|Publication number||US2713225 A|
|Publication date||Jul 19, 1955|
|Filing date||Jan 14, 1953|
|Priority date||Jan 14, 1953|
|Publication number||US 2713225 A, US 2713225A, US-A-2713225, US2713225 A, US2713225A|
|Inventors||Wolcott Frank E|
|Original Assignee||Wolcott Frank E|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (3), Referenced by (7), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
I y 19, 1955 F. EQWOLCOTT 2,713,225
ATTACHMENT FOR STEAMING IRONS Filed-Jan. 14, 1955 uan/ 5 INVENTOR. FRANK E. WOL coTT.
Fl 7" TOFNE )1 United States Patent hie Patented July 19, 1955 ATTACHMENT FOR STEAK ENG IRONS Frank E. Wolcott, West Hartford, Conn. Application January 14, 1953, Serial No. 331,229 7 Claims. (Cl. 38-99) This invention relates to an attachment for steaming irons and more particularly to a device which may be used for steaming and pressing certain portions of garments such as the puffed sleeves and the shoulder portions of blouses and the like and also for steam pressing rufiles on various articles of wearing apparel.
The primary object of this invention is to provide such a device which may be attached to conventional steam generating devices and, particularly, to conventional electric steaming and pressing irons for obtaining therefrom a supply of steam in a convenient manner.
Further objects of this invention will be more clearly understood from the following description and from the accompanying drawings in which:
Fig. l is a side view of my improved attachment device, partly in central vertical section and showing the same connected to a conventional steaming iron.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of said device.
Fig. 3 is a side view, mostly in central vertical section, of the pressing and steaming head portion of the device.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary side view, partly in central vertical section, showing the steam outlet in the sole plate of conventional steaming irons.
In the embodiment shown in the drawings, the numeral 5 denotes a conventional type of an electric steaming iron having a steam reservoir 6 in which steam is generated from water that is poured into said reservoir through a fill hole in the form of an opening 7 which, in the particular steaming iron shown, is in the wall of the reservoir.
Nearly all of the conventional types of steaming irons are provided with means for discharging steam at their ironing surfaces and, as shown in Fig. 4, such means generally include steam outlet ports 8 which discharge the steam through the bottom of the sole plate 9 from a steam distributing chamber 10 that receives the steam from the steam reservoir through a supply tube 11.
My improved attachment includes a steaming and pressing head 12 which is preferably mounted upon an upright supporting post 13 that extends from a base 14. The said head 12 is hollow to provide a steam distributing chamber 15 which communicates with a plurality of steam outlet ports 16 in the wall of said head.
The head 12 has a nipple 17 to which is connected at flexible tube 18 for conducting steam into the chamber 15 and the said tube has connected to its free end a tapered plug 19 which is adapted to be fitted into the opening 7.
In order to accommodate those steaming irons which do not have a fill hole similar to the opening 7 to receive the plug 19, I provide in the top of the base 14 a steam-receiving well 20 from which extends a steam conducting pipe 21 that projects through the base 14 and has a tapered open end portion 22 into which the plug 19 may be inserted so as to communicate the Well 20 with the steam chamber 15 in the steaming and pressing head.
It will be understood from the above description that, when a steaming iron such as shown in Fig. 1 is used,
; ducted to the chamber 15 through the the steam supply for the head 12 may be taken directly from the steam reservoir 6. When a difierent type of a steaming iron is used, which does not have the opening 7, the plug 19 may be inserted into the end 22 of the pipe 21 and the steaming iron placed upon the base 14 so that the steam which is discharged through the ports 8 in the sole plate thereof will be received in the well 20 and will be conducted therefrom into the chamber 15 through the pipe 21.
It is noted that he type of steaming and pressing iron shown in Fig. 1 is usually provided with a valve, not shown, which will shut or? the supply of steam into the chamber 10 so that no steam will be discharged through the sole plate into the well 2% and all of the steam can be conopening 7.
