US 3022589 A
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Feb. 27, 1962 Filed July 11, 1957 J. L. KLEINMAN WASHING MACHINE WITH IRONING BOARD 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Feb. 27, 1962 J. L. KLEINMAN 3,022,589
WASHING MACHINE WITH IRONING BOARD Filed July 11, 1957 s Sheets-Sheet 2 Feb. 27, 1962 J KLEINMAN I 3,022,589
WASHING MACHINE WITH IRONING BOARD Filed July 11, 1957 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 United States Patent 3,022,589 WASHING MACHlNE WITH lR-ONING BQARD Jacob L. Kleinman, New York, N.Y. (217 Beach 71st St., Arve'rne, N.Y.) Filed July 11, 1957, Ser, No. 671,192 2 Claims. (Cl. Ellie-104) and the other compartment for containing the means for ironing or pressing the damp-dried wash.
To illustrate the ordinary commercial utility of my invention in connection with either a washing machine or a drying machine, in daily life, a machine constructed in accordance with my invention, of whatever shape, style or type it may be made, can be utilized to great advantage: For example, in the ordinary type of washing machines the wash has to be dried and then removed from the machine and then be ironed or pressed upon a separate pressing board. Such pressing board has no connection with the washing machine; it is provided with a foldahle stand structure and is therefore a clumsy item which has to he placed out-of-the-way. The average person has q rite a difficult task to properly adjust such foldable stand to hold the pressing board in position for ironing or pressing purposes; itis avfrequent occurrence that such ad ustment does not function properly and that the stand collapses during thepressing or ironing operation,
in which case the press iron and the washed portion fall upon the floor, wherein the press-iron indents the floor portion, and the washed portion becomes dirty and must be rewashed. Thus, washing-and-ironing is an annoying task to most house-wives;
My invention, however, eliminates the above-mentioned annoying task. The fact that my machine is provided with an ironing or pressing section eliminates the necessity of having a separate pressing board and all the utensils that go with it; my pressing means has no foldable stand structure; it will not collapse while ironing; the washed portion will-not become dirty and will therefore not have to be rewashed. Myironing means comprises ,arts which can be easily'operated, The'structure of my invention 'is practical and useiul;and is believed to be a very important'contribution to the art of making machines of this type;
It is thus evident, that a machine of this type made in accordance with my invention, fulfills a long-felt need in the art of making such machine's. It'solves' the above- ,me'n'tiohed "problems ina complete and satisfactory man- ,ner. known her'etoforein the art 'of'making such machines.
it teaches a new and unique form of structure not It can thus be readily "seenthat 'a machine comprising an ironingsection, made-in accordance with my-invention, will operate efliciently and render satisfactory service' to the user; and'thus become'a popularand indispensahle household item.
For a fuller understanding of the'nature and objects or" my invention herein, references is had to the following'detailed description in connection with 'theaccompanying drawing, in which: V
FIG. 1 is a perspective view oi'my washing machine in closed position;
2 'FIG. 2 is a perspective view of my washing machine with the cover in an open position, showing the uncovered wash-tub for placing laundry therein;
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of my washing machine showing twoside doors each in a swung open position adapted for housing pressing utensils at the side por tions of such machine;
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of my washing machine showing the front door in a swung open position adapted to house pressing utensils at the front portion of such machine;
P16. 5 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 5-5 of FIG. 4 showing the recessed wall section of the hingeable door and the hingeable connection between such door and the machine;
FiG. 6, is a perspective view with one of the side doors in an open position showing my washing machine provided with ironing orpressing utensils at such side portion;
HS. 7 is a perspective'view showing such pressing utensils in position for ironing purposes;
FIG. 8 is a fragmental cross-sectional view taken along the line 8 8 of FIG. 7, showing the means for supporting the said pressing-boards while in position for ironing purposes; i
FiG. 9 is aview showing that such pressing-board may be of a larger size in length and be positioned into various locations and may be folded to fit into location at the side portion of the machine when the door thereof is in closed position; v
H6. 10 is a view showing the pressing-board in the said folded position;
11 is a perspective view showing the wash-tub cove'rhaving a hingeable top portion which may be located in an hinged open fiat position usable for pressby the opened door of the washing machi e;
FIG. 12 is a perspective view with one of the side doors in an open position showing the side portion of my washing machine equipped with my adjustable electric ironing device; a
FIG. 13 is a perspective front view of my electric ironing device in normal position for ironing purposes;
FIG. 14 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line 1414 of FIG. 13;
FIG. 15 is a fragmental view showing the connection between my electric ironing device and the motor of my washing machine;
FIG. 16 is a view showing a modified form of such connection between my electric ironing device and the motor of my washing machine;
H6. 17 is a fragmental cross-sectional view showing the connection between the cable-cord oi the motor of a press iron thereon during the pressing operation.
