US 2021496 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 19, 1935. w, F ANGER 2,021,496
IRON HOLDER Filed Feb. 25, 1955 Patented Nov. 19, 1935 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE I 4 Claims.
My invention relates to improvements in iron v holders particularly adapted for supporting the laundry irons commonly known as electric irons", although also and equally useful for holding and supporting other types ofirons such as those known as sad irons", gas heated irons,-and the like, and oneof the objects of the invention is the provision of an iron holder, for the purposes mentioned, adapted to be secured to the vertical surface of a support, such as a window or door casing, compartment wall surface, or other appropriate vertical surface, for supporting the various irons above mentioned when same are not in use.
A further object is the provision of an iron holder formed of a single piece of wire and comprising a plurality of opposed iron-engaging side arms between which an iron may be readily disposed for supporting it, and as readily removed therefrom when required for use.
A still further object is to provide a holder formed of wire somewhat resilient whereby por- -tions thereof will yield resistinglysufliciently when an iron to be supported is disposed between the iron-embracing side arms to permit irons of slightly different sizes or body'forms to be readily inserted therebetween, yet sufficiently rigid to properly hold and support the irons.
A still further object is to provide an iron holder by which the iron sole is supported in a vertical spaced parallelism to the vertical surface of the support to which the holder is secured, whereby scorching of said surface by the iron is prevented when the latter is deposited therein while hot.
'Still further objects and purposes wfll appear as the description proceeds, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is a side elevation-of an iron holder constructed in accordance with the preferred 45 form of my invention, secured to the vertical surface of a support, and an electric iron supported by the holder;
Figure 2 is a front view in holder; Figure 3 is a top plan view thereof;
Figure 4 is a view in perspective; Figure 5 is an enlarged front face view of the lower securing loop and binding clip associated therewith;
Figure 6 shows the front plate of the binding elevation of the clip folded down to better illustrate the formation of the lower securing loop;
Figure 7 shows the binding clip disassembled from the lower loop;
Figure 8 is a transverse sectional view on line 8-8 of Fig. 5; and w Figure 9 shows another side elevation of the holder, which figure, as well as Figs. 3 and 4, shows a slight modification over the preferred form of the holder best shown in Fig. 1, in that 10 formation of the upper pair of the iron-embracing side arms are such relative to the lower pair thereof, that the front connecting rods connecting said upper and lower side arms together incline forwardly towards their upper ends. i
The present iron holder (referring now to the drawing in detail and throughout which like reference characters designate like parts) is preferably formed of a single strand of wire bent in the middle to form an upper loop I, through 20 which a securing screw 2 is projected for securing the upper end portion of the holder to the vertical surface of a support 3.
On opposite sides of the loop I. the wire extends in opposed wall-engaging members 4, 4 25 transversely opposed ends of said members terminating in upper spacing members, 5, 5, which extend horizontally forwards from'the said wallengaging members and terminate at their forward ends in transversely extending upper 30 spreader members 6, 6, the opposed ends of which terminate in forwardly extending inwardly curved upper iron-embracing side arms I, 1, which terminate downwards in downwardly converging front bars 8, 8*", which terminate at their 35 lower ends in inwardly curved rearwardly extending lower iron-embracing side arms 9, 9 the rear ends of which terminate in lowerspreader members I0, I 0, which terminate at their inner and adjacent ends in rearwardly extending lower spacing members II, II, which terminate at their rear ends in downwardly extending opposed arcuations II, as plainly shown in Fig. 6, to form a lower loop I2, the said arcuations being fixedly bound together by means of rear and front plates l3, l3, which are provided with openings I4 and preferably joined together at point indicated by the numeral l5.
Through the lowerloop l2 and the openings ll, projects a securing screw l6 for securing the lower end portion of the holder to the support 3.
An iron to be supported by the holder is projected point foremost downwards between the side arms 1, I and 9, 9, with the sole of the iron engaging the spreader members 6, 6 and 55 Ill, lil the front connecting bars 8, l functioning towards holding said sole in bearing engagement with said parts 6, 8' and III, II
The dimensions of the various parts and members above mentioned are preferably such relative to the size and shape and weight of the iron to be supported, that the holder will readily hold and support it in the general vertical position shown in Fig. l.
1. In an iron holder of the character described, a pair of vertically spaced loops, a pair of ironembracing side arms, a pair of iron-embracing side arms disposed below said first mentioned pair, a pair of'front bars fixedly connecting together vertically spaced pairs of said side arms, and means for fixedly connecting said arms to said loops, said loops, side arms, front bars and means constituting a single strand of wire.
2. In an iron holder of the character described, a plurality of loops, an upper pair of iron-embracing side arms, a lower pair of iron-embracing side arms, front bars fixedly connecting vertically spaced pairs of said side arms together, and means for fixedly connecting said pairs of side arms to said loops in spaced relation thereto, said front bars converging towards their lower extremities.
3. In an iron holder of the character described, a plurality of loops, an upper pair of iron-embracing side arms, a lower pair of iron-embracing side arms, a pair of front bars connecting said upper and lower pairs of side arms together, said front bars converging towards their lower ends, the upper ends of said front bars inclining forwardly, and means connecting said upperand lower pairs of side arms to said loops in spaced relation thereto.
4. In an iron holder of the character described, an upper pair of iron-embracing side arms, a lower pair of iron-embracing side arms, a pair of front bars connecting said pairs of sldearms together, said front bars converging towards their lower extremities and inclining forwards towards their upper extremities, and means adapt- 20 ed for connecting said pairs of side arms to the WILLIAM F. ANGER. as