Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.

Patents

  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2576067 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1951
Filing dateJun 15, 1950
Priority dateJun 15, 1950
Publication numberUS 2576067 A, US 2576067A, US-A-2576067, US2576067 A, US2576067A
InventorsChandler Clara L
Original AssigneeFrank Levstek
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable garment support for ironing boards
US 2576067 A
Abstract  available in
Images(1)
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

C. L. CHANDLER FOLDABLE GARMENT SUPPORT FOR IRONING BOARDS Filed June 15, 1950 INVENTOR Clara, L. flhanvller BY W ATTORNEY Nov. 20, 195] Eel Patented Nov. 20, 1951 FOLDABLE GARMENT SUPPORT FOR IRONING BOARDS Clara L. Chandler, Cleveland, Ohio, assignor of one-half to Frank Levstek, Cleveland, Ohio Application June 15, 1950, Serial No. 168,203

3 Claims.

This invention relates to a detachable and foldable garment support for use on ironing boards and the like, and has for its object to provide a convenient support immediately adjacent the ironing board to which garments may be transferred as they are ironed.

The rack of the present invention consists of a socket member adapted to be clamped to an ironing board and a foldable garment support comprising a post that fits in the socket and a hanger supporting arm that is pivoted to the top of the post and that is supported in its operative position extending horizontally at right angles to the post and. which is foldable about the pivot to a position in which it lies alongside the post for convenient storage.

Reference should be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevation of an ironing board with the rack of the present invention applied thereto;

Fig. 2 is a foreshortened side elevation of the rack alone on an enlarged scale;

Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the rack shown in Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line indicated at 4-4 in Fig. 2 and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the post and bar detached from the clamp and folded together.

In the accompanying drawings the support is shown attached to an ironing board 1 of conventional construction which may be of the foldable type with hinged legs 2 and 3. The garment support of the present invention is attached to the ironing board I by means of a C-clamp 4, the lower arm I8 of which carries a screw 5 provided with a head 6 which forms the movable jaw of the clamp, The clamp 4 is preferably made by bending the flat metal strap to form the clamp and to provide an integral standard I that extends upwardly from the top arm IQ of the clamp, the standard I being provided with a socket portion 8 at its upper end which is formed by bending edges 9 of the strap inwardly to provide a substantially rectangular open top socket. Below the socket portion 8 the standard 1 has a twist l0 which disposes the upper portion 8 in a plane substantially at right angles to the plane of the base portion of the standard. The twist l0 serves to stiffen the standard and also to dispose the garment supporting rack at right angles to the edge of the ironing board to which the clamp is attached.

The garment rack comprises a post II in the form of a flat metal strap having a narrowed lower end portion l2 that fits in the socket portion 8 of the standard and shoulders 13 for en gagement with the top of the standard and a garment supporting bar M also in the form of a flat metal strap that is connected to the upper end of the post H by a horizontal pivot pin [5. The pin !5 holds the bar M and post it in face to face engagement, and the bar It is supported in its horizontal position by means of a lug it on one of the straps that form the post and bar, the lug being positioned to engage a longitudinal edge of the other strap to position the straps at right angles to one another. The lug i6 is preferably formed on the post it and, is positioned laterally of the pivot i5 and below the same. The top face of the lug i6 is positioned below the top of the post I l a distance corresponding to the width of the bar l4 so that when the bottom edge of the bar l4 rests on the top face of the lug IS the bar I4 is supported in a position at right angles to the post H. The bar 14 can be swung from a position in which its bottom edge engages with the top face of the lug It as shown in. Fig. 2, to a position in which its top edge engages with a side edge of the lug l6 as shown in Fig. 5.

The top edge of the bar I4 is provided with spaced notches I! to receive the hooks of the garment hangers. The supporting clamp and foldable rack can be stored in a small space when detached from the ironing board and can be quickly and easily mounted on the ironing board when desired.

By disposing the socket portion 8 of the standard at right angles to the base portion of the standard the post H is so positioned that the garment supporting bar it is supported at right angles to the edge of the ironing board to which the clamp is applied.

In applying the clamp to ironing boards of the collapsible type the garment rack is preferably attached to the wide end of the ironing board so that the rack does not interfere with ironing and so that the weight of garments hung on the bar M will not tip the ironing board.

It is to be understood that in accordance with the provisions of the patent statutes, variations and modifications of the specific devices herein shown and described may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What I claim is:

1. A detachable and foldable garment support for use on ironing boards or the like comprising a supporting and attaching member in the form of a C-clamp having an integral standard provided with an upwardly opening substantially rectangular socket, and a foldable rack comprising two flat straps disposed face to face and a pivot connecting said straps, one of said straps having a lug in the path of an edge of the other strap for positioning said straps at right angles to one another, one of said straps forming a post and having its end portion remote from the pivot formed to fit in said socket and being provided with shoulders engageable with the standard, the other of said straps forming a hanger supportingbar and being provided with longitudinally spaced hanger receiving notches.