I am showing the several figures or views for illus- V trative purposes and for a better and clearer understanding of my invention.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, in which similar reference characters identify similar parts in the several views, in the novel structure of my herein invention.
Arrow A indicates my washing machine (or drier, or combination of both) having a cover 6 and side doors 7 and 8. This machine A is a compact structure (see This machine A may, at a suitable location, for ex- 7 ample atlthe top portion 11 (FIG. 2), be provided with a wash-tub 12 which may become exposed when the cover plate 6 is hinged into an open positionfor the purpose of placing laundry therein.
One of the side wall portions of my washing machine, for example the side wall 8', is provided with an outer face which may have secured thereto a pressing-board 14 and/ or a sleeve-board 14'. These bo'ards14 and 14 may be secured to the outer face of the wall 8' by any suitable means; for example, by hingeable means extending from such outer face or Wall portion 8', or by a hinge element 15 welded tothe outer face of such wall portion 8' (PEG. 7), or secured thereto by means of rivets orscrew elements 16 (FIG. or be held in position by an hookand-eye arrangement '(not shown) or by other suitable means. a
These boards'14 and 14' may each be hinged or moved upwardly inposition for pressing purposes, and be supported in such position by an angularly disposed element 17. This element 17 is provided with a flangedportion 18 having an extension or loop portion 18'. A holder 19,, provided with tubular portions 21 and with an opening 22, is secured to the outer face of the wall portion 8' by suitable means, for example, rivets or screw members 24, in a manner holding the element 17 in desired position and having the extension 18protruding through the opening 22; so that when the pressing boards 14 and 14 are lying flat against the wall portion 8 they will cover the element 17 and the extensionylfi as shown by the V dotted lines 25 (FIG. 6); however, when the board 14 is placed into position for pressing orl ironing purposes, the element 17 may be moved outwardlyin a manner underlying such. pressing-board 14 to support and hold same in desired position as indicated by arrow B; the same is true with respect to the sleeve board 14 as indicated by the dotted lines 26. The extension portion 18 may be utilised as a handle for moving or placing the element 17,
into desired position (see FIGS. 7 and 8). a
If desired, the hinge portion 28'and therpressing board My covering material 38 is constructed in the following manner:
As above stated, the covering material 38 may comprise any suitable element. The end portions 39 and 39' may each be provided with a resilient element, for example, such as elastic strips 40 and 41, or other suitable material which would stretch and also spring back; the end portions thereof may each be provided with a metallic element, for example such as channeled members 42 and 43 each having means for being interlocked with the cover 6 and plate 35; for illustrative purposes I am showing the end portions of my material-covering 38 provided with book portions 44, and the; end portions 45 of the surfaces 46 are provided with openings 47 for receiving the hook portions 44; so that when the end portion 42 is secured to one of the end portions 45 the user then takes the end portion 43 and draws same towards the openings 47 (the material-covering 38 is shorter in length than that [of the surface 46) and inserts the hook portions 44 into such openings 47, the resilient elements and 41 will then spring back and. hold the covering-material 38 se cured tightly in its position upon the surface 46.
The above is a very simple structure and can be easily operated by any person; however, if desired, other suitable means may be utilised for holding the material-covering tightly secured in its position upon the surface 46.
If desired, the channel portion 42 may be provided with an extending portion 48 shaped to form a stand or holder for a press-iron to be utilised during the ironing operation.
A very important feature of the present invention is my electrical roller-ironing device, particularly so in combination or connection with a'washing or drying machine, or in connection with a combination of both.
My electrical roller-ironing device comprises a base portion 51 provided with bars 52 and 53 for supporting an electrically heated roller or cylinder 54; such base portion 51 is also provided with a hinge section 55. A non-heated 14 may each be provided with an opening wherein is positioned a suitable element or rivet 29 in a manner permitting rotatable movements ofthe'pressing board 14 into various positions as indicated by the phantom lines 30 .and 30' (FIGS. 9 and 10). The press-board 14 may be so that when not in use it could be stored or placed in a compact manner into desired position, as shown by the dotted lines 32.
