US 2158006 A
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May 9, 1939. w. D. ELLIS. 3D
y IRONER ROLL PADDING 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed Dec. 15, 1936 May 9, 1939. w. D.' ELLIS, 3D
' IRONER ROLL PADDING Filed Dec. 15, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented May 9, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,158,006 IRoNER noLL PADDING william D. Ell'is, m, Atlanta, Ga. Application December 15,1936, Serial No. 116,009
'I'his invention relates to padding, and more particularly has reference to a padding for a. flat work ironer roll.
It has heretofore been customary to provide.
5 a padding and a cover for the rolls of ironing equipment, and the padding is generally formed of loose strands of cotton sliver which are held together by various knitted stitches, the padding is wrapped about the ironer roll, and then a m cover of cotton sheeting or other fabric is usually wrapped about the padding. The padding generally extends about the circumference of the roll substantially twice so that one edge overlaps the opposite edge. One edge of the cover is usually l5 inserted under the free edge of the padding to assist in securing the'cover on the padding.
The cover has to be replaced relatively frequently, whereas the padding lasts for a considerably longer period. Consequently, the free edge of the padding has to be frequently lifted to remove the worn cover and to replace the same with a new cover. This lifting of the free edge of the padding causes the pad to break at the selvage prematurely. Also, I have observed that inthe past, the thread which has heretofore been used to bind the strands of cotton sliver together has a tendency to be scorched or burned. This is particularly noticeable in the vicinity -of the selvage, which, as above stated, is the very section of the padding which is the first to break.
An object of this-invention is to prevent premature breaking of an ironer roll padding.
Another object of this inventionis to provide means to facilitate the lifting of the free edge of the padding.
Yet another object of this invention is to afford a certain reinforcement for the selvage of an ironer roll padding.
Still another object of his invention is to minimize the tendency for the padding threads to be burnt or scorched.
With these and other objects in view, whichmay be incident to my improvements, my invention consists essentially in the provision of means to permit of the repeated handling of an ironer roll padding without the attendant possibility of its prematurely breaking at the selvage.- More specifically, my invention embraces the concept of means which may be grasped by an operator when 50 it is desired to raise the free edge of the padding, to thereby evenly distribute the strain across the length of such edge. An alternative improvement which, however, may also be used conjointly with the lifting means is the provision of a reinforcing member extending through the padding,
(ci.v as cs) -the length thereof, and adjacent thefree edge when assembled upon the ironer'roll. An additive improvement is the provision. of thread in the vicinity of the salvage which is more heatresistant than that heretofore employed. I In order to make my invention more clearly understood, I have shown in theaccompanying drawings means for carrying the same into practical effect Without limiting the improvements in their useful applications to the particular coh- 10 structions, which, for the purpose of explanation, have been made the subject of illustration.`
^ In the drawings, in which corresponding numerals refer to the same parts', v
Figure 1 is a cross sectional view of a roll upon 15 which has been assembled the preferred embodiment of my invention, together with the padding cover; A Y
Figure 2 is a detail view of the padding selvage disclosing the preferred manner of arranging 'the 20 lifting cord upon a strip of padding, beforethe padding has been cut from such strip and assembled upon the ironer roll;
vFigure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, but showing the position of the lifting cordon the 26 padding after the padding has been cut from the strip and assembled upon the roll; Figure 4 is a view of a strip of `padding provided with the lifting cord;
,Figure 5 is a detail view of a padding selvage 30 provided with al reinforcing and lifting cord eX- tending through the padding, such figure Arepresenting the padding after it has been cut from a strip and ready for assembly upon an ironer roll; Figure 6 is a view similar'to Figure 5, but showing the arrangement of the reinforcing and lifting cord in a strip of padding and before assembly upon an ironer roll;
Figure 'l is a modification of my invention dis- 40 closing the combined use of a lifting cord Vand a wire-like reinforcing member extending through'- the padding, it being understood that either the lifting cord or the reinforcing member may be. used independently of the other.
Referring particularly to Figure 1, there is disclosed a conventional form'of ironer 'roll provided with the padding 2. As shown in t is figure, the padding preferably extends twice about vthe periphery of the roll, the free edge 3 usually, 50 b ut not necessarily, terminating just short `of the inner, or unfree,V edge 4.
`A cover 5 is provided which extends completely about the roll, one end of the cover being ihserted beneath the free edge 3 of the padding,A 55
and thereby clamped between such free .edge and 3 `the cover more frequently than the padding, and vconsequently it will be noted that the-free edge 4 3 of the padding has to be lifted each time the a certain reinforcement aside from the facility.
cover is changed in order to permit the removal and insertion of the free ends '6 of the old and new covers. As also indicated above, this repeated lifting of the free edge 3 of the padding results in a breaking of the selvage.
I have -found several means for minimizing this breakage ofthe selvage, which may be used either independently or" jointly. A particularly eiicacious means is a relatively strongcord 8 whichlies upon the underside of the padding when assembled upon the roll extending the length of the free edge of the padding, and may be grasped by an operator to lift the free edgeV away from the roll. -This cord serves tov distribute the lifting strain uniformly throughout the length of the selvage, and furthermore affords provided in lifting the free edge.
