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WILLIAM RnIoHENBAcH, 0F oHIoAGo,1LL1NoIs,Ass1eNoR To HIMSELF -AND HENRY nnss, on THE sAME PLAoE.-
Leners Patent No. 88,739, daad .4pm c, 1869.
COMBINED CLOTHES-DETER AND IRNING'TABLE` -...Orw- The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part .of the same.
To all whom it may concern.:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM REICHENBACH, of Chicago, in the county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Glothes-Drier, Ironing-Board, and Table Combined; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification, and to the'letters of reference marked thereon, like letters indicating like parts wherever they occur.
To Venable others skilled in the art to construct and use my invention, I will proceed to describe it.
This invention relates to an apparatus for household and laundry use, combining a table, an ironing-board, and a' clothes-drier, and which is so arranged that it may be opened and extended, so as to form an ironingboard and clothes-drier, or closed up, so as to constitute an ordinary table.
Figure l is a perspective view of the device, extended so as to present the ironing-board and clothesdrier.
Figure 2 is a cross-vertical section of one of the hollow posts, showing the manner of attaching the adjustable arms. Y
I construct a table, A, consisting of the broad base a, the hollow pillar b, and the body c.
The top of this table I divide near one side, and hinge the wider portion B, so that it may turn over back, and form an ironing-board, as show n in g. l.
Within the pillar b is arranged a series of hollow posts, O, D, and E, fitting one within another, in the manner of telescopic tubes; and to these posts, I hinge several series of arms, e, f, and g, whicl1,wl1en the posts are drawn out, may.,be extended horizontally, as shown in fig. 1, so as to form a clothes-drier.
The manner of attaching the larms is clearly shown in iig. 2. i
They are set into recesses in the enlarged portion of the posts, and have their ends slotted, and a pin passed through them, so that they may be turned down, as
shown by the arrn on the left side, or may be turned ont horizontally, and shoved back, so that their 4ends will engage under a shoulder, and be securely locked in Vthat position, as shown by the arm ou the right side.
TheV arms e are attached to the lower end of the post D, and turn down against the end of post C, as shown in fig. 1, which supports them in the horizontal position.
l 1n the table-body c, I place a number of sliding horizontal arins,h, which may be drawn out, as shown in fig. 1, and upon which clothes may be bling, or. they may be pushed back into the body, with only the knobs on their ends projecting.
At one end of the table, I also place an iron shelf, I, to set the Hat-irons on, and which shoves into the body c, in the same manner as the arms h.
In the base a. of the table'is located a drawer, d, to hold the Hat-irons when not in use.
The posts are held up, and prevented from closing up by means of the hooks c and e, as shown in iig. 1.
When the apparatus is to be closed up, the shelf I and arms h are pushed into the body,'the arms g folded down around the post E, and the post shoved down into the post D; the arms e and f closed up around the post D, which is pushed into the post C, and the whole then lowered into the pillar b, after which the cover B is turned down.
The apparatus then'presents the appearance of an ordinary table.
Having thus fully described my invention,
What I- desire to secure by `Letters Patent, is- Y/ The combined ironing-table and clothes-rack, all constructed and arranged to operate as herein shown and described.
Witnesses: W'M; REIOBENBAOH.
WM. H. LoTz, A. LIMBERG.