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Publication numberUS2754603 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 17, 1956
Filing dateJul 27, 1954
Priority dateJul 27, 1954
Publication numberUS 2754603 A, US 2754603A, US-A-2754603, US2754603 A, US2754603A
InventorsWilliams Jessie E
Original AssigneeWilliams Jessie E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ironing board attachments
US 2754603 A
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y 7, 1956 J. E- WILLIAMS 2,754,603-

IRONING BOARD ATTACHMENTS Filed July 27, 1954 J9 61 Z J6 ll J0 LY w 2 J4 J1 INVENTOR.

vlssieli'. will: 61,7715 md/ ATTORNEYS United States Patent Oflice 2,754,603 Patented July 17, 1956 IRONING BOARD ATTACHMENTS Jessie E. Williams, Grants Pass, Oreg.

Application July 27, 1954, Serial No. 445,969

1 Claim. (Cl. 38-106) This invention relates to folding or collapsible ironing boards, and in particular, attachments including an iron stand, brackets for holding long pieces of material, such as a tablecloth, also supports for ironed material and a mesh bag hanging at one side of the board for holding damp ends of materials as the body portions of the materials are ironed.

The purpose of this invention is to provide means in combination with an ironing board for preventing ends of long pieces of materials dropping upon the floor as the materials are ironed and also means for retaining an iron in position at one end of the ironing board without burning the ironing board cover and without danger of the iron sliding from the end of the ironing board.

In ironing long pieces of materials, such as tablecloths, skirts, dresses and the like, it is difiicult to hold the damp material at one side of the ironing board and it is also difficult to prevent the ironed portion of the materials reaching the floor. With this thought in mind, this invention contemplates the use of a mesh bag at one side of the ironing board for holding wet materials or damp portions of materials being ironed, a collapsible frame extended from the opposite side of the ironing board, and a folding bracket positioned on a folding leg of the ironing board.

It is also difficult to retain a conventional iron stand on the end of an ironing board and numerous irons are damaged by irons sliding to the floor. For this reason the invention also includes an iron holder adapted to be removably attached to one end of the ironing board with a flange extending upwardly from the holder for preventing an iron sliding from the upper surface thereof.

The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide attachments for use in combination with an ironing board which prevent materials being ironed coming in contact with the floor upon which the ironing board is positioned and also means for retaining an iron on an ironing board to prevent the iron falling to the floor.

Another object of the invention is to provide attachments for a collapsible ironing board whereby materials being ironed and also an iron used in combination with the ironing board are adapted to be supported in such a manner that the materials or iron do not fall to the floor, in which the attachments are adapted to be installed on conventional ironing boards.

A further object of the invention is to provide ironing board attachments for preventing materials being ironed and also an iron falling to the floor in which the attachments are of simple and economical construction.

With these and other objects and advantages in view, the invention embodies a plate of metal, plastic, or other suitable material adapted to extend across an ironing board below the ironing pad, a mesh bag for retaining damp materials removably connected to one end of the plate, spaced pivotally mounted arms mounted in a frame extended from the opposite end of the plate and adapted to fold to nested positions against one side of the ironing board, a folding bracket mounted on a leg of the ironing board, and an iron stand having spring fingers for retaining the stand in position on the large end of'the ironing board.

Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawing, wherein:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a collapsible ironing board showing the ironing board in the set-up position for use and showing a mesh bag hanging from one side of the board.

Figure 2 is a detail with the parts shown on an enlarged scale looking forward the side of the ironing board opposite to that shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a detail showing the bracket-mounting frame positioned on one edge of the ironing board looking in the direction of the arrows 33 shown in Figure 2 and showing one of the arms of the bracket extended.

Figure 4 is a plan view showing a portion of one side of the ironing board with the material-holding bracket in an extended position and with parts of the ironing board and cover thereof broken away.

Figure 5 is a detail illustrating the construction and mounting of one of the arms of the material-holding bracket.

