US 2174363 A
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Patented Sept. 26, 1939 UNITED -STATES .P A TEN'l' OFFICE SUPPORT FOR romania: moNING somos 'Lee n. Ebak, Inlewool, c. Application April 26, 1937, Serial No. 1:3,905 i claim. (CI. .ss- 1213) The device of this invention relates 'mmable ironing boards of the type which are built into the wall of the room of the house which is most generally used for laundry purposes, and in addition to the general convenience and facility of an ironing board, has'for its prime purpose, improved and more satisfactory and reliable means to support the ironing board either in folded or extended position.
In addition to the foregoing general advantages. the following objects' may be distinctly pointed out. i a
(1) The elimination of all router work in the side walls of the compartment within which the ironing board is mounted.
(2) The provision of' a. more substantial and a firmer base support than has heretofore been extant. n
(3) The provision of an ironing board support from which the necessity of further hand work has been removed because of its integral construction.
(4) The provision of an ironing board support that. aflords improved lateral stability.
(5) The provision of an ironing board which is simple in construction and exceedingly easy to operate.
(6) The provision of an improved ironing board which is of lower cost than has heretofore been possible because of elimination of certain of the above `referred to abor and/or machine Operations,
Other objects, features and advantages of the invention may be apparent from the accompanying drawing, the specification and the appended claim.
In the drawing of which there is one sheet:
Figure 1 is a front elevation the compartment V within which the device of this invention is 'housed showing` compactness and neatness of exterior finish.
Figure 2 is a sectional elevation of the compartment and showing the ironing board in extended or operative position. Dotted lines show the position of the ironin'g board when folded or in inoperative position Figure 3 is a plan view of the metal suppo of the ironing board.
Figure 4 is a sectional elevation taken on line 4-4, of Figure 3 showing construction.
Figure 5 is an enlarged side-elevation of the ironing board support, showing the same in extended position.
Reference to the drawing will show that the device o. of this invention is adapted to be housed within a compartment !2 which is built in the nature of a rectangular box having side walls l4, a back 16 and end pieces s. A hinged door 20 completes the construction' of the compartment within which the ironing board is housed. As' will be evident from the drawing in Flgures 1 and 2, a portion of the wall!! is removed to receive the box, while a flnishing strip 24 serves to cover the broken or roughened edges of the plaster 26 which is supported upon lath 28 in 10 the usual manner.
The ironing board which'is indlcated in general by the reference character lfl, specifically includes a board 30 which is mounted upon an ironing board support 32 by means of a conventional bolt and wing-nut 34 which may be loosened to swing the board 30 through horizontal positions for lateral adjustment The bolt is 'ordinarily counter-sunk in the board 30 and extends through a rib 38 in the ironing board support 32.
The ironlng board support 32 while shown in plan, as being of circular form, may be of any convenient or practical shape to meet the physicalrequirements of the compa'tment within which it is pivotally mounted by means of trunnions 38 which are adapted to he journalled within apertures 40 bored within the side-walls l4 of the box or oompartment !2.
As above stated the ironing board support 32 may be given a practica form, but is here shown i with a circular member 42 all top surfaces of which are in the same plane, and which is structurally strenathened by means of ribs M and 46. The ribs are also in the same plane as the circular member 42, while ribs M are formed pendant to ,the circular member ti as shown in Figures 2-5, for the purposeof providing a slot-way ta within which a hinged brace 50 may adjustably move to conform with the angular position of the board 30. The slot-way 48 is of sumcient depth to pernit the brace 50 to move therethrough without binding or needless chatter, and is limited by means of the dependencies 52 which festen the ribs M to the circular member 42. The brace 59 is pivoted in the side walls l4 as shown in Figures 2. 3, and 5, and is adapted to travel back and forth through the slot-way 48 where it is conflned between the ribs 44 and 46, so that when in horizontal position the weight of the board bears `upon the central rib 44b of which theremay be one or more.
The procedure followed to place the device of thisinvention in operation is believed to be self ll explanatory, !or it is only necessary that the door !I be swng open, and that the board ill be pulled iorwardly to horizontal position, in which position it is used i'or the purpose at hand.
When the board is pulled outwardly from its compartment, the ironing board support 32 swings upon the trunnions in aperture 40, and the brace 50 swings about its pivot point in the walls M, from the position shown in dotted lines, see Figures 2 and 5, to the position shown in full lines. during which interval the transverse member Blla travels from the end A to the end B of the slut-way u, coming to rest against the dependency adjacent the end B which supports the brace in an upwardly extending angular position as shown, to support the ironing board.
From the toregoing description it will be readily apparent that I have provided a convenient, practical, r'ugged, and low cost ironing board and support for the same.
It is obvious that various changes and modifications and variations may be made in practicin the invention in departure from the particular showing ot the drawing and description, as given, without, however, departing i'rom the true spirit o! the invention as deflned by the scope oi' the appended claim.
In a iolding ironing table assembly, a cabinet having an open front, a supporting plate pivotally mounted on a fixed horizontal axis within the cabinet rearwardly of said front and having its major portion extending therefrom when in horizontal position, an ironing board having its butt end mounted upon said plate on a vertical axis by a pivot connecting the board and supporting plate, said pivot terminating below said plate and mounted substantially in the plane of the front face of the cablnet when the plate is in horizontal position, means depending from the supporting plate and forming therewith a guide-way, said guide-way extending from a point outwardly ot and adjacent the pivot toward the outer edge o! said plate, and a brace !or the plate pivotally mounted in the cabinet on a fixed horizontal axis with its outer end in the 'guide-way whereby it' may slide uninterruptedly along the same during swinging movement of the plate.
LEE H. EUBANK.