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Nov. 1, 1949. L E. TRAXLER HOLDER FOR, ELECTRIC FLA'I'IRONS Filed Au 17, 1948 nvvuvrox. $222412 Patented Nov. 1, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HOLDER FOR ELECTRIC FLATIRONS Lee E. Traxler, Niles, Mich. I Application August 17, 1948, Serial No. 44,786
This invention relates to holders for electric flatirons, and has for its principal object to provide a simple device to receive a hot iron and to hold it well spaced from the wall or other support, and provide a convenient and safe storage reel for the electric cord.
In the accompanying drawings:
Fig. 1 is an elevation showing the holder with an iron and cord stored;
Fig. 2 is a similar elevation of the holder alone;
Fig. 3 is a vertical section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2 with the cord indicated on the reel;
Fig. 4 is a transverse section on the line 44 of Fig. 2; and
Figs. 5 and 6 are perspective views of two parts used. to make up the holder.
The holder includes a generally flat base portion l0 adapted to be made fast on a wall or other support H by screws or the like l2. By giving the base material bends or angles l3, I4, I 5, 5, it is provided with top and bottom flanges l1 and I8 oflset outwardly to space the iron l9 from the wall or support and form a storage reel for the cord 20.
The iron I9 is yieldingly supported by side flanges 2| and 22 curved inwardly after the fashion shown in the drawings to form a downwardly tapering pocket or socket generally conforming to the shape of the iron I9.
As here shown, the flanges 2| and 22 are integral with a base piece 23, separate from the base I 0 and secured to it by screws I 2, which make the holder fast to the wall II. The base piece 23 is also provided with a curved arm or finger 24, which guides the point 25 of the iron as it is inserted in the storage position and prevents it striking against the right angular portion 26 connecting the base with the bottom flange l8.
One embodiment of the invention that has been found satisfactory in use is made from -gauge sheet aluminum. That materia1 has suflicient resilency and strength to hold the iron after the fashion shown in Fig. 1, and it is ductile enough to permit the side flanges 2| and 22 to be bent easily to conform to the shape of the iron being stored.
In this embodiment, the top and bottom flanges are approximately from the wall or support test an iron with the current stored for four hours without It is contemplated that the side flanges 2| and 22 may be in one piece with the base In. The two-piece structure here shown has some advantage of economy of manufacture due to the simpler operations and the elimination of waste material.
1. In an iron holder, 9. base adapted to be mounted on a support, top and bottom flanges offset from the base and projecting in opposite directions to space the iron from the support and form a reel for the cord, and spaced side flanges on grasp the iron and hold it against said top and bottom flanges.
2. In an iron holder, a base adapted to be mounted on a support, top and bottom flanges offset from the base and projecting in opposite directions, and spaced side flanges on the base to grasp the iron and hold it against said top and bottom flanges.
3. In an iron holder, a base adapted to be mounted on a support, top and bottom flanges oflset from the base and projecting in opposite directions to space the iron from the support and form a reel for the cord, spaced side flanges on the base to grasp the iron and hold it against said top and bottom flanges, and a stop on the bottom flange to limit the downward movement of the LEE E. TRAXLER. No references cited.