US 3176947 A
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April 1965 A. INVERSO 3,176,947
SAFETY REST STEAM AND FLAT IRON HOLDER Filed April 19, 1962 INVENTOR A5655??? [1V V5550 A mflliWIIIlI/III/AllhWIl/l.
United States Patent 3,176,947 SAFETY REST STEAM AND FLAT IRGN HOLDER Albert Inverse, 553 17th St, Brooklyn, Nit. Filed Apr. 19, 1962, Ser. No. 188,665
4 (llnims. (61. 243-1116) My invention is directed toward a device for holding a hot steam or flat iron on an ironing board in such manner as to prevent the user from burns and also to protect the surface of the board against burning.
It is an object of my invention to provide a new and improved device of the character indicated which I term as safety rest steam and flat iron holder.
Another object of my invention is to provide a new and improved safety rest steam and flat iron holder which can be readily secured to, and removed from, an ironing board.
Still another object of my invention is to provide a new and improved safety rest steam and flat iron holder which can be easily manufactured at low cost.
All of the foregoing and still further objects and advantages of my invention will now be explained with reference both to the following specification and the drawings wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the invention in operating position;
FIGURE 2 is a side view thereof;
FIGURE 3 is a view taken along the line 3-3 of FIGURE 2; and
FIGURE 4 is a cross section through line 4-4 of FIGURE 3.
Referring now to the drawings, a flat plate it) formed from wood, metal or similar material contains retraction springs 12 which holds two oppositely directed L-shaped brackets 14 in place. (The L-shaped ends of these brackets grasp opposite edges of an ironing board to clamp plate in place. If desired both brackets 14 can be movable, or one bracket can be fixed while the other bracket is movable.)
Plate 10 carries two parallel strips 16 (which are also parallel to brackets 14). Strips 16 carry aligned slots 18. Plate 10 also carries a support member 20 to which is pivotally secured on end of a pivot element 22. The other end of element 22 is pivotally secured to a second support member 24 which in turn is secured to the bottom of a steam or flat iron support sheet 26. The bottom edge 28 of sheet 26 fits in one or another pairs of aligned slots 18, these slots not only (together with element 22) holding the sheet 26 in place, but also determining the degree of incline of sheet 26.
A steam or flat iron support bracket 30 is secured to a portion of sheet 26 adjacent the bottom edge 28 to sup port the rear portion of a steam or flat iron 32. The tip of the iron is fitted into a confining tip section 34 slidably carried on sheet 26 and spring loaded by springs 36 to insure that the iron is held firmly in the sheet. Thus when the iron is hot, it can be held out of contact with the ironing board and also out of the way of the user. A hinge member 50 is secured to the bottom edge 28 of sheet 26 which slides under and between strips 16.
Note that section 34 comprises an upper section 4% which accomodates the tip of the iron, section 40 being connected through screw members 42 to a lower section 44 which is spring loaded. Members 42 slide along center guide track 48 through slots 46 in sheet 26 thus permitting section 34 to be moved as necessary.
By removing edge 28 from the slots 18, sheet 28 can be pivoted into mating contact with plate 10, thus permitting the safety rest and iron holder to be collapsed and removed from the ironing board.
When a steam iron is used, this type of iron can be filled with "water while in an upright position in the Patented Apr. d, 1955 "ice holder, thus the user is permitted to have both hands free while filling the iron with water.
While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, my protection is not to be limited thereto, but rather is to be limited only by the terms of the claims which follow.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by letters Patent:
1. An iron holder comprising a base plate, a pair of L-shaped brackets extending longitudinally outwardly from the ends of said base plate, at least one of said L-shaped brackets slidably mounted in said plate for iongitudinal movement to detachably secure said base plate to a support, a pair of parallel strips on the upper surface of said base plate extending longitudinally thereof, transverse aligned slots on said strips, a hinge member slidably positioned on said base plate between said strips, and held thereby in guiding relation. An iron support member secured to said hinge member such that the lower edge of said support member may be selectively positioned in a pair of aligned slots, an iron support bracket fixed to the lower end of said iron support member, a confining iron tip section positioned on the upper end portion of said iron support member, and a brace element pivotally connected at its ends respectively to said iron support member and to said base for maintaining said iron support member in a selected inclined position which is determined by the aligned slots in which said lower end of said iron support member is positioned.
2. The iron holder of claim 1, wherein said iron support bracket and confining tip are positioned on the outside face of said iron support member, and said hinge member and pivotal brace element are secured to the inside face of said iron support member such that said iron support member when its lower end is disengaged from said aligned slots, may be swung down into inoperative position to lie flat on said base plate.
3. The iron holder of claim 2 wherein spring means within said base plate is connected to said L-shaped brackets for retracting the same inwardly of said base plate, said confining iron tip section slidably connected to the iron support member, and spring means on the inside face of said iron support member connected to said confining iron tip section for urging the same constantly in a direction towards said iron support bracket.
4. An iron holder comprising a base plate, means on said base plate releasably securing the same to a support, an iron support member, means pivotally and slidably connecting said support member, to said base plate to position the same with respect thereto in a plurality of selected inclinations, an iron support bracket secured to the support member at its lower end and on the outer face thereof, a confining tip slidable on the outer face of said support member at the upper end thereof, at least one longitudinal slot in said support member, pin means on said confining tip projecting thru said slot, a guide track on the inside face of said support member, a slide plate in guiding relation with said guide track engaging said inside face and secured to said pin means, and spring means connected to said slide plate and to said inside face for urging said confining tip in a direction towards said support bracket.
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