wn ward pressure on such upper part by the flat iron, the plate resists tendency to downward bending of said part.

The assembling of this ironing board attachment is as follows:

The transverse tubular member,- A, is passed through the coils, C of the wire structures, C, and also through the coils or eyes, E of the brace, E. Then the plate, F, is inserted between the upper and lower wires and between the hooks, C and coils,

i of all the wire structures. The rear edge of the plate, F, is now moved into position against the transverse member, A, the notches, F being made to receive the coils, C When that has been done, the notches, is, at the other edge of the plate are in position to receive the hooks, C and the coils, C of the wire structures, C. Said hooks and coils are then brought into alignment with each other and the transverse member, A passed endwise through said hooks and coils.

Next the yoke, D, is placed into position, one eye, D being placed around one end of the member, A and the other eye being placed around the other end of the member, al Then the middle part of the yoke is placed into the hook, 111, of the brace, E, and the hook closed sufficiently to engage the yoke.

Then the clamping jaws, B, are applied by inserting the arms, B into the ends-of the tubular transverse members, A and A I claim as my invention:

1. In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of a body, means for securing the body to an ironing board, and yield ing fingers directed forward from the body and adapted to press yieldingly and independent-1y of each other on the upper surface of the ironing board.

2. In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of two parallel spaced transverse members, and a plurality of resihent wire structures engaging said transverse members and each comprising a finger extending forward and downward and tending to press yieldingly upon the upper surface of an ironing board.

3. In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of two parallel transverse members lying in a common horizontal plane, and a plurality of resilient -wire structures each consisting of a single wire having one end engaging the forward transverse member and extending thence to and around the rear transverse member and thence forward and around the forward transverse member and thence forward and obliquely downward to form a. finger.

l. In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of parallel tubular transverse members spaced from each other and distinct from other members, jaws having arms extending slidably into said transverse members, and fingers supported by the transverse members and directed forward and adapted to press yieldingly and independently of each other on'the upper surface of an ironing board. Y

5. In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of two parallel spaced transverse members and a plurality of resilient wire structures each consisting of a single wire comprising a coil extending wire structures engaging said transverse members and each comprising a finger extending forward and downward and tending to press yieldingly upon. the upper surface of an ironing board, and means for spacing the wire structures from each other.

7 In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of two parallel spaced transverse members, a plurality of resilient wire structures engaging said transverse members and each comprising a finger extending forward and downward and tending to press yieldingly upon the upper surface of an'ironing board, and a plate located between the transverse members and engaging the wire structures to space said structures from each other.

8. In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of two parallel spaced transverse members, a plurality of parallel resilient wire structures each engaging said transverse members and each comprising a linger extending forward and downward and tending to press yiel-dingly upon the upper surface of the ironing board, and a plate between the transversemembers and havlng marginal notches recelvlng parts of the wire structures for spacing said structures from each other.

9. In an attachment of the kind described,

the combination of two parallel spaced transverse members, a plurality of parallel resilient wire structures each comprising a finger and coils extending around the transverse members and an upper and a lower part extending from one transverse member to the other, and a plate placed between said upper and lower. parts and the transverse members and having marginalnotches receiving said coils, whereby. said wire structures are spaced from each other.

10. In an attachment of the kind described, the combination of a horizontal group of spaced resllient wire structures independent of and parallel to each other and eachhaving a downwardly extending yielding finger, means supporting and connecting said structures, and a plate having means engaging said structures for spacing them from each other.

' In testimony whereof I have signed my name, this 10th day of July, in the year one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six.

MAXEMILIAN E. KOEHLER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4657213 *Oct 9, 1984Apr 14, 1987Hartlage Andrew CIron holder
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/117.4
International ClassificationD06F81/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/003
European ClassificationD06F81/00B