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Publication numberUS9241 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 7, 1852
Publication numberUS 9241 A, US 9241A, US-A-9241, US9241 A, US9241A
InventorsFederal C. Adams
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 9241 A
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Sad Iron.

'No. 9,241. Patented Sent. '7, 1852.

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Specification of Letters Patent No. 9,241, dated September 7, 1852.

0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FEDERAL C. ADAMs, of Aberdeen, in the county of Brown and State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Smoothing-Irons; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon.

The principal nature of my invention or improvement consists in providing the inside of the iron with a basket grate, which can be taken out of the main case or separatedfrom it for the purpose of making a fire within the grate of charcoal or such combustible matter as may be seen fit at the time, and after it is sufficiently ignited the grate is put within the case for the purpose of heating the iron. The bars that compose the grate are attached or cast to the smoothing part of the iron (as will be hereafter shown); the bottom of the inside of the iron is made with a concave form for the purpose of more effectually heating the center by having it thinner in the center.

To enable others skilled in the art to make and use my invention, I will proceed to describe its construction and operation.

Similar letters and figures refer to corresponding part of the improved iron.

Figure 1, is a top view of the iron in a complete state. Fig. 2, is a perspective view of the grate together with the smoothing portion of the iron, Fig. 3, is a longitudinal sectional through the center. Fig. 4, is a transverse sectional view.

. (a, a) represents the case or top portion of the iron, made of sheet iron or such material as best suits.

(b) is the smoke or air flue, furnished with a reversing end or flue (2') for the purpose of directing the air and ashes that may escape from the case in any direction desired, up or down to the right or left. The flue (b) and its mouth (2') can be made in a square or cylindrical form. I do not confine myself to any particular shape or form.

(0 c) is the smoothing portion of the iron, made of cast iron with a concave form on the inside as is represented at (7 in Order to thin the center of the iron for the purpose of heating it sooner and more effectually.

(1, 1, 1, 1) represent the bars, or grates which are cast to the bottom or smoothing portion of the iron; there are seventeen of them, including those at the corners and at the end of the iron.

The grate is charged with charcoal or other suitable combustion, and ignited and when it has burned suflicient so as but little or no smoke will arise from it, the grate (0 c) is placed in the case (a, a) and held there by means of the three armed catch (f f f) seen in (Fig. 1). The catch works on the center (is) and is moved by the projecting piece (9). There are three of the bars or grates, lettered (m, m, m) at the top, which are made longer than the rest, and in which there are notches filed for the purpose of receiving the catches (f, f, f) which are forced into the notches by means of the spring (5) which works in the case (6) seen in (Fig. 1). When it is necessary to take the case off of the grate the catches are drawn out of the notches by means of the piece (g) and then lifted up which separates the case from the smoothing-portion of the iron.

(cl) is a fender used for the purpose of protecting the hand from the heat when in the act of ironing. The fender is made fast or supported by means of the wire (2) which is fastened to the top of the case.

(6) is the handle made of wood and furnished with iron ends in which are square openings (3, 8). The front end of the handle is supported by the curved piece (39) the top of which is furnished with a square boss to correspond with the one in the end of the handle and the back part or end of the handle is supported by a similar boss, that is made fast to the flue (b).

(4:) is a pin and dovetailed piece put in the top part of the front end of the handle to prevent it from falling down after being placed. The square bosses are used in order to prevent the handle from revolving on its center. In practice the dovetail piece 1),

there to hold the piece in its place in its 2. I claim the concave form (7 in the top present loose state. of the smoothing portion of the iron (0, 0)

What I claim as my improvement, and deall for the purpose set forth. sire to have secured by Letters Patent, is- I FEDERAL C. ADAMS. 5 1. The basket grate formed by the bars WVitnesses:

(1, 1, 1, 1) (as mentioned in the speeifica- MARTIN BENSON,

tion.) 7 PETER BELL.

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Cooperative ClassificationD06F75/02