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Publication numberUS2191649 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 27, 1940
Filing dateMar 31, 1938
Priority dateMar 31, 1938
Publication numberUS 2191649 A, US 2191649A, US-A-2191649, US2191649 A, US2191649A
InventorsGey William H
Original AssigneeGey William H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Holder for electric irons
US 2191649 A
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HOLDER FOR ELECTRIC IRONS Filed March 31, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 W a N Patented Feb. 27,1940

- UNITE! OFFICE a isio a HOLDER m z'mcmmfioss- William 11. Gey, Boston, Mass. Application Mara. 31', 1938, Serial 1%. "199,211

. 4 Claims.

This invention relates to holders for electric irons in which the iron may be placed while hot, and has more particular reference to aholder or this character adapted to be secured on a wall so as to be out of the way although supporting the iron in position for convenient use.

An object of the present invention is to provide a holder of the above kind which will positively prevent the iron from being upset or displaced, and which embodies efficient means to prevent scorching of the wall when the iron is inserted in the holder while hot.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a holder of the above kind embodying a support which includes a mounting plate and an insulating pad carried by said plate to be contacted by the bottom of the iron, the insulating pad being spaced from said mounting plate so as to effectively prevent scorching of the wall to which the holder is secured.

Another object of the invention is to provide means for vertically adjusting the insulating pad with respect to the mounting plate so as to satisfactorily accommodate the holder to irons of varying sizes.

The present invention further contemplates provision of means on the holder proper onto which the electi'ic'cord of the iron may be wound in a compact condition free of damaging influ ence. I

With thev above general objects in view, and others that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, such invention consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings and claimed.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a front elevational view of an electric iron holder constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is a side elevational view thereof. Figure 3 is a rear elevational view of the same. Figure 4 is an enlarged horizontal section on 45 line 44 of Figure 1; and

Figure 5 is an enlarged perspective view of one of the iron retaining members which engage over the sides of the iron and constitute part of the device shown in the remaining figures.

5o Referring in detail to the drawings the present iron holder includes a metallic mounting plate 5 which may be made in the general shape of a. flatiron but slightly larger in size, and this supporting plate is provided at opposite ends with a rearwardly offset ears 6 and 1 adapted to receive screws 8 or like fasteners by means of which the supporting plate 5 is rigidly secured to a verticalsupport or wall 9 in slightly spaced relation to the'latter as indicated at ID. The supporting plate 5 is provided at its lower end with side arcu- I ate fianges II and an intermediate downwardly curved flange l2 connecting said side flanges II and forming with the latter rest elements for the heel portion of the iron when placed in the holder as shown by dotted lines in Figure 2. 10 When so positioned, the corners of the heel of the iron have contact with the arcuate flanges II, and the downwardly curved flange l2 isfout of contact with the heel of the iron and simply engages the attachment cord socket of theiron II at its forward edge as indicated at l3. This prevents upsetting of the iron and contact is presented between the iron and the flange [2 of the supporting plate 5 to minimize heating of the latter when the iron is placed in the holder while 90 hot.

Carried by and arranged in front of the supporting plate 5 in spaced relation to the latter is an insulating pad M which preferably consists of a metallic casing formed of sheets of metal 25 with a sheet l5 of asbestos placed and secured therebetween. The pad I4 has spaced bolts l6 rigid with and projecting rearwardly therefrom and arranged to be received in desired ones of longitudinally arranged holes l'l providedin the 30 supporting plate 5, nuts I8 being threaded on these bolts to securethe pad in position and suitable spacers I9 being.pro vided on the bolts between the pad l4 and the base plate 5 so that the pad I4 is disposed in front of and in spaced 35 relation to said supporting plate 5 as shown clearly in several of the views. By reason of the bolts l6 and openings ll, the pad I4 may be adjusted vertically with respect to the supporting plate 5'so as to locate the pad M in the most advantageous position with respect to the supportingplate 5, according to the particular size of the iron tobe held or supported. Also, the spaced relation of pad M to supporting plate 5 further minimizes transmission of heat to the supportforations occur, without unduly exposing the 50.

asbestos sheet to damage and mutilation.

In order to effectively prevent lateral displacement or tilting of the iron when engaged with the flanges II and I2 in the holder, the device includes side retaining members in the form 5 ate portion 22 connecting the forward leg portions 2|. The portions 2| and 22 of the side retainin members overlie the top of the iron at the sides of the latter and effectively hold the iron against the pad I4, while the rear or inner portions 20 of the legs engage the sides of the iron and effectively prevent lateral displacement of the latter. The leg portions 20 preferably have reduced free ends 23 threaded and passed through the base or supporting plate 5, nuts 24 being secured on these threaded ends to firmly fasten the side retaining members in place.

Rigid with and depending from the bottom of supporting plate 5 at opposite sides of the latter are strips 25 having forwardly projecting hooks 26 rigid with their lower ends. The hooks 26 are thus disposed in spaced relation and horizontal alinement beneath the bottom of supporting plate 5 in convenient position to have the attachment cord of the iron wound thereabout in an unkinked and compact condition as is most desirable when the iron is not in use.

