US 2866614 A
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Dec.v 30, 1958 C, J, LAEL l 2,866,614
- FLATIRON HOLDER Filed oct. 14. 1955 ClarenceJLaeb INVENTOR BY l 1 l A ATTORNEYS.
United States Patent O FLATIRON HOLDER Clarence Joseph Lael, Berkeley, Mo.
Application October 14, 1955, Serial No. 540,516
1 Claim. (Cl. 24S-117.7)
This inventionrelates to a atiron holder, the primary object of the invention being to provide a holder including a base plate on which a flatiron is positioned, yieldable clamping means provided on the base plate for clamping a ilatiron thereto and holding the atiron against accidental displacement, providing a support for the atiron while in storage, to the end that the flatiron will be available for use with the ironing board at all times, with a substantial saving in storage space.
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter described and the novel features thereof deiined in the appended claim.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of a flatiron holder constructed in accordance with the invention as mounted on one end of an ironing board.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the clamp which forms a part of the flatiron holder, comprises a frame including parallel spaced tubular members 5 held in spaced relation with respect to each other by means of the crossbar 6, which is welded at its ends to said tubular members 5.
Thus it will be seen that due to this construction, a substantially H-shaped frame is provided, in which the Shanks 7 of the hooks 8 operate, the inner ends of the` Shanks 7 being formed with apertured ears 9 in which the hooked ends of the coiled contractile springs 10 are mounted, the springs 10 acting to normally draw the hooks towards each other or into clamping relation with the side edges of an ironing board over which the device is positioned.
Rising from the tubular members 5 and disposed in spaced relation with respect to each other, are the vertical tubes 11 which are welded to the tubular members 5 at 12.
These vertical tubes are four in number, and are hollow with internal threads. Supported on these vertical tubes 11, is a base plate 13 which is formed with openings that align with the threaded ends of the tubes 11 for the reception of the screws 14 that secure the base plate 13 in position.
Secured to the upper surface of the base plate 13, are clips 15, which clips are formed with shanks 16 that support the hook ends of the clips in spaced relation with the base plate, as shown by Fig. 2 of the drawings.
2,866,614 Patented Dec. 30, 1958 Secured by means of the clips 15, is a coiled spring 17, the coiled spring being of a length to stretch over the base plate 13 to contact the substantially straight end of a flatiron, at the rear of the base plate, and at one side of the flatiron, as well as the pointed end of the atiron, leaving one side of the ilatiron clamping means open, so that a atiron can be readily maneuvered to the position under the coiled spring 17 and securely held on the base plate 13.
It might be further stated that the clips 15 are secured to the base plate, by means of screws 18 that pass into threaded openings formed in the base plate 13.
From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, I have provided a flatiron holder which may be readily and easily clamped over the side edges of an ironing board securely holding the atiron holder in position against accidental displacement.
It will further be seen that due to the construction of the atiron clamp, the flatiron clamp will be held to the base plate in such a way that the atiron may be stored with the ironing board so that a person will have ready access thereto should it be desired to use the iron.
A layer of asbestos or other suitable heat insulating material such as indicated at 20 is positioned over the ironing board prior to the positioning of the iron holder thereon, to prevent the heat from the iron positioned on the base plate, from scorching the usual atiron cover or burning the same.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
A atiron holder embodying a yieldable clamp adapted to be clamped over the side edges of an ironing board and a base plate supported by said clamp, spaced clips including inwardly inclined Shanks rising from said base plate, said Shanks spacing said clips a substantial distance -above said base plate and inwardly of the margin of said base, a coiled spring connected under tension to the upper inner ends of said clips and arranged in parallel spaced relation with said base, said spring being adapted to extend around one side, the front and the rear end of a atiron, the ends of the spring being spaced apart and adapted partially to engage the ends of the other side of a atiron, the space between said ends being open to permit the insertion of the ilatiron beneath said spring from the open side, said spring being adapted to overlie the edge of a flatiron to secure the same to said base plate.
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