US 2478498 A
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Aug. 9, 1949. 4.. w, MYERS 2,478,498
CORD-SUPPORTING DEVICE FOR FLATIRONS Filed Nov. 22, 1944 Aw rm 5 Patented Aug. 9, 1949 '1' 'jjf 2378,4922; CORD-SUPPORTINGVDEVIC :FLATIRONS" v Joseph w. Myers,Plriiui phiaePaa,assienoaibyl a,
. me ne assi nm nts to roc or E C 1 pany, Philadelphia, Pa., a e a i a a.
AppIicatiOn-Novemlier ZZ, 1!?44 1 'gq aesi."i
This invention relates to cord holding devices for use in conjunction with electric flat-irons,-; and has, for its principal objectthe provision of a novel deviceof this character; and also the provision of a novel combination cord-holding and curre tupply n v c 1.; a v a Another object of ;the invention is to 5 provide a cord-holding device adapted for attachment to an ironing boar-(1,01; tab1e, and constructed so as to aflford maximumeonvenience tqthenser, 1 A further object of ,the invention is to provide a device of this character which is adapted to remain attached to the ironing board, and which is adjustable to a position in close proximity to the ironing board when not in use, ;sothat the board and the, attached cord supporting de'viee m ea s ores! awa d rin per o o no -us a it Still another QbjBCtOtT-fthfi invention is toi rojv (id a ee .91" t sphara r. m isin a. .5119". port member adapted to be securedTto anironing board, and a cord-supporting mast supported by said member 50 as to e mnva eab iween, n JP: ig o ra osi n. nda i on rat vepos n close 0 onin b r hesaid mast hav n a s ep iat t I r e'. v n a a te tor-h ld the conductor d c ficfla -iiiq i h a dcel p fi a ii to clasp the edge of ithe ironinghoard when the mast is in its inoperative position ,1 v a further i e9 (tithe i ve tio is. tonm i e a, novel combined; current supplying and cord; supporting devicewhichenables thensepf the rd a a 1wi 20r n i h, vrrw nis mechanical pull from being exerted;on thejalec tri c'al connector elem ents, l a; Y, 1 Other objects and features of the invention will e a e ch reinai rv- .c
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TlnThe :su ported end oi section "14 is, pivotallv marina ed on the sq pdrtmemberfzm movemen d s. e a 1s eiuarged satl's e teen g e I M v jemteriz everasubsta ti liarea. .,.1A in 20 ,extenas through aligne ap rturesinjthei sup; portmemb r 2 andthe port onla'and serves a suppo t ngfpiveti, ,1 co perative ss'ociatedl w t theZpinTZ BI! is Ia' c'onca've fwasher' or cap 2 l which bearsa'gainst v1t e.ip rtio 1;1e; 'aysprmgz'zian a colleen-are arranged oh the pingo'jas'shwn in F 2 ai atth w lri ortio fi ih r "ntlyihej ieng'agementiwithgthe support i por the clasp on the free end of the cord-supporting mast. a 1' Referri g to' the drawing, there is shown an ironing board 'lto which the device of the present invention is attached? This'iclevice comprises}; a support member"'2 "having clamping means for attachment to the ironing board; The clamping means conveniently comprises'a turned portion 3 of the support member adapted to engage one sideof the ironing board as shown clearly in Fig. 3, and-anaajustam clamping new 3, threadedly 3 the mast is in its operative position, as shown in Fig. 1. One side .of each of the arms .25 is provided with recesses 26 so as to hold'the-cord 9 more securely. The clasp 24 is preferably formed from a pice of stiff wire or the like bent to the s figuration or shape illustrated, the .ends of the wire being secured to a member 2Twhich is at.- tached to the ends of rod 15.
