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Publication numberUS2854148 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1958
Filing dateApr 12, 1957
Priority dateApr 12, 1957
Publication numberUS 2854148 A, US 2854148A, US-A-2854148, US2854148 A, US2854148A
InventorsMattos Philip M, Mike Giorgis
Original AssigneeMattos Philip M, Mike Giorgis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable garment support for ironing boards
US 2854148 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

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United States Patent FDLDABLE GARMENT SUPPORT FOR IRONING BOARDS Philip M. Mattos and Mike Giorgis, Mount Shasta, Calif. Application April 12, 1957, Serial No. 652,515

7 Claims. (Cl. 211-86) This invention relates to an improved foldable garment support for ironing boards, and the primary object of the invention is to provide a generally superior device of this kind which is readily attachable to an ordinary ironing board, and which is more practical and versatile in operation and use.

Another object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind which is foldable onto and along the top of an ironing board in compact condition when not in use; and which when in operative position has a clothes sup porting bar which is rotatable to different positions and which is removable to enable the user to conveniently and easily transfer clothes suspended on the bar after ironing thereof to a closet or other place and in a manner that reduces the number of handling operations otherwise involved.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this kind which has more stable and rugged clamp means for securing the device on an ironing board against shifting or turning relative to the ironing board.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a device of the kind indicated above which can be made in attractive, rugged, and serviceable forms at relatively low cost, from a variety of readily available metal and non-metallic materials.

Other important objects and advantageous features of the invention will be apparent from the following description and the accompanying drawings, wherein, for pur oses of illustration only, a specific form of the invention is set forth in detail.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a device in accordance with the present invention mounted on an ironing board, the device being shown in erect operative position in full lines, and in folded storage position in phantom lines;

Figure 2 is an enlarged contracted vertical fragmentary section, with portions broken away, taken on the line 22 of Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a similarly enlarged fragmentary vertical longitudinal section, taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 1, showing the standard in erect seated position in full lines, and in unseated, partially folded position in phantom lines; and

Figure 4 is a horizontal section taken on the line 44 of Figure 3.

Referring in detail to the drawings, wherein like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, the numeral 6 generally designates a conventional form of folding ironing board assembly, involving a board 3 having a wider end It), the board being supported by suitable leg structure 12.

The illustrated garment support device, generally designated 14, comprises mounting means in the form of a C-clamp bracket 16 comprising an elongated fiat plate or upper arm 18 adapted to bear upon the top or upper surface of the ironing board 8 near and generally parallel to the wider end 10 of the board, a vertical web 20 on and depending from the outer edge of the plate 18 and engageable with the ironing board end 10, and an inwardly extending lower arm 22 on the lower end of the web 20 and traversed by a vertical threaded hole 24 through which is threaded a vertical clamping screw 26. Below the arm 22 the screw 26 has a ring handle 28 and above the arm 22 the screw terminates in a ball 30 which is swivelly confined in a socket 132 on the underside of a relatively large diameter flat disc clamping head 34 arranged to bear against the underside of the ironing board 8.

The bracket 16 further comprises a cup 36 on the outer side of and at the lower end of the clamp web 20 substantially on a level with the arm 22; and a pair of laterally spaced ears 38 which are on and project outwardly from and reach above the conjoined ends of the plate 18 and the web 20. The ears 38 are traversed by a horizontal pivot and clamping bolt 44) which has on one end a head 42 bearing against the outward side of one ear, and a wing nut 44 threaded on its other end and bearing against the outward side of the other ear.

The device further comprises a standard 46, herein illustrated as being cylindrical to seat in a cylindrical bracket cup 36. The standard is traversed by a vertically elongated slot 48 which receives therethrough the bolt 40 and whose arrangement enables the lower end of the standard 46 to seat fully in the cup 36 in the erect operative position of the standard, as shown in Figure 3, and enables the standard to be first elevated out of the cup 36 and then tilted to a horizontal folded storage position resting upon the top of the ironing board 8, as shown in dotted lines in Figure l. The standard 46 is maintained in both the erect operative position and the folded storage position by tightening the wing nut 44.

The device further comprises an elongated clothes support bar 53 which is removably mounted on the standard and which has clothes hanger receiving notches 54 in its top, as at its opposite ends, to retain clothes or clothes hangers thereon while the bar 53 is on the standard 46 and while the bar 53 is removed from the standard and is being employed to carry clothes thereon to another place, such as a closet. The bar 53 is mounted on the standard 46 by a swivel fitting 56. p

The swivel fitting 56 is preferably T-shaped and comprises a tubular cross head 53 receiving and secured to a middle portion of the bar 53, and a depending tubular standard 60 which engages removably and rotatably on the upper end of the standard 46. The interior of the fitting standard 6l) opens at its upper end into the interior of the cross head 58 so as to expose the underside 62 of the portion of the bar 53 within the cross head 58 so as to enable this portion 62 to rest non-rotatably in a concavity 64 provided in the upper end of the standard 46, the concavity 64 being preferably disposed at right angles to the ironing board 8. This arrangement is provided to confine the clothes support bar 53 to a position at right angles to the length of the ironing board when the bar portion 62 is engaged in the concavity 64; and to enable the bar53 to be elevated by hand out of the concavity and turned to any other desired angle than at right angles to the ironing board, in which instance the portion 64 of the bar 53 rests upon the upper end 66 of the standard 46. From any angular position the bar 53 can be lifted off the standard 46, either for transferring clothes or for positioning the bar 53 for storage.

