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US2136927A US73841A US7384136A US2136927A US 2136927 A US2136927 A US 2136927A US 73841 A US73841 A US 73841A US 7384136 A US7384136 A US 7384136A US 2136927 A US2136927 A US 2136927A
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    • D06FLAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
    • D06F71/00Apparatus for hot-pressing clothes, linen or other textile articles, i.e. wherein there is substantially no relative movement between pressing element and article while pressure is being applied to the article; Similar machines for cold-pressing clothes, linen or other textile articles
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  • This invention relates to an improvement in means for supporting and adjusting a garment press.
  • my invention I provide an improved means for adjusting the head which is extremely simple to operate, is economical to manufacture and enables the operator to quickly set the adjustment for a predetermined position.
  • My device has the advantage that the adjustment of the head may be made without affecting the operating toggle adjustment.
  • I provide a main head positioning means, and an inclined or helical adjusting member intermediate the head and said means, by which a further and measured degree of adjustment of thehead may be obtained.
  • Figure 3 is a perspective view of an adjusting member used in my device.
  • Figure 4 is a detail view of the supporting sur face on which the adjusting member is mounted.
  • Figure 5 is a detail view showing a modified form of head adjusting device.
  • the press shown in the drawing comprises a frame In having'near its front a standard H on whichis mounted the stationary garment support or buck I2 which may be of any suitable structure and customarily is a hollow padded member heated by steam circulated through an inner chamber.
  • the rear portion of the frame has'a standard l3 and supported between the standards II and I3 the table 54 is shown.
  • the head is carried by the front end of the supporting lever l6 which is pivotally mounted at IT upon the standard [3.
  • the rear portion of the lever I6 is enlarged, forming a counterweight
  • a second lever l9 which I refer to hereinafter as the operating lever. While the operating lever I9 may be provided with a separate pivot I prefer to mount both levers, l6 and 19 on the same axis, and I have illustrated the lever I 9 herein as also pivoted at IT. at its rear end to operating means which may be of any suitable kind. As illustrated herein the operating means includes triangular lever 2i) pivoted to the frame at 2
  • the member26 has a flat surface 21 andan inclined surface 28 or is otherwise designed so that it will vary progressively in height. I prefer to make the member 26 helical in form, as illustrated herein, for convenience in operating. Any suitable mounting means may be provided, such as the pivot 29.
  • the member 26 has a nandle 36 which is positioned adjacent the high point 3! of the helix.
  • spring 33 not only holds the two levers l6 and I9 together but also aids the counter-weight ill in overcoming the inertia of the head, causing it to rise when the pressure upon the head is decreased either by movement of the adjusting means 26 or by release of the head op ⁇ erating means;
  • the lever I9 By operation of the treadle 22 andintermediate linkage the lever I9 is initially caused to close the head l5. Thereafter until the treadle and the linkage means are released the lever l9 will be held in fixed position.
  • the front end Illa of the lever 19 abuts against the inclined surface 28 of the adjusting member 26 and transmits pressure from the treadle and intermediate linkage to the head l5 through the member 26.
  • the position of the head may be further adjusted, and either more, or less pressure exerted upon the head, by moving the member 26 relatively to the front end l9a. of thelever Hi. This may be easily accomplished by using the handle to rotate the member 26 upon its pivot 29.
  • the lever 19 is connected and the front end of the pressure lever l9.
  • the handle 30 of the member 26 serves also as a stop preventing the front end I9a of lever H! from falling off the high point 3
  • calibrations 35 may be provided cooperating with the pointer 36 on the member 26.
  • the calibrations may be graduated in inches of head adjustment or with any other markings which may be desired. In this way the operator is enabled to set the adjusting member 26 in advance at a degree of adjustment which experience has shown to be suitable for the work being done, or whennew adjustment is made the degree of adjustment can be read from the dial and used in further operations or for purposes of comparison.
  • Thetop surface of the head supporting lever IS, on which the adjusting member 26 is mounted, may be machined flat for the member 26 to rest upon.
  • a three-point support for the member 26 comprising bosses 31, one of which is preferably positioned directly below the end Illa of the lever l9 so that an adequate support for the member 26 will be provided directly beneath the point of application of pressure through the front end lSa of lever l9.
  • a modified form of adjusting member is illustrated.