The top of the base 14 is preferably provided with a recess 23 which generally conforms to the shape of the sole plates of the conventional types of steaming irons and the said recess is open at the rear of the base so that irons resting thereon may overhang the base, as shown in Fig. 1, and thereby permit the use of steaming irons having sole plates of different lengths.
it will also be noted that the base 14 is preferably constructed of sheet metal and is so formed that the surrounding wall portions thereof will support the well 29 so that the bottom thereof is spaced from a supporting surface on which the base is placed. This will cause the well to become heated by the sole plate of the steaming iron and thereby minimize condensation of the steam in the said well.
1. A steaming and pressing attachment for steaming irons including a base constructed of sheet metal and having a surrounding vertical wall portion for mounting the base upon a supporting surface, the top of said base having a recess therein adapted to receive and position a steaming iron, the end of said recess being open to permit the sole plate of the steaming iron to overhang the end of the base, a post extending vertically from said base, a steaming head mounted upon the top of said post, the said head having a steam-distributing chamber therein with outlet ports extending through the wall thereof, a tube having one end connected to said head and communicating with said chamber, a Well in the bottom of the recess in the base adapted to receive steam discharged from the sole plate of a steaming iron resting in said recess, and a separate pipe extending from said Well and having an open end adapted to receive the free end of said tube for conducting the steam from the well into the steam chamber in the said head.
2. The subject matter set forth in claim 1 wherein the bottom of the well is disposed above the bottom edge of said vertical wall portion whereby said bottom is spaced from the supporting surface upon which the base rests.
3. An attachment for steaming irons having a steam reservoir and an opening in the wall thereof; said attachment comprising a supporting base adapted to receive the steaming iron, a steaming head, means supporting said steaming head on said base; said steaming head having a steam chamber therein with discharge openings extending through the wall of the chamber, and a tube having one end connected to said head and communicating with said steam chamber; the free end of said tube being insertable into the opening in the wall of the steam reservoir in said iron for conducting steam therefrom to said steam chamber in the steaming head.
4. An attachment for steaming irons comprising a supporting base adapted to receive a steaming iron thereon, a steaming head mounted on said base and having a steam chamber therein with discharge openings extending through the wall of said chamber, a Well in the surface of said base upon which the iron rests for receiving steam discharged through the sole plate of said iron, and
'a tube having one end attached to said steaming head charged through the sole plate of said iron into said well is conducted to said head through said tube.
5. An attachment for steaming irons including a supporting base adapted to receive a steaming iron thereon, a steaming and pressing head carried on said base and having a steam chamber therein and outlet ports in the wall of the chamber through which steam isrdischarged, a flexibletube having one end connected to said head and communicating with said steam chamber, a Well in said base for receiving steam discharged through the sole plate of the steaming iron resting upon said base, and a separate. pipe extending from said well through said base and having, an open free end adapted to receive the free end of said tube for conducting steam from the well to the steam chamber in said head.
6. An attachment for steaming irons comprising a base i having a supporting surface for receiving a steaming iron; said supporting surface having an opening therein in position to receive steam discharged through the steam outlet in the sole plate of said iron, a steaming head mounted on said base andhaving a steam chamber therein with dis- A 7 charge openings extending through the Wall of the chamber, and a tube communicating said steam chamber with said opening. a V
7. An attachment for steaming irons comprising a base having a supporting surface for receiving a steaming iron; said supporting surface having an opening therein for receiving steam discharged through the steam outlet in the sole plate of said iron, a steaming head supported on said base and having a steam chamber therein with discharge openings extending through the Wall of the chamber, a flexible tube having one end connected to said nead and communicating with said steam chamber, a separate pipe having one end connected to 'said base and communicating with said opening and a free opposite end adapted to receive the free end of said flexible tube; said steam being conducted to said steam chamber through said pipe and said tube.
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|U.S. Classification||38/99, 38/75|
|International Classification||D06F81/00, D06F81/12|