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Publication numberUS2814455 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 26, 1957
Filing dateFeb 4, 1954
Priority dateFeb 4, 1954
Publication numberUS 2814455 A, US 2814455A, US-A-2814455, US2814455 A, US2814455A
InventorsRainey Woodrow W
Original AssigneeRainey Woodrow W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pressing iron clamp
US 2814455 A
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Nov. 26, 1957 w. w. RAINEY 2,814,455

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n ted States Patent PRESSING IRON CLAMP Woodrow W. Rainey, Moselle, Miss.

Application February 4, 1954, Serial No. 408,129 1 Claim. (Cl. 248117.2)

This invention relates to a pressing iron clamp and more particularly to a device for supporting an iron in fixed adjusted position for use in ironing relatively inaccessible places of articlesof clothing.

An object of this invention is to provide a pressing iron clamp which can be quickly and efl'iciently attached to a supporting structure whereby an iron may be supported in position so that articles of clothing can be moved thereover.

Another object of this invention is to provide a pressing iron clamp wherein the iron may be adjusted to any desired position.

A further object of this invention is to provide a pressing iron clamp having an iron rest secured thereto for supporting the iron when not in use.

A yet further object of this invention is to provide a pressing iron clamp which is simple and efficient in construction, and durable and lasting in use.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the pressing iron clamp forming the subject of this invention showing an iron mounted in position thereon;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the pressing iron clamp forming the subject of this invention;

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken substantially along section line 33 of Figure 2; and

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the iron rest used in conjunction with the pressing iron clamp.

Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawing it will be seen that the improved pressing iron clamp forming the subject of this invention includes, a clamp which is adapted to be secured to a support and a standard 12 which is adapted to be secured to the clamp 10.

The clamp 10 is substantially C-shaped in cross-section and is provided with a bight portion 14 and a pair of leg portions 16 and 18 extending therefrom in the same direction. The leg 18 is spaced from the end of the bight portion 14 and a suitable brace 20 extends between the end of the bight portion 14 and the leg 18 for more rigidly securing the leg 18 in position. The free end of leg 16 is provided with an aperture 22 extending therethrough. A clamping member 24 is threadably received in the aperture 22 and is provided with a bearing plate 26 at one end which is movable with the clamping member 24 toward and away from the leg 18. The other end of clamping member 24 is provided with a wing portion 28 whereby the member 24 may be rotated to move it toward and away from the leg 18. A support is adapted to be positioned between the leg 16 and 18 and when the clamping member 24 is tightened to force the plate 26 against the support the clamp 10 will be securely positioned on the support.

The bight portion 14 of clamp 10 is provided with a recess 30 extending from the end thereof adjacent the leg 18 toward the leg 16. The recess 30 is closed at one end and receives the lower end of a vertical portion 32 of standard 12. A set screw 34 is threadedly received in an aperture 36 in the bight portion 14 for engaging the portion 32 to retain the same in position in the recess 30. The upper end of the vertical portion 32 of standard 12 is provided with a horizontally extending portion 38. The free end of the horizontal 38 is provided with a flattened portion 40 having an aperture 42 extending therethrough. 1

Clamp means are pivotally secured to the flattened portion 40 of the horizontal portion 38. This clamping means comprises a pair of members 44 disposed at opposite sides of the flattened portion 40. Each of the members 44 is provided with an aperture 46 adjacent one end thereof. A bolt 48 is adapted to extend through the apertures 46 and the aperture 42 for pivotally securing the members 44 to the portion 40. A wingnut 50 is threadably engaged on the bolt 48 for locking the members 44 in adjusted position.

The other ends of the members 44 are formed so as to provide jaws 52. The opposing faces of the jaws 52 may be provided with a resilient member 54, of rubber or the like, so as to more positively grip the handle 56 of an iron 58.

These are provided for urging the jaws 52 together to grip the handle 56. This means comprises an aperture 60 in each of the members 44 adjacent the jaws 52. A bolt 62 extends through the apertures 60 and is provided with a wing-nut 64 threadably engaged thereon for urging the jaws 52 together. A coil spring 66 is disposed on the bolts 62 between the members 44 for urging the members 44 and jaws 52 away from each other.

In practical use of the device above described the clamp 10 may be secured to an ironing board and the standard 12 secured thereto by means of the said screw 34. Then, an iron 58 is secured by its handle portion 56 to the jaws 52 and set in adjusted position by means of the bolt 48 and the wing-nut 50. Then, the article to be pressed can be moved to the iron. When ironing articles such as shoulders of shirts or dresses, and asbestos pad is placed over the hand of the operator and then inserted within the shoulder of the dress or shirt and moved over the iron.

The standard 12 also provides a support for an iron rest which can be adjustably secured thereto. The iron rest comprises a plate 68 having an area sufficient to receive the iron thereon. The plate 68 is adapted to be horizontally disposed and is provided with a flange 70 extending upwardly therefrom around the edges thereof to prevent the iron 58 from sliding therefrom. Secured to one end of the plate 68 by means of welding or the like is a vertically disposed collar 72. The collar 72 is provided with a central aperture 74 which is adapted to receive the vertical portion 32 of standard 12. A set screw 76 is threadably received in an aperture 78 in the collar 72 for engaging the standard 12 to lock the plate 68 in vertically adjusted position. Suitable brace means 80 extend between the collar 72 and the undersurface of the plate 68 for more rigidly maintaining the plate 68 in horizontal position. Brace means 82 are also provided between the under surface of the plate 68 and the brace means 80 for preventing tilting of the plate 68 about the brace means 80.

When the iron 58 is not being used as at the time between the ironing of various garments it may be placed face down on the plate 68, by loosening the bolt 48 and swinging the members 44 downwardly, and will not slide therefrom due to the flange 70 and attachment of the iron to the standard 12. However, the iron 58 may be rested on the plate 68 and held while so rested in upwardly inclined position by the clamping members 44 so that it may be used while resting on said plate 68.

From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claim.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

A pressing iron support comprising a standard adapted to be secured to a horizontal surface in upright position and having a horizontally extending arched upper end portion, a clamp for attaching a pressing iron to said portioncomprising a pair of opposite members having corresponding ends forming a pair of jaws adapted to clampingly engage a handle of a pressing iron, said members having the other ends thereof pivoted to opposite sides of said portion for vertical swinging adjustment of said members about a horizontal axis to correspondingly adjust said iron into upwardly inclined position, a nut and bolt connecting said members together intermediate said jaws and other ends for urging said jaws into clamping engagement with a handle of an iron, and a horizontal plate on said standard below said clamp for resting said iron thereon while held by said members in upwardly inclined position.

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U.S. Classification108/28, 248/229.15, 248/316.5, 248/316.7, 248/316.6
International ClassificationD06F81/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/003
European ClassificationD06F81/00B