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Publication numberUS2098157 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 2, 1937
Filing dateMar 31, 1936
Priority dateMar 31, 1936
Publication numberUS 2098157 A, US 2098157A, US-A-2098157, US2098157 A, US2098157A
InventorsFriederick Nurenberg George
Original AssigneeFriederick Nurenberg George
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined table and ironing board
US 2098157 A
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Nov. 2, 1937. G. F. NURENBERG 2,098,157

COMBINED TABLE AND IRONING BOARD Filed March 1, 193e 5 sheets-sheet 1 G1K/Vu ren 521:7

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. Twill Patented Nov. 2, 1937 UNITED STAT FFIQE George Friederiek Nuremberg, Trenton, N. J.

Application March 31,

15 Claims.

This invention relates to a combined table and ironing board, and it is primarily an object of the invention to provide an article of this kind wherein the ironing board when not in use mair be conveniently housed below the table top and the board when extended for use is securely supported in effective position.

It is also an object of the invention to provide an article of furniture which, when the ironing Y board is not in use, occupies a minimum of space and can be readily shifted to a location in a room where the article will be out of the Way.

The invention consists in the details of construction and in the combination and arrangea ment of the several parts of my improved combined table and ironing board whereby certain important advantages are attained and the article rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.

The novel features of my invention will hereinafter be definitely claimed.

In order that my invention may be the better understood, I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:-

Figure l is a view in top plan of a table and an extended ironing board constructed in accordance with an embodiment of my invention;

Figure 2 is a View in bottom plan of the main ironing board as herein disclosed and with the various parts in folded or compacted adjustment;

Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary detailed sectional view taken substantially on the line 3--3 of Figure 2;

Figure 4 is a view in horizontal section taken through Figure 1 just below the top oi the table, a plurality or" ironing boards being in retracted position;

Figure 5 is a sectional View taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 4;

Figure 6 is a fragmentary vertical sectional View taken substantially on the same line as Figure 5 but showing the main ironing board extended into working position;

Figure 7 is a fragmentary view partly in section and partly in elevation illustrating another position of the main ironing board and certain of the parts carried thereby;

Figure 8 is a fragmentary view in bottom plan and particularly illustrating the means herein disclosed for locking the extended board to the table top;

1936, Serial No. 71,968

Figure 9 is a fragmentary sectional view taken substantially on the line .f3- S of Figure 8;

Figure l0 is an elevational View of the keeper comprised in the locking means;

Figure 11 is a view in perspective illustrating 5 an article of furniture of a cabinet type embodying the features of the invention.

in the embodiment of the invention as illustrated in Figures 1 to 10, T denotes a table top of desired dimensions and supported in a con- 10 ventional manner by the corner legs L. The marginal portions of the top T provide what may be generally termed as ledges.

VAdjacent legs L have interposed therebetween the aprons i depending from the table tcp T 15 and the lower portions of these aprons have secured thereto a panel 2 substantially parallel to the table top T and spaced therefrom to provide a compartment 3.

The under surface of the panel 2 has depending therefrom the suitably positioned parallel guideways t in which is slidab-ly engaged the drawer 5 positioned between said guideways il. This drawer 5 is adapted to contain an iron and other articles used in connection with ironing although, of course, the drawer is not to be limited to house any particular character of articles.

One of the aprons i and as herein disclosed an end apron, has a portion cut away to provide an entrance opening 5 for the compartment 3 and which opening has associated therewith a drop door 'i hingedly connected, as at 8, to the adjacent end portion of the panel 2. The opening 5 is of such dimensions to permit the passage therethrough of an ironing board B of a con- 3D ventional size. The board B at a predetermined point inwardly of its' rear end and immediately adjacent to its side margins has depending therefrom the loop guides or brackets Q through which are freely inserted the elongated members or 40 rails i0. These members or rails lil also coact with the guide clips i l arranged at the inner sides of the members or rails lli?. The forward end portion of each of the members or rails i@ is provided with laterally extending and opposed lugs 4 i2 which provide stops for contact with the adjacent guide loop 9 to limit the extent of movement of the board B outwardly along said member or rail i.

