US 1665316 A
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April 10, 1928.
B. ,E. MATTHEWS I ELECTRIC IRON com: CONTROL Filed Feb. 8, 1927 BLANCH: I. fi/ATTHEWS A TTORNE Y.
' Patented Apr. 10, 1928.
BLANCH}; n. MATTHEWS, or LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
ELECTRIC-IRON CORD CONTROL.
Application filed February 8, 1927. Serial No. 166,711.
My invention relates primarily to means for supporting and controlling the cord of an electric iron while the iron is in use in such manner that the same will not interfere with the article being ironed, the cord being sup orted at a suitable distance above the sur ace of the board and provision being made for maintaining a tension upon the cord, that is, taking up the slack as the iron is moved back and forth over the material being ironed.
Another object is to providea device of the above character which wili be simple in construction and which may be easily and quickly positioned for use without the use of. any special tools or alterations in the ironing board.
Another object is to provide a device of the above character which will be cheap in construction and efficient in operation. Other objects and advantages will appear hereinafter and, while I have shown and will describe the preferred form of my invention, I wish it understood that I do not limit myself to such preferred form but that various changes and adaptations may be made therein without departing from the spirit of my invention.
In the drawings accompanying and form-- ing a part hereof:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing my device in operation- Fig. 2 is an enlarged side elevation of my device detached from its place of use.
Fig. 3 is a left hand elevation of Fig. 2.
. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the weight used with my device.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged side elevation of another form of construction of my device.
Fig. 6 is a right hand elevation of Fig. 5.
Referring to the drawings, my device consists of a bracket comprising a body portion 7 the lower end of which is bent atv a right 'angle'to form a lip 8 through which passes a securing screw 9, to extend vertically. A similar lip 10 is formed in body 7 at a distance above lip 8 by partially severing a portion of body 7 and bending the severed portion outwardly, as best shown in Fig. 3. The upper end 11 of body 7 is twisted to extend at a right angle and rigidly secured upon the upper end thereof is a ring 12 provided with an opening 13 at its upper end. In Fig. 4 I have shown the weight used with my device com rising a body 14 from the 5. uppgr end of w ich projects an eye 15 open a In the operation of my device the body 7 will be clamped to one side or end of the ironing board 17 with the lip 10 resting upon the upper face of said board and the screw 9 -9 bearing against the under face beneath said lip to securely hold the device positioned for use. The iron cord 18 will be passed through the opening 13 into ring 12. The weight 14 will then be hungu on the cord 18 by passing the cord throug the opening 16 in the eye 15. As the iron is moved back and forth over the board the cord 18 will slide within the ring 12, the weight 14 acting to retract 7o ghe gord as the iron 1s moved towards mem- In Figs. 5 and 6 I have shown another form which comprises a body portion 19 the lower end of which is bent at a right angle to form a lip 20 through which passes a securing screw 21. A similar lip 22 is formed in bodfy 19 by partially severing a portion thereo and pressing the same outwardly to lie parallel with lip 20. The upper portion of body 19 is formed into a ring 23, open at its upper center through which opening the cord may be assed.
Having descri ed my invention, what I claim is: 5
1. A bracket formed from a single strip of metal having its lower end bent at a right angle to form a lip and having a portion partially severed, the severed portion being cut to extend parallel to said lip at a dis tance above the same, and its other end formed into a ring open at its upper end; and a securing screw passing through said first lip in screwthreaded engagement therewith and at right angles thereto.
2. A device 'of the character described comprising a bracket formed from a single strip of metal having its lower end bent at a right angle to form a lip and having a ortion partially severed and bent to exten at 0 a right angle to form a 1i parallel with said first lip but spaced there rom, the upper end of said bracket being twisted to extend at a. right angle to the lower portion and having a. ring rigidly mounted upon the up er end thereof to extend parallel therewit said rin having an opening in its upper termination; and an adjusting screw passing through said first lip in screwthreaded engagement therewith and at a right angle 10 thereto.
In witness that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto subscribed my name this 2nd day of February, 1927.
BLANCHE E. MATTHEWS.