In using the device of the invention, it is at-- tached to an ironing board substantially inthe position shown and remains -so attached at "all times unless the user wishes to remove it for some reason. During periods QfJnQnPuSei-thermaStiS placed in the inoperative position shown in Fig, 3 with the clasp grasping-the edge of the ironing board so that the mast is held in close proximity to "the board. Theconductor cord H may be wound about the end of the board and the plug 12 may be inserted in the receptacle as shown in Fig. In this inoperativecondition the device may be stored away with the ironing board in any convenient space large'enough to permit storage of the boardalone. 1
During periods of use the ironing board is set up in the usual manner and the mast is moved to its operativeposition as shown in Fig. *1. The plug I2 is connected to a convenient source of current-supply. The flat-iron cord-9 is thenarranged as shown in Fig. 1, with the plug '8 inserted in the receptacle 1, and with 'the'cord in'-' serted within the arms 25 of the clasp 24 so that the cord is seated in one of the recesses 26 of each arm'and is held therein by the resilience of the said arms. During the ironing operation the cord-supporting device is at the farside'oi the ironing board from the user and-does not interfere with the ironing operation. As the fiat-iron is moved away from the cord-"supporting-device, the spring section [B of the mast bends, as illus trated by the dot and dash representationin 'Fig. 1, to pe'rmit movement of the 'fiat ironthe'full length of the ironing board. As the fiat-iron is movedin the opposite direction the mast'returns to itsupright position.
It will be seen that the 'deviceprovided by-th'e invention has numerousadvantages, "including those hereinbefore mentioned; "It eliminates interierence of the flat-iron cord with "the "ironing operation and-at the same time-permits freedom of movement of the flat-iron. Furthermorethe flat-iron cord is "not permitted to 'fall loosely along the side of'the board, thus eliminatingthe 'pflSsibility ofthe fiat-iron being moved on of the board due to the cord catching on some object. It will .be noted also thatthe device is of simple construction and may be manufacturedland sold at a'low price.
Itis also evident that with a fair length ofcord II the ironing board can'be placed at the most suitable position in the room without in any way affecting the disposition of cord ,9 which is always in the bestpossible location with reference to the user and .the iron. Furthermore, "the provision of the receptacle 1 andthecurrent-s-upply conductor enables the use of the cord-sup? 4 pable of various modifications within the scope of the appended claims.
. 1. A cord-supporting device for use in conjunction with a flat-iron, comprising a support member adapted to be secured to an ironing board or table, a cord-supporting mast supported by said member so as to be movable between an upright operative position and an inoperative position close to the ironing board, and a resilieritclasp 'o'n saidmast adapted to hold the conductor cord of'aflat iron and also adapted to clasp 'the edge of the-ironin board when the mast is to the form specified.
3. A cord-supporting device for. use in conjunction-with-a fiat-iron, comprising a support member adapted to be secured to an ironing board or table, 'acord-supporti-ng mast supported by said member so as to be'movable between an upright operative position and an inoperative position close to the ironing board, and a resilient clasp'on said mast adapted to-hold theconductor cord of a fiat-iron and also adapted to clasp the edge of 'the'ironing board when the mast is in its inoperative position, said clasp as a whole being in '-the form of a U of a size to grip the edge of the ironing board, and each arm of the U being in the form of a narrower U to receive and grip said conductor cord when the mast is in its operative position, each of the U-shaped arms having recesses'to hold the conductor cord more securely.
4:. A device according to claim 3,wherein said clasp comprises a "single'piece of stiff wire bent toform the-claspas-specifiedand having itsends secured=to the end of said mast.
5. A cord-supporting device for use in conjunction with a flat-iron, comprising a support member-*adapted to be secured to an ironing board or table, acord-supporting mast supported by said'member so as to bemovable between an uprightoperative 'position'and an inoperative position close =totheironing board, and a resilient U-shaped clasp on said mast adapted to clasp the edge of'the ironing board when the mast is in its inoperative position. each arm of the U shaped clasp including means for'receivingand g ippin lsaid conductor cord when the mast is in -its 'operativeposition.
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porting mast 1'3 with no greater length of the cord '9 than is customarily provided .on a fiat,- iron. Further still, the device prevents theexertion offmechanical pull on .the connector elements, thus maintaining good electrical contact at all-times during theironing operation.
It will be understood of course that the invens tion is not limited to thespecifio structureillustrated for the purpose of disclosure but is ca- UNITED... STATES .IPATENTS Number "Name Date 1,513,258 Manz Oct. 28,1924 "1,52% 555 7 Murphy .Jan. '20, .1925 30', .2 W be ar. 2 1 l;9'99;08'9 fDowden Apr. 23, 1935 2.125133 Lieberman July 26, 1.9 38
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