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Publication numberUS761751 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1904
Filing dateJul 11, 1903
Priority dateJul 11, 1903
Publication numberUS 761751 A, US 761751A, US-A-761751, US761751 A, US761751A
InventorsRosa B Barrett
Original AssigneeRosa B Barrett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for holding curtains when being ironed.
US 761751 A
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No. 761,751. PATENTED JUNE-7,, 1904.





ma aware-1a" UNITED STATE Patented Judie '7, 1904.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 761,751, dated June 7, 1904.

Application filed July 11, 1903. Serial No; 165,160. (No model.) I

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, ROSA B. BARRETT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Salem, in the county of Columbiana and State of Ohio,

have invented a new and useful Device for Holding Curtains \Vhen Being Ironed, of

'- ironing lace curtains, the object being to provide a simple and eflicient means'whereby the curtain can be unrolled evenly and smoothly while being ironed and prevented from wrinkling and creasing after being ironed.

The inventionconsists in certain details of construction hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims. a

In the drawings forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the practical application of my invention. Fig. 2 is a detail perspective view showing-one of the rollers. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view of one of the brackets for holding the roller adapted to carry the damp curtain. Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view of the said roller, and Fig. 5 is a detail end View a showing the clamp and roller in position upon a table.

In carrying out my invention I employ two rollers A and B, the roller A being adapted to have the damp curtain rolled around the same, while the rollerB is adapted to receive the curtain after it has been ironed, andin operation the roller A is opened and one edge of the curtain is placed between the sections,

which are then closed and the curtain is wound or rolled thereon. The free end of the curtain is then ironed and inserted between the sections ofthe roller B, and as the damp curtain is unwound from the roller A and ironed vised for supporting the roller A so that the damp curtain can be readily unrolled; but in practice I prefer to make the rollers solid and .ranged parallel to the rest preferably of wood, each being composed of two semicylindrical sections A and B, respectively, hinged at one longitudinal edge, as shown at A and, as before stated, to connect the curtain tovthe roller it is only necessary to separate the sections a slight distance, insert the edge of the curtain between the roller-sections, then close the sections together and roll the curtain around the same. For the purpose of holding the roller A, Iemploy a bracket C at each end, comprising the clip portion O and the curved rest portion C the clip portions being parallel to the rest portions and adapted to engage the edge of-the table, and the ends of the roller A are placed in the curved rest portions of the two brackets and being held therein a slight distance above the table the roller will easily rotate in the brackets when it is desired to unroll the curtain, and this is usually done by rolling that portion of the curtain which has been ironed upon the roller B and then catching the ends of the roller B and drawing it away from the said roller A. It is not necessary to provide supports forthe roller B, as the said roller, with the curtain attached thereto, rests upon the table and is rolled upon the ironed portion of the curtain, and it will be understood that a suflicient quantity of the damp curtain can be unrolled as needed.

It will thus be seen that I provide a very cheap, simple, and efiicient device for the pur pose herein stated, and it will be readily seen that by providing the abutting faces of the rollers flat and smooth the curtain will also be held in a fiat and smooth condition after it has been ironed.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

l. A device of the kind described,'comprising two rollers divided longitudinally, the sections being hinged together along their longitudinal edges, and brackets for supporting one of the rollers, each bracket consisting of a curved rest portion, anda clip portion arportion, substantially as set forth.

2. A device of the kind described comprisarranged parallel to the clip portion and seing tWo rollers formed of semicylindrical cured intermediate its ends to the upper, rear hinged sections, and brackets adapted to end of the clip portion.

loosely and rotatably support one of said roll- ROSA B. BARRETTIT. 5 ers, each bracket consisting of a curved clip Witnesses:

portion adapted to be fastened to the edge of a R. O. KRIDLER,

table, and a curved semicircular rest portion D. J. HANNA.

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Cooperative ClassificationB65H19/28