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US2499109A US715372A US71537246A US2499109A US 2499109 A US2499109 A US 2499109A US 715372 A US715372 A US 715372A US 71537246 A US71537246 A US 71537246A US 2499109 A US2499109 A US 2499109A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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Feb. 2.8, 1950v P. F. READ 2,499,109

GARMENT PRESSER AND STRETCHER A//s Arrjv v19911291950v l PyF. READ GARMENT PRESSER AND STRETCHER Filed Dec. ll, 1946 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 12- L 4 "15 *f/ @a 2l Vf/v To@ y Feb. 2s, 195o Ff F. READ GARMENT PREssER AND STRETCHER 5 Sheds-Sheet 5 Filed Dec. 1l. 1946 Feb.l 28, 1950 P. F. READ GARMENT PREssER AND` STRETCHER 5 Sheets-Sheet 4 Filed Deo. l1, 1946 /N Vf /V 70%? ,Dmc/VAL mmm/CK RMD Feb. 28, 1950 P. F. READ GARMENT PREssER AND sTRETcHER 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Dec. 1l, 1946 IgG/.9.

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Patented Feb. 28, 1950 UNITED; STATES* PATENT; OFFICE 2,499,109 GARMENT 'PRESSER AND STRETCHER` PercivaLFrederickRead, Slough, England )l Application December 11, 1946, Serial No.,7`',372

In Great Britain December 14', 1945 s claims., (o1. 22e- 6u This invention. relates toy presses orstretchers for trousers or other garments rorarticles-and has for. its object to" provide a press-or stretcher which may beK erectedin agvertical position or separated into. separate-.parts for convenience. ofy

with a detachablefoot piecewhch'whenengaged with the lower endof thefpress onstretcherholdsy the latter in a f vertical.l position.

(A.V hinge spring. is l preferably provided -iorcreating pressure lat thelower endofj twolclampe. ing members.Y

Atthe bottom of the press'orstretcher, at ther bottom -of a. verticalv member or. middle board-acuff board is preferably/,so`r hinged by ay spring that whenthe press is opened the. cuff A board-is inclined automaticallyr away -irom a=front board;

toy provide space for the turn-upsottrousers.

The press or stretcher is...preferablyprovided.at itsl lower end with a pairof Aspaced `vangle ironsv which serve. tosupport .the` press on thefi'oot piece, a hinge for the front board, andrsprings for controlling the movementoi the `cuff board..

At the upper end. of` thepress a stretching board is. preferably somounted thatpressure is at its maximum when the.stretchingboardrstcontacts with a garment ory other articleand decreases as the pressAY closes.

The stretching board may be maintained at its correct angleA for contact with aY garmentor the like by mounting it on acurvedrspring rod fitting into a groove.

Rollers over which operating cam levers-.-en gage are preferably held inA position ona supporting rod by. a spring ring which engages with annular groovesv nn a supporting rod and`r in the ring.

The upper' end of the press may-be.l provided" with rails for supporting under or other garments.- The invention will nowy be described. with reference to the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Fig. 1 is a rear elevation of a trouser press.

Fig. 2V is a front elevation of the trouser press.k

shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. s is a vertice section on the. une. 1114111,

of Fig. 1.

Fig.y 44 is a view similar to Fig. 3 but',y with the.

. 1'?y press. in .the open position for. receiving a garment.

Fig...5 is anunderside View of Fig` l.v

Figs. 6, .-7 and v8 show respectively a longitudinal section of a spind1e, y and a longitudinal section of the roller mounted onthe spindle.

Fig; 9 shows a modified construction of the upperend of the press shown, in Fig. 1.

Fig. 10 is asectional view ,online X.X looking at the left hand end `ofl-"ig.,9..y

Figs. 11 and 12 show .Viewssimilar to Figs. 1 and v4; of modied tform oi construction. of the. lowerA end oa. trouser press.

Thesame parts inthe various 4figures have the same references.,

Y memberl 2.v and the lower ends of their flanges 5, 6 fare. engagedv by metal rodsv 23,v 24 secured4 tothe member or clamping, board2and'of which theouterends engageI withwgroovesl 1, 8in the inner faces 9, Illof a pairof feet I I,- I2.which areI braced ltogetherby` two rods I3, I4, extendf,

ingparalleltothe member 2. Near the lower end ofeach rearwardly directed ange I5, I6 of eachv angle iron. 3,` 4-is providedfa recess I1, I8, whilst each adjacent foot I I, I2 vis-provided lwith a recess I 9 20 opposite the recess: I'I., I8.. The

free lower. ends oi the rearward flanges I5, II

are each provided` with a notch 2|, 22. Byfengaging one end of A steeL rod 2,3, with the recess` II- in one rearward iiange- I5v and the recess, I9.- in.v theadjacent foot II and the other end with the notch 22 in the other rearward flange Iii4v and engaging thesecond rod 24 in the same manner with the recess I8v in the other rearwardflange I6y andthe recess. 20- of the adjacent4v foot I2 and with the notch 2l oftherearwardiiange I5, the clamping board 2. issecured in an upright position to the feet-ill, I2.