  • a circular disk 40 may be interposed between the head and the pressure lever [9.
  • the disk 40 is pivotally mounted on the front end of the lever 19 on a horizontal axis, which may be either in a plane parallel to, or at right angles with, the lever I9, according to which position is more convenient for the operator. Due to its eccentric mounting, rotation of the disk 40 will progressively vary the space between the top of the head supporting lever Hi If desired, calibrations may be placed around the periphery of the member 40 and readings taken at the point of tangential contact with the top of the head supporting lever Hi.
  • My device provides an adjusting means, by which exceedingly fine adjustments of the head may be obtained, and which is retained through friction alone in any predetermined position.
  • a garment press comprising a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a head operating lever pivotally mounted on the frame, a movable adjusting member disposed between the head supporting lever and said operating lever, means for exerting a thrust upon said head operating lever to force it against said member, and a spring member engaging said levers and arranged to hold the operating lever in contact with the movable adjusting member.
  • a garment press comprising a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a head operating lever pivotally mounted concentrically on the frame, an adjusting member disposed between the head supporting lever and said operating lever, means for actuating said operating lever, and a spring member fixed to one of said levers and extending into the engagement with the other lever, and disposed to prevent separation of said levers.
  • head supporting and adjusting means comprising two pivotally mounted concentric levers, and a leaf spring attached to one of said members and extending into engagement with the other of said members, and arranged to prevent separation of said levers and means interposed between the front end of one of said members and the top of said head supporting means to vary the plane of contact therebetween.
  • a frame head support ing and head operating levers pivotally mounted in the frame so that pressure exerted on the head operating lever may be transmitted to the head supporting lever, a spring attached to one of said levers and extending into engagement with the other of said levers-and arranged to prevent said levers from moving apart, and means interposed between said levers to vary the angular relation of said levers.
  • a garment press comprising, a frame, a head, head supporting and pressure levers pivotally mounted intermediate their ends on said frame and arranged in such a manner that pressure may be delivered from the forward end of said pressure lever to the forward end of said head supporting lever, means for exerting pressure on said pressure lever, a member variable in height interposed between said levers, and means for moving said member to vary its height without decreasing the pressure on said pressure lever.
  • a frame, a head, head supporting and pressure levers pivotally mounted in the frame, means for exerting pressure on said pressure lever and transmitting it to the head supporting lever, adjusting means interposed between the forward ends of said levers to vary the spacing, and a spring member attached between said levers and arranged to urge said levers together.
  • a garment press comprising a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a pressure lever pivotally mounted intermediate their ends on the same axis on said frame, said pressure lever having a forwardly extending arm rotatable into abutting relationship with the forwardly extending portion of said head supporting lever, said head supporting lever having an enlarged portion rearward of its axis tending to rotate said lever to raise the head, a treadle, and means interconnecting the treadle and the pressure lever rearward of the said axis whereby a thrust may be exerted on the pressure lever to cause it to rotate so that its forwardly extending arm will approach the forwardly extending portion of the head supporting lever, and an adjusting member interposed between the pressure lever and the head supporting lever whereby the pressure exerted on the head may be varied through a predetermined range without further movement of said pressure lever.
  • a garment press having a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a pressure lever pivoted on a common axis in said frame, said pressure lever having a forwardly extending portion rotatable into abutting relationship with the forwardly extending portion of said head supporting lever, means for exerting an up-thrust on said pressure lever rearward of its pivot, and a member variable in height interposed between the forwardly extending arms of said levers.

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c. SCHAUM 2,136,927 MEANS FOR SUPPORTING AND ADJUSTING A GARMENT PRESS HEAD Nov, 15 -11938.
, Filed April 11, 1936 INVENTOR (2R4 kwaa/v BY ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 15, 1938 I UNITED STATES MEANS FOR SUPPORTING AND ADJUSTING A GARMENT PRESS HEAD Carl Schaum,
Wyncotc, Pa.;
Winifred W.
Schaum administratrix of said Carl Schaum,
deceased Application April 11, 1936, Serial No. 73,841
8 Claims.
This invention relates to an improvement in means for supporting and adjusting a garment press.
Heretofore'it has been suggested to provide a garment press with means for adjusting the head in addition to the usual operation of the head bymeans of a treadle and suitable linkage connected to the head supporting member, but such means' has involved a substantial additional manufacturing expense, and its operation has affected the operating toggle adjustment.
