US 651040 A
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. Patented June 5, 1900.. E. J. HISLEY. v IRONING BOARD.
(Application filed Feb. 5, 1900.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE.
EMMA J. IIISLEY, OF SYRACUSE, NEV YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 651,040, dated June 5, 1900. Application filed February 5. 1900. Serial No.3,942. (No model.)
To all whmn it rmty concern.-
Be it known that I, EMMA .I. IIISLEY, of Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Boards, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to improvements in ironing-boards, having more particular reference to the bracket which detachabl y holds the cloth covering in place upon the face of the board.
My object is to produce an ironing-board with a bracket at each end or adjacent to each end upon the reverse side which will grip and hold the layers of cloth which cover the face of the board at their ends, thereby allowing them to be readily attached and detached for the purpose of cleansing.
My invention consists in the several new and novel features of construction and operation which are hereinafter described, and
more specifically set forth in the claims hereunto annexed.
It is constructed as follows, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in Which- Figure 1 is a side view of an ironing-board mounted upon a standard and showing the layers of cloth upon the board held'at one end by my improved bracket and the other end loose, the bracket occupying a relaxed position. Fig. 2 is a view of one end of the reverse side of the board, showing the bracketin the position which it. occupies while holding the cloth upon the board. Fig. 3 is a section on line w ac, Fig. :2. Fig. l is a similar View, but showing the position of the bracket relaxed.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
A is the standard, upon which the ironingboard B is suitably mounted. The bracket 0 comprises two members, one a bail Ct of: the form substantially as shown in Fig. 2 and bent adjacent its ends to form the loop a and at the ends bent to form'an eye I), as shown in Fig. 3. Z) represents staples engaging the bail a at the loop a, and thence pass into the face of the board and form a bearing upon which the bail av rotates within the limits of the cloth is placed over the ends of the board the bail c is placed against the end of the board and over the cloth. Then the opposite bail is forced down to the position shown in Figs, 2 and 3 of the drawings. It will also be seen that in View of the fact that the bail c is curved inwardly it immediately begins to press upon the cloth as soon as the bail a has commenced operation, so that by the time said bail a, is forced down into place the central portion of the bail c grips the cloth nearly the entire length of the central portion of the bail and prevents the cloth from slipping.
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent,
1. A bracket for an ironing-board comprising a bail and bent near its ends to form loops and again bent to form eyes at its ends, a second bail bent or curved inwardly centrally, then bent to form shoulders and then bent to form arms adapted to engage with the eyes upon the first bail, as set forth.
2. A bracket for an ironing-board comprising two members, first a bail constructed of wire bent to form a loop adjacent the ends, then bent to form eyes at the ends, and a second bail bent or curved inwardly centrally, then bent to form shoulders near its ends, then bent so as to engage with the eyes upon the first member, as set forth.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30th day of January, 1900.
EMMA J. IIISLEY.
MILDRED M. New, HOWARD P. DENISON.