By.v disengaging the rods 21|., 22 the clamping board 2 can be detached from the feet II, I2.

The. second, clamping vboard or member I is hinged atv its lower end '2-5 to the angle irons 3, 4 through the medium of a batten 26 or fillet secured to. thel lower end thereoi. Thebatten or llet 26.l is adapted. to determine the distance to which a garment is to be lowered along the second clamping board I.

To the hatten or illet 26' is secured at 21, 28. ansprin'g, rod. 2.9, which bears against the lower` t'heumetal,y preferably iron orv end of a pair of springs 3|), 3| secured to a cui board 32 and by which it is hinged to the clamping board 2 and which normally urge the cuff board 32 towards the clamping board l. By means of this arrangement, when the clamping board is moved forwardly into the position shown in Fig. 4, that is to say, into the open position of the press, the cuff board 32 is inclined automatically relatively to the clamping board 2 to provide space for the turn-ups of trousers and recedes when the press is closed.

This arrangement also serves to limit the opening movement of the clamping board Near the upper end of the clamping board 2 and extending longitudinally near the sides thereof are provided curved spring metal rods 33, 34 transversely across which extends a curved rod 35 at the ends of which are provided cam shaped operating levers 36, 31 which extend forwardly on each side of the press. The cam portions of the operating levers 36, 31 co-operate with rollers of which one is shown at 38 projecting from opposite sides of the front clamping board l. By this arrangement the front clamping board presses the garment resiliently against the rear clamping board 2.

Each roller 33 is mounted on a spindle 39 through the medium of a spring ring 4i] which engages with registering annular grooves 4|, 42 in the spindle 39 and roller 38.

In an alternative arrangement shown in Figs. 6, 7, 8, a roller 43 is provided with an undercut recess 44 at the end of its bore 45, whilst a spindle 46 has a conical recess 41 drilled into its end. When the roller 43 is driven on to the spindle 46 the drilled end 41 of the latter is splayed outwardly into the recess 44, whereby the roller 43 is effectively secured to the spindle 46.

Above the rear clamping board 2 is located a stretching board 48 to the back of Which is secured a housing 49 in which is mounted a curved spring rod 53 which normally presses the stretching board 4B forwardly. At the ends of the spring rod 5D are provided downwardly extending limbs 5| 52 engaging the ends 53, 54 of a curved spring rod 55 secured at 60, 5| to the back of the rear clamping board 2. The arrangement is preferably such that the stretching board 48 during the closing movement of the front clamping board rst serves to stretch the garment and as the front clamping board approaches the clamping position the stretching board 48 moves downwardly and rearwardly so as to reduce the stretching action on the garment.

Rollers 56, 5'! may be mounted on the curved spring rod 55 at the ends at which it acts on the limbs 5|, 52.

As shown in Figs. 9 and 10 the stretching board 48 may have its curved spring rod 50 hingedly connected to the rear face of the rear clamping board 2' by cranked limbs 5|', 52', the free ends of the limbs 5| 52' being hinged to the rear face of the rear clamping board 2' at 6|, 62 or in the ends of the springs which act on the connecting rod of the operating levers. The limbs 5|', 52' are acted upon by rollers 6| and 6|" at the ends of a curved spring rod 63 mounted at 64, 65 on the rear face of the rear clamping board 2'.

The cui? board may also be mounted in the manner shown in Figs. l1 and 12. or fillet 2B' at the bottom of the front clamping board I' is hinged at G6, 6'! on a spring rod 68 engaging at its opposite ends in the angle irons 3', 4'. In the angle irons 3', 4' are mounted one The batten above the other two further spring rods 59, 10 which are substantially parallel to and above the hinge rod 58 of the front clamping board l. On the upper spring '|93 are tted two blocks '|2 or metal pressings which bear against the rear face of the rear clamping board 2' at their upper end and have the cuff board 32' secured thereto.

The lower ends of the blocks 1|, 'i2 engage with the ends of the curved spring rod 33 mounted longitudinally on the batten 26'.

