US 2144272 A
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' 17, 1939. J RAY 2,144,272
CORD CONTROLLER FOR ELECTRIC FLATIRONS Filed April 5, 1958 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CORD CONTROLLER FLATIRO FOR ELECTRIC NS Joseph L. Bay, New York, N. Y., assignor to The Singer Manufacturing Company,
N. 1., a corporation of New Jersey Application April 5, 1938, Serial No. 200,130
2 Claims This invention relates to controllers or takeups for flexible electrical conductor cords used with electric irons and has for its objective the provision of an improved holder whereby the 5 take-up element may be quickly removed from or attached to an ironing board.
The several features of the present invention will be clearly understood from the following description and accompanying drawing in 10 which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of an ironingboard 1 with my improved controller secured thereto.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view taken substantially through the center of 15 the clamp and socket which receives the lower end of the take-up element. t
Figure 3 is a perspective view showing th take-up element and clamp in disassembled relationship.
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken along the line 4-4 of Figure- 1.
The take-up element illustrated is of the type shown and described in the patent to F. Diehl, No. 2,049,410, dated July 28, 1936. In the em- 25 bodiment shown, it comprises a C-shaped clamp Ill having a limb II which is adapted to engage the upper surface of an ironing board l2 and a limb l3 provided, with a thumb-screw M which is adapted to engage the under side of the iron- 30 ing board.
Spot-welded to the inclined side of the clamp i is a socket l5 having a longitudinally arranged slot I6 therein. Removably received bythe socket I5 is a sheet-metal bushing I! having its upper 35 edge l8 bent outwardly to engage the upper edge of the socket I5 and its lower edge l9 bent inwardly to receive a wearing guard 20, preferably of insulating material Seated in the bushing l1 and extending up- 40 wardly therefrom is a helically wound spring 2|. The bushing I! may be held on the spring by any suitable means. In the present instance it is held by means of several punches at points on the bushing which cause the bushing to be slightly depressed at these points and grip the spring tightly.
Normally the clamp l0 remains on the ironing board at 'all times. When the work has been completed the helical spring is grasped by the operator and pulled upwardly thereby causing the bushing I! to slide out of the socket IS. The cord 22 can then be moved outwardly through the slot IS in the socket l5. Now thecord may be placed away with the iron. When it is desired to again use the iron it is only necessary to slip the cord 22 through the slot l6 and then press the bushing l'l into the socket IS. The fit between the socket l5 and the bushing is close and to insure that they will be properly held together the socket I5 is made so that it will spring slightly,
Having thus set forth the nature of the invention, what I claim herein is: r
1. In a device of the character described the combination with an electric flat-iron currentsupply cord of a cord-controller having a clamping device adapted to be secured to an ironing board or the like, a socket formed with a slot through which said cord may be passed laterally, and an upstanding spring through which said cord extends, said spring being slidably received in said socket.
2. In a device of the character described the combination with an electric fiat-iron currentsupply cord of a cord-controller having a clamping device adapted to be secured to an ironing board or the like, a socket formed with a slot through which said cord may be passed laterally, an upstanding helically wound spring through which said cord extends, and a smooth surfaced bushing secured to and embracing the lower end of said spring, saidbushing being slidably received by said socket.