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Publication numberUS3699673 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 24, 1972
Filing dateDec 7, 1970
Priority dateDec 7, 1970
Also published asCA954036A, CA954036A1, DE2160350A1, DE2160350C2
Publication numberUS 3699673 A, US 3699673A, US-A-3699673, US3699673 A, US3699673A
InventorsFoster Edwin E, Foster Thomas E, Foster Wilbur A
Original AssigneeMajik Ironers Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ironing apparatus
US 3699673 A
Abstract
An ironing apparatus which compactly and unitarily comprises an iron, an ironing board, support structures for said iron and said ironing board, a casing of relatively small volume for containing the same with frame means fixing said casing to said support structures whereby said apparatus is adapted for operative disposition when said casing is opened to provide a base with said ironing board being in extended condition and said iron disposed thereabove, and inoperative position wherein said apparatus components are fully received within the closed casing for ready transportability.
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United States Patent Foster et al.

[54] IRONING APPARATUS [72] Inventors: Edwin E. Foster; Wilbur A. Foster; Thomas E. Foster, all of I Austin,

Tex.

[73] Assignee: Maiik-Ironers, Inc., Austin, Tex.

[22] Filed: Dec. 7, 1970 21 Appl. No.: 95,736

[52] US. Cl. ..38/30, 108/34, 190/42,

38/104 [51] Int. Cl. .....D06f 71/00 [58] Field of Search ..l08/3336; 190/11, 190/42; 38/103, 104, 139, 112, 30, 31; 100/102 [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,483,954 12/1969 Michalski ..190/42 3,137,953 6/1964 Foster ..38/30 7/1950 Morgan ..3s/139 x 51 Oct. 24, 1972 3,027,664 4/1962 Dailey ..38/1 39 X 3,303,591 2/1967 Foster ..38/3l 3,326,337 6/1967 Bell 190/11 3,496,659 2/1970 Foster ..38/30 Primary Examiner-Jordan Franklin Assistant Examiner-Geo. V. Larkin Att0rney-Ralph W. Kalish [57 7 ABSTRACT An ironing apparatus which compactly and unitarily comprises an iron, an ironing board, support structures for said iron and said ironing board, a casing of relatively small volume for containing the same with frame means fixing said casing to said support structures whereby said apparatus is adapted for operative disposition when said casing .is opened to provide a base with said ironing board being in extended condition and said iron disposed thereabove, and inoperative position wherein said apparatus components are fully received within the closed casing for ready transportability.

22'Claims, 48 Drawing Figures PATENTEDUBI 24 I972 SHEET OlflF 20 INVENTORS EDWIN E. FOSTER FOSTER &

WILBUR A.

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SHEET UEUF 20 FIG. 4

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INVENTORS EDWIN E. FOSTER. WILBUR A. FOSTER, & THOMAS E. FOSTER BY Q K ATTO RNEY PATENTED our 24 1972 SHEET 05 0F 20 INVENTORS EDWIN E. FOSTER, WILBUR A. FOSTER & THOMAS E. FosTEFi BY Ql k W. (14.1

ATTORNEY PA'TENTED 24 I97? 3 6 9 9 .6 7 3 SHEEI o 8 HF 20 FIG. l2

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THOMAS E. FOSTER BY Qw K ATTORNEY PATENTED MIT 24 m2 SHEET 12UF 2O FIG. 26

INVENTORS EDWIN E. FOSTER WILBUR A. FOSTER & THOMAS E. FOSTER BY MM ATTORNEY FIG. 25

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EDWIN THOMAS E. FOS BY QM -1 ATTORNEY PATENTE'O um 24 m2 SHEET 1EUF 2O FIG. 37

INVENTORS EDWIN E. FOSTER, WILBUR A. FOSTER & THOMAS E. FOSTER FIG. 36

BY M w KM ATTORNEY PATENTEDom 24 I972 SHEET 17UF 20 FIG. 40

ATTORNEY P'A'TENTEDncI 24 1972 3,699,673

SHEET 18 [1F 20 INVENTORS EDWIN E. FOSTER. WILBUR A. FOSTER. 8. THOMAS E. FOSTER BY QM ATTORNEY

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Classifications
U.S. Classification38/30, 38/104, 108/34, 190/1
International ClassificationA47B77/04, A47B77/10, D06F81/00, D06F77/00, A47B35/00, D06F81/02
Cooperative ClassificationD06F77/00, D06F81/02, A47B35/00, A47B77/10
European ClassificationD06F81/02, A47B77/10, A47B35/00, D06F77/00