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Publication numberUS2549723 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 17, 1951
Filing dateJul 3, 1950
Priority dateJul 3, 1950
Publication numberUS 2549723 A, US 2549723A, US-A-2549723, US2549723 A, US2549723A
InventorsThatcher James L
Original AssigneeThatcher James L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ironing board
US 2549723 A
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April 17, 1951 J, THATCHER 2,549,723

IRONING BOARD Filed July 3, 1950 INVENTOR Patented Apr. 17, 1951 2,549,723 IRONING BOARD James L. Thatcher, Sharpes, Fla.

Application July 3, 1

This invention relates to ironing board construction, and more particularly to ironing boards of the foldable type.

The primary object vide a folding ironing of the invention is to proboard embodying a pivoted leg or prop which is so mounted with respect to the ironing board proper, that when the ironing board is moved from its vertical or inactive position, to a horizontal position, the pivoted leg or prop will automatically assume a supporting position to support the ironing board against movement when in use.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may 1 be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure l is a perspective view illustrating an ironing board constructed in accordance with the invention, illustrating the ironing board as sup- H ported within a wall cabinet. 7

Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view through the cabinet, the ironing board being shown in side elevation.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character 5 indicates a supporting member which is in the form of a board and to which the ironing board 6 is hingedly connected, by means of hinges 1.

Secured to the under surface of the ironing is the hinge block 8 to which the leg or prop 9 is connected by means of the hinge B, the lower end of the horizontal position for ironing.

The stop It) is mounted at the lower end of the board II which is in turn secured to the supporting member or board 5, the board ll being disposed vertically and arranged at a point intermediate the side edges of the supporting member or board 5, as clearly shown by Fig. 1 of the drawing.

The reference character l2 indicates the guide rod for guiding the leg or prop 9 in its movements longitudinally of the board H, and as shown this guide rod 9 is provided with right angled ends l3 that are disposed in openings formed in the board I I adjacent to the ends thereof, the guide rod being held in spaced relation with respect to the board ll, providing a clearance for the screw eye l3 which is secured to one edge of the leg or prop 9, adjacent to the free end thereof, the screw eye I3 moving .over the guide rod 12.

When the ironing board is moved to its inactive or vertical position as shown by Fig. 2 of the leg or prop 9 resting against the stop II), when the ironing board 6 is in its a stop block 950, Serial No. 171,864

2 Claims. (Cl. 38-129) drawing, the hook i4 is used to hold the ironing board 6 in its inactive or folded position, the

hook l4 being passed in front of the ironing l5 thereof positioned the supporting memboard with the hooked end in the keeper l6 secured to ber or board 5.

From the foregoing the ironing board is I! of the cabinet may folded upwardly, the door be closed, completely closing the ironing board within the wall cabinet.

When the ironing board is to be used, the ironing board is released and swung downwardly, the guide rod l2 guiding the free end of the leg or prop 9, to a position for contact with the upper edge of the stop 10, which securely holds the ironing board proper in its horizontal position providing an exceptionally rigid support,

eliminating the necessity of the person moving the ironing board to its active or inactive position, reaching under the ironing board to manipulate pivoted legs or fastening devices, as is common in folding ironing board construction.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:

1. In a folding ironing board, a vertical supporting member, an ironing board hingedly connected to said supporting member, a pivoted leg secured to the under side of said ironing board, mounted at the lower end of the vertical supporting member, a vertical guide rod, a'screw eye extending from oneedge of the leg in which the guide rod is disposed, guiding the free end of the leg member in its movements towards and away from the stop block, and a securing hook for securing the ironing board in its folded position.

2. In a folding ironing board, a vertical supporting member, an ironing board hingedly connected to said supporting member, a leg member pivotally mounted on the under side of the ironing board, a vertical board secured to the supporting member, a stop block secured at the lower end of the vertical board, a guide rod secured to the vertical board and spaced therefrom, a screw eye extending from one edge of the leg member operating over said guide rod, whereby said leg member is guided to and from the stop block as the ironing board moves vertically.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record inthe file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification108/134, 108/40
International ClassificationD06F81/00, D06F81/06
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/06
European ClassificationD06F81/06