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Publication numberUS2873544 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 17, 1959
Filing dateFeb 16, 1954
Priority dateFeb 16, 1954
Publication numberUS 2873544 A, US 2873544A, US-A-2873544, US2873544 A, US2873544A
InventorsBoman Thomas G
Original AssigneeBoman Thomas G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ironing board cover
US 2873544 A
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Feb. 17, 1959 T. s. BOMAN IRONING BOARD COVER Filed Feb. 16, 1954 INVENTOEL THO/4A s 6. 50M /v United States Patent Office IRONING BOARD COVER Thomas G. BomamP-ataskala, Ohio Application February 16, 1954, Serial No. 410,505

-1Claim. -(Cl. 38-440) My invention relates generally to a tautening device and more particularly to an ironing board cover or the like.

One of the main advantages of my invention is that the ironing board cover can he kept tight and smooth, as is required for eflicient ironing. Furthermore, the tightness can be regulated as may be required at various places along the board. In fact, if desired, the tightness may be regulated in several ways as will be readily understood as the description proceeds. Accordingly, should the cover material shrink, this condition will not interfere with the above adjustments.

I am aware of the existence of such United States patents as Santangelo No. 2,264,644; and Johnson No. 2,028,- 454 which disclose, respectively, cord means and combined inelastic tapes and elastic strips for holding on covers.

Another main advantage lies in the fact that a single length of elastic serves to tighten the cover both peripherally and crosswise, and this elastic also serves to retract any of the crosswise means, which may not be used, to an inoperative position.

Still another advantage is that my improved cover may be applied to boards of dilferent dimensions with ease and facility.

Yet another advantage is that my elastic may be controlled so as to constrict the various portions of the cover as desired.

Also, in my invention, it is to be noted that the several elements are located near the periphery of the cover and hence interference with the legs and supporting frame of the board is avoided.

Still another advantage is my elimination of sharp hooks and their hazard.

Also, due to my use of relatively few parts, my invention is simple, easy, and economical to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear as the following description is read in connection with the accompanying drawing.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a bottom plan view of an ironing board with the invention shown in position for use.

Fig. 2 is a view taken along the line 2--2 of Fig. l, the board itself being omitted.

Fig. 3 is a view taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. l, the board being omitted.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail showing one of the bight portions of the elastic.

Fig. 5 shows a modification of the bight portion.

Fig. 6 is a detail showing one method of fastening the ends of the elastic together.

Fig. 7 is a bottom plan view of a smaller sized ironing board with my cover adapted thereto.

Fig. 8 is a sectional view through the eyelet or grommet showing a modified form of'hook means.

Fig. 9 is a sectional view through the eye showing an other form of sliding means on the elastic.

Patented r sh. n, 1 959 i .2 Like numerals-re'ferto like; parts throughout the several views.

Referring "to' the *drawings, numeral *10 indicates an ironing board carrying -a cover '11, of -suitable material,

this cover 11, see particularly Figs. 2"and3 ,;bcing sewed or joined as at 12. As shown in 'Figs. 3 1"and '7,"the'seam may be run all the double thickness of'material-so as to leave openings to permit access to the tubular pocketsorsleeves 13.

The'sleeve13 carries a piece of elastic, 14. This elastic 14 is joined by asquare'kn'ot'1'5,-see Figs. l'an'do, to form a continuous *loop "of considerable 'less "length than the "length o'f the sleeve 13 which contains-it. Thus-the tension of the elastictends tornaintain the cover in: place upon the board as will be'readily understood "by those skilled "in this art.

plication of the cover to a board and being at a minimum when the cover is applied to the maximum size ironing board.

The elastic 14 is passed through the several grommets 20 so as to form bights. A hook 25, see Fig. 3, has an eye or loop means 26, this loop slidably receiving the elastic. These hooks may be pulled outwardly, or released whereupon the elastic retracts them.

At the big end of the board, see Fig. 1, the knot 15 prevents retraction of the elastic through the grommet and provides a means for receiving the adjacent hook or hooks 25 to thus draw the cover more or less tightly as desired, not only tightening the cover from both the sides of the board and the end of the board. but also giving an equalized pressure inasmuch as the elastic is free to slide within the eyes 26 of the hooks 25.

As is shown in Fig. 4, a small bendable metal clip 28 encircles the bight of the elastic and holds it together and also provides stop means to prevent retraction of the elastic through its adjacent grommet. Numeral 29 indicates a black mark on the elastic whereby a predetermined length thereof is had between these respective cilps and the knot 15. Thus the degree of tautness may be regulated at various sections around the ironing board.

It will now be understood that any or all of the several hooks and bights may be used to draw the cover to the desired snug and taut condition. The hooks or the like may be drawn diagonally across the board, 1f desired, or not used at all.

Or, see Fig. 7, wherein numeral 30 indicates a smaller ironing board, the bight at the small end of the cover may be hooked onto the second set of hooks from that end.

Fig. 5 shows a modified form of bight, this being made by knotting the elastic 34 at 35 to form the bight or loop 36. Numeral 37 indicates a black mark. For instance, this mark might be located at the middle point of the elastic, and then positioned at the small end of the board, whereby the amount of elastic is regulated to this particular desired status, namely, equal tension along both sides of the cover. t

In Fig. 8, numeral 41 shows a cover having the grommet 20 beaded around the washer 21 to grip the cover. A small book member 50 has a stem 51 and is then bent to form a small encircling portion 52, this portion slidably receiving the elastic 34. Or, if desired, it could be forcibly flattened upon theelastic 34. It is to be understood that the portion 52 is small enough to readily pass hrough the grommet opening whereas the hook 50 cannot o so.

In Fig. 9, the cover-A1 has the grommet 20, washer 21, and bead 22, the bight of the elastic 34 is carried through the grommet opening and a ring 51 receives the elastic as shown. This ring prevents retraction of the elastic so that it is accessible for the tightening manipulation by hooking a hook 25 into the ring. g

I amaware that numerous details of construction may be varied through a wide range without departing from the principles of this invention, and I therefore do not propose limiting the patent granted otherwise than necessitated by the prior art.

I claim; I

An ironing board cover of the class described comprising, a piece of material having a hem extending completely therearound, said hem having openings at either p end thereof, and three openings along each side thereof, an elastic extending completely around the hem and having its ends fastened together so as to tension the elastic when the cover is initially placed upon its board, each of the several openings being of sufiicient size to receive a bight portion of the elastic which is passed-therethrough, hook means for each of the said bights, each hook means having a hole therein to slidably receive the elastic and a hook portion for engaging either another hook portion or a portion of the said board, the elastic being of sufficient length to permit the hooks from oppositely disposed bights to be hooked together, and also to permit each of the end hooks to be hooked onto the adjacent set of the side hooks.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 876,410 7 Stone Jan. 14,1908 941,430 Stone Nov. 30, 1909 2,028,454 Johnson Jan. 21, 1936 2,264,644 Santangelo Dec. 2, 1941 2,269,804 Allaback Jan. 13, 1942 2,711,601 Lehrman June 28, 1955

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U.S. Classification38/140, 289/1.2
International ClassificationD06F83/00
Cooperative ClassificationD06F83/00
European ClassificationD06F83/00