The inner or rear end of each of the members or rails i@ has freely movable therethrough a pin it of a length but slightly less than the space between the opposed faces of the table top T and the panel 2. As the member or rail It is pulled forwardly or out through the opening 6 the ex- 55 tent of such outward movement will be limited by contact of the upper portion of the pin I 4 with a shoulder i afforded by a transversely disposed strip I6 secured at a desired location to the under surface of the table top T in relatively close proximity to the opening 6. At this time it is to be stated that when the board B is housed beneath the table top T the same will be supported upon the panel 2, the guide loops 9 and clips II being in direct contact therewith.

'Ihe rear end of the board B has secured thereto at transversely spaced points the bars il preferably at and which extend a desired distance beyond the rear edge of the board B. The outer end of each of these bars i'i terminates in an upstanding holding lip I ii.

As the board B is withdrawn out through the opening 6 the contact of the guide loops 9 with the lugs I2 will cause the members or rails I to also move outwardly therewith. This outward movement of the board B and the members or rails i5 will continue until the pins I4 contact with the shoulder I5. At this time the board B is entirely withdrawn from within the compartment 3 with its rear edge at a point immediately adjacent to the adjacent marginal edge of the table top T when the board B is raised into full working or effective position. Before this latter adjustment, however, the board B from its outer end is swung upwardly as indicated in Figure 7 and which upward swinging movement will permit an outward separation of the rear end of the board B from the adjacent marginal edge of the table top T for a distance slightly in excess of the extended portions of the bars i'I with said bars I'I in proper position for insertion through the keeper loops i 9 downwardly offset with respect to the adjacent marginal portion of the table top T.

Each of the keeper loops i3 is integrally formed with a plate 2li held to the under surface of the marginal edge or ledge of the table top T by the screws 23 or the like. The plate 2e immediately to the rear of the keeper loop i3 is disposed on a downward and rearward incline to provide a Shoulder 22 with which the lip I8 of a bar IT engages when the board B is in full effective or working position and thus providing means for holding or coupling the rear portion of the board B to the table top T. When the board is in this full working or effective position, the cross strip I6 hereinbefore referred to is received within a notch 23 provided in the upper marginal portion of each of the members or rails ii! at the rear or inner portion thereof and whereby further means are provided for maintaining the board B against outward movement.

Below the strip IS the panel 2 is provided in its upper surface with the transversely spaced pockets 24, the base wall a of each of which being disposed on a forward Vand downward incline providing a forward shoulder b below the upper face of the panel 2. Each of these pockets 24 receives thelower end portion of a pin Ill particularly when the board B is being swung upwardly as illustrated in Figure 7 whereby such upward swinging movement can be obtained without interference.

To provide further means for limiting the outward movement of the rails or members I3, the rear portions thereof carry the outwardly and laterally disposed pins or lugs 25 which may contact with a corner leg L to one side of the opening 6 and with the apron I at the opposite side of such opening.

The rear portion of the board B at substantially its transverse center has secured to its under surface a block 26 with which is pivotally engaged, as at 2'I, an end portion of a supporting leg 28. This supporting leg 23 comprises a pair of spaced members between which is pivotally connected, as at 29, an end portion of a brace member 30. This brace member 30 is adapted to be swung upwardly as illustrated in Figure 6 and freely engage within a notch 3| provided in the under surface of the board B. However, when the board B is swung upwardly the outer end of the brace member 30 will readily free itself from within the notch 3| whereupon said brace member will move into a position substantially parallel to the supporting leg 28 as illustrated in Figure 2. When the brace member 30 drops the outer end portion thereof will contact with the cross member 32 carried by the supporting leg 28. As the brace member 30 drops to this position the supporting leg 28 can be readily folded into a position closely adjacent to the under side of the board B whereupon the board B after release of the bars Il may be readily moved back into the compartment 3.

Connected to the brace member 33 at a desired point intermediate its ends is an end portion of a retractile spring 33', the opposite end portion of which being suitably secured to the under surface of the board B at a desired point thereon. This spring 3B is of such tension and of such length to provide means for automatically bringing the brace member 30 into proper engagement with the notch 3I while the leg 28 is being moved downwardly or into extended supporting position.