In Figure 4 there is disclosed a strip of -padding designated generally 9, and it is in the form of such 'strips or bolts that the padding is manufactured at the mill andisold to the laundry trasde. 'I'he individual laundry then cuts off from this strip a portion of padding, the length of such cut-oi portion corresponding to the width of the ironer roll, and the Width of the strip beingusually sufficient to extend approximately twice around the periphery of the roll, as shownl in Figure 1. In Figure 4 it will be observed that I rovide a cord 8 along each side of such strip or bolt. While the cord is designed primarily for use only on the free edge of the padding when assembled upon the ironer roll, I find it preferable to provide the cord along each side of the strip to insure that the free edge on thev ironer roll will always carry the cord.
While. my invention may be used with any-M type of padding, it finds particular application in the case of padding made up of loose strands of cotton sliver held in mat-like form by knitted stitches, and my invention will be .described inx connection with such type of padding. In the drawings the numeral I I represents such strands..
or roving, and it will be noted that the same are folded -back upon themselves at the selvage, as indicated at I2. Any suitable stitching I3 may be employed t'o hold the roving inv position, and I preferably employ cotton knitting thread I4 for the major part of the stitching. However,
, as pointed out above, the stitching adjacent the free end'is apt. to be scorched or burnt, and to minimizethis tendency and also to permit ali--v ditional strength generally, I provide a relatively strong worsted knitting thread 'I5 at such point, which is more resistant to heat than thecotton knitting' thread.
While the specific manner'of securing the'lifting cord to the padding is not necessarily limited position by the stitches ofthe worsted knitting Obviously, if the lifting cord extends beyond the end of the padding when assembled upon the roll, the operator can more readily grasp the cord. While my invention is not limited to such extensions of thecord, I have devised a way of initially arranging the cord upon the stripof padding so that such extending ends will .always be available.
As indicated above, the padding ismanufac tured and sold in strips or bolts usually yards in length, and is then cut up at the laundry to flt the specific ironer rolls. Ordinarily, therefore, it would be impossible to provide such free ends of the lifting cord, but I have found that if such lifting cord is secured to. the'padding in a slack condition, it may then be drawn taut, after the shown in Figure 3, this results in free ends I6 of the cord extending beyond the padding proper, and these free ends may be readily grasped by the operator when it is desired to lift the padding from the ironer roll.
As stated above, the lifting cord 8 may be secured to the padding in various ways, and in.Fig ures 5 and 6 there is disclosed one alternative arrangement to that shown in Figures 1 through 3. While the method of arranging the lifting cord shown in Figures 5 and 6 presents certain objections, one advantage resides in the -fact that a greater reinforcing value is secured Aby the lift-f ing cord. As best shown in Figure 6, the lifting cord 8 is run through the padding just inside of the selvage. When'the cord 8' is initially insertedin .the strip or bolt 9 of padding, it is desirable that at. .certain intervals such cord is looped up from the padding as at I1. Inasmuch as the cord `8' is 4usually run through the strip by hand, these loops may be readily provided. The intervals of the loops I 1 should be spaced so that when a portion of the padding is cut from the strip for use on any particular roll, there will be a suflcient excess of the cord 8', afforded by such loops, as to insure the free ends of the cord extending beyond the piece of padding, 'as shown in Figure 5. These ends I8' may be `knotted, as shown at I8, to prevent displacement of the cord 8 with respect to the padding. It
will therefore be observed that even when the 55 cord is inserted through the padding, as disclosed Vin Figures 5 and 6, the operator still has the free ends I 6" which he may grasp when it is desired to raisel the padding from the ironer roll.
In lieu of the cord .8' extending through the padding, a reinforcing member in the form ofv a Wire I9 may be employed. Sucha wire, of
course, affords greater reinforcing, but one-ob- I `jectlon resides in the fact that when apiece thugh the wire I9 may be usedv independently vof the lifting cord, such lifting cord 8" may supplement the wire if desired, and may be secured to the padding as described above in connection with Figures 2 and 3 so that free ends for Jgrasping by the operator will always be provided.
It will also `be appreciated that in lieu of the Y wire I9 a, piece of cord may be used in the same Way as the wire-that is, without providing the loops I1; and in such event, this cord may, or
may not, be supplemented by the cord 8".
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, I Wish it to be understood that I do not confine myself to the precise details of construction herein set forth, by way of illustration, as it is apparent that many changes and variations may be made therein, by those skilled in the art, without departing from the spirit of the invention, or exceeding the scope of the appended claims.
1. A padding for an ironer roll comprising a padded member adapted to extend around the periphery of the roll and having a free overlapping edge, and means secured to the member adjacent the free edge extending the length of .the edge and beyond the Asides thereof, said means being adapted to be grasped by an'operator to raise said edge away from the roll.
2. An ironer roll comprising a cylindrical ,membeig a pad on the periphery of the cylindrical member, and having one free edge overlapping, and a covering for the pad, one end of the covering being adapted to be inserted beneath the overlapping edge of the pad, said pad being.
formed of loose strands of cotton sliver held -together by knitted stitches, p the said knitted stitches being relatively heavy in the vicinity of the free edge, and a cord member extending the length of the free edge and beyond the ends thereof, said cord member lying upon the underside of the pad and being secured thereto by lto provide ends extending beyond the strip.
WILIlAM D. ELLIS, III.