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. Oct. 5, 1948.' Q E,l CAMPBELL 2,450,714
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Patented Oct. 5, `1948 UNITED IA,srli'riss y 12,450,714 v y Y IRONING? CORD'LIIOLDER Garrett ErCampbell, Modesto, Calif.
Application May 3, 1945, Serial No. 591,736
This invention relates `to an ironing cord holder, and more particularly to such a device adapted to be used in conjunction with an electric iron.
The primary object of this invention is the provision of an improved ironing cord holder adapted to be attached to or associated with an ironing board or similar device, for the purpose of holding the ironing cord of an electric iron in relatively elevated position, and relatively taut regardless of the position of the iron on the board in order to keep the cord out of contact with the clothes or other articles being ironed.
An additional object of the invention is the provision of such a device providedwith resilient means, and a pivotally secured rod or cord-supporting member, adapted to follow the longitudinal path of movement of the iron, the resilient means serving to bias the same to upright position when the iron is relatively close to the pivotal point thereof, in order to maintain the cord relatively taut throughout the ironing operation, and maintain the same elevated and out of the way of the operator and out of contact to the articles being ironed.
Still another object resides in the provision of such a device which will be sturdy and durable in construction, reliable and enicient in operation, and relatively simple and inexpensive to manufacture, assemble, and install.
Other objects will in part be obvious and in part be pointed out as the description of the invention proceeds and shown in the accompanying drawing, wherein there is disclosed a preferred embodiment of this inventive concept.
In the drawings, wherein like reference characters denote like parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of one form of device embodying this inventive concept, shown in association with an ironing board and an electric iron, certain diierent positions of adjustment being indicated by dotted lines,
Figure 2 is an enlarged side elevational view of the device of the instant invention, and
Figure 3 is an end elevational view of the device disclosed in Figure 1.
Having reference now particularly to Figure 1, there is shown at I-'Il an ironing board, adapted to be supported by legs I I, pivoted in the conventional manner, as at I2, providing a folding ironing board, and an electric iron I3 including a handle I4, a socket I5, and a cord I6 provided at one extremity with a plug I1 adapted to engage the socket I and extending to any suitable desired source of electrical current (not shown).
The device of the instant invention comprises an upright member 20, which terminates at its lower extremity in a bracket 2|, one leg of which, 22, is provided with a threaded aperture, through which extends a set-screw 23 provided with a head 24. The outer extremity of the set-screw 23 includes oiiset portion 25 forming a handle, whereby the same may be readily turned.
The upper portion of the upright 20 carries a ,screw 26, forming apivot point about which extends a loop 2l `of a rod 28 of wire -or the like. The rod 28 is provided with a helical intermediate portion 23, and an aligned helical tip 30 at its upper extremity, still a third helically round portion SI being provided at the lower extremity. A compression spring 32 is secured at one end to the extremity of the helically wound portion 3|, and at its -other end to the ou'ter extremity 33 of a projecting lug 34 suitably secured in any desired manner, as by welding to the upright 23. The inner extremity of the lug 3l! terminates in an upstanding flange or projection 35, adapted to be juxtaposed to one of the coils of the helical membei' 3|. f
.From the foregoing, the operation of the device should now be readily understandable. The oord IB is inserted through the helical loops 3 I, 29 and 30, as best shown in Figure 1, and thence extended to the socket I5 of the iron. When the iron is re1- atively close to the supporting member 20, it will be readily understood that the rod 23 remains in vertical position. However, as the iron is moved tow-ard the end of the Vironing board Ill, or to the positions shown in dotted lines in Figure 1, it will be readily understood that the rod 2B is pivoted about the pivot point 26, against the bias of the spring 32, thus extending the relative effective length of the cord but at the same time holding the same taut. Conversely, as the iron is moved backwardly toward the member'll and its associated rod 28, the spring 32 serves to bias the rod to an upright position, still maintaining the rel-atiVe 'tautness of the cord and holding the same well above the garments being ironed.
From the foregoing, it will now be seen that there is herein provided an improved device accomplishing all of the objects of this invention, and others, including many advantages of great practical utility and commercial importance.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made .in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all mat- -ter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative, and not in a limiting sense.
In a. support for an ironing cord, an upright having a side lug halfway up its length, means for securing said upright to an ironing board, an upwardly extending stii rod pivotally secured to the upper end of said upright, means on said rod for securing said cord longitudinally thereto, said means including a plurality of helical coils formed in said rod one of said coils situated at each end and one intermediary thereof,` a helical spring normally biasing said rod toward upright position, the ends of said spring being secured respectively to said lug and the lowermost of said coils and stop means on said lug precluding the pivotal 4 movement of said rod beyond substantially vertical position in the direction of bias of said spring.
GARRE'II E. CANIPBELL.
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