By my invention I provide an improved means for adjusting the head which is extremely simple to operate, is economical to manufacture and enables the operator to quickly set the adjustment for a predetermined position.
My device has the advantage that the adjustment of the head may be made without affecting the operating toggle adjustment. Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description and the claims appended thereto.
In carrying out my invention I provide a main head positioning means, and an inclined or helical adjusting member intermediate the head and said means, by which a further and measured degree of adjustment of thehead may be obtained.
The invention will best be understood if the following description is read in connection With the accompanying drawing in which Figure l is a side elevation of my device. Figure 2 is a top plan View of thehead portion of the press. i
Figure 3 is a perspective view of an adjusting member used in my device. i
Figure 4 is a detail view of the supporting sur face on which the adjusting member is mounted, and
Figure 5 is a detail view showing a modified form of head adjusting device.
The press shown in the drawing comprises a frame In having'near its front a standard H on whichis mounted the stationary garment support or buck I2 which may be of any suitable structure and customarily is a hollow padded member heated by steam circulated through an inner chamber. The rear portion of the frame has'a standard l3 and supported between the standards II and I3 the table 54 is shown.
The head is carried by the front end of the supporting lever l6 which is pivotally mounted at IT upon the standard [3. The rear portion of the lever I6 is enlarged, forming a counterweight |8 which tends to rotate thelever it about the pivot I1 and thus raise the head l5.
Also pivotally'mounted upon standard I3 is a second lever l9 which I refer to hereinafter as the operating lever. While the operating lever I9 may be provided with a separate pivot I prefer to mount both levers, l6 and 19 on the same axis, and I have illustrated the lever I 9 herein as also pivoted at IT. at its rear end to operating means which may be of any suitable kind. As illustrated herein the operating means includes triangular lever 2i) pivoted to the frame at 2|, having at its front apex the treadle. 22, and the link 23 pivoted at 24 to the top apex of the triangular lever 20, and at 25. to the lever l9. The front end 19a of the lever l9 rests upon the inclined surface of an adjusting member 26 which as illustrated herein is mounted on the top of the front portion of the lever l6.
The member26 has a flat surface 21 andan inclined surface 28 or is otherwise designed so that it will vary progressively in height. I prefer to make the member 26 helical in form, as illustrated herein, for convenience in operating. Any suitable mounting means may be provided, such as the pivot 29. The member 26 has a nandle 36 which is positioned adjacent the high point 3! of the helix.
Fastened at 32 to the under surface of lever IS, in front of pivot H, I provide a spring leaf133, the free end 34 of which extends into therotary path of the head supporting lever Hi.- It will be obvious that spring 33 not only holds the two levers l6 and I9 together but also aids the counter-weight ill in overcoming the inertia of the head, causing it to rise when the pressure upon the head is decreased either by movement of the adjusting means 26 or by release of the head op} erating means;
By operation of the treadle 22 andintermediate linkage the lever I9 is initially caused to close the head l5. Thereafter until the treadle and the linkage means are released the lever l9 will be held in fixed position. The front end Illa of the lever 19 abuts against the inclined surface 28 of the adjusting member 26 and transmits pressure from the treadle and intermediate linkage to the head l5 through the member 26. As will be readily understood the position of the head may be further adjusted, and either more, or less pressure exerted upon the head, by moving the member 26 relatively to the front end l9a. of thelever Hi. This may be easily accomplished by using the handle to rotate the member 26 upon its pivot 29. Since during the adjustment of the member 26 the lever l9 will be stationary, movement of the member 26 so as to interpose a portion of greater thickness or height between the front end lfla of the lever l9 and the head support will force the head downwardly; .Similarly, movement of the, member 26 to interpose a portion of less thickness orheight between the front end l9a of the lever [B and the head support will permit the head to rise due to the action of a counter-weight I8 and the spring leaf 33.
The lever 19 is connected and the front end of the pressure lever l9.
The handle 30 of the member 26 serves also as a stop preventing the front end I9a of lever H! from falling off the high point 3| of the inclined surface 28 of the operating member 25.