The outer face of the wall portion 8' is provided with an extending portion 33 forming a stand or support for a press iron. The door 8 is shaped in a manner whereby its inner face, or a portion thereof is recessed to an extent enabling such door to cover the press-boards and iron stand when placed in closed position.'
-The cover plate 6 may be provided With an upper plate 35 secured thereto by suitable means, for example, a
hinge section 36; so that when desired such upper plate' and plate 35 in any desirable mannerybut, for facilitation purposes, I have provided my covering material 38 with means for being readily and easily attachable to such cover 6 and plate 35'and/or removable therefrom;
roller 56 is carried by a pair of bars 57 and'58 which extend from a plate member '59; this plate 59 is provided with a pair of tubular portions 61 having a shaft 62 positioned therethrough and secured to the bars 52 and 53 forming pivotal means for such plate 59 upon the base portion 51. A spring 63 is carried by the shaft 62 having one end portion 64 resting'against the base Portion 51 and the other end portion 65 resting against the plate 59 thus providing spring tension for holding the roller 56 in position to cooperate with the roller 54 for pressing or device may be secured (as above stated) to a washing or drying machine, in which case the hinge portion may be secured to the outer face of the wall portion 7' of such machine by suitable means, for example, welding or by means of rivets or screw-elements 66 interlocked with .56 are so located that the pressed laundry will place itself directly upon the upper surface of such machine. The lower portion of the outer face of the wall 7 is provided with a foldable laundryreceptacle 68' so that the laundry to be ironed can be kept therein While pressing same, and when desired such ironing device may be moved or hinged downwardly as indicated by the phantom lines arrow D (FIG. 12) and then close the door 7 which will cover the device thereon as shown in FIG. 1.
The roller 56'may be constructed of any suitable material, metallic or non-metallic material, and may be provided with a cover 71 made of desirable material; for example, cotton-cloth or the kind.
The roller 54 comprises a hollow cylindrical body 72 made of any suitable material (metallic if so desired) having a front wall-portion 73 which is provided with a roller ring-bearing or ball-bearing as indicated by arrow 74 (FIG. 17) wherein is secured a plug 75 made of suitable material, for example rubber or plastic. This plug 75 is provided with a cup-shaped section 76 having an enlarged outer-shoulder 77 shaped in an oblong or elongated rnanner (FIG. 18). The plug 75 is provided with a pair of lugs or pins 78, made of copper or brass, or of similar material; these pins are secured by suitable means to a suitable wire-form or metal structure 79 as shown at 31. The front portions of such pins 78 extend into the cup-shaped section 76 for a purpose which will be hereinafter explained.
The rear wall portion 73' of the roller 54 is provided with a circular-shaped shaft 82 secured tightly thereto (FIGS. 13 and to this shaft 82 is secured a gear structure 83 having extensions or teeth portions 84 adapted to cooperate with the teeth portions or extensions 85 of the motor-shaft 86, for a purpose which will be hereinafter explained. a
The motor M is provided with a cable-cord 87 having a portion thereof extending through an opening 88 of the wall portion 7' (FIGS. 15, 17 and 18), the end portion of such cable-cord 87 is provided with a socket structure 8?, for a purpose which will be hereinafter explained.
The bars 52 and 53 may each be provided with snapsections 91 adapted to snap into the snap-portions 92 extending from the wall portion 7', as shown by arrow 93.
The bar 52 is provided with an opening similar in shape to the shape of the oblong outer-shoulder 77; so that, in assembling the structure, the oblong shoulder 77 will fit snugly within such opening and hold the plug 75 and the wire-form 79 in a non-rotatable position; whereas, the bar 53 is provided with a circular-shaped opening to receive therethrough the circular-shaped shaft 82.
Normally, my electrical-roller ironing device is in a position hanging downwardly as indicated by arrow D (FIG. 12) and is covered by the closed door 7 (FIG. 1), which is held in closed position by snap-fastening elements 4 and 5. However, when it is desired to use the electrical-roller ironing device, the user opens the door 7 and lifts the ironing device upwardly, pivoting same upon the pin or shaft 94, and interlocks the snap section 91 with the snap-portion 92, thus holding the device in desired position; simultaneously therewith, the teeth portions 84 of the gear structure 83 will become interlocked with the teeth portions 85 of the shaft 86. The socket 89 may then be inserted into the cup-shaped section 76 causing the eyelets 95 to embrace the pins 78 thus closing the circuit between the wire portions W. By pressing the button 3 the motor M (which is always connected to a source of power) will move or rotate the shaft 86, causing the teeth portions 85 to rotate the gear structure 83 thereby rotating the roller 54 by having its shaft or shoulder 82 rotate within the opening of the bar 53 and having the wall portion 73 rotate upon the ballbearing 74.
