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J. P. JENSEN CABINET IRONING BOARD Filed March 14, 1938 i 17 35 16 TI/AI 9 0 I 7/ I l i a F zjbhvpp Jensen Inventor At tomeys Patented May 30, 1939 PATENT OFFICE CABINET IRONING BOARD John P. Jensen, Ashland, Wis.
Application March 14,
This invention relates to ironing and sleeve boards, and particularly to those which are adapted to fold into a compact space when not in use, as for example into a cabinet positioned against or built into, the wall of a room; and the invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure l is a-front elevational view of a cabinet adapted to accommodate the ironing and sleeve boards,
Figure 2 is a front elevational view with the door of the cabinet in open position,
Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken substantially on the line 33 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is a view somewhat similar to Figure 3 but with the ironing board shown in a horizontal position for use,
Figure 5 is a sectional View taken substantially on the line 55 of Figure 3,
Figure 6 is a fragmentary plan view of the underside of the ironing board,
Figure 7 is a detail sectional View taken substantially on the line 1-1 of Figure 4,
Figure 8 is a perspective View of a slide member, and
Figure 9 is a sectional view through the sleeve board and supporting means therefor.
Referring to the drawings by reference numerals it will be seen that in accordance with the present invention there is provided a cabinet 5 that may be mounted against, or as shown, built in the wall 6 of a room, and in the present instance the cabinet 5 is characterized by being provided at the upper end thereof with a compartment I for the storage of irons or other ironing accessories.
For the front of the cabinet 5 there is provided a hinged door 8 while for the compartment 1 there is provided a door 9.
Further in accordance with the present invention opposed side walls In of the cabinet are provided with vertical grooves H in which operate slides l2.
As shown in Figure 8 each slide I2 is formed from a single blank of metal or other suitable material cut, shaped and dimensioned to provide a substantially cruciform body l3, with the portion of the body forming the stem of the cross, above and below the arm of the cross, provided with pairs of parallel flanges N that fit within the groove II as shown in Figure 5, the arm forming portion of the cross bearing against the inner 1938, Serial No. 195,903
face of the associated wall ID as shown in Figure 5.
The upper end portions of the slides |3 are provided with hooks l5 to receive the lower ends of springs I6 arranged within the grooves II and suitably anchored at their upper ends within the grooves as at ll.
The slides |2 form bearings for the transverse pivot rod l8 secured as at H] in any suitable manner to the underside of the ironing board 20. The ends of the pivot rod l8 are journaled in suitable openings 22 provided therefor in the bearing slides l2 and in this manner is the ironing board pivotally mounted within the cabinet to be readily positioned either vertically within the cabinet when not in use or in the horizontal position shown in Figure 4 to extend from the cabinet for use.
Secured to the underside of the ironing board 20 is a pair of parallel guide tracks 23 which slidably support therebetween a slide block 24.
Hinged to the slide block 24 as at 25 is a supporting leg or brace 26 for the ironing board.
The brace 26 is bifurcated to provide a pair of parallel leg extensions 21 that at the free ends thereof are hinged within the bottom of the closet or cabinet 5 as at 28.
Also slidably engaged with the rails or tracks 23 is a second slide block 29 to which is hinged as at 30 a supporting leg or brace 35. Brace or leg at its free end is also hinged within the bottom of the cabinet 5 as at 36.
As shown in Figure 3 brace or leg 35 is accommodated between the leg extensions 21 when the ironing board 20 is disposed vertically within the cabinet.
Also, tending to hold the leg 35 perpendicular is a coil spring 38, anchored at one end within the bottom of the cabinet 5 as at 39 and suitably secured at the opposite end thereof to the leg 35 as clearly shown in Figure 4.
For assisting in maintaining the ironing board 20 steady when in the horizontal position shown in Figure 4 there is mounted on the rear wall 4|! of the cabinet 5, at a suitable distance from the bottom of the cabinet, a stop block 4|. The block 4| has its lower edge bevelled as at 42 so as to conformably engage the notched edge 43 of the ironing board 20 as clearly shown in Figure 4 when the ironing board 20 is swung to the horizontal position. It will thus be seen that a positive engagement between the inner edge of the board 20 and the lower edge of the block 4| will be effected as will insure the preventing of the collapse of the ironing board and in the maintaining of the board steady when set up for use.
Also hinged to the upper edge of the block 4| 'as at 44 is a sleeve board 45 and when not in use board 45 is adapted to be swung to the vertical position shown within the cabinet 5-.
When in use board 45 is swung to a horizontal position overlying the board 20 and is supported in this last-named position through the medium of an extensible brace 46.
As shown in Figure 9 brace 46 includes a tubular section 41 that is pivoted at one end to the board 45 as at 48 and a rod section 49 that has a sliding fit within the section 41 and is hinged to the block 4| as at 50. When the board 45 is in the horizontal position shown in Figure 9 the free end of the rod 49 abuts the inner end of the section 41 thus limiting further downward movement of the board 45 to the end that the latter is supported in the horizontal position shown.
It will thus be seen that I have provided ironing and sleeve boards together with supporting means therefor whereby the boards may be housed in a cabinet when not in use and which cabinet forms a supporting means for the board when in use, and that although the invention is of simple and inexpensive construction, it will be highly eiiieient, durable, easy to operate and will meet all the requirements of an invention of this character.
It is thought that a clear understanding of the construction, utility and advantages of an invention of this character will be had without a more detailed description.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is:
1. In a device of the character described, a pair of parallel vertical members having vertical grooves along their inner sides, slides movable vertically in said grooves, an ironing board pivotally supported adjacent one end thereof between and by said slides, a fixed stop member arranged to be engaged by the pivoted end of said board when the latter is swung to a substantial horizontal position, said board being provided on the under side thereof with a pair of parallel rails, a slide block slidably supported between said rails, a brace for said board hinged at one end to a floor and having the other end thereof hinged to said slide block, a second slide block engaging in said rail and movable therealong, a second brace for said board hinged at one end to the second slide block and having a length substantially equal to the height of the board, and an abutment means to restrain further outward movement of the first slide block shaft connecting said slides, an ironing board journaled on said shaft adjacent one end thereof, brace means for supporting the outer end of said board horizontally, and upwardly facing abutment means to support the inner end of the board.
JOHN P. JENSEN.