From the foregoing description, it will be seen that I have provided an exceedingly simple and efiicient holder of the kind described by means of which the stated objects of the invention may be effectively carried out. the specific construction and details illustrated and described are contemplated within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

What I claim as new is:

-1. An iron holder of the character described including a vertical supporting plate larger than and of a shape substantially conforming to the outline of the bottom of the iron to be held, means to facilitate fastening of said supporting plate to a vertical support or Wall in spaced relation to the latter, side iron retaining elements carried by the supportingplate behind which the iron may be engaged, supporting elements at the bottom of the supporting plate forming a rest" for the heel of the iron, an insulating plate secured to the front of said supporting plate in parallel spaced relation to the latter, and a downwardly curved flange on the lower edge of the supporting plate arranged to be out of contact with the heel of the iron and engage only the attachment cord socket of the latter at the forward edge of said flange, said supporting elements including arcuate flanges connected by said downwardly curved flange and'provided on the sides of the lower portion of the supporting plate to be contacted only by the corners of the heel of the iron.

2. An iron holder of the character described including a vertical supporting plate larger than and of a shape substantially conforming to the outline of the bottom of the iron to be held,

' porting platein parallel spaced relation to the rod members fixed at their ends tothe supporting Minor changes in' means to facilitate fastening of said supporting plate to a vertical support or wall in spaced relation to the latter, side iron retaining elements carried by the supporting plate behind which the iron may be engaged, spaced curved support- 8 ing flanges on the bottom of the supporting plate forming a rest for the heel of the iron, and an insulating plate secured to the front of said suplatter, said 'side rfetainin mentsl'-;inqludi shaped rod members fixed at:.-their.', exids supporting plateland having-gtheir intermedi portions extending inwardly at-. right angle their ends to overlie the top of the im ge, j placed in the holder.

3. An iron holder of the character describe including a vertical supporting plate larger than and of a shape substantially conforming to the outline of the bottom of the iron to be held, means to facilitate fastening of said supporting plate to a vertical support or wall in spaced relation to the latter, side iron retaining elements carried by the supporting plate behind which the iron may be engaged, spaced curved supporting flanges on the bottom of the supporting plate SI forming a rest for the heel of the iron, an insulating plate secured to the front of said supportin plate in parallel space relation to the latter, v said side retaining elements including U-shaped:

plate and having their intermediate portions .extending inwardly at right angles to their ends I to overlie the top of the iron when placed in the holder, and means to effect vertical adjustment of said insulating pad with respect to the supporting plate so as to centralize said insulating pad with respect to irons of different sizes.

4. An iron holder of the character described including a vertical supporting plate larger than and ofa shape substantially conforming to the A0 outline of the bottom of the iron to be held, means i to facilitate fastening of said supporting plate to a vertical support or wall in spaced relation tothelatter, side iron retaining elements carried by the supporting plate behind which the iron may,

be engaged, spaced curved supporting flanges on the bottom of the supporting plate forming -'a rest for the heel of the iron, an insulating "plate secured to the front of said supporting plate in parallel spaced relation to the latter, said side retaining elements including U-shaped rod members fixed at their ends to the supporting plate and having their intermediate portions extending inwardly at right angles to theirends to Ovei'b.

lie the top of the iron when placed in the-holden spaced strips carried by and depending[from"the lower portion of the supporting plate, a'ndi-forwardly projecting hooks rigid with the lower ends of said strips in position to have the attaching cord of the iron wound thereon when the iron is n placed in the holder.

WILLIAM H. GEY.

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US2481869 *Jul 11, 1946Sep 13, 1949Salvatore PilatoIron holder
US2517953 *Oct 18, 1948Aug 8, 1950Raymond WiinikkaIron holder
US2529132 *Oct 25, 1946Nov 7, 1950Burnish Verona FPressing iron holder and cooler
US4159773 *Aug 9, 1976Jul 3, 1979Losenno Luigi GBeautician's tool hanger
US4762979 *Dec 4, 1986Aug 9, 1988Geoffroi Louis E GHolder for holding an electric soldering iron in a use or a standby/storage position
US4918845 *Nov 21, 1988Apr 24, 1990Livecchi Paul MClamp type electric steam iron stand
US6068222 *Jul 31, 1998May 30, 2000Stangeland; Paul C.Iron retaining device with upstanding supports releasably attached to base members on a plate
US7665236 *May 27, 2008Feb 23, 2010Jones Ruth BClothes iron storage rack
US8109018 *Aug 14, 2009Feb 7, 2012Scott MaurerIron tote
Classifications
U.S. Classification248/117.1, 248/117.3, D32/73
International ClassificationD06F79/00, D06F79/02
Cooperative ClassificationD06F79/02
European ClassificationD06F79/02