The blocks 1|, 'i2 are located behind the spring rods 68, 69, 10 so that as the front clamping board l is closed the cuff board 32' is caused to assume an inclined position as shown in Fig. 12, for the purpose hereinbefore described.

The rear clamping board 2 (Fig. 1) is extended upwardly beyond the stretching board :i3 by two upstanding side members 13, 'I4 at each side thereof to Which is secured a transverse member I5 in which are slidably mounted hangers 16, 'il' for other garments, which can be extended laterally of the press.

The angle irons 3, 4 serve to support the press on the feet l2, the front clamping board and cuff board 25 being hingedly mounted thereon, Whilst the spring rods 23, 24, 29 for these parts are mounted thereon.

The spring rods 23, 24, 29 may be replaced by blade springs mounted in suitably shaped boxes.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. In a press and stretcher for the purpose described the combination comprising two angle irons secured to the lower end of the press and stretcher in spaced relation, each of said angle irons having a notch in the lower end thereof, a footpiece, two feet secured one to each end of said footpiece, each of said feet having a recess therein and a notch in the lower end thereof, and two spring metal rods, one of said rods engaging at one end with the recess in one of said feet, then engaging with the notch in the adjacent angle iron and the other end or the said rod engaging with the notch in the lower end of the other angle iron, the other of said rods engaging at one end with the recess in the other of said feet, then engaging with the notch in the adjacent angle iron and the other end of said last mentioned rod engaging with the notch at the lower end of the rst angle iron.

2. In a press and stretcher according t0 claim 1, the provision of two clamping members, one of said clamping members being hingedly mounted at its lower ends to said angle irons, the other of said clamping members being secured to said angle irons, a culi board below the lower end of said clamping member secured to said angle irons, springs connecting said cuff board to said last mentioned clamping member, and a spring member acting on said cui board, the arrangement being such that when the rst mentioned clamping member is turned on its hinge the cuil. board is inclined automatically away from the rst mentioned clamping member to provide space for turn-ups of trousers.

3. In a press and stretcher according to claim 1, the provision of two clamping members, one of said clamping members being hingedly mounted at its lower ends to said angle irons, the other of said clamping members being secured to said angle irons, a culi board below the lower end of said clamping member secured to said angle irons, springs connecting said cui board to said last mentioned clamping member, and a spring member acting on said culi board,

the arrangement being such that when the rst mentioned clamping member is turned von its hinge the cuff board is inclined automatically away from the first mentioned clamping member to provide space for turn-ups of trousers, a stretching board at the upper end of said second clamping member, and spring mechanism on said second clamping member acting on said stretching board, said stretching board bein-g adapted to apply maximum pressure on a garment when the first mentioned clamping member contacts said garment, said pressure decreasing as the rst clamping member approaches the second clamping member.

4. In a press and stretcher according to claim 1, the provision of two clamping members, one of said clamping members being hingedly mounted at its lower ends to said angle irons, the other of said clamping members being secured to said angle irons, a cuff board below the lower end of said clamping member secured to said angle irons, springs connecting said cui board to said last mentioned clamping member, and a spring member acting on said cuff board, the arrangement being such that when the iirst mentioned clamping member is turned on its hinge the cuir board is inclined automatically away from the first mentioned clamping member to provide space for turn-ups of trousers, a stretching board at the upper end of said second clamping member, and spring mechanism on said second clamping member acting on said stretching board, said stretching board, during the rst portion of the movement of the rst clamping member towards the second clamping board, moving upwardly relatively to the second clamping member, whereupon said stretching board moves downwardly relatively to said second clamping member.

5. In a press and stretcher according to claim 1, the provision of two clamping members, one of said clamping members being hingedly mounted at its lower ends to said angle irons, the other of said clamping members being secured to said angle irons, a cuff board below the lower end of said clamping member secured to said angle irons, springs connecting said cuff board to said last mentioned clamping member, and a spring member acting on said cuff board, the arrangement being such that when the first mentioned clamping member is turned on its hinge the cui board is inclined automatically away from the iirst mentioned clamping member to provide space for turn-ups of trousers, a stretching board at the upper end of said second clamping member, links connecting said stretching board to said clamping member and a curved spring secured to said second clamping member, said curved spring acting on said links.

