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Publication numberUS1960143 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 22, 1934
Filing dateNov 16, 1933
Priority dateNov 16, 1933
Publication numberUS 1960143 A, US 1960143A, US-A-1960143, US1960143 A, US1960143A
InventorsRubin Eisenberg
Original AssigneeRubin Eisenberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ironing board
US 1960143 A
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May 22, 1934. R. EISENBERG IRONING BOARD Filed Nov. 16, 195:5

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iatenteci May 22, 1934 UNTE STATES PATENT oFFIcn 3v Claims.

The object of the invention is to provide an ironing board construction that will permit the housing of the board, when not in use, in a compact space, such as a compartment formed in the door of a cupboard or formed in the wall of a room; to provide an ironing board construction in which the support for the board is an element of the closure for the compartment and is of a character which will readily swing down to supporting position when released; to provide a construction of the kind indicated which is of simple form, susceptible of cheap manufacture and of a character that will permit its installation as permanent equipment at comparatively small expense.

With this object in view, the invention consists in a construction and combination of parts of which a preferred embodiment is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:

Figure l is a front elevational view of a cupboard or closet in which the invention is incorporated as a part.

Figure 2 is a sectional view on the plane indicated by the line 2 2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 but showing the board in extended position.

Figure 4 is a sectional View on the plane indicated by the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

The invention comprises a conventional ironing W board and its housing compartment 1l together with the supporting means for the board when extended into operative position, this latter consisting of the hingedly connected elements 12 and 14. The compartment 11 may be formed in a wall, or in a door 15 serving as a closure for the cupboard 16. Or it may be formed in the door of a permanent cupboard built in a house or other structure.

The hingedly connected elements 12 and 14 serve, when the board is not in use, as a joint closure for the upper open side of the compartment 11, the member 14 being hinged to the upper edge of the front Wall 17 of the compartment and the member 12 being hinged to the member 14 at the edge remote from that which is connected with the compartment wall. When in extended position, the member 12 stands vertically on the floor or supporting surface and thus supports the outer end of the member 14, so that the latter will lie in a horizontal plane, to support the board 50v` 10 in horizontal position, the rear or tail end of the board being secured against tilting movement by reason of the fact that the head end of the board is formed with a tongue 18 which enters a slot in the rear wall 19 of the compartment 11.

The board 10 is of longitudinally tapering shape and accordingly the member 14 is provided with upstanding lateral flanges 20 which abut the board on opposite side edges. Thus when the tongue 18 is engaged in its slot in the rear wall of the compartment, the hugging action of the Gil flanges 20 serves to prevent longitudinal movement which would otherwise disengage the slot and tongue connection and permit tilting of the board by depression of the rear end.

The board may be readily housed in the compartment when not in use by elevating it with the tongue 18 as a pivot, until it is disengaged from between the flanges 20, when it may be removed from the horizontal supporting memberv 14 and deposited in the compartment with the head end 70 downward, so that it rests on the bottom wall of the compartment. Then the supporting members may be moved to closed position, the member 12 folding down against the member 14 and both swinging up to the position of closure for the open side of the compartment, when they may be retained in this position by turning thev pivotal member 21 down over their upper edges and turning the pivotally mounted latch 22 up to overlap the lower edge of the member 12. The member 12 is anged at 23, so that When in folded position, it may completely embrace the member 14. The flanges 23` also serve as reinforcing means when the supporting member is lowered, thereby preventing buckling of the supporting member which is made preferably of sheet material.

The board is provided with an iron support 24 seated in a pocket in the top face of the board, the pocket being lined, as indicated at 25, With metal superimposed on a layer of insulating material 26, such as asbestos. The iron support is spaced both from the sides and bottom of the pocket, so that air may circulate around and under it and the lining 25 is continued onto the top face of the board, so that the iron may be slid from that portion of the face of the board on which the ironing is done onto the top of the support and back, without the necessity for having to raise it from the board, that portion o the lining extending over the board being flush with the top face of the board.

The compartment 11 is made accessibleV from the rear face of the board 15 through a slot 27 Which is formed in the rear wall 19 of the compartment adjacent the bottom of the latter. This slot provides for readily cleaning out any dust' accumulations in the compartment or for dislodging the board should it become bound or stuck in the compartment for any reason.

The invention having been described, what is claimed as new and useful is:

1. An ironing board structure comprising a housing, a board disposable in the housing when not in use, the housing on the front face being cut away to provide means for the removal from or disposal of the ironing board in the housing, hingedly connected members closing said opening, one of said members being hinged at the lower edge of said opening, and the other member hinged at the remote end of the first member to rest vertically on the oor to support the rst member in horizontal position and thereby support the board horizontally, the board being o f longitudinally tapering shape and the rst said member being formed with upstanding lateral flanges arranged at angles to its longitudinal axis so as to have the same angle of divergence as the opposite edges of the board and the spacing of said anges corresponding to the Width of the board in that zone resting on the rst member when the Wider en d of the board abuts the back wall of the housing.

2. An ironing board structure eomprising a housing, a board disposable in the housing when not in use, the housing on the front face being cut away to provide means for the removal from or disposal of the ironing board in the housing,

hingedly connected members closing said opening, one of said members being hinged at the lower edge of said opening, and the other member hinged at the remote end of the rst member to rest vertically on the floor to support the rst member in horizontal position and thereby support the board horizontally, the board being of longitudinally tapering shape and the rst said member being formed with upstanding lateral flanges arranged at angles to its longitudinal axis so as to have the same angle of divergence as the opposite edges of the board, and the spacing of said flanges corresponding to the width of the board in that zone resting on the first member When the Wider end of the board abuts the back Wall of the housing, the rear Wall of the housing being formed with a slot and the Wider end of the board being formed With a terminal tongue engageable in said slot when the board is seated between said flanges.

3. An ironing board having its top face formed with a pocket or depression, a metallic lining for said pocket, a layer of insulating material intere posed between the lining and the bottom and side Walls of said pocket, and an iron support disposed in said pocket on said lining and spaced from the bottom and side Walls of the lining.

RUBIN EISENBERG.

Referenced by
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US7062871 *Jan 26, 2005Jun 20, 2006Iron-A-Way, Inc.Stowable ironing board installation providing increased storage capacity
Classifications
U.S. Classification108/33
International ClassificationD06F81/00, D06F81/06
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/06
European ClassificationD06F81/06