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US2298002A
US2298002A US382993A US38299341A US2298002A US 2298002 A US2298002 A US 2298002A US 382993 A US382993 A US 382993A US 38299341 A US38299341 A US 38299341A US 2298002 A US2298002 A US 2298002A
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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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Oct. 6, 1942. n T, H FAY I 2,298,002

lCABINET IRONING BOARD Filed March 12, 1941 INVENTOR 772cm@ /1 Fcz Patente-d Oct. 6, 1942 CABINET IRONING BOARD Thomas H. Fay, Willoughby, Ohio, assigner to Gridiron Steel Company Application March 12, 1941, Serial No. 382,993

(Cl. 35S-129) 3 Claims.

The present invention relates to cabinet ironing boards and more particularly to the means for mounting a metal ironing board which may be electrically heated, or other ironing board, in a wall cabinet. Heretofore wall or cabinet boards have usually been pivotally mounted in cabinets to be swung down into position although in some instances the inner end of the board is slidably mounted so as to move downwardly as the board end is moved up into its closed position in the cabinet.

In the present construction, means have been provided to position the board away from the wall or cabinet when in use so as to give the operator or ironer room in which to Work without either being too close to the wall to work easily or losing the real use of a portion of the board in order to stand away from the wall.

At the same time provision is made for swinging the board into its closed position and to so position the board as to use as limited a length of space as possible, without the necessity of using slideways or the like.

In addition, the present mounting provides simple and effective means for disengagement of the electrical supply by the mere moving of the board to its closed position, thus preventing the board from being folded into its out of use position with the current turned on.

To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, said invention, then, consists of the means hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims; the annexed drawing and the following description setting forth in detail certain means and one mode of carrying out the invention, such disclosed means and mode illustrating, however, but one of various ways in which the principle of the invention may be used.

In said annexed drawing:

Fig. 1 is a front elevational View of the board in its closed position in a cabinet;

Fig. 2 is a side elevational View of the board, with the cabinet in section, in its open position and with its half open position shown in dotted lines;

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the board and mount in the open position of the board taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is a sectional view on line 4-4 of Fig. l

showing the means for holding the board in the cabinet; and

Fig. 5 is a sectional view on line 5-5 of Fig. 3. As illustrated, I have shown an ironing board Tlf) I0, preferably of the all metal type, provided with heating elements (not shown) which, however, are connected through an outlet box II in the bottom of the board, by the usual insulated cord i3 and plug I4 to a double convenience outlet I5 mounted in the cabinet 45 or on the wall adja-r cent thereto.

The cabinet is shown as being made of metal of the usual type with the door or closure not shown. The mounting for the board consists of a pair of arms I pivotally mounted on a rod I'I carried in ears or bracket I8 on the underside of the board. As shown, these arms have odset portions I9 at the rear end of the board so as to raise them to the level of the top surface of the board, and a cover plate or platform 20 is secured to the arms from the rear end of the board to their inner or cabinet ends. side of this platform is a manually operated latch 2! which engages in 'a suitable opening in the rear flange 22 of the board to hold the board in its extended or ironing position, as best shown in Fig. 5.

The inner ends of the arms I6 are mounted 0n a cross rod 25 horizontally mounted in the cabinet by means of the nuts 26 and washers 2'I as shown in Fig. 3, there being suitable holes 28 in the side walls 29 of the cabinet to receive the ends of the rod 25.

The platform 20 ties the arms together and furnishes a handy uncovered metal support for the iron when it is not in actual use.

To support the forward end of the board, I

have shown a U-shaped rod 35 pivotally mounted in a bracket 3| attached to the underside of the board, the free ends 32 of the U being bent at right angles to the rods and being mounted in suitable bearing washers 33 mounted on the side walls of the cabinet adjacent the bottom thereof. Such free turned ends may, of course, be left unattached and may bear in the angle between the bottom and back wall of the cabinet if desired.

In moving the board from its open or working position to its closed or cabinet position, the catch 2| is released and the rear end of the board moved upwardly to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, the board pivoting with the arms to its upright or vertical position in the cabinet, where it is secured in place by means of spring clips 35 mounted on the cabinet which engage with suitable complementary angles 36 mounted on the bottom of the board as shown in Fig. 4.

As illustrated, I have shown the convenience outlet I5 mounted in the wall of the cabinet and so placed with respect to the board that a Mounted on the under short cord I3 and plug I4 connects the two in the open position of the board. The outlet is so positioned that pivotal movementof the board draws the plug out of the outlet box duringthe early movement, thus preventing the board from being folded into the cabinet while electrically connected. The cord and plug are of such length as to completely prevent its being plugged in when the board is in its closed position.

In the present construction, I have provided a simple and inexpensive mounting for cabinet ironing boards which allows the board to be moved into its ironing position quickly and easily and which forms a satisfactory rigid support. In addition, this mounting uses a minimum space in the cabinet, thus allowing the cabinet to be of reasonable height and at the same time moves the board away from the cabinet or wall during its use so as to allow full use of the entire board length. In addition the present mounting provides an easy and effective means for preventing the board from being connected to a source of electrical supply when not in use but allows for easy connection when desired.

