US2247177A - Attachment for ironing boards - Google Patents

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US2247177A
US2247177A US340377A US34037740A US2247177A US 2247177 A US2247177 A US 2247177A US 340377 A US340377 A US 340377A US 34037740 A US34037740 A US 34037740A US 2247177 A US2247177 A US 2247177A
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    • DTEXTILES; PAPER
    • D06TREATMENT OF TEXTILES OR THE LIKE; LAUNDERING; FLEXIBLE MATERIALS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • D06FLAUNDERING, DRYING, IRONING, PRESSING OR FOLDING TEXTILE ARTICLES
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June if 1941. R W. RUEHNG ET AL 2,247,1?7
ATTACHMENT FOR IRONING BOARDS Filed June 13, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Jhme 24, W41. R. w. RUEPING ETAL ATTACHMENT FOR IRONING BOARDS Filed June 13, 1940 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented June 24, 1941 AT'EACHWEEN'E FOR IRGNING BGARDS r -Robcrt W. Rueping and Anna Brkueping,
i De Pere, 'Wis.
"Application June 13, Him Serial No; 349,377
3 Claims. i (61. 38-111) This invention relates to a collapsible article holder adapted to be mounted on an ironing board for supporting articles being ironed to prevent articles such as sheets and tablecloths from dragging on the floor and becoming soiled, while a portion thereof is being ironed.
Still another aim of the invention is to provide a holder having troughs or cradles of flexible material disposed at the sides of the ironing board which may be used for holding a quantity of small articles such as handk-erchiefs, napkins, etc, in a position convenient to the ironer.
Still a further aim of the invention is .to provide an attachment of the character heretofore described with two flexible receptacles adapted to be disposed along opposite sides of an ironing board and capable of being individually collapsed beneath the board, when not in use, and to provide a device which when retracted will be disposed compactly beneath the ironing board and which may be left thereon when the ironing board is stored away or used for ironing shirts,
skirts or other similar articles which are passed over the narrow end of the board.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will herein-after become more fully apparent from the following description of the drawings, which illustrate a preferred embodiment of the invention, and wherein- Figure 1 is a top plan view showing the attachment applied to a conventional ironing board and disposed in an extended position,
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the same,
Figure 3 is a transverse vertical sectional view taken substantially along the plane of the line 3-3 of Figure 1,
Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary bottom plan view showing one end of the attachment connected to an end of the ironing board,
Figure 5 is an enlarged top plan view, partly in section, showing the opposite end of the attachment applied to the ironing board, with a portion of the ironing board shown broken away,
Figure 6 is a fragmentary plan view partly in section showing one of the flexible containers attached to one of the supporting brackets,
Figure '7 is a horizontal sectional view, on an enlarged scale, taken substantially along the plane of the line l'l of Figure 3, and similar to Figure 6, showing an end of one of the receptacles attached to the other supporting bracket,
Figure 8 is a'perspective View of one of the supporting brackets of the attachment, and
Figure 9 is a perspective view of the other supporting bracket.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, wherein like reference characters design-ate like or corresponding parts throughout the different views, iii designates generally a conventional ironing board on which the article holding attachment, designated generally H, and comprising the invention, is mounted.
' The holding attachment I=l includes a bracket i2 which is preferably formed of sheet metal and from one elongated strip thereof which is folded to. form a pair of tubular or barrel portions It, a substantially perpendicular wall It and a resilient flange 15, which is disposed substantially at a right angle to the wall it and above and substantially parallel to a portion l6 which forms the upper part of the tubular portions it. The parts of the bracket 12, including the barrel portions i3, wall hi and flange [5, are held in their relative positions by means of rivets or other fa-stenings H which extend through the two plies of the wall It adjacent its ends. Wall I4 is provided with an opening I8 adjacent each of its ends, for a purpose which will hereinafter bevdescribed.
Another bracket, designated generally i9, is
, likewise preferably adapted to be formed from a single strip of sheet metal which is bent and rolled to form at the bottom thereof a pair of tubular or barrel portions 20 and at the top thereof a tubular portion 21 which is disposed above and between the tubular portions 20 and which is connected thereto by means of the wall 22, which is formed of a plurality of plies including the ends of the strip, of which the bracket IQ is formed, and corresponding intermediate portions thereof, which plies are connected and secured together by means of rivets or other similar fastenings 23. The wall 22 is also provided with an opening 24 adjacent each end thereof.
, the enlarged end of the ironing board H), as best illustrated in Figure 1, with the flange I5 thereof disposed on the upperside of the board and the portion lt'disposed on the underside thereof. The flange It being resiliently disposed relatively to the portion 16 provides means therewith for yieldably clamping the bracket I2 to the board I 0. The bracket [9 is adapted to be disposed beneath and transversely of the board lfl, adjacent its narrow end 21 with the bills 28 of the hooks 2t engaging the side edges of the ironing board l0. With the hooks 26 thus positioned, as best illustrated in Figure 3, the spring is under tension to securely hold the bills of the hooks 28 in piercing engagement with the board Hi to securely mount the bracket l9 beneath the board.