As particularly illustrated in Figure 4, the compartment 3 is divided by the vertically disposed partition 33 into a supplemental chamber 3 in which is adapted to be housed a smaller board B such as used for ironing sleeves or the like. This board B has extending from its rear end the elongated members or rails 34 to the forward portions of which the board B' is rigidly connected. This board B is adapted to be passed through a second opening 35 in the apron I having the opening 6, said opening 35 being normally closed by a drop door 36. The rear end of the board B has extending therebeyond the bars i' which are to be interlocked with the u table top T in the same manner as the bars II.

The members or rails 34 also carry the outwardly and laterally disposed stop members or lugs 3"! whereby the outward movement of the board B is limited by contact of said stop members or lugs with a corner leg L at one side of the opening 35 and the apron I at the opposite side or such opening.

In the present embodiment of my invention one of the side aprons for a major portion therealong is also cut away to provide an opening 3S which is normally closed by the drop door 39. This opening 33 permits the board B to be disposed outwardly therethrough and also provides a medium whereby the board B may be initially applied within the compartment 3.

To facilitate the removal or application of the board B with respect to this opening 38, the rear portion oi the board to one side of its transverse center is provided with a depending strip fit disposed substantially at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the board. This strip 40 provides a iulcrum for coaction with a suitably positioned pin 4I extending up from the panel 2. With the strip 4G in contact with the pin or post 4l the board B may be readily swung around and out through the opening 38.

The board B may also be secured to the table top T in position extending from the side edge thereof and for this purpose said side marginal portion of the top T is to be provided with guide loops such as i9 with of course the associated shoulders such as 22.

The pin 4l is of a material diameter with its top face preferably flat and extending up from said top or nat face of the pin 4| is a block 42 substantially segmental in form. This block has its end faces :n and y in right angular relation with the face :c at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the top T and with the face y disposed in parallelism with such longitudinal axls.

Depending from and hingedly connected with the under surface of the board B at its rear is a rigid ap 43 so mounted as to be held against rearward swinging movement beyond substantially a vertical center. This flap 43 is so positioned that the board B can only be pulled or withdrawn out through the opening 6 upon endwise movement of the board B in a direction substantially parallel with the top T, or said board B can only be moved endwise out through the opening 38 when the longitudinal axis of the board B is substantially at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the table top T. This assures the proper or most effective position of the board B when extended. It is to be noted, however, that no particular care or arrangement of the board B is required in order to return the same within the compartment 3 because upon such return movement of the board the flap 43 will readily ride over the block 42. It is also to be stated that this iap 43 is rigid.

When the board B is extended and supported in working position from a side margin of the table top T, as illustrated in Figure 1, the rails i@ will be extended beyond the rear edge of the board B. As the board B is moved inwardly of the table to return the same to the position as particularly illustrated in Figure 4, the outer end of one of the members lll will Contact with the partition 33 and be moved inwardly of the board B so that said member l0 will offer nol undue hinderance or obstruction to the return of the board B to its normal or stored position. It is important, however, that means be provided to effect an inward movement of the second member lil and for this purpose I mount upon the panel 2 at the inner or closed end of the compartment 3, the block 44. This block 44 is so positioned as to offer noi hinderance to the first member Ill hereinbefore referred to. This block 44, of course, is positioned inwardly and to] one side of the pin 4l and the block 44 is provided with an inwardly curved face 45 disposed on an arc substantially concentric to the axis of the pin 4l. This face 45 as the board B is returned to its normal or stored position is contacted by the second extended member il! whereby this second member I0 will also be caused to move inwardly of the board thus assuring the proper unobstructed movement of the board B when housing the same within the compartment 3. It is to be understood that this contact with the face 45 of the block 44 does not occur until the strip 4l! has come into contact with the pin 4I.

In Figure 11 of the drawings is illustrated an embodiment of my invention wherein the boards B" and Ba are associated with the top T of an article of furniture of a cabinet type and as clearly illustrated in this ligure, the furniture immediately below the top T is provided with a compartment 3 to house the boards. This further embodiment of the invention is illustrated in order to make it entirely clear that my invention may be employed with dierent articles of furniture or other suitably provided compartments to receive the boards, it only being necessary that such compartments be provided with a ledge to enable the proper locking of the board thereto when extended for use.