The length of the supporting means may be easily figured so as to provide a horizontal support for the board while in use, with any predetermined distance from the rear of the board to the top horizontal supporting rod in the cabinet. Preferably the rear end of the board will be moved about nine inches from the cabinet support 25 and the board will be mounted approximately 30 inches from the floor.

This mounting is particularly advantageous for use with replacement units, for mounting in cabinets already in place in the home, as the board, arms and mounting units may be shipped complete. To mount in the cabinet it is then only necessary to provide the necessary holes for the mounting of the upper support rod 25 and to attach the washers to the cabinet walls at the correct position.

Other modes of applying the principle of my invention may be employed instead of the one explained, change being made as regards the means herein disclosed, provided those stated by any of the following claims or their equivalent be employed.

I therefore particularly point out and distinctly claim as my invention:

1. In a cabinet ironing board, the combination of a wall cabinet, an ironing board, means for pivotally mounting said board in said cabinet, said means consisting of two pairs of support members pivotally attached to said board and the wall of said cabinet at spaced points and adapted to support said board vertically in said cabinet and horizontally outside of and spaced from said cabinet, one pair of support members having an offset portion to the rear of said board when said board is in the horizontal position, a platform mounted on said arms to the rear of said offset portion to form a substantially level iron platform with said board in said position, and means carried by said platform and adapted to engage with said board to lock the same together in their horizontal position.

2. In a cabinet ironing board, the combination of a wall cabinet, an ironing board, means for pivotally mounting said board in said cabinet and adapted to support said board vertically within said cabinet and horizontally outside of and spaced from said cabinet, said means consisting of a horizontal rod mounted in said cabinet at substantially the height of said board in horizontal position, a pair of supporting arms pivotally mounted on said rod and pivotally attached to the underside of said board, a second supporting member pivotally attached to the underside of said board forward of said arms mounting, and pivotally mounted in said cabinet adjacent the bottom thereof, a platform mounted on said arms to the rear of said board in its horizontal position and a latch member operatively interposed between the board and platform to lock the board and platform in horizontal position.

3. In a cabinet ironing board construction, the combination of a wall cabinet, an electrically heated metal ironing board, having an electric cord and plug in, extending from the underside of said board, a convenience outlet in said cabinet, means for pivotally mounting said board in said cabinet and adapted to support said board vertically within said cabinet with its rear end at the top, and to support said board in a horizontal position outside of and spaced from said cabinet, said means consisting of a short pair of supporting arms pivotally mounted in said cabinet and to the underside of said board, and a second support member pivotally attached to said board forward of said arms pivot and to said cabinet adjacent the bottom thereof, a platform carried by said arms and manually operated latch means mounted on said platform for engagement with said board to lock the same in horizontal position, said cord emerging from the board at a point spaced from the outlet a distance which is less than the length of the cord when the board is in horizontal operative position and more than said cord length when said board is folded to vertical position, whereby the plug is withdrawn from the outlet when the board is folded to vertical position to render the heating means inoperative.

THOMAS H. FAY.

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Cited By (7)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2475106A (en) * 1944-04-15 1949-07-05 Mohr Carl Ironing board and cabinet
US2514706A (en) * 1946-05-14 1950-07-11 Lantz Alpha Perry Ironing board and cabinet therefor
US3344755A (en) * 1966-08-19 1967-10-03 Russell D Gover Folding table
FR2520020A1 (en) * 1982-01-15 1983-07-22 Sico Inc Footboard foldable and adjustable
US5444928A (en) * 1993-09-11 1995-08-29 Vauth-Sagel Gmbh & Co. Telescoping built-in ironing board
EP0865528A1 (en) * 1995-07-14 1998-09-23 Gisma Pty. Ltd. Pivotal support and foldaway wings
IT201700045536A1 (en) * 2017-04-27 2018-10-27 Nicola Golfari an articulated folding structure, particularly for the support of a seat or a support surface.

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2475106A (en) * 1944-04-15 1949-07-05 Mohr Carl Ironing board and cabinet
US2514706A (en) * 1946-05-14 1950-07-11 Lantz Alpha Perry Ironing board and cabinet therefor
US3344755A (en) * 1966-08-19 1967-10-03 Russell D Gover Folding table
FR2520020A1 (en) * 1982-01-15 1983-07-22 Sico Inc Footboard foldable and adjustable
US5444928A (en) * 1993-09-11 1995-08-29 Vauth-Sagel Gmbh & Co. Telescoping built-in ironing board
EP0865528A1 (en) * 1995-07-14 1998-09-23 Gisma Pty. Ltd. Pivotal support and foldaway wings
EP0865528A4 (en) * 1995-07-14 1998-11-11 Gisma Pty Ltd Pivotal support and foldaway wings
IT201700045536A1 (en) * 2017-04-27 2018-10-27 Nicola Golfari an articulated folding structure, particularly for the support of a seat or a support surface.
WO2018198059A1 (en) * 2017-04-27 2018-11-01 Golfari Nicola Foldable articulated structure, particularly for supporting a seat or a bearing surface

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