Figure 6 is a detail showing a corner of the mesh bag suspended from the side of the ironing board, as shown in Figure 1, illustrating a spring pin by which the mesh bag is removably secured in cars of the plate extended across the ironing board.

Figure 7 is a plan view of a portion of the ironing board showing the plate extended across the board with the mesh bag at one side and the material-holding bracket extended from the opposite side.

Figure 8 is a perspective view illustrating the improved iron stand showing the stand in position on the end of an ironing board, the ironing board being shown in broken lines.

Figure 9 is a detail illustrating a bracket for preventing skirts, dresses and the like reaching the floor, the bracket being positioned on a leg of the ironing board.

Referring now to the drawing, wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts, the improved ironing board attachments of this invention include a mounting plate 10 adapted to extend across an ironing board below the ironing pad thereof, numeral 11 a mesh bag; for retaining damp materials hanging from one side of the ironing board, numerals 12 and 13 a pair of crossedi sections of arms adapted to extend from one side of the; ironing board to provide a shelf for retaining the ma-- terials being ironed, numeral 14 a flexible cord or strand. of material for holding the arms of the bracket in ex-- tended positions, numeral 15 parallel rods forming a. shelf mounted on a leg 16 of the ironing board, and. numeral 17 a base of an iron stand, the stand being; adapted to be frictionally held on the large end of an ironing board, as indicated by the numeral 18, with spring fingers 19 at one side and 20 at the opposite side.

The plate 10 is provided with ears 21 and 22 in which, the mesh bag 11 is pivotally mounted with a rod 23 extended through a hem 24 at the upper edge of a back 25 of the bag positioned between the ears and having a. pin 26 pivotally mounted in the car 22 and a pin 27 which is resiliently urged outwardly by a spring 28 pivotally mounted in the ear 21. The spring 28 and pin 27 are positioned in an opening 29 extended inwardly in the end of the rod 23 and the pin 27 is retained in position: with a transversely disposed pin 30. With the mesh bag mounted in this manner, the pin 27 may be moved inwardly to release the rod 23 with the bag 11 thereon so that the bag may be removed and replaced as desired.

The opposite end of the plate 10 is provided with an elongated frame having an upper bar 31, a lower bar 32,

end bars 33 and 34 and braces 35 which extend from the lower ends of the end bars to the lower surface of the ironing board 18, as shown in Figure 3.

The crossed sections 12 and 13 of the arms are formed whereby the outer ends areconnected with loops 36 having rings 37 thereon and vertically disposed ends 38 and 39, which extend in opposed directions from the opposite portions of the crossed sections 12 and 13, respectively, are pivotally mounted in the bars 31 and 32 of the frame, so that the crossed sections 12 and 13 extend outwardly of the slot in the frame formed by the bars 31 and 32 as illustrated in Figure 5. The ends 38 and 39 and also the openings into which the ends extend are aligned whereby the arms formed with the crossed sections 12 and 13 are adapted to nest by reason of the crossed sections against the edge or side surface of the ironing board or extend to positions substantially at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the ironing board. The extended ends of the arms are held by a flexible cord 14 which extends through the rings 37, one end of the cord being attached by a fastener 40 to the end of the ironing board and the other with a fastener 41 to the lower surface of the ironing board, as illustrated in Figure 2.

The bracket adapted to be pivotally mounted on the leg 16 of the ironing board includes spaced transversely disposed rods 15 carried by and secured to, such as by welding, longitudinally disposed rods 42 and 43, and the rods 42 and 43 are pivotally connected to braces 44 and 45, respectively, which are pivotally mounted by pins 46 on the sides of the legs 16. The bracket is adapted to be retained in a horizontally disposed position, as shown in Figures 1 and 9, with pins 47 which hold the rod on the inner side of the bracket to the leg 16 and which may readily be removed to permit the bracket to be collapsed to the position shown in dotted lines in Figure 1 to facilitate folding the ironing board.