On the top surface of the head supporting member surrounding the member 26 calibrations 35 may be provided cooperating with the pointer 36 on the member 26. The calibrations may be graduated in inches of head adjustment or with any other markings which may be desired. In this way the operator is enabled to set the adjusting member 26 in advance at a degree of adjustment which experience has shown to be suitable for the work being done, or whennew adjustment is made the degree of adjustment can be read from the dial and used in further operations or for purposes of comparison.
Thetop surface of the head supporting lever IS, on which the adjusting member 26 is mounted, may be machined flat for the member 26 to rest upon. As illustrated herein I have shown a three-point support for the member 26 comprising bosses 31, one of which is preferably positioned directly below the end Illa of the lever l9 so that an adequate support for the member 26 will be provided directly beneath the point of application of pressure through the front end lSa of lever l9.
In Figure a modified form of adjusting member is illustrated. In place of the helical member 26 a circular disk 40 may be interposed between the head and the pressure lever [9. As illustrated herein the disk 40 is pivotally mounted on the front end of the lever 19 on a horizontal axis, which may be either in a plane parallel to, or at right angles with, the lever I9, according to which position is more convenient for the operator. Due to its eccentric mounting, rotation of the disk 40 will progressively vary the space between the top of the head supporting lever Hi If desired, calibrations may be placed around the periphery of the member 40 and readings taken at the point of tangential contact with the top of the head supporting lever Hi.
My device provides an adjusting means, by which exceedingly fine adjustments of the head may be obtained, and which is retained through friction alone in any predetermined position.
What I claim is:
1. A garment press comprising a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a head operating lever pivotally mounted on the frame, a movable adjusting member disposed between the head supporting lever and said operating lever, means for exerting a thrust upon said head operating lever to force it against said member, and a spring member engaging said levers and arranged to hold the operating lever in contact with the movable adjusting member.
2. A garment press comprising a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a head operating lever pivotally mounted concentrically on the frame, an adjusting member disposed between the head supporting lever and said operating lever, means for actuating said operating lever, and a spring member fixed to one of said levers and extending into the engagement with the other lever, and disposed to prevent separation of said levers.
3. In a garment press, head supporting and adjusting means comprising two pivotally mounted concentric levers, and a leaf spring attached to one of said members and extending into engagement with the other of said members, and arranged to prevent separation of said levers and means interposed between the front end of one of said members and the top of said head supporting means to vary the plane of contact therebetween.
4. In a garment press a frame, head support ing and head operating levers pivotally mounted in the frame so that pressure exerted on the head operating lever may be transmitted to the head supporting lever, a spring attached to one of said levers and extending into engagement with the other of said levers-and arranged to prevent said levers from moving apart, and means interposed between said levers to vary the angular relation of said levers.
5. In a garment press comprising, a frame, a head, head supporting and pressure levers pivotally mounted intermediate their ends on said frame and arranged in such a manner that pressure may be delivered from the forward end of said pressure lever to the forward end of said head supporting lever, means for exerting pressure on said pressure lever, a member variable in height interposed between said levers, and means for moving said member to vary its height without decreasing the pressure on said pressure lever.
6. In a garment press, a frame, a head, head supporting and pressure levers pivotally mounted in the frame, means for exerting pressure on said pressure lever and transmitting it to the head supporting lever, adjusting means interposed between the forward ends of said levers to vary the spacing, and a spring member attached between said levers and arranged to urge said levers together.
7. A garment press comprising a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a pressure lever pivotally mounted intermediate their ends on the same axis on said frame, said pressure lever having a forwardly extending arm rotatable into abutting relationship with the forwardly extending portion of said head supporting lever, said head supporting lever having an enlarged portion rearward of its axis tending to rotate said lever to raise the head, a treadle, and means interconnecting the treadle and the pressure lever rearward of the said axis whereby a thrust may be exerted on the pressure lever to cause it to rotate so that its forwardly extending arm will approach the forwardly extending portion of the head supporting lever, and an adjusting member interposed between the pressure lever and the head supporting lever whereby the pressure exerted on the head may be varied through a predetermined range without further movement of said pressure lever.
B. A garment press having a frame, a head, a head supporting lever and a pressure lever pivoted on a common axis in said frame, said pressure lever having a forwardly extending portion rotatable into abutting relationship with the forwardly extending portion of said head supporting lever, means for exerting an up-thrust on said pressure lever rearward of its pivot, and a member variable in height interposed between the forwardly extending arms of said levers.
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