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P ENT orrron;
- JEAN GARRET, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oet.8, 1907.
Application filed March 8,1907. Serial No- 361,391-
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, J EAN GARRET, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Tables, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an ironing table of that type provided with a foldable stand to which the ironing board proper is secured.
The invention has for one of its objects to improve and simplify the construction and operation of devices of this character so as to be comparatively easy and in- I expensive to manufacture, readily adjustable and ma nipulated and composed of few parts presenting a strong and durable structure.
A further object of the invention is the provision of an ironing board and stand which are relatively adjustable so as to vary the height of the ironing board, the ironing board being detachably secured to the stand so that the latter can be folded and stored away with the board when not in use.
With these objects in view and others, as will appear as the description proceeds, the invention comprises the various novel features of construction and arrangement of parts, which will be more fully described hereinafter and set forth with particularity in the claims appended hereto.
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates one of the embodiments of the invention, Figure l is a perspectiveview of the stand with'the ironing board in position thereon and shown in' dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section of the. ironing board and the upper portion of the stand. Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of the ironing board.
Similar reference characters are employed to designate similar parts throughout the figures.
Referring to the drawing, A designates the stand and B, the ironing board, which latter may be of any desired shape and size. The stand A comprises a pair of crossed legs designated generally by 1 that are pivoted together on anapproximately central shaft 2 that passes through the side members or bars 3 of the legs, which members are provided with iron fittings or apertured plates 4 for receiving the ends of the shaft 2.
Disposed between the members 3 of each leg are cross rods 5 disposed at suitably spaced points and secured at their ends in any suitable manner to the members for holding the latter rigidly spaced apart and bracing them.
On the upper ends of each pair of members 3 are cross pieces 6 and 7, the latter preferably taking the form of a plate that serves to support one end of the board B and to hold the iron when the same is not being used for ironing. The cross pieces 6 and 7 are each provided with apertures 9 for receiving a screw or other fastening whereby the ironing board can be detachably secured to the stand.
The ironing board on its under side is provided at one end with a socketed metal plate 10 that is set in and adjacent the opposite end are a plurality of such plates suitably spaced apart, andthe sockets of these plates are tapped to receive the eye or other screws 11 that can be conveniently turned by hand. These screws extend upwardly through the openings 9 and enter the single plate at one end and any desired plate at the other end. By providing a plurality of socketed plates 10, the stand A can be adjusted for varying the height of the ironing board.
In order to assist in giving stability to the stand, a horizontal brace member 12 is employed which is preferably a metal member having its extremity formed into hooks 13 that are adapted to engage the top cross bars 5 of the legs 1, the said bars being bent at their central portions toward each other, as indicated at 14.
To provide for the adjustment of the stand, the brace member 12 has at one or both ends a plurality of hooks 13.
In practice, the stand, in preparing the device for use, is first unfolded by spreading the legs 1 apart and hooking the brace member 12 to the top cross bars 5. The ironing board is then placed on the stand and the fastening screws 11 inserted. At the right hand end of Fig. 2, the board does not extend entirely over the member 7, but leaves a rest or support on which the iron stand may rest, so as to receive the iron when not in use.
According to the adjustment shown in Fig. 2, the ironing board is in its lowest position. By adjusting the stand sov that the left hand fastening screw 11 would enter the innermost threaded socket 10, the board will be in its higher position. When the board is so adjusted, it will be understood that the brace member 12 will also be adjusted to correspond.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the advantages of the construction and of the method of operation will be readily appreciated by those skilled in the art to which the invention appertains, and while I have described the principle of operation of the invention, together with the device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is-merely illustrative, and that various changes maybe made when desired, as are within the scope of the claims.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim 1. In a device of the class described, the combination of a stand comprising a pair of hingedly connected and crossed legs including cross bars and apertured members, an ironing board resting on the members, fastenings extending through the apertured members and connected with the ironing board for securing the board to the members, and a bracing member disposed under the ironing board and having a hook at one end and a plurality of spaced hooks at the opposite end for engaging over the cross pieces to vary the position of the legs and the head of the ironing board.
2. In a device of the class described, the combination of a stand comprising a pair of hingedly connected and crossed legs including cross bars and apertured members, an ironing board resting on the members, a plurality of socketed and threaded plates adjacent the ends of the ironing board and on the bottom side thereof, a bracing member disposed under the ironing board and having portions for adjustably engaging one of the cross bars of the legs, and a screw extending through each apertured member and adapted to engage in any one of the sockctcd plates for rigidly securing the ironing board to the stand at any desired height.
In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature in presence of two Witnesses JEAN GARRET.
Witnesses ELEANOR M. BOOTH, A. L. STEWART.