US 2514813 A
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July 11, 1950 H. H. mass COLLAPSIBLE 1120mm; TRAY 2 Sheets-Sheet -1 Filed Oct. 27, 1948 ATTCI RN EYE July 11, 1950 H. H. TIEGS COLLAPSIBLE IRONING TRAY Filed oc t. 27. 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Y INVENTOR. 1747720271? J? ATTD RN EYS Patented July 11, 1950 p l "UNITED STATES PAT'ENT OFFICE i 7 v 2,514,813." I
IIVCOLLAPSIBLE IRONING 'ra Y Harriott Herman Tiegs, Gardena, Calif I ApplicationOctober27,1948, serial No.dtijiSt; 'lClaims. (o1.ss 11'1 )f f V.
I t This invention relates to an ironingboard, and
more particularly to a collapsibletray adapted to beattached to an ironing board. v The principalobject of the invention is to provide' a'collapsible tray adapted to be attached to an ironing board for supporting articles being ironed, to prevent the-articles from dragging on ironing boardforsupporting articles being ironed, which will .eliminate'the tension or pull caused by the hanging ends of the articles.
f-Afurthe'r. object ofv the invention is to provide anironing board with a tray which can be extended when needed and can be collapsed when not needed, and either compactly folded beneath the ironing board, or can be disengaged from the ironing board and stored in asmall space. Still another object of the invention is toprovide an ironing board with a collapsible tray which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture. Other objects and advantages willbe apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout thesame:, g: l .Figure l is a side elevational view of an ironing board providedgwith the-collapsible tray, according to'thepresentinvention;
- Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;- V
Figure 3 is a view illustrating the tray in collapsed position; 1- i i Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary elevation-.
bottom plan view of the upper in view,'with parts broken away and in section, of
- Figure 5 is a portion "of the assembly for attaching the tray to the ironing board;
" Figure 6 is a'sectional view taken on theline Figure '7 is a'front elevational view of theup-i per. portion of the assembly for attaching the tray to theironing board;
Figure 8 is a rear elevational sectional view of the lower portion of the assembly for attaching the tray to the ironing board;
Figure 9 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-9 of Figure 4.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numera1 l0, Figure. 1, designates a conventional ironing board provided with pivotally connected legs 5 II plate 16 by rivets I9 is a U-shaped supportem;
bodying a pair of vertically-disposed, spaced, parallel standards l8. Arranged in side-by-side relation with respect to the standards l8 and mounted for vertical r sliding movement therealong is a pair of spaced, parallel, vertically-disposed arms '20. A manually-operable. thumb screw assembly 22 is mounted in embracing relation withrespect to the arms and standards, Figures l and 7, and the thumb screw assembly 22 can he loosened or tightened in order to either permit vertical adjustment of the arms or to maintain the latter immobile. Secured to the lower end of each of the standards I8 by rivets 23 is a tubular leasing 24 which slidably embraces theladl'acent arms and serves as a guide to maintain the standards and-arms inalignment.
The lower ends of thevarms 2fl project through a pairof spaced slots 25, Figures 8 and 9, formed in the top of a bracket ZBandthe arms 20 are each pivot ally connected to the sides of the bracket 26,-by rivets: or pins TI -so that the arms are .pivotally connected to thebracket 26 for permitting the arms to be folded against the tray for storage. The bracket 26 is provided with a pair of opposed flanges 2i whichare secured,ias by rivets 28, to theuppersemi-circular a housing 30.
The housing;;30 embodies the upper plate 29 plate 29 of and lower semi-circular plate 3|, Figure l, ar-
between the plates 29 and 3| and projecting therefrom is a plurality of. tubular staves or rods 34 having their outer ends bent upwardly. A rivet 35 extends through the plates 29v and 3| and through each ofthe staves 34 to thereby provide a pivotal connection between thestaves and the plates, so that the staves 34"can be moved to collapsed (Figure 3) orextended position (Figure 2). A suitable webbed cover 36, fabricated of suitable cloth,--is provided with a line of stitching 31 and a plurality of pockets 38 for receiving the individual staves 34, so that the cover 36 will be supported on the projecting ends of the 3 outer edges of the cover 36 upwardly to form an upwardly-extending rim for preventing articles from accidentally falling ofi of the cover.
In use, the device when needed may be releasably attached to the ironing board I!) by sliding the tongue I6 into the bracket I4 and the user can adjust the space between the collapsible tray and the ironing board by adjusting the thumb screw assemblies g2; Tl'le staves 34 are pivoted about the pins; 35 to their extended position; Figure 2, and the attachment will support the ends of articles being ironed to prevent the articles from dragging on the floor anq becomingsoiled. The weight of the collapsible tray is centered near the center of the-droning hoard;
over. Also, the user can irori'fro'n'i either side of' the ironing board by collapsing or moving the section not needed into an out-of-the-way positlbna" As many embodiments may be made o-f this inventive concept,- and as many ,modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it isto be understood that all matter herein is i tobe interpreted merely as illustrative and: not in a limiting: sense.