This application is in part a continuation of my application Serial No. 11,877 filed March 19, 1935.

From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that a combined table and ironing board constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason of the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operated, and it will also be obvious that my invention is susceptible of some change and modification without departing from the principles and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the precise arrangement and formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in practice except as hereinafter claimed.

1. A device of the character described comprising a top member, an ironing board, means for housing the ironing board beneath the top member, said board being movable outwardly to a point beyond a margin of the top member, means for limiting said outward movement, means carried by the board for supporting the same in raised position when extended beyond the top member, and coacting interlocking means carried by the inner end of the board and the marginal portion of the top member beyond which the board extends, said interlocking meansoornprising a keeper loop carried by the marginal portion of the top member, said top member having a shoulder inwardly of said loop, and a bar carried by the rear end of the board insertible through the keeper loop and having a lip for Contact with the shoulder.

2. A device of the character described comprising a top member, an ironing board, means for housing the board beneath the top member, said board having endwise movement to permit the board to be, drawn from its housed position to a position beyond the top member, and coacting means carried by the board and operatively carried by the top member, when the board is in its housed position, constructed and arranged to permit the board to swing into a second position beyond the top member, the endwise movement and the swinging movement of the board being in planes substantially parallel to the plane of the top member.

3. A device of the character described com prising a top member, an ironing board, means for housing the board beneath the top member, said board having endwise movement to permit the board to be drawn from its housed position to a position beyond the top member, means carried by the board providing a fulcrum, and a part operatively carried by the top member with which said fulcrum means directly engages, when the board is in its housed position, to permit the board to swing to a second position beyond the top member, the endwise movement and the swinging movement of the board being in planes substantially parallel with the plane of the top member.

4. A device of the character described comprising a structure including a top member, a panel supported therebeneath and spaced therefrom to provide a compartment, an ironing board movable Within said compartment, rails carried by said ironing board for direct endwise sliding movement with respect to the board, outstanding members carried by the rails for contact with parts of the structure to limit the outward move.- ment of the board, and ooacting means carried by the board and rails for limiting the outward relative sliding movement between the rails and board, said board being freely supported upon the panel when the board is within the compartment.

5. In combination with a structure comprising a top, and a panel below the top and spaced therefrom to provide a compartment; an ironing board movable into said compartment, rails carried by the board, pins freely movable through the inner end portions of the rails, said structure having parts with which said'pins contact to limit the extent of outward movement of the rails, the freely movable pins allowing tilting of the board, said pins and parts of the top with which said pins contact being soconstructed and arranged toI permit vertical swinging movement of the board when extended to bring the board in required position with respect to the top.

6. In combination with a structure comprising a top, and a panel positioned below and spaced from the top providing a compartment; an ironing board insertible within said compartment, rails carried by the ironing board, the inner portions of said rails being within the compartment when the ironing board is extended, means carried by the ironing board for supporting the same when extended, said means maintaining the portions of the rails within the compartment against the top from below, and coacting means carried by the top and rails for holding the rails against endwise movement with respect to the top when the portions of the rails within the compartment are held against the top.

7. In combination with a structure comprising a top, and a panel positioned below and spaced from the top providing a compartment; an ironing board insertible within said compartment,

rails carried by the ironing board, the inner portions of said rails being within the compartment when the ironing board is extended, means carried by the ironing board for supporting the same when extended, said means maintaining the portions of the rails within the compartment against the top from below, means for detachably connecting the rear end of the board when extended to the adjacent marginal portion of the top, .and coacting means carried by the top and rails for holding the rails against endwise movement with respect to the top when the board is extended and the rear end of the board connected with the adjacent portion of the top.

8. In combination with a structure comprising a top, and a panel supported below and spaced from the top to provide a compartment; an ironing board insertible within the compartment and freely resting on the panel when within the compartment, means for limiting the movement of the board when drawn endwise and horizontally out from within the compartment, means to permit the board to be swung outwardly from the oompartment in a direction laterally and horizontally of the board to a second position beyond the board, and means for supporting the board in its endwise outward movement position or its lateral outward swinging movement position.

