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Publication numberUS351240 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1886
Publication numberUS 351240 A, US 351240A, US-A-351240, US351240 A, US351240A
InventorsAnnie E. Adair
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 351240 A
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(No Model.)



No. 351,240. 7 Patented 0 st. 19, 1886.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 351,240, dated October 19, 1886.

Application filed December 23, 1885. Serial No. 186,528. (X model.)

' To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, ANNIE E. ADAIR, a

citizen of the United States, and a resident of Sulphur Springs, in the county of Hopkins and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Tables; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invent-ion,which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings,which form a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved ironing-table. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal vertical section of the same on line y 3 Fig. 3; and Fig. 3 is a crosssection on line as m, Fig. 2.

Similar letters of reference indicate corrcspending parts in all the figures.

My invention has relation to ironing-tables having a hinged top; and it consists in the improved construction and combination of parts of the same, as hereinafter more fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, the letters A indicate four legs,which are connected near their lower ends by means of a box, B, tapering toward one end, and having its side pieces secured with their ends to the sides of the legs near their lower ends, and having its end pieces secured to the inner sides of the legs near the lower ends, the said side and end pieces of the box forming a complete brace for the four legs. The upper ends of the legs, at the wider end of the box, are connected by means of a board, 0, having its upper edge projecting above the ends of the legs, and the upper edge of this board is provided with a shelf or bracket, D, projecting outward at a right angle to the board. The flanged ironrest E is secured upon this shelf, and is formed with flanges for the purpose of preventing the flat-iron from slipping off from it, and an ironcleaning pad having loops I) attached to its corners is removably secured to the shelf I) by passing said loops over pins a, driven into the edges of said shelf. A cup, J, is supported by a bracket, K, which is pivotal] y secured to the under side of the shelf D. This cup is for holding water during the operation of pressing or sprinkling.

The tapering top G of the table is hinged with its wide end to the board connecting the legs, resting with the wide end upon the upper ends of the legs, and the narrow end of the table-top rests upon the upper edge of a board, H, connecting the upper ends of the legs at the narrow end of the table, and having its upper edge projecting above the ends of the legs and fitting into a transverse groove, I, in the under side of the narrow end of the top of the table. This groove extends with its ends to near the edges of the top of the table, and the edge of the board fits into it, so that the top is prevented from sliding either longitudinally or laterally.

The box connecting the lower portions of the legs serves as a receptacle for clothes, and also to prevent large articles of apparel from dragging upon the floor, supporting the pending portions of the same.

The table having the top hinged, the said top, which is the ironing-board proper, may be raised at its outer end to admit the slipping of articles upon the top, and it will be seen that the groove in the under side will in no manner interfere with the clothes or catch into them, as would a cleat or hooks upon the under side'of the top, as is often found in this style of ironing-tables, for the purpose of securing the free end of the board or top.

Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States The combination of the rigid supportingframe of an ironing-table, a cross-piece secured to the outside of the upper ends of the sup ports at one end of the frame, so that its upper edge shall project above the supports, an ironing-board top hinged to one side of the cross-piece, and a shelf secured to the upper edge and projecting to the opposite side of said cross-piece, substantially as shown and described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereunto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.

J. MANNINo, J. M. Asnononr.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B13/16