The base 17 of the iron stand issupported with spaced ribs 43 in the intermediate part and with flanges 49 and 50 at the sides and, as shown in Figure 8, the base .is provided with an upwardly extended wall 51 on one side and with walls 52 and 53 at the ends. The flange 49 at one side is provided with a rolled lower edge 54 in which the spring fingers 19 and 20 at one side of the stand are mounted and the flange 50 at the opposite side is provided with a similar rolled edge 55 in which the spring fingers at that side of the stand are mounted. The spring fingers are provided with coils 56 that permit flexibility whereby the fingers are adapted to frictionally grip the lower surface of the ironing board upon which the stand is positioned.

As illustrated in Figure 1, the ironing board 18 is also provided with spaced legs 57, a brace 58 that is positioned to engage a stop 59 and a supporting rod 60 which coacts with the brace and legs for supporting the ironing board in an upwardly extended position as shown in Figure l.

The upper ends of the legs 57 are slidably mounted in a slot 61 in a bracket 62 on the under side of the ironing board.

By this means an ironing board is provided in which damp materials positioned in the mesh bag 11 are adapted to be drawn across the upper surface of the ironing board, pressed with an iron and deposited upon the shelf formed by the arms included in crossed sections 12 and 13 extended from the opposite side. The materials being ironed are, therefore, supported on both sides of the ironing board and the possibility of the materials reaching the floor is substantially obviated. With the bracket formed with the base rod 15 set up, as shown in Figure 1, skirts, dresses and other tubular or circular materials may be ironed on the small end of the ironing board with the materials suspended above the floor by the bracket.

It will be understood that modifications, within the scope of the appended claim, may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

In an ironing board attachment, the combination which comprises a plate adapted to be extended across an ironing board and positioned below the ironing pad thereof, an elongated slotted frame integral with one edge of said plate and extending downwardly from the plate at right angles thereto, spaced arms comprising a pair of crossed sections having an upwardly extending right angularly disposed loop at the common end of the sections and right angularly disposed projections at the free ends of the sections, said projections extending in opposed directions from the free ends of the sections so that said projections are pivotally connected to the frame on the plate so that said'crossed sections extend outwardly of the frame through the slot therein, said arms by reason of said cross sections being adapted to extend selectively to nested positions against the side of the ironing board or to extend to positions substantially at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the ironing board, rings mounted in the loops on the extended ends of said arms, a flexible element extended through the rings on the extended ends of the arms and positioned with the opposed ends thereof adapted to be secured at spaced apart points to the ironing board.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,192,225 Rand July 25, 1916 1,221,487 Trifshauser Apr. 3, 1917 1,450,274 Zellers Apr. 3, 1923 1,491,035 Faris Apr. 22, 1924 1,740,653 Hunneman Dec. 24, 1929 2,554,983 Hedges May 29, 1951

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1192225 *Apr 15, 1916Jul 25, 1916Dora RandIroning-board attachment.
US1221487 *Oct 19, 1916Apr 3, 1917George H TriftshauserIroning-board attachment.
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US1491035 *Dec 12, 1921Apr 22, 1924Faris John NFolding-rack attachment for ironing boards
US1740653 *May 14, 1928Dec 24, 1929 Drier
US2554983 *Feb 25, 1949May 29, 1951Beatrice HedgesIroning board attachment
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2857693 *Mar 22, 1956Oct 28, 1958Steve FalcettiDetachable ironing board clothes support rack
US4154010 *Feb 23, 1978May 15, 1979Evans Jerry WIroning board attachment apparatus
US5572811 *Jan 6, 1995Nov 12, 1996Lehrman; DavidIroning board with telescoping storage racks
US6014827 *Jan 7, 1998Jan 18, 2000Lehrman; DavidIroning board with laundry sorter and drying rack
Classifications
U.S. Classification38/106, 38/111, 211/104
International ClassificationD06F81/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/006
European ClassificationD06F81/00C