9. In combination with a structure comprising a top member, and a panel below and spaced from the top member to provide a compartment; an ironing board movable into said compartment, rails carried by the board, said board and rails having independent movement in a direction lengthwise of the rails and board, pins freely movable through the inner portions of the rails, cleats carried by the under surface of the top member to provide a shoulder above each of the rails with which the upper portion of the pin of each of the rails contacts, a panel below each of the rails provided with a pocket to receive the lower extremity of the pin of the adjacent rail, the forward end of the pocket providing a shoulder to be contacted by the lower end portion of such pin, said pin allowing tilting movement of the board when extended to bring the board into desired position with respect to the top member.

10. In combination with a structure comprising a top member, a panel below and spaced from the top member to provide a compartment, an ironing board movable into said compartment, rails carried by the board, said board and rails having independent movement in a direction lengthwise of the rails and boards, pins freely movable through the inner portions of the rails, cleats carried by the under surface of the top member to provide a shoulder above each of the rails with which the upper portion of the pin of each of the rails contacts, a panel below each of the rails provided with a pocket to receive the lower extremity of the pin of the adjacent rail, the forward end of the pocket providing a shoulder to be contacted by the lower end portion of such pin, said pin allowing tilting movement of the board when extended to bring the board into desired position with respect to the top member, and means for supporting the board when extended, said means also holding the portions of the rails within the compartment against the under surface of the top member, each of the rails having a notch in its upper margin to receive the cleat above the rail to provide further means to hold the rails against outward movement.

1l. In combination, an ironing board, a structure having a compartment to receive said ironing board, said compartment having two open sides, said board having endwise movement to permit the board to be drawn from its housed position through one open side to a position outside of the compartment, and means carried by the board and within the compartment constructed and arranged, when the board is in its housed position, to permit the board to swing into a second position out through the second open side, the endwise movement and the swinging movement of the board being in substantially horizontal planes.

12. In combination, an ironing board, a structure having a compartment to receive said ironing board, said compartment having two open sides, said board having endwise movement to permit the board to be drawn from its housed position through one open side to a position outside of the compartment, means carried by the board and within the compartment constructed and arranged, when the board is in its housed position, to permit the board to swing into a second position Vout through the second open side, the endwise movement and the swinging movement of the board being in substantially horizontal planes, and means to permit said board when in second position to have endwise outward movement until swung outwardly to a predetermined position.

13. In combination, an ironing board, a structure having a compartment to receive said ironing board, said compartment having two open sides, said board having endwise movement to permit the board to be drawn from its housed position through one open side to a position outside of the compartment, means carried by the board and within the compartment constructed and arranged, when the board is in its housed position, to permit the board to swing into a second position out through the second open side, the endwise movement and the swinging movement of the board being in substantially horizontal planes, and means to permit said board when in said second position to have endwise outward movement until swung outwardly to a predetermined position, said last named means also operating to prevent the irst named endwise movement of the board until said board is in a predetermined position.

14. A device of the class described comprising a plate including a keeper loop to be secured to a supporting ledge and provided with a downwardly extending shoulder inwardly of the loop, an ironing board, and a bar carried by the rear end of the board insertible through the keeper loop and having an upwardly turned lip adapted to contact the lower end of the shoulder.

l5. A device of the character described co-mprising a structure providing a compartment having an entrance opening, an ironing board normally housed within the compartment, coacting means within the compartment and on the board constructed and arranged to permit the board to swing out from the compartment through the entrance opening, rails carried by said ironing board for direct endwise movement with respect to the board, said rails having movement beyond an end of the board, and means within the compartment for contact with the rails when extended as the board swings inwardly of the compartment to slide said rails inwardly of the board.

GEORGE FRIEDERICK NURENBERG.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/39, 108/139
International ClassificationA47B35/00, A47B77/04, A47B77/10
Cooperative ClassificationA47B35/00, A47B77/10
European ClassificationA47B35/00, A47B77/10