US 881727 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATENTED MAR. 1.0 1908;
' S. E. SHURTZ.
I RONING BOARD. APPLICATION H LED Nov. 24. 190e.
' #ffl/@raga t ing board one end 2 of which is reduced in SAMUEL E. SHURTZ, OF PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. j
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented March 10, 1908.
Application filed November 24, 1906. Serial No. 344,845.
To all whom 'it may concern:
Be it known that I, SAMUEL E. SHURTZ, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ironing-Boards, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention relates to ironing boards, and its object is toY provide a device of this character with improved supporting devices to permit the board to have a sliding longitudinal adjustment to adapt it to be rojected to any desired distance over a tab e or like support and to be extended to varying distances beyond the end of a table.
A further object of the invention is to provide an ironing board with supporting means whereby the board may be reversed end for end as well as adjusted longitudinally.
The construction of the improvement will be fully described hereinafter in connection 'with the drawing which forms a part of this specification, and its novel features will be defined in the appended claims.
1n the drawing, Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improved ironing board supported upon the end of a table, Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the board in reversed osition and illustratin by dotted lines its ongitudinal adjustabiclrity, Fig. 3 is a top plan view of theiboard, Fig. 4 is a vertical section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3, and Fig. 5 is a vertical section showing the means for supporting the up er end of the board by a detachable leg.
'Fhe reference numeral designates the ironwidth to adapt it to serve as'a sleeve board.
To the under surface of the board is secured a guide 3 comprising a strip of sheet metal secured centrally and longitudinally of the board and having its edges 4 bent downward and inward to provide a guide way for the upper plate 5 of a bracket 6 said bracket having parallel arms 7 and 8 and a vertical brace 9 connecting the arm 7 with the top plate 5 of the bracket. A set screw 10 extends through a threaded opening in the plate 5 of the bracket to secure the board at any position to which it may be adjusted upon the bracket by reason of the frictional engagement of the top-plate and the board plate when the set screw has been turned home, the engagement being along the side anges of the board plate and the opposing surfaces of the top-plate and extending throughout the length of the top-plate. The lower arm 8 of the bracket is formed with a threaded eye 11 through which extends a .clamping screw 12, the upper end of which is formed with a head 13 to bear against the under surface of the end of a table top 14. The arm 7 of the bracket is provided with an arm 15 extending at right angles to the length of said arm 7 and proj ecting slightly on either side thereof to bear upon the upper side of the table, the latter being provided with the usual supporting legs 16. Y
As shown, the top 'plate 5 and arm 7 ex-v tend parallel with each other, and are connected together rigidly at, opposite ends by the vertically-extending portion of bracket 6 and the brace 9, the latter parts being spaced a art and providing a support at its ends for t e extended top plate 5. This structure. being rigid, revents any relative movement of the top plate 5 and the remaining portion of the support, insuring that the top plate will be in proper position to pass into the guide formed by the plate 3 when the board is being placed in position, the to plate being held in the position assumed by it when the supporting member is clamped to the table or other support. The board is readily guided into position, and when so placed, the supporting member, being relatively narrow at all points exce ting the top plate (which is located practica ly in contact with the bottom of the board,) presents no laterally-extending parts which would be liable to be brought mto contact with such parts of the material being ironed as would extend below the top surface of the board.
As shown in the drawing, the board may be readily reversed to bring either the narrow end 2 or the wider portion of the board over the table 14, and when it is desired to extend the narrow portion of the board at a distance from the end of the table, the outer the wider tporti-on of the 'board extending above the table serves for ironing shirt waists or other garments.
It will be observed'that theY board may extend to any desired distance above the-table` to permit shirt waists or like garments to be passed` over the end thereof without contacting with the verticalbrace 9 of the bracket.
The sliding adjustability of' theboard is4 an important feature of the resent invention, and it will be lap arentt-v-at the bracket may be securelyy e amp'ed upon thel table by the 'clamping `screw 12, fand also that the board mayA be rirmly .secured tozany.- position to which itisadjusteol `by meansof thevset screw 10. The supporting =leg `17 may be readily detachedfromfthe board when not requiredfor use.
Having: thus described my@ invention, what I claim asineW, is:
1. ln an ironing board, asupportingmember having atop plate andan `arm extending parallel thereto andI adapted toirest on a table or other support, said arm Vand plate being rigidly connected at spaced points to provide anfextende'dtop plate supported at its ends and to prevent'relative movement of the arm Vand top plate', said vtop-plate, :in cross-section, being of greater width than the width of the connections between it :and said arm, means for clamping said arm to the member support, and an ironing board-'having anfext'endved flangedfplate secured to its under surface, said plate .and the' top plate of the supporting .member being complementally-formed to permit a relative longitudinal movement vof the boardandsupporting member,the complemental-forms of said plates preventing :a ydisengagement of the board and member otherwise than byfa longitudinal-movement, land a set screwextending through the top plate of thesupporting member, said set screw being adapted to contact sijia? with the inner face of the'board-plate to v)rovide a relative movement of the top-p ate and .board-plate to rictionally engage said `plates, the engagement being throughout the engthof the top-plate, whereby the board will be positively held against longitudinal movement, and whereby the relative width f of the top-plate and the connections between itand the supporting arm are such as to provide a space on opposite sides of said connections below the plane of the top-plate.
2. ln an ironing board, a supporting member having a top plate substantially T- shapedain :cross-section, and also having a long and ashort arm spacedfrom each other and from -said top-plate, said arms and top plate extendingin parallel planes, said top .plate and the adjacent 'arm being rigidly connected at their ends by relatively narrow connections, a clampingscrew carried by one of said arms and adapted to clamp the other arm on thev opposing face of a table or other support, Ian ironing board having an extended'ii-anged )late secured to its under surface, said plateI raving aform in cross-section, to receive the top plat-e of the supporting member in a mannery to permit relative longitudi- -nal movement of the board and supporting