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Publication numberUS844732 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 19, 1907
Filing dateJul 3, 1906
Priority dateJul 3, 1906
Publication numberUS 844732 A, US 844732A, US-A-844732, US844732 A, US844732A
InventorsAlbert L Miller
Original AssigneeAlbert L Miller
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 844732 A
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No. 844,732. PATENTED FEB. 19, 1907. A. L. MILLER.



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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 19, 1907.

Application filed July 3,1906. Serial No. 324,695.

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Be it known that I, ALBERT L. MILLER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Benson, in the county of Douglas and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Tables; of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to ironing-tables, and it is the object thereof to provide a light cheaply-constructed collapsible table and adjustable means by which the same may be removably and rigidly secured against a wall and floor.

The invention consists in the combination with the ironing-board or table-top having foldable legs of a diagonally-extending adjustable tension member having one end connected with the table-top between the legs thereof and the other end connected near the juncture of the wall and floor, so that by the single member the table is held down upon the floor and drawn toward the wall.

A construction embodying my invention is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of the table as secured upon the floor and against a wall. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same, and Fig. 3 is an end elevation thereof.

In the construction shown the table-top or ironing-board 1. is of ordinary form, being rectangular at one end, the sides being parallel from said end to about the middle of the board and then gradually converging toward the other end, which is rounded, as shown. The table is provided with two foldable legs, each of which is formed by crossed pieces 2 and 3. The said pieces 2 and 3 of each leg are secured together near the center thereof and at the upper ends are connected by hinges 4 with the table-top 1, blocks 5 being placed on the rearward pieces 2 to bring the axes of the hinges into alinement. One of the legs formed by the said pieces 2 and 3 is connected with the board near the rectangular end thereof, and the other leg is positioned near the center of the board, so that the rounded tapering end thereof extends clear of the legs for convenience in ironing skirts, shirt-bosoms, and the like. Each of the legs is so hinged as to fold toward the rounded end of the board.

To the under side of the board 1, about midway between the legs, is a screw-eye 6, with which is connected a linked tension member having at the end a hook 7 and at the central part thereof a turnbuckle 8, by which the length of the member may be adjusted. When the table is to be used, the legs are unfolded and the table is set on a floor 9 with the rectangular end of the board 1 engaging a wall 10. A screw-eye 11 is placed in either the wall or floor near the corner formed by the juncture of the same, the most convenient position being ordinarily in the base-hoard 12 near the floor, as shown in Fig. 1. The hook 7 is then engaged with the screw-eye 11, and the length of the tension shortened by means of the turnbuckle S to simultaneously draw the end of the board against the wall and press the legs down firmly upon the floor. After the tension member has once been adjusted to the proper length it may be left in such adjustment and the table collapsed by drawing outward the leg farthest from the wall, this permitting the outer end of the board to be tilted downward, as shown by the dotted lines in Fig. 1, thereby loosening the tension member and permitting the disengagement of the hook 7 from the screw-eye 11. The said screw-eye 1.1 may be left in the wall as a permanent fixture for use in holding the table whenever it is desired to use the same.

It will be obvious that the table as shown and described may be cheaply built, and being firmly held against the wall and upon the floor by the adjustable tension member will fulfil perfectly all the requirements of a table of this class.

Now, having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. An ironing-table comprising a tabletop, a leg connected therewith near one end thereof, a second leg connected therewith near the center thereof, and a tension member having one end connected with the tabletop between the legs and the other end connected near the corner formed by the juncture of the floor and wall upon and against which the table rests.

2. In an ironing-table, a table-top, foldable legs thereon, and an adjustable tension ble-top between the legs and the other end adapted to engage means disposed near the corner formed by the juncture of the floor and wall upon and against which the table rests.

member having one end attached to the ta- 3. In an ironing-table, a table-top, legs ture thereof, and a hook on the tension memhinged thereon, and means for simultaneber adapted to engage the eye. ously drawing the end of the table-top In testimony whereof I have hereuntosubagainst a Wall and holding the table down scribed my name in the presence of two Wit- 5 upon a floor, said means consisting of a diagnesses.

onally-extending tension member connected to the table between the legs thereof, a turnbuckle in said tension member for adjusting Witnesses: the length thereof, an eye secured to the floor J. M. SHRAMEK, :0 or Wall near the corner formed by the junc- D. O. BARNELL ALBERT L. MILLER.

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Cooperative ClassificationA47B5/06