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Publication numberUS539535 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 21, 1895
Filing dateSep 16, 1894
Publication numberUS 539535 A, US 539535A, US-A-539535, US539535 A, US539535A
InventorsWright Mckissack
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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l IRONING TABLE. No. 539,535. Patented May Z1, 1895.

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Patented Maly Z1, 1895.



SPECIFICATION forming vpartof Letters Patent No. 539,535, dated May 21, 1895. Application Afiled September l5, 1894. Serial No. 523,142. (No model.)

.To all whom it may concern:

Beit known that I, WRIGHT McKIssAcK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bridgeport, in the county of Jackson and State of Alabama, have invented a new and useful Ironing-Table, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to improvements in ironing-tables The object of the present invention is to improve the construction of ironing tables, and to provide a simple and inexpensive one which may be compactly folded when not in use, and which is adapted to be readily arranged to serve as a step-ladder.

The invention consists in the construction and novel combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claims hereto appended.

In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of an ironing-table constructed in accordance with this invention and shown arranged in position for use. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional View of the same. Fig. 3 is a similar view, the parts being folded. Fig. 4 is a perspective view, the parts being arranged to form the step-ladder. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of a portion of the bosom and sleeve board, illustratingthe construction of the supporting-links for the same.

Like numerals of reference indicate like parts in all the gures of the drawings.Y

l designates an ironing board, which is hinged at its rear end by means of a trans- Verse bar 2 between inclined legs 3, the transverse bar 2 having its terminals rounded to form journals or pintles, and arranged in perforations of the inclined legs. are connected near their lower ends 4, which are-cut at an angle in order to rest squarely on the supporting surface, by a cross-piece 5, and their upper ends support a horizontal lamp-shelf 6, which is superimposed with relation to the upper ends of the legs, and is directly secured to blocks 7, mounted on the ends of the legs, which are cut at an angle to provide a horizontal supporting edge.

The ironing board is supported in a horizontal position for use, as illustrated in Fig. l of the accompanying drawings, by a step- The legs 'shelf 6.

ladder section S, which is pivotally mounted between the inclined legs 3, and which is adapted to fold between the same, as illustrated in Fig. 3 of the accompanying drawings. The step-ladder section is composed of side pieces and treads or foot pieces 9. vIts upper end is adapted to engage a cleat 10, disposed transversely of the ironing board and secured to the lower face of the same. The steps 9 are disposed horizontally when the step-ladder sectionis arranged at an inclination, as shown in Fig. l of the accompanying drawings, and the top step lfits against the lower face of the ironing board. The step-ladder section is pivoted by 'means of a transverse bar 1l, which has its terminals 12 rounded and passed through registering perforations of the sides of the step-ladlder section and the legs3.

The ironing board is provided, in its rear portion,with an opening 13, corresponding in shape to a folding bosom and sleeve board 14E, whichis adapted, when not in use, to fold downward within the openingy 13, and have its upper face flush with the upper face of the ironing board to form a continuous even surface. The bosom board is supported in an elevated position by a pair of links 15 and 16, arranged to swing upward through the opening 13, and having their lower ends pivotally connected with the ironing board thro ugh the medium of cleats 17, which are fastened to the lower face of the ironing board at opposite sides of the opening 13. The links are connected with the rear portion of the bosom or sleeve board, in order to leave the front portion free, so that a sleeve or other garment may be placed on it, and the rear end of the sleeve and bosom board is supported by the vided with perforated extensions 18, which are pivoted to transverse cleats 19 of the bosom board; and when the latter is elevated for use, the rear link 16 is received in a recess 20 in the front edge of the shelf 6,'and'is supported by the latter. The rear link has its lower end extended toform a handle 21,"by which the bosom board may be readily operated; and the bosom board is maintained firmly in an elevated position by means of a hook 22, attachedfto the lower face of the shelf and en- The upper ends of the links are pro- IOO gaging an eye 23 of the rear link. The front end of the bosom board is supported, when in its lower horizontal position, by a piece, 24, secured to the lower face of the ironing board and extending under the front portion of the opening 13 to prevent the board 14 from sinking below the upper face of the ironing board.

The parts are arranged to form a step-ladder, as illustrated in Fig. 4 of the accompanying drawings; and the step-ladder section is prevented from swinging inward by means of pivoted buttons 25, mounted on the edges of the sides of the step-ladder section and adapted to be turned transversely to engage the edges of the inclined legs. A flexible connection 26, such as arope, chain, or the like, extends from the transverse bar, which pivots the step-ladder section, to the cleat l0, of the ironing board, to prevent the parts from collapsing.

It will be seen that the ironing table is simple and comparatively inexpensive in construction, and that it is capable of being readily arranged Ato form a step-ladder, and that it is also adapted to fold compactly when not in use. It will also be apparent that the bosom or sleeve board is compactly arranged and forms a part of the ironing'board when not in use.

Changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacrificing any of the advantages of this invention.

What I claim isl. The combination of a sleeve board, an ironing board provided with a longitudinal opening conforming to the configuration of the Sleeve board, the latter being arranged in the opening when folded and completing the ironing board, a transverse piece 24 secured to the lower face of the ironing board and extending across the opening and supporting the front end of the bosom or sleeve board when the same is folded, a shelf arranged at the back of the ironing board and located above the same and adapted to receive the rear end of the sleeve board when the latter is in operative position, a pair of links arranged in the opening of the ironing board and pivotally connected to the same and to the sleeve board, and adapted to swing the sleeve board upward and to support the same in an elevated position, one ot' the links abutting against and supported by the shelf when in vertical position, and a fastening device for locking the link against the shelf, substantially as described. t

2. The combination of inclined legs, a shelf supported by the same and provided at its front edge with a recess, an ironing board pivoted to the upper ends of the legs, a support for the front end of the ironing board, a bosom board arranged in an opening of the ironing board, and completing the same when folded, a transversepiece extending across such opening to support the bosom board flush with the ironing board the front and rear links hingedly connected to said boards and arranged to swing upward to su pport the bosom board in an elevated position, Ithe rear link being extended to form a handle, and abutting against the shelf and supported by the same when the bosom board is elevated and a locking device for securing the rear link in the recess of the shelf, substantially as described.

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


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