An extension, supporting arm 29 is mounted in each of the barrel portions l3 and 23. The supporting arms 29, carried by each of the brackets l2 and I9, are extensible in opposite directions relatively to each other and when in extended positions, as best illustrated in Figure l, the outer ends of the arms 29 project outwardly from the longitudinal side edges of the ironing board ill. Each of the arms 29, adjacent its free end, is provided with a transverse opening 33 to receive a tie 35. .The attachment H also includes a pair of elongated trough or cradle shaped receptacles 32, preferably formed of fabric, which are provided at their end walls adjacent their side edges grommets or eyelets 33. The ties SI of the complementary arms 29, which are disposed on the same side of the ironing board It, are attached to the grommets 33 which are disposed adjacent to the outer edges of the receptacles 32, as illustrated in Figure 1. Ties 3d extend through the openings I3 and 24 and through the other grommets 33 to thereby connect the receptacles 32, adjacent their inner edges, to the ends of the brackets l2 and i9 so that When the arms 28 are extended the receptacles 32 will be held thereby in extended open positions.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that the receptacles 32 may be used for holding portions of tablecloths, sheets and the like, not shown, while other portions of said articles are being ironed on the board it to thereby prevent any portions of said articles from dragging on the floor and becoming soiled. The receptacles 32 are also adapted to be used for holding quantities of small articles such as napkins and handkerchiefs to be ironed, to place such articles in a convenient position to the ironer. The receptacles 32 may be collapsed to a position beneath the ironing board ll] by moving the arms 29 inwardly to retracted positions within the tubular portions it and 2t and when said arms are thus retracted the receptacles 32 will be disposed, in collapsed positions, beneath the ironing board it and adjacent to its side edges. As each of the arms 29 is independently movable, either of the receptacles 32 may be extended or collapsed in dependently of the other. The ties St in addition to supporting the inner portions of the receptacles 32 also limit the outward movement of the arms 2% to prevent them from being moved past the positions, as seen in Figures 4 and 5. It will be obvious that the attachment i! will fit compactly beneath the ironing board it) and as it does not extend to beneath the narrow end Zl, this end may be used for ironing shirts and skirts and other such articles which have to be slipped over the end 2?, without removing the attachment H from the ironing board. When the attachment l! is retracted the board It may be readily stored with the attachment applied thereto as very little additional space will be required to accommodate the attachment. To remove the attachment H, it is only necessary to pull outwardly on the hooks 26 to release the bracket is from the board It after which the bracket l2 may be readily removed from the end of the board on which it is mounted. Due to the means by which the bracket i9 is attached to the ironing board it, it is possible to adjustably position the brackets 52 and I9 relatively to each other so that the receptacles 32 will be extended lengthwise to prevent them from sagging when in open positions.
Various modifications and changes are contemplated and may obviously be resorted to as only a preferred embodiment of the irr'ention has been disclosed.
We claim as our invention:
1. An attachment for ironing boards comprising brackets connected to the underside of an ironing board and transversely thereof, an arm slidably mounted in each of said brackets, said arms being extensible relatively to the brackets and laterally of the ironing board, a receptacle of flexible material attached to complementary ends of said arms and supported thereby at one side of the ironing board, one of said brackets including an elongated tube disposed beneath the ironing board, intermediate of its ends, a contractile coil spring disposed in said tube, and a pair of hooks having their shank ends extending into the ends of said tube and connected to the ends of said spring, the opposite ends of said hooks being disposed on the outer side of the tube and being extensible relatively to one another for engaging the longitudinal edges of the ironing board for detachably mounting said last mentioned bracket on the underside thereof.
2. An attachment for ironing boards comprising a pair of spaced brackets, means forming a part of said brackets, and adapted to be yieldably and detachably connected to spaced portions of an ironing board for removably mounting the brackets therebeneath, each of said brackets including a tube disposed on the underside of the ironing board and transversely thereof, an arm slidably mounted in each of said tubes, the arms being extensible and being disposed beyond a side edge or" the ironing board, when in extended positions, and a trough shaped fabric receptacle connected at its ends to the outer ends of the arms and supported thereby in an extended position at one side of the ironing board, said receptacle being collapsible beneath the ironing board when the arms are retracted into the brackets, and said receptacle being connected at its ends to said brackets.
3. A bracket for mounting a supporting arm of a clothes hammock of the type which is adapted to be disposed beyond one side edge of an ironing board, comprising a bracket disposed beneath the ironing board intermediate of its ends and transversely thereof, said bracket having tubular portions opening outwardly of its ends, a contractile coil spring carried by one of said tubular portions, hooks connected to the ends of said spring and projecting from the ends of the tubular portion, for releasably engaging the side edges or the ironing board for adjustably and detachably connecting said bracket thereto, and said other tubular portion being provided for slidably mounting the supporting arm.
ROBERT W. RUEPING. ANNA B. RUEPING.
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US2506479A (en) * 1946-04-10 1950-05-02 Zelzer Sam Combined work support and ironing board
US2588897A (en) * 1949-12-27 1952-03-11 Thompson Morris Ironing board attachment
US5248235A (en) * 1991-05-21 1993-09-28 Diehl Gmbh & Co. Dolly serving as traveling aid for a defective wheel on a motor vehicle

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2506479A (en) * 1946-04-10 1950-05-02 Zelzer Sam Combined work support and ironing board
US2588897A (en) * 1949-12-27 1952-03-11 Thompson Morris Ironing board attachment
US5248235A (en) * 1991-05-21 1993-09-28 Diehl Gmbh & Co. Dolly serving as traveling aid for a defective wheel on a motor vehicle

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