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Publication numberUS2142032 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1938
Filing dateApr 30, 1937
Priority dateApr 30, 1937
Publication numberUS 2142032 A, US 2142032A, US-A-2142032, US2142032 A, US2142032A
InventorsMatsen Marcus J
Original AssigneeMatsen Marcus J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Presser shoe
US 2142032 A
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Dec. 27, 1938. M. J. MATSEN 2,142,032

PRESSER' SHOE Filed April 30, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet l In lien for Marcus J Ma/isen,

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A iiorneys Dec. 27, 1938. M MATsEN 2,142,032

PRES SER SHOE Filed April 30, 1937 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 moooooooooooo Inventor %mus J %iseaa A iiorneys Patented Dec. 27, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DRESSER SHOE Marcus 1. ml, Oak Park, Ill.

Application April 30, 1937. Serial No. 140,024 somms. (o1. ss-sm This invention is an attachment for pressingirons and may be termed a presser shoe.

The invention consists in the provision of a device to be applied to a pressing iron when the latter is used for pressing garments whereby a steaming of the garment during the pressing thereof may be accomplished to the end that the garment may be well pressed without becomins shiny, and at the same time, ironing cloth, sponge, and the like, may be eliminated to the end that the surface of the garment being ironed will at all times be visible to the person using the iron.

A further object of the invention is to provide a presser shoe that may be readily applied to the iron and which will be found, in actual practice, to enhance the use of the iron in ironing pleats.

The invention, together with its objects and 0 advantages, will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein: Figure 1 is a side elevational view illustrating the application of the invention to an iron. Figure 2 is a top plan view of the presser shoe with certain parts broken away.

Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the shoe; and

Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 3.

Referring to the drawings by reference numerals it will be seen that the presser shoe indicated generally by the reference numeral 5 comprises a bottom plate 6 that tapers to a; 5 point at one end and is provided at opposite,

sides thereof with flanges which are provided so as to fit snugly against the sides of the iron at the sole plate of the latter as shown in Figure 1. The flanges I extend from the square .0 or blunt end of the shoe to the pointed end of the shoe where said flanges are integral with a toe plate 8 that forms a toe boxing for the shoe to receive the pointed or toe end of the iron 9. In the present instance the iron 9 is shown as ,5 being an electric iron although it will be understood that the invention may be applied to other types of irons other than electric irons.

Fitting conformably in the bottom of the shoe 5 is a pad ill of any suitable asbestos covered absorbent material. The pad ll is confined between the botom plate 6 of the shoe and a plate H of copper or the like which covers the entire top surface of the pad l0.

Plate l I is provided so as to prevent the stem it! from escaping upwardly instead of penetrating through the bottom of the shoe, with the result that the garment will receive the full effect of the steam. Also, plate ii is provided with a dependingv flange I! having its lower edge intumed as indicated at H, whereby to provide at g the underside of the plate H and along the edges thereof a channel for receiving the marginal edges of the pad lb.

The plate 6 is provided adjacent the marginal edge thereof with relatively small perfo- 1o rations l3 while the main body portion of the plate is provided with relatively large perforations I 5.

The flanges 1 adjacent the rear or heel end of the shoe are provided with apertured lugs l6 1 to which are connected the respective opposite ends of a coil spring H or analogous elastic member that is adapted to be disposed over the back or heel of the iron 9 as shown in Figure 1 so as to cooperate with the toe 8 for holding the shoe in proper position on the iron against longitudinal movement relative to the iron.

It will be seen that in applying the shoe 5 to the iron the iron is slid into the shoe from the largest or open heel end thereof so that the as pointed end or toe of the iron fits into the boxing 8 after which the elastic element I1 is pulled upwardly to extend across the rear end of the iron to secure the shoe in position with the pressing surface of the iron resting properly on the plate H. 3

With the shoe thus applied to the iron the manner of using the iron is as follows: the iron with the shoe associated therewith and the usual electric cordhaving its plug engaged with the electric socket of the iron 9, the iron with the shoe thereon is set into a basin of water, the depth of the water being relatively shallow. After the iron has remained with the shoe thus submerged in the water for a time suflicient for 40 the absorbent pad of the shoe to absorb a reasonable amount of water the iron with the shoe thereon is withdrawn from the basin and set on the ironing table until the water in the pad starts to steam, when the pressing operation is then undertaken. As the iron with the shoe attachment thereon is slid over the garment being pressed, the steam penetrates the garment, thus eliminating, as is apparent, the use 50 of a cloth to cover the garment heretofore resorted to, and also the use of a wet sponge or the like, which heretofore was employed for dampening the pressing cloth. Thus, with my attachment, the possibilty of burning or scorchg ing the garment being pressed is reduced to a minimum.

Having thus described the invention, whatis claimed as new is:

1. A pressing shoe for attachment to an iron, said shoe comprising a flange plate having an edge contour corresponding to the edge contour of the body of an iron and being provided at one endwith a toe boxing for receiving the toe end of the iron, said shoe having a perforated bottom plate, a metallic plate arranged in the shoe and having downturned edges supporting the last named plate in spaced relation above the perforated bottom plate of the shoe, and an absorbent pad confined in the shoe between said plates.

2. A pressing shoe for attachment to an iron, said shoe comprising a flange plate having an edge contour corresponding to the edge contour of the body of an iron and being provided at one end with a toe boxing for receiving the toe end of the iron, said shoe having a perforated bottom plate, a metallic plate arranged in the shoe and having downtumed edges supporting the said iron and presenting a perforated bottom plate, an imperforate plate having downturned edges supporting the imperforate plate spaced from the bottom plate and having facial contact with the usual pressing surface or sole plate of the iron, said downturned edges having inturned flanges defining channels and an ab-v sorbent pad confined between said perforated and imperforate plate with its edges seated in said channel; said imperforate plate serving to prevent the escape of steam upwardly from the pad and thereby insuring the application of the steam, with full force and effect, to the garment being pressed.


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U.S. Classification38/77.3, 38/97
International ClassificationD06F75/00, D06F75/38
Cooperative ClassificationD06F75/38
European ClassificationD06F75/38