US 2095954 A
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0a. 19, 193.7. y J. M. BECK 2,095,954
ELECTRICAL IRON l Filed ooi. 2o, 193e ATTORNEY.
Peggy@ .occ 19, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICEy lclaim.
This invention relates to an electric iron of the type used for pressing clothes and one object of the inventionis to' provide an iron so constructed that practically all of the heat emanating from the heating unit will be transmitted to the pressing shoe and be lprevented from radiating upwardly or laterally from the upper portion of the iron. Therefore, the iron will be emcient in operation and heat `will not be wasted by radiating upwardly and outwardly.
Another object of the invention is to provide the iron with a body which is so constructed that all heat from 'the heating unit will bedirected downwardly towards the pressing shoe and any portion of the heat which moves upwardly from the heating unit confined in the iron and retained by the cast iron weight. Therefore, the iron will not quickly cool` if the current is'automatically l'shut oif and less current will be required to maintain the iron at a desired temperature.
Another object oi' the invention is to provide improved means for maintaining marginal portions of the body or hood of the iron in engagement with the pressing shoe but permitting disconnection of the same when repairs are necessary.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a socket so located that the' terminal of an electric cord may be easily applied thereto and also so located that it will not be in the way when an iron is s et upright upon its heel. c
The invention is illustrated in theaccompany ing drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improved iron.
Figure l2 is a perspective view of an auxiliary shoe which maybe used with the iron.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken transversely through the iron along the line l-J of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a sectional view upon an enlarged scale taken along the line 4-4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken longitudinally through the iron.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along a side portion of the iron.
This improved iron has a body or hood I which is of hollow formation to provide inner and outer walls 2 and 3 between which is provided a ller or lining 4 of heat insulating material. A handle i is disposed over the hood where it is secured by screws l, and extends lon;l lgitudinally of the iron. An opening or e 1 is formed at one side of the hood near the rear end thereof in order that a socket! for engage.
(Cl. 21a-25) gaged with the plugv and supply current to the heating unit of the iron. By having the socket located at a side of the iron instead of at the back thereof, the terminal plug of the power wire may be easily applied or removed and when it is in place it will not be in the way and interfere with setting the iron in an upright position upon its heel. v
The pressing shoe 9 conforms to the outline of the ho'od as'shown in Figures l, 3, and 5 and along its marginal edges is formed with a setback portion il or recess to receive marginal portions of the hood, portions of the recess being undercut for a short distance along sides of the shoe 'to receive ribs i2 provided along sides of 111e hood. By this arrangement the hood may be applied to the shoe and when the ribs are, snapped into the undercut grooves Ii, the hood and shoe will be ilrmly but detachably held in engagement with each other.
A cast ironweight Il which imparts the deaired weight to the iron and also serves as a spacer and brace for the hood is disposed over the shoe formed with side recesses il one of which has its A bottom formed with an inclined face or shoulder i5. The socket I has its inner end bearing against within the hood and intermediate its length is l this shoulder Il and is secured by clips IB which are held in place by screws il, as shown in Figure 4, and referring to this gure it will be seen that the socket 'can be easily slid into place and firmly held against accidental displacement. Therefore, the socket may be applied to the weight and when the hood is applied the outer end portion of the socket will engage through the opening 1 of the hood where it will be exposed and the prongs of a terminal plug can be thrust inwardly to engage the contact iingers Il of the socket. The usual screws il are provided to secure the fingers I8 to the socket and serve as terminal screws for engagement by conductors leading from the heating unit 20 which is of a conventional construction and mounted between the pressing shoe 8 and the weight Il. A heat register 2i of any desired construction is mounted at the rear of the iron between marginal portions of the shoe and the hood where it may be easily seen by the person using the iron.
When this iron is in use, the terminal plug of a power wire is applied to the socket and as the heating unit is energized, heat emitted therefrom will be taken up by the pressing shoe and the cast iron weight.. In view of the fact that the weight is enclosed by the hood or body i of the ironandthlshoodisprovided withaliningor nner a of heat insulating material, the neat wm be confined and prevented from radiating' upwardly from the weight and escaping. There- `fore, the pressing shoe will be prevented from cooling rapidly and less electricity will be required to maintain the shoe at a desired temperature. Whenthe iron is temporarily not in use, it may be set upon the holder 22 which is formed of asbestos and has the form of a shoe provided with walls 23 which overlap side and iront portions of the iron. This holder serves not .only to prevent y essary to force the marginal portions o the hood upwardly from the pressing shoe and the ribs I2 kAwill be snapped outwardly from the undercut grooves il. 'Ihis will release the hood from the shoe and the hood can `be lifted out of place, repairs made and the hood replaced.
Having thus described the invention, what is y claimed as new is: v
An electric iron comprising a pressing shoe, a
weight over said shoe, a heating unit between the shoe and the weight. said shoe having its marginal lportions .projecting outwardly from said weight toform an outstanding ledge, said shoe having grooves leading from the inner margin of the ledge at opposite sides of the shoe and extending longitudinally thereof, and a hoodfor enclosing the weight and the heating unit formed hollow and provided with inner and outerwalls 'connected by a marginal wall, said hood having its marginal wall resting upon said ledge and the inner wall of the hood having portions atopposite sides of the hood formedvto provide ribs engaged in said grooves to detachably hold thel hood in place, and a ller of heat insulatingmaterial iilling space between walls of the hood.
t JOSEPH MASTER BECK.