The laundry may then be placed between the two rollers 54 and 56, for example as indicated by arrow R, and the rotatable roller 54 will press such laundry against the roller 56 causing such laundry to move forward between such two rollers; if desired, the button 2 may be pressed causing the electric power to flow through the wire portions W and through the connection between the eyelets 95 and the pins 78 heating-up the wire structure 79 thereby providing heat for drying and ironing the laundry between the two rollers 54 and 56.
To facilitate the placing or removal of the laundry the roller 56 may be moved or hinged out of position as indicated by the phantom lines, arrow T; whereas normally, such roller 56 is held in desired position by the spring member 63. The roller 56 is cooperative with the roller 54 during its rolling operation.
The wall portion 8 may, if desired, be provided with an electrical outlet E for having a plug of a cable-cord for a press-iron secured thereto.
The herein figures are for illustrative purposes only and not limitation purposes. For example, the gear structure 83 and 85 may be eliminated; and the shaft 86 may be provided with a disk 96, and the shaft 82 may be provided with a disk 97 having an outer recessed periphery 98 for holding thereon a rubber ring 99 pressing against the disk 96; so that when the motor M will rotate the shaft 86 the disk 96 will be rotated and cause to rotate the disk 98, thereby rotating the roller 54.
The same is true with respect to the recessed doors 7 and S; or with respect to the location of the ironing utensils. Such utensils may be located at the front wall portion of the machine A. Or such front wall portion may be recessed as shown at I, so that in combination with the recessed door K such recessed portions will form a compartment for housing the above-mentioned ironing utensils. Or the machine alone may be provided with the recessed portions and in combination with the closed door form the compartment for housing the above-mentioned ironing utensils. Various forms of structure may be resorted to without departing from the herein invention.
From the above it is evident that my invention, herein illustrated and described, teaches an entirely new form of structure in the art of making washing or drying machines in combination with ironing utensils. The fact that such utensils will be a part of the washing machine unit and be ever-ready for use without the necessity of carrying such utensils from place to place, will greatly facilitate and shorten the time usually required for pressing or ironing purposes. Such combination will also save space usually necessary for storing such utensils, thereby providing the housewife with additional space for various other purposes. The fact that such utensils are not exposed but are stored within the special compartment formed between the hingeable door and the wall portion of the machine will protect such utensils against possible damage, thereby prolonging the life and usefulness of such ironing utensils.
It will thus be seen that i have invented and perfected a washing or drying machine structure (or a combination of both) provided with two separate compartments, one for storing, or washing, the laundry and the other for storing pressing or ironing utensils, and wherein such utensils may provide either cold or heated pressing or ironing facilities, and wherein such utensils are adjustable into suitable positions for ironing purposes and readjustable to be stored and concealed within the said other compartment for protective purposes, a structure which is practical and useful, a combination of parts performing desirable functions not performed heretofore by a washing or drying machine; and although I have shown certain preferred forms or illustrations in order to explain and describe the novelty of my invention, yet, by showing such structure, I do not, by any means, limit myself to these structures, nor to the terms used in describing same, as they are for illustrative purposes only. Various suggestions and changes of tructure may be rcorted to, and I desire it to be understood that l have same in mind when showing and describing this invention, and seek protection by Letters Patent. And although I have mentioned in describing this invention of what material certain parts may be made, how they may be formed, shaped or styled, and how they may be assembled, yet i desire it to be understood that this structure, or parts thereof, may be made of any suitable material, and shaped, formed, styled or arranged in any desirable manner, and assembled in any convenient way, and that various changes in detail may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of this invention.
1. A housing for a washing machine or the like comprising a body portion having a flat top and side walls provided with a compartment for having laundry placed therein, a cover coextensive with and covering the said fiat mp; a placfove'r'lying andcbextensive with the said coyerjandlhifigedly securedthereto, saidplate adapted to be swungaway from the said cover and having a'surfaceadapted to be on an even line with the top surface of such cover,ja supporting structure mounted by pivotal means on one of the side walls adjustable to support I the said plate while in the said swung away position,
the said pressing surfface' providing a taut cushioning for the said pressing operation.
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