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Publication numberUS438039 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 17, 1890
Filing dateFeb 11, 1890
Priority dateFeb 11, 1890
Publication numberUS 438039 A, US 438039A, US-A-438039, US438039 A, US438039A
InventorsWilliam Walters
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Mode1 W WALTERS.


No. 438,039. Patented Oct. '7, 1890.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Iatent No. 438,039, dated October "7, 1890.

Application filed February l1, 1890.

To all whom it may concern.-

3e it known that I, VILLIAM VALTERS, a citlzen of the United States, and a resident of Findlay, in the county of Hancock and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Stands; and I do in use.

I am aware that a pivoted stand for holding sad-irons has heretofore been contemplated in which the body or that portion upon which the iron rests and the support for the same have been made in one piece or rigid with each other, and the support pivoted to the table.

The invention consists of certain novel features of construction and new combinations of parts, which will be hereinafter more fully described, and definitely pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure' l is a plan view of a sad-iron stand constructed according to my invention, and Fig. 2 is a central longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 3 isa bottom view of the free end of the sup` port.

In the said drawings, the reference-numeral l designates the support, consisting of a metallic bar having at one end an upwardly-extending circular plate 3, recessed at its inner side or portion at 4, and provided with a hole or aperture 2 for the passage of a pivot-pin, by which it is secured to the under side of a table or ironing-board. Upon the under side at this end the support is angular-ly recessed so as to receive and hold a binding-nut upon the end of a screw-threaded pivot, by which the support is secured to a table.

7 designates the body of the stand o1' that portion upon which the iron rests. It is made in substantially the shape of an iron, as usual,

Serial No. 340,030. (No specimens.)

and of metal or other suitable material. This body is pivoted at its center to the support 1 by a pivot 8, so as to turn freely thereon, a washer 9 being interposed between said support and the bottom of the body. The pivot is secured by a binding-nut 10, screwed upon its end.

The numeral l1 designates a rim or ange secured to the body at each side thereof and projecting upwardly therefrom. These Iianges extend from the rear of the body to Within a short distance of the point or forward portion of the stand, where their ends are beveled, as shown in Fig. 1. It will be noted that the upper side or surface of plate 3 is in line with or extends above the top of the flanges 11 of the body or rest 7.

The operation of the device is as follows: The support is secured to a table-leaf, upon the under side thereof, by the pivot 6, which passes through an aperture in the table-leaf and through a corresponding aperture in the support, and is secured in place by means of the binding-nut 5, which ts in the angular recess in the under side of the support. The body 7 being adjustable upon its pivot, it can be revolved upon the support and adjusted to any position horizontally independently of the support which may be found most desirable for the operator. When not in use, the body and support may be turned or folded underneath the table and thus be out of the way.

The rims or flanges 11, it will be noted, eX- tend only partly the length of the side of the body, leaving the front and rear portions thereof free, so thatl an iron can be slid upon the same and properly guided into place by the flanges without any special attention on the part of the operator.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- 1. As a new article, a sad-iron stand consisting of a horizontal support formed or provided at one end with an upwardly-extending plate having a pivot-hole or aperture and a body pivoted to the other end of the support, so that its upper surface will be iiush with or below that of said plate, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

As a new article, a sad-iron stand 'con- In testimony that I claimt-he foregoing as sist'ing of a horizontal support l, provided my own I have hereunto affixed my signature With an upwardly-extending plate 3, having in presence of two witnesses.

a pivot-hole 2, and angularly recessed on its VILLIAM WALTERS. 5 under side, and Ihe body '7, secured to said sup- Witnesses:

port by pivot-pin 8, and having the flanges 11, WILKIE WV. CHAPMAN,

substantially as described. VILLIAM R. M. COOPER.

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US2723097 *Jan 17, 1950Nov 8, 1955Tyler Claude DFlatiron rest
US4307672 *Sep 8, 1976Dec 29, 1981Yoshiharu ShikimiSwing shelf
Cooperative ClassificationD06F79/02, A47B96/061
European ClassificationD06F79/02