On the side of the standard 46 remote from the ironing board 8 a U-shaped spring clip 68 is suitably secured, as indicated at 70, at a point intermediate the ends of the standard 46, in which the bar 53 is to be engaged when removed from the standard 46 and the standard 46 is folded onto the ironing board 8, for securing the bar 53 to and extending along the folded standard 46 in a compact, flat-lying storage arrangement of the standard and the clothes support bar, as shown in Figure 1.

While there has been shown and described herein a preferred form of the'inv'ention, it is to be understood that the invention is not necessarily confined thereto, and that any change or changes in the structure of and in the relative arrangements of components thereof are contemplated as being within the scope. of the invention, as'defined by the claims appended hereto.

What is claimed is: a

1. In an ironing board clothes support, a clamp bracket comprising a C-clamp engageable on an end of an ironing board, an upwardly opening cup on said clamp, a normally erect standard having a lower end seated in said cup, pin and slot means pivotally and slidably connecting said standard to said clamp and enabling said standard to be elevated so as to disengage its lower endfrom said cup and to be tilted out of erect position to a reclining storage position along an associated ironing board, said standard having an upper end, and a clothes support bar mounted on said upper end.

2. In an ironing board clothes support, a clamp bracket comprising a C-clamp engageable on an end of an ironing board, an upwardly opening cup on said clamp, a normally erect standard having a lower end seated in said cup, pin and slot means pivotally and slidably connecting said standard to said clamp and enabling said standard to be elevated so as to disengage its lower end from said cup and to be tilted out of erect position to a reclining storage position along an associated ironing board, said standard having an upper end, and a clothes support bar mounted on said upper end, said standard having a vertical slot therein, and said pin and slot means comprising a clamping bolt traversing said slot and a portion of said clamp and a wing nut threaded on the bolt arranged to be tightened to clamp the standard to the bracket in either an erect or a reclining position.

3. An ironing board clothes support comprising a C- clamp for engagement on an end of an ironing board, said clamp having upper and lower arms, laterally spaced vertical ears on and rising from said lower arm above said upper arm, an upwardly opening cup on said lower arm, a normally erect standard having a lower end seated in said cup, pin and vertical slot means pivotally and slidably connecting said ears and the lower end of said standard and enabling elevating the lower end of the standard out of said cup and pivoting of the standard to a horizontal position, said standard having an upper end, and a clothes supporting bar mounted on said upper end.

4. An ironing board clothes support comprising a C- clamp having spaced upper and lower arms, a vertical web connected to and extending between said arms, an upwardly opening cup on said lower arm at one side of said web, a normally erect standard having an upper end and a lower end seated in said cup, upstanding 1aterally spaced ears on said standard at said one side of the web, said ears having upper end portions positioned above said upper arm, said standard having a vertical slot therethrough, a clamping bolt traversing said upper end portions of the ears on a level above said web and said upper arm and extending through said slot, and a clothes bar on the upper end of the standard.

5. In an ironing board clothes support, a clamp bracket comprising a C-clamp en'gageabie on an end of an ironing board, an upwardly opening cup on said clamp, a normally erect standard having a lower end seated in said cup, pin and slot means plvotally and slidably connecting said standard to said clamp and enabling said stand-.

ard to be elevated so as to disengage its lower end from,

said cup and to be tilted out of erect position to a reclining storage position along an associated ironing board, said standard having an upper end, and a clothes support bar mounted on said upper end, said clothes support bar having thereon a fitting including a tubular depending element rotatably and supportably receiving the upper end of the standard.

6. In an ironing board clothes support, a clamp bracket comprising a C-clamp engageable on an end of an ironing board, an upwardly opening cup on said clamp, a normally erect standard having a lower end seated in said cup, pin and slot means pivotally and slidably connecting said standard to said clamp and enabling said standard to be elevated so as to disengage its. lower end from said cup and to be tilted out of erect position to a reclining storage position along an associated ironing board, said standard having an upper end, and a clothes support bar mounted on said upper end, said clothes support bar having thereon a fitting including a tubular depending element rotatably and supportably receiving the upper end of the standard, and positioning means acting between the upper end of the standard and said fitting and releasably positioning the clothes support bar at right angles to the length of an associated ironing board.

7. Inan ironing board clothes support, a standard having upper and lower ends, mounting means associated with the. lower end of the standard for mounting the support on an ironing board, said upper end of the standard having a transversely extending concavity therein, a clothes support bar, a fitting secured to an intermediate portion of said bar, said intermediate portion having an underside, said fitting comprising a depending tube rotatably engaged on the upper end of the support standard, said tube being open at its upper end and exposing the underside of the intermediate portion of the bar to rest removably in said transverse concavity whereby said bar is maintained in a predetermined angular position across the support standard, said bar being arranged to. be manually elevated to movethe tube upwardly relative to the support standard and thereby elevate thebar from said concavity to a level above the upper end of'the standard so as to free said bar relative to the standard to be rotated to another angular position and to be rested with its underside upon the upper end of the support standard.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification108/28, 126/333, D32/66, 248/292.14
International ClassificationD06F81/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F81/006
European ClassificationD06F81/00C