US 853300 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
No. 853,300. PATENTED MAY 14, 1907. 0. ERIOKSONf LAUNDRY STAND.
APPLIOATION FILED NOV.8,1905. I
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Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 14, 1907.
Application filed November 8, 1905. Serial No. 286,344.
o all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CHRISTINA ERIOKSON, I acitizen of the United States, and a resident I of the city of Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Laundry-Stands; and I do hereby declare that the following is l a full, clear, and exact description of the a same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
This invention relates to improvements in laundry stands and more particularly to a laundry stand adapted to be engaged upon a laundry table or other place of convenient access and to contain various articles used about the laundry.
Heretofore a considerable inconvenience has been occasioned in the laundry when a device is not provided for holding the implements ordinarily used in position for convenient access and'it is the object of this invention to provide a device adapted to contain in separate compartments those articles in most common use about the laundry table and which may be secured upon the table or in any other position convenient to the operator thus saving a considerable amount of time and labor.
A further object of the invention is to provide a cheap and simple stand, yet one which may be secured upon the laundry table or in any other position convenient to the operator thus obviating the possibility of its being overturned and having its contents spilled.
The invention consists in the matters hereinafter described and more fully pointed out and defined in the appended claims.
In the drawings: Figure '1 is a top plan view of a device embodying our invention. Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a section taken on line 33 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary transverse section of the sad-iron compartment taken on line 44 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a section taken on line 55 of Fig. 1.
As shown in said drawings: The stand comprises an integral metallic casting, though obviously it may be, if preferred, constructed in parts and suitably secured together and may be of any preferred material. Said stand is provided with a relatively broad base A having integral legs a on the under surface thereof adapted to hold the stand out of contact with the table or other support therefor. Apertures a are provided in the base centrally thereof as shown in Fig. 1, adapted to receive screws or the like by means of which the stand is secured to the table to prevent its being accidentally displaced. On the base, at one side thereof as shown, is provided a raised seat B for the polishing iron B which seat tapers in width from the front rearwardly and has a rounded forward end I) and an approximately straight rear end I). The side and end walls of said seat slant inwardly from the bottom and are provided with an integral top plate 6 which as shown more clearly in Fig. 2, is slightly concave on its upper surface longitudinally of the seat. Retaining flanges b -b extend up'wardlyfrom the top plate at the sides thereof and a flange 6 extends upwardly at the forward end of said plate, all of which act to retain said polishing iron in place. Said side and end walls and top plate as shown are provided with apertures which act to reduce weight and to prevent the heat from being conducted away from the iron B. Extending longitudinally of said base is the wall C, from the ends and centrally of which to near the margin of the base, opposite from the seat B extend the end walls cc and division wall 0 of which the walls a and stare connected by the outer wall 0 Said walls as shown provide a sad-iron compartment or receptacle D and a pad containing compartment D, the former of which is provided along its outer margin with a raised outwardly inclined ledge d adapted to prevent the sad-iron D from displacement and the bottom of which is also apertured to prevent its conducting away the heat of the iron. Within the pad containing compartment D is provided a pad consisting of a damp cloth, waste or other material D adapted to contain moisture and to be used in connection with the sad-iron and polishing iron.
Extending longitudinally of the wall C intermediate the same and the seat B is a wall E, integrally connected at its ends with said wall C and affording a compartment for a plait lifter G or the like and is provided near one end with a projection e adapted to hold the lifter in gaged. a
At the rear of the seat B are two compartments F and F afforded by the wall E, the side walls ff, and end and division position to be readily en- IIO walls f and f respectively. The compartment F as shown is adapted to contain pins and needles F and the compartment F is adapted to contain buttons or like articles F. The bottoms f -f of said compartments slant downwardly from the sides and ends toward the center and act to keep the articles therein in position to be readily taken therefrom.
The operation is as follows: When the stand is-secured to the laundry table or sup port the legs a prevent the heat of the irons from injuring the table and owing to the connection of the stand with the table it is always in position for convenient access and is not liable to be overturned or misplaced. The various compartments afi'ord receptacles for such articles as are of common use about the laundry and thus save a considerable amount of time and. work in procuring the articles when it is desired to use the same. The arrangement of the various compartments on the base afford a very neat and compact structure which occupies but little space.
Obviously many details of form and construction may be varied without departing from the principles of my invention.
I claim as my invention:
1. The combination with a base of a raised, concave seat thereon, upwardly directed flanges on said seat adapted to engage an iron therein, an iron compartment adjacent thereto having its marginal edge raised and a moisture containing compartment.
2. The combination with a base of legs thereon, a raised perforated concave seat on said base, side and end flanges on said seat, an iron compartment adjacent the concave seat, compartments adjacent-said seat having bottoms concave on their upper sides and a moisture containing compartment.
3. The combination with a base of a plu rality of iron compartments thereon and one of the same having a raised seat, means for securing the irons in said compartments, compartments adjacent the iron compartments having bottoms concave on their inner sides, a plait lifter compartment and a projection in said compartment.
4. The combination with an apertured.
base of legs thereon, a concave raised seat on said base adapted to contain a polishing iron, a compartment adjacent saidseat opening on the side opposite therefrom and adapted to contain a sadiron and a raised ledge along the outer margin of said compartment.
5. In a device of the class described the combination with a base of a raised seat thereon provided with a concave upper surface and adapted to support a polishing iron by its margins only, a compartment adapted to contain a sad-iron, a moisture carrying pad and a plurality of compartments pro vided with bottoms slanting downwardly from all of their walls toward their center.
6. In a device of the class described the combination with a base of upwardly directed walls thereon affording a plurality of compartments, centrally slanting bottoms in part of said compartments, a ledge on the outer margin of one of said compartments and a raised seat provided with a concave upper surface.
7. In a device of the class described the combination with a base of a concave perforated seat thereon adapted to support an iron at its edges, an iron compartment on said base having a raised margin, a plait lifter compartment on said base, and compartments adjacent said compartments adapted to receive necessary laundry arti cles.
8. In a device of the classdescribed the combination with a base of compartments thereon and one of the same adapted to seat an iron in upright position, and the other to holdan iron on its side, compartments on said base adapted to receive moisture, and a plait litter and compartments adjacent thereto.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Witnesses v C. W. IIILLS, ANDREV ERIoKsoN.