2. A detachable and foldable garment support for use on ironing boards or the like comprising a supporting and attaching member in the form of a C-clamp having an integral standard provided with an upwardly opening substantially rectangular socket, and a foldable rack comprising two fiat straps disposed face to face and a pivot connecting said straps, one of said straps having a lug engageable with the longitudinal edge of the other strap to position the same at right angles to one another and with the other longitudinal edge of said other strap when the straps are superimposed one upon the other, one of said straps forming a post and having its end portion remote from the pivot formed to fit in said socket and being provided with shoulders engageable with the standard, the other of said straps forming a hanger supporting bar and being provided with longitudinally spaced hanger receiving notches.

3. A detachable and foldable garment support for use on ironing boards or the like comprising a supporting and attaching member in the form of a C-clamp formed of a metal strap bent to provide a bottom screw receiving arm adapted to underlie an ironing board, a top arm for engagement with the top of the board and a standard extending substantially at right angles to said top arm, said standard having edge portions bent to provide a socket of substantially rectangular cross section, the longer cross sectional dimension of the socket being parallel to the face of the standard, the base of said standard being twisted to dispose the face of the socket portion of the standard at an angle of substantially ninety degrees to the base of the standard, and a foldable rack comprising two fiat metal straps disposed face to face and having ends pivotally connected, one of said strapsserving as a post and having its end remote from the pivot formed to fit in said socket, the other of said straps having a lug engageable with an edge of the other strap to support the notched strap in horizontal position with its notched edge uppermost.

CLARA L; CHANDLER.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1330814 *Aug 21, 1919Feb 17, 1920Meyer Julius ASupport for drummers' traps
US1495189 *Nov 5, 1921May 27, 1924Charles MackLuggage carrier
US2005290 *Dec 3, 1934Jun 18, 1935Fussenegger Adolph JGarment hanger
US2142830 *Mar 3, 1938Jan 3, 1939Jens JuulCollapsible support for garment hangers
US2239808 *Jul 14, 1939Apr 29, 1941Justiss Bostick BettieHanger
GB190103372A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2810598 *Jul 11, 1956Oct 22, 1957American Fixture IncStore display fixtures
US2916158 *Jun 27, 1955Dec 8, 1959Vosbikian Peter SClothes holders
US2941671 *Mar 31, 1958Jun 21, 1960LewisDrip-dry clothing support
US3003645 *Dec 12, 1958Oct 10, 1961Sanders Walter MIron holder and clothes rack assembly for ironing board
US3435957 *Feb 23, 1967Apr 1, 1969Lloyd Ambrose TDevice for hanging clothes and the like on an ironing board
US3534865 *Oct 7, 1968Oct 20, 1970Alford L LayfieldGarment support
US3665868 *Nov 17, 1969May 30, 1972Kaeslin Oscar EClothes pole and shelf combination
US4094414 *Jun 6, 1977Jun 13, 1978Thiot Richard EClothes hanging rack
US4104972 *Sep 27, 1976Aug 8, 1978Baublitz Harvey WAuxiliary clothes hanger support
US7562543Jul 21, 2009Whirlpool CorporationVertical laundry module with backsplash
US7587917Dec 30, 2005Sep 15, 2009Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with shelf module
US7617702Dec 30, 2005Nov 17, 2009Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with cabinet module
US7624600Dec 30, 2005Dec 1, 2009Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with horizontally arranged cabinet module
US7628043Dec 8, 2009Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with horizontal modules
US7849717Jun 26, 2009Dec 14, 2010Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with horizontal module spanning two laundry appliances
US7954914Jun 7, 2011Whirlpool CorporationRetractable hanging element
US8286452Jul 8, 2009Oct 16, 2012Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with segmented work surface
US8322169Jul 1, 2009Dec 4, 2012Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with vertical laundry module
US8375750Jul 1, 2009Feb 19, 2013Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with vertical laundry module
US8381552Jul 2, 2009Feb 26, 2013Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with vertical laundry module
US8413470Apr 9, 2013Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with vertical laundry module
US8459067Jul 2, 2009Jun 11, 2013Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with vertical laundry module
US8479542Jul 1, 2009Jul 9, 2013Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with work surface having a functional insert
US8595952Jun 30, 2010Dec 3, 2013Whirlpool CorporationIntegrated hanging solution
US9187855Jul 2, 2009Nov 17, 2015Whirlpool CorporationModular laundry system with work surface
US20040188370 *Mar 26, 2003Sep 30, 2004Nawrocki John RichardOrganizing device
US20060112737 *Dec 30, 2005Jun 1, 2006Sunshine Richard AModular laundry system with cabinet module
US20070151303 *Dec 30, 2005Jul 5, 2007Doyle Colleen MModular laundry system with work surface having a functional element
US20070151304 *Dec 30, 2005Jul 5, 2007Kendall James WModular laundry system with work surface having a functional insert
US20070151305 *Dec 30, 2005Jul 5, 2007Kendall James WModular laundry system with vertical module
US20070152550 *Dec 30, 2005Jul 5, 2007Kendall James WRetractable hanging element
US20070256457 *Dec 30, 2005Nov 8, 2007Kendall James WModular laundry system with horizontal and vertical modules
US20070283724 *Dec 30, 2005Dec 13, 2007Sunshine Richard AModular laundry system with cabinet module
Classifications
U.S. Classification108/28, 108/31, 211/204, 211/123
International ClassificationD06F81/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/006
European ClassificationD06F81/00C