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v R. LONG.
SKIRT IRONING- TABLE.
' No. 354,796. Patented Deb. 2"1,.188-6.
REGINALD LONG, or SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No: 354,796, dated December 21, 1886. Application filed October 21, 1885. Serial No. 180,526. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, REGINALD LONG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Summit, in the county of Union and State of New J ersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Skirt-Ironing Tables; and I do hereby declare the following to bea full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, refe'r ence being hadto the accompanying drawings,
and letters of reference marked thereon,which form a part of this specification.
Like letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
My invention relates to ironing tables; and it consists in the novel construction and combination of parts herein described, and afterward fully defined in the claim.
Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a side elevation of an ironing-table constructed in accordance with my invention, a Portion of the same being shown in section. Fig. 2 is a crosssection on line 00 0c of Fig. 1. o
A represents the board or top of the table, which is in all respects similar in form to boards commonly used in devices of this kind. Extending across the under surface of the board at a point near its broader end is a metallic strip, a, the ends of which are bent downward, forming the ears a. This strip or band is preferably set into the board so that its lower surface is flush with the face of the board.
To each of the cars a is pivotally attached a leg, B, having its lower end beveled and provided with spurs or points I), as shown. The lower end of the brace O is pivotally attached to the round B, which connects the legs B at a point near their lower-ends.
Secured to the bottom of the board 'A is a guide-strip, 0, either of wood or metal, and
having its edges beveled inwardly, as shown.
The upper end of the brace G is pivotally atguide-strip by depressing the spring 6.
tached to the metallic ears d, which are secured to the under face of the slide 0. The slide is also provided with a metallic spring, 6, provided upon its upper face with a pin or projection, f, adapted to engage with holes 9, which are provided at intervals along the guide-strip c.
From the foregoing description the operation of the device will be readily understood. The table may be readily adj usted to the angle desired by releasing the locking-pin f from its engagement with the hole or opening in the The slide is thus permitted to move freely upon the guide-strip.
When not in use the parts may be folded within a small compass.
It is evident that the construction described may be slightly modified without departing from the spirit of my invention. I
I have shown the ears (I as integral with and forming a part of the spring-plate e, as I have found this construction preferable, though, if desired, the parts could be made separate.
Having thus described my invention and set forth its merits, what I claim to be new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
The combination, with the board A, of the. guide-stri p a, secured to the under sidethereof, and provided with a plurality of holes, 9, legs B, pivoted near one end of said board, slide 0, fitted upon said guide-strip, ears (I, secured to the under side of'said slide, brace G, pivoted at one endto said ears and at the other end to the round'B, connecting the legs B, and the spring 6, attached to the slide a, and provided with a projection, f, adapted to engage the holes in the guide strip, substantially as herein shown and described, and for the purpose specified.
In testimony whereof I affix mysignature in presence of two witnesses.
REGINALD LONG. I