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Aug- 21, 1962 K. GoLDsMlTH 3,049,826
IRONING' BOARD COVER Filed April a, 1960 FIG. 1
l INVENToR. Kurf Goldsmi'rh iii/J7 AT TORNEY United States Patent O M' 3,049,826 IRONlNG BOARD COVER Kurt Goldsmith, Glencoe, lll., assigner to Textile Mills Company, Chicago, Ill., a corporation Filed Apr. 8, 1960, Ser. No. 20,986 1 Claim. (Cl. 38-140) This invention relates to ironing board covers, and more particularly, concerns ironing board covers of textile bers which are removably secured to ironing boards.
Ironing board covers have been made up of various types of textile bers, including bers having high resistance to heat, such as asbestos, and fibers having relatively low resistance to heat, such as cotton or the like. With the cotton fabrics it is necessary to employ various resin coatings, which include heat reective material such as metal ake or the like, in order to increase the resistance of the fabric to heat and to enhance its normal life.
However, cotton fabrics, are still highly susceptible to heat damage in ordinary use, and also display relatively low wear resistance. Also, extended contact of a hot iron with the fabric may result in burning of the fabric.
Fabrics made up of asbestos ber show excellent heat resistance, but do not have the flexibility and conforming characteristics of a cotton fabric, due to the coarse nature of the asbestos bers. Furthermore, asbestos bers are quite expensive and thus makes the nished cover of relatively high cost.
Accordingly, the principal object of this invention is to provide an improved ironing board cover which incorporates the high heat resistance of asbestos bers, with the flexibility and relatively low cost of non-asbestos bers such as cotton or the like; the finished cover displaying excellent ironing properties and having a relatively long useful life.
-Another object of this invention is to combine asbestos bers and cotton bers in a woven textile fabric, which is particularly adapted for use as an ironing board cover.
Still another object of this invention is to provide an improved ironing board cover which includes a central ironing zone of high heat resistance, and lateral zones of relatively low heat resistance but having excellent flexibility and conformal properties whereby the cover may be readily adapted to various ironing boards and smoothly secured thereto.
Other objects of this invention will in part he obvious and in part hereinafter pointed out.
In the drawing, FIG. 1 is a bottom plan View of an ironing board cover embodying the invention;
FIG. 2 is an enlarged view of a portion thereof; and
FIG. 3 is a transverse section taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. 1.
In accordance with the invention there is provided an ironing board cover made from a woven textile fabric, in which asbestos bers are conned to a centrally 1ocated, longitudinally extending ironing zone, such asbestos fibers being combined or associated with varying portions of cotton fibers or the like. The lateral, longitudinally extending zones of the cover on either side of the ironing zone, is made up of cotton bers or the like, and is free of asbestos fibers.
Thus, as shown in the drawing, designates an ironing board cover embodying the invention. The same is formed from a woven textile fabric 11 which is cut to a pattern to provide side edges 12, 13; said side edges tapering at one end thereof, as at 14, 15 to a convexly curved end edge 16. The pattern further comprises at the opposite end an edge 17 connected to side edges 3,049,826 Patented Aug. 2l, 1962 ICC 12, 13 by rounded corners 18. A hem 19 is provided on the periphery of the sheet cover, such hem also accommodating a draw string 20 for the purpose hereinafter described.
Fabric 11 is woven of cotton weft yarns 2.1 extending between side edges 12, 13, with cotton warp yarns 22 disposed only in the lateral, longitudinally extending portions 23, 24 of the fabric. Between portions 23, 24 is disposed a centrally located, longitudinally extending ironing zone 2S. Such ironing zone 25 is constituted of cotton weft yarns 21 and asbestos warp yarns 26. The ironing zone 25, defined essentially by lines 27, 28 is of a width such as to extend over the major portion of the width of an ironing board, and to essentially constitute the normal ironing area on such board.
Typically, the fabric portion 25 may be made up of 50% asbestos fibers, 44% cotton ibers and 6% rayon fibers. However, it has been found that the asbestos ber content of said portion 25 may vary from about 20% to about 80%, the remainder of the fibers being of cotton alone, or cotton admixed with rayon or the like. Furthermore, the asbestos ber may be introduced into said portion 25 as warp yarns containing only asbestos ber, or as warp yarns made of a mixture of asbestor and non-asbestos bers.
It has been found that the mixture of asbestos and cotton fibers in ironing zone 25 provides excellent resistance to heat while extending the Wear life of the cover. Furthermore, lateral portions 23, 24 of the cover 10 insure smooth wrapping of the cover about the edges of the ironing board to which the cover is applied. The cover 10 may be provided with a pocket 29 at end edge 16, to receive the usual tapered end of the ironing board. The draw string 20 may then be tightened and tied to maintain the cover 10 in close conformity to such ironing board.
The cover 10 may bear on its outer surface a reflective coating designated at 30; such coating being made up of reflective aluminum flake admixed with a suitable binder such as a synthetic resin, with small portions of silicone added thereto, all in a manner known in the art.
While the asbestos ber in the central ironing zone 25, is shown as being in the for'm of warp yarns, it is understood that such asbestos bers may also occur as weft yarns, or as a combination of warp and weft yarns, upon siutable adjustment of the weaving operations which produce the fabric 11.
As various changes might be made in the embodiment of the invention herein shown without departing from the spirit thereof, it is understood that all matter herein described or illustrated is not limiting except as set forth in the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
An ironing board cover comprising an elongated sheet of textile fabric, said sheet comprising cotton weft yarns extending to opposite sides of said sheet, cotton warp yarns interwoven with said weft yarns in the lateral edge portions of said sheet whereby said lateral edge portions are comprised of cotton yarns only, and asbestos Warp yarns interwoven with said weft yarns in a central zone of said sheet between said lateral edge portions, and a heat reective coating on the outer surface of said sheet.
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