US 1889155 A
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Nov. 29, 1932. I F. J. SELLENTIN 1,389,155
IRONING BOARD Filed Oct. 17, 1951 3/ INVENTOR.
Patented Nov. 29, 1932 FRED J. SELLENTIN, F NEWARK, NEWJERSEY IRONIN G BOARD Application filed October 17, 1931;. semr-m'ssassa;
This invention relates to ironing boards which are adapted to be supported on the edge of a table or other projection, and the present application constitutes an improvement on and a continuation in part of my co-pending application for ironing boards, Serial No. 511,673, filed Jan. 28,1931.
The principal object of the present invention is to provide an ironing board having a g: supporting leg pivotally mounted at one end thereof, and which, when the upper end of the supporting leg and the adjacent end of the board are placed in interlocking engagement with the edge of a table, the board will be rigidly held in place for ironing.
Another object of the present invention is to provide an ironing board of the kind above referred to wherein the article will be durable, exceedingly simple in construction and inexpensive to manufacture.
Still another object of the invention is t provide a table-engaging ironing board wherein the supporting leg structure will have convenient extension means for adjustment for use in connection with tables or other projections of varying heights.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter specifically pointed out, or will become apparent, as the specification proceeds.
WVith the above indicated objects in view, the invention resides in certain novel constructions and combinations and arrangements of parts, clearly described in the following specification and fully illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which latter shows embodiments of the invention as at present preferred.
In the drawing:
Fig. l is a perspective view of the embodiment rigidly secured to the edge of a table.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the embodiment showingthe supporting leg in a folded position.
Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 3-3 of of. wood or,othersuitablematerial, said ironingboard having, at oneend: thereof, alongi; tudi-nal,..vertical slot .11. Near the inner end of S21iCl..SlOl1,. on opposite sidesthereof, are located... vertical; apertures 12-and" 13, said apertures extending. fromv thelower surface 601 of said board through substantially twothirds. of .thethickness thereof. r
A. U. shaped p-ivotmember 14 constructed of roundmetal and having slightly outturnedend portions 15,;the outturned end. por- 651 tionscausing; the pivot member .to bermore se-' curely held. insaid apertures.
A. supporting leg ,16. is constructed pref? erably, frornsquarev wood and, is provided with atransverse, roundedslot 17 near its upper end; said. slot. being enclosed by rectangular .pIateJSsecured to said-leg by means of'screws. 19, said platev having upturned flangev portions 20. on each: side thereofinorder. that when the'leg is ina folded positionas shown inVFigL2 the fiange' portion will engage the sidesof the slot and prevent the legflfrom moving toone-sideand out of line. of thecslot.
The upper .end of the supportingleg is preferably bevelled .at 21 and an angle bar 22,.constructed of iron or other suitable metal, is secured .to the inner side of said supporting le'g;, by means ofI'screws-QS, the upper, horizontal portion 24 of said angle bar being flush with'said bevelled portion21 of the sup-' porting leg,
In order: to prevent injuryto the upper side of the table 25, to which the board is'secured,
the upper, horizontal portion of the angle bar is provided with a cap 26 constructed of rubber or other resilient material, said cap having an extension portion 27 on the lower side thereof to partially cover the lower portion of the angle bar.
A leg extension member 30 is preferably constructed from a strip of sheet metal bent to a U shape, the lower end thereof 31 being turned inwardly to form a base portion. A bolt 82 having a wing nut 33 is secured to said leg extension member, said bolt passing through a longitudinal slot 34, in the lower end ofthe supporting leg 16, the side portions 30 of the extension member engaging the sides of the supporting leg 16. ,When it,
is desired 9 y he lengthof the supporting side of a table, a protecting cap engaging the upper portion of said angle bar, a U-shaped leg extension member slidably carried at the lower end of the supporting leg and adapted to vary the effective length of said supporting leg.
Signed at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York this 29th dayof September, A. D1931" FRED J. SELLENTIN.
leg the wing nut is loosened and the. leg extension is adjusted to the proper length and the wing nut tightened. It will, of course, be
understood that the leg extension member may be adjustably secured to the supporting leg in any other known manne'rfsuch. as by securing the bolt in the latter and'providing a longitudinal slot in the former through which the bolt passes.
The hereinbefore described construction admits of considerable modification without departing from the invention; therefore, it is thewish not to be limited to the precise arrangements shown and described, which are as aforesaid, by way of illustration merely. In other words the scope of protection contemplated is to be taken solely from the appended claim, interpreted as'broadly'as is consistent with the prior art.
What I claim is:
An ironing board adapted to be detachably secured to the edge of a tablev or other horizontal projection and comprising an elongated board member having a narrow,
longitudinal, vertical slot extending inwardly from one end thereof, and having vertical apertures ne'ar the inner end of said slot, on each side thereof, extending upwards from the lower surface of the board F partially through its thickness, a U-shaped member constructed from round metal being forcefitted' into said apertures, the vertical portions of said U-shaped member being slightly outwardly bent in order to be locked with insaid apertures, the horizontal portion of the U-shaped member engaging the lower surface of the board to forma pivot member extendingvtransversely of the longitudinal slot, an elongated supporting leg having, near its upper terminus, a transverse, circular recess adapted to receive the horizontal pivot member, rectangular; plate securedto said supporting leg adjacentto said recess and enclosing same, outwardly extending flange portions integral with the rectangular plate, said flange portions being adapted to engage the sides ofthe slot in the board and adapted to prevent sidewise movement of