1'.In'- an attachment for ironing. boards, a bracket secured: to the bottom ofsaid ironing board a plate releasably mountedin said brack-' et;- a pair of spaced parallel vertically=disposed standards dependingly carried by said plate, arms arranged in superposed relation with respect to? each of said standards and slidably connected to'thelatter, a housing carried by the lower ends of said arms,- ap'lura'lity of s'tave's-pivotally connectedto'said housingand projecting front the 1a=tter and-'a covercarried-bythe:projecting=' ends of said stavese -2;-- In an attachment for. ironing boards, a bracket-secured to thebottom: or said ironing board,- a -plate releasably mounted in said bracket; a pain ofspaced parallel vertically-disposed standards dependingly carried-by said plate} arms a-rr'angedin superposed relation with respect to each of saidstandards and slidably;connected to thelattenahousing caI ried by -the lower ends of said arms, a plurality of s'taves piiiot'ally con neoted to saidhousing and projecting a from the latter; a-cover carried-"by the-projecting ends 'of said staves; a'-ndmanually-operable meanslionmaintaining said arms' immobile with-respect to said standards.
an' attachment fo'i ironing boards; a bracket secured to th'e bottom ot said ironing board ap1atereleasabl 'mounte said bracket; a pair of:spaced-parallel vertically dispos'edistand= ards depending-1y carried-byisaid plata armsiar ranged in superposedrelation irrithrespecttoxeachv of; said standards andi slidablyi connedtedrtouthe latter,. a. housing carried the. lower ends's. of said arms, a plurality ofastaves .pi'votally connected' to said housingland' projectin irfromathe latter, acover carried by the projecting-cerids'aof: said staves; and manua'l ly operable' means: em bodyinga pair of thumb;- screWs-=- for maintain i ing said arms immobile with respectto fsa-id stand-'- ards.-
,4. In an attachment for: ironing; boards; a
bracket secured to the bottom of said ironing board, a plate releasably mounted in said bracket, a pair of spaced parallel vertically-disposed standards dependingly carried by said plate, arms arranged in superposed relation with respect to each of said standards and slidably connected to the latter, a housing carried by the lower ends of said arms, a plurality of staves pivotally connected to said housing and' ;proj eeting from the lattei ancl a-c6vr carried by? the projecting ends of said staves, said housing being pivotally con-- nected to the lower ends of said arms.
. 5. ln an attachment for ironing boards, a tracker secured to the bottom of said ironing board-ya plate releasably mounted in said bracket, a pair of spaced parallel vertically-disposed standares dependingiy carried by said plate, arms ari'ain -ed in superposed relation with respect to each of said standards and slidably connected to the latter, ahousingcarriedby thelower ends of. said i alitd 9 cover carried, bytli' projecti 'nds'df said stavs', and? manually-operable in" s or maintaining said immobile Wifil'i resfi et to' said standaljfi's,' said' housing being piybtally COllllGCtGd to the lovl ere'nds of saidarms, p
d. In an attachment" for ironing boards, a
bracket? secured to the bot'tinhpr s'aid ironing board, apiate' releasably mounted in said'bracket, a"pairoi'spacedpar'allelvertically disposed starid= ards dependingly carried said plate, arms arranged in superposed relation with respectto each of said standards and slidab'ly connected to the latter, a housing' carrie'dby the lower ends of said arms, a' plurality of sta'ves pivota'lly' connected to said housing and projectingirom the latter, a cover carried by the projecting ends" of said staves; and manual-ly o'perable means embodying a of thumbs'crews for maintaining said armsdm'mobile with respect" to saidstandar'ds; said-housing being pivotallyco'nrlected to the lower ends of said arms.
In an attachment for 'ironingboards;a first bracket provided wi-tli inwardly-curvedendsse-' cured to the'bott-om of said' ironing boarda plate sl-idably arranged'betweensaid curved ends, a support embodying a pair of vertically-disposed standards dependingly carried by said plate,'-ar'ms arranged insuperposed== relation-with respect to each (ifsaid: standards and mounted for vertical sliding movement with -respect to th'e latter, a
manuallymperable thumb screw assembly connected to said standards and arms forma 'intaining the armsi-mmobile in" their adjusted positio'rl'; a
casing secured to the lower end or each: or: said. standards-andislidablyreceivingithe coinplem'ental arm for guidingithelatter, a" second bracketpivot ally connected to the lower ends of saidxarms, a
housing embodying apa iroiispaced parallel semicircular plates'dependingly'carried by said second bracket, a plurality of staves pivotally arranged.
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