Improvement in ironing-tables
US 180908 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Augn8, 1876.
WITNEEEEEIZ A'T'TDFQNEY N-PETERS. PHOTG-LITHDGRAPHER. WASHINGTON. D c.
' UNITED STATES PATENT QFFIcn.
IMPROVEMENT IN lRONlNG-TABLES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 180,908., dated August 8, 1876; application filed J 111v 6, 1876.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, New NELsON, of Waupaca, in the county of Waupaca and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Kitchen -Tables, of which the following is a specification:
The nature of my invention consists in the construction and arrangement of a kitchentable with extension ironing-board, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
In order to enable others skilled in the art to which my invention appertains to make and use the same, I will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referring to the annexed drawing, which forms a part of this specification, and in which- Figure l is a perspective view of table with ironing-board extended. Fig. 2 is a cross-section with ironing-board folded and slid into the table.
A represents the top, B the frame, and c c the legs, of an ordinary'kitchen-table. In the frame B, below the top A, are two longitudinal bars, D D, and a suitable distance below the same are two cross-bars, E E. On these cross-bars, through the front of the frame B, slides a bread-board, Gr, provided along its front and side edges, with upwardly-projecting flanges a a, as shown. This board is very convenientfor making up bread, pastry, and similar articles, and saves the trouble of hunting up the usual cake-board, which is often misplaced, and cannot be found when wanted. H and I represent two boards hinged together endwise, and the board I has at its outer end hinged to it a foot or standard, J. The board H is longer than the board I, and slides through a slat in one end of the frame '13, immediately under the top A, between the bars D D, and is heldup by means of lugs b b, one at each end of the slat, as well as by pins (1 d, projecting from its sides near the inner end into slots in the bars D D.
' When extended, so that the boards H and I are level, and the footJ thrown down to support the same, they form an ironing-board of considerable length. When not such a large ironing-board is required, the foot J may be folded against the under side of the board I, and this board then turned down to form the supporting footor standard. In either case the board H is held firmly, and prevented from sliding inward by means of a small cam-lever, h, pivoted to the under side of the top, and bearing against the edge of the board H. It is only by turning said cam away from the edge of the board that the board can be moved inward.
.Vhen the ironing-board is not in use, the foot or standard J is folded against the under side of the board I, and then both folded against the under side of the board H, when the whole can be pushed inward into the tableframe and be out of sight, as well as take up no room.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, anddesire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. An extension ironing-board, H I, hinged together, and arranged to fold and slide into an ordinary table, substantially as herein set forth.
2. The combination, with the table-top A and frame B, of the bars D D, boards H I, hinged together, and the hinged foot or standard J, all arranged substantially as and for the purposes herein set forth.
3. The cam-lever h, in combination with the table A B and sliding board H, for the purposes herein set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
NELS NELSON. Witnesses:
S. BAILEY, J. A. OHIsLEY.