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BEEKMAN VAN GAASBEEK, OF MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK.
Letters Patent No. 64,170, dated April 23, 1867.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Be it known that I, BEEKMANV`VAN GAASBEEK, of Mount Vernon, in the county of lVestchester, and State of New York, have invented certa-in new and useful improvements in Ironing-Tables; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making a portion of this specification, in which- Figure 1 is a plan or top view of the table extended for use.,
Figure 2 is an end view and partial section of the same, also in an extended position.
Figure 3 is a side view of the same in a folded or closed position.
Figure 4 is a vertical transverse section of the same, also in a closed position.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
This invention consists in the combination of a chamber formed on the top of a suitable table, an ironingboard turning laterally out therefrom, and a folding supporting` leg attached to the said board, whereby the board may be compactly stowed out of the' way when desired, and at the saine time be capable of being turned out and firmly supported ina position at right angles vto the table when in use, and whereby the board'may, when required, be coiveniently passed through the article to be ironed.
To enable others to understand the nature and construction of my invention, I will proceed to describe it' with reference to the drawings. I
The table itself is s hown at A, and may be of any suitable construction, but preferably with a double top, the two horizontal parts of which are marked b e, and are at suoh distance apart that a chamber, d, is formed between them. The ironing-boards, of which there may be one or more, are shown respectively at B C, and are each pivoted at one end within the. chamber d, as indicated in dotted outline at e in fig, The outer end of the ironing-board has hinged to it leg, which has attached to its outer side a flat spring, g, the upper end of which is so situated that when the leg is placed in a vertical position, as represented in fig. 2, the said end of the spring will press against the end of the board with suiiicient force to retain the leg in siich upright position, while, in case the leg is turnedup into a horizontal position underneath the board, as shown in red outline in the said figure, the end of the spring will press upon a small block, a', fixed upon the under side of the board near the extremity thereof, and thus provide for the retention ofthe leg in its place under the board; the aforesaid spring being, furthermore, so placed that when the -lieg is turned outward and upward into a horizontal position in line with that of the board, as shown in reu outline in the gure just mentioned, the end of the spring will lap over upon the upper side of the board and retainthe leg in such position, the leg being bytlrese meanse effectually held in any desired position.
In using the ironing-board, it is turned laterally outward at right angles to the side of the table, as represented ,in figs. 1 and 2, and the leg f thereof is turned upward and outward into the horizontal position herein last mentioned and shown in red outline in the aforesaid gures, whereupon the dress skirt, shirt, pantaloon leg, or other article to be ironed, may be placed upon the board, the said board being thrust, as it were, through such article, after which the legf is turned down into a vertical position to support the duter end of the board during the ironing operation. When the board is not in use the leg f is turned up underneath the same, as shown in dotted red outline in 6g. 2, and hereinbcfore explained, and the board is then turned laterally inward into the chamber d, as indicated in dotted red outline in fig. 1; the boardbeing thus placed entirely out ofV the way when not in use, and being, furthermore, together with the ironing-cloth generally employed therewith,
entirely protected from dust and dirt.
What I claim as my invention, and desire to Secure by Letters Patent, is The combination of the chamber i of the table, the pivoted ironing-board, andthe folding leg f, substau tially as and for the purpose hei ein set forth.
B. VAN GAASBEEK.
J. W. Goonies, G.-W. Renn.