6. In a press and stretcher according to claim 1, the provision of two clamping members, one of said clamping members being hingedly mounted at its lower ends to said angle irons, the other of said clamping members being -secured to said angle irons, a cuff board below the lower end of said clamping member secured to said angle irons, springs connecting said cui board to said last mentioned clamping member, and a spring member acting on said cuff board, the arrangement being such that when the first mentioned clamping member is turned on its hinge the cuff board is inclined automatically away from the first lmentioned 'clamping member to provide space for .turn-ups of trousers, two spindles secured one to each side of said first clamping member, each of said spindles having an annular groove therein, two rollers mounted one on each of said spindles, each roller having a recess therein, each recess having an l annular groove therein, two spring rings, said spring rings engaging respectively the annular grooves in the spindles and the annular Agrooves in said rollers, whereby said rollers are secured to said spindles, a pair of spring rods secured to the back of said second clamping member, a pair of cam levers engaging said rollers, and a curved rod connecting said cam levers and co-operating with said spring rods.

7. In a press and stretcher according to claim 1, the provision of two clamping members, one of said clamping members Ibeing hingedly mounted at its lower ends to said angle irons, the other of said clamping members being secured to said angle irons, a cuff board below the lower end of said clamping member secured to said angle irons, springs connecting said cuff board to said last mentioned clamping member, and a spring member acting on said cui board, the arrangement being such that when the first mentioned clamping member is turned on its hinge the cuff board is inclined automatically away from the rst mentioned clamping member to provide space for turn-ups of trousers, two spindles secured one to each side of said first clamping member, each spindle being provided with a tapered recess in its end, two rollers mounted one on each spindle, each of said rollers having a bore therein, the inner end of each of said bores being undercut, said rollers being driven on the recessed ends of said spindle, whereby the ends of the spindles are splayed outwardly into the undercut ends of the bores so as to secure said rollers to said spindles, a pair of spring rods secured to the back of said second clamping member, a pair of cam levers engaging said rollers, and a curved rod connecting said cam levers and co-operating with said spring rods.

8. In a press and stretcher according to claim 1, the provision of two clamping members, one of said clamping members being hingedly mounted at its lower ends to said angle irons, the other of said clamping members being secured to said angle irons, a cuff board below the lower end of said clamping member secured to said angle irons, springs connecting said cuff board to said last mentioned clamping member, and a spring member acting on said cuil board, the arrangement being such that when the first mentioned clamping member is turned on its hinge the cuff board is inclined automatically away from the rst mentioned clamping member to provide space for turn-ups of trousers, upstanding side members at each side of said second clamping member, a transverse member secured to the upper ends of said upstanding side members, and hangers slidably mounted in said transverse member.

PERCIVAL FREDERICK READ.

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US2626091A (en) * 1949-03-30 1953-01-20 Reguitti Aristide Portable garment supporting and stretching device
US2923076A (en) * 1958-06-16 1960-02-02 Ralph G Linton Pants clamp for pressing machine buck
US3070910A (en) * 1958-10-28 1963-01-01 Dube Jan E P De Trouser holder
US3145490A (en) * 1962-04-11 1964-08-25 Corbys Ltd Trousers press
DE1178183B (en) * 1958-10-28 1964-09-17 Jan Edward P De Dube With a foot part provided trouser press
US3514021A (en) * 1968-09-16 1970-05-26 Jan E P De Dube Apparatus for stretching trousers or the like and holding the same in stretched condition
US5359792A (en) * 1991-09-10 1994-11-01 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Free standing, upright clothes press

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US1252125A (en) * 1916-08-05 1918-01-01 Frederick W Krafft Garment supporter and stretcher.
US2114433A (en) * 1936-10-08 1938-04-19 Thomas H Smith Adjustable skirt form
US2123199A (en) * 1936-10-27 1938-07-12 Petty Joseph Stretching and fitting device
US2390004A (en) * 1944-05-17 1945-11-27 Alfred C Schoepfer Garment stretcher

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US1252125A (en) * 1916-08-05 1918-01-01 Frederick W Krafft Garment supporter and stretcher.
US2114433A (en) * 1936-10-08 1938-04-19 Thomas H Smith Adjustable skirt form
US2123199A (en) * 1936-10-27 1938-07-12 Petty Joseph Stretching and fitting device
US2390004A (en) * 1944-05-17 1945-11-27 Alfred C Schoepfer Garment stretcher

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2626091A (en) * 1949-03-30 1953-01-20 Reguitti Aristide Portable garment supporting and stretching device
US2923076A (en) * 1958-06-16 1960-02-02 Ralph G Linton Pants clamp for pressing machine buck
US3070910A (en) * 1958-10-28 1963-01-01 Dube Jan E P De Trouser holder
DE1178183B (en) * 1958-10-28 1964-09-17 Jan Edward P De Dube With a foot part provided trouser press
US3145490A (en) * 1962-04-11 1964-08-25 Corbys Ltd Trousers press
US3514021A (en) * 1968-09-16 1970-05-26 Jan E P De Dube Apparatus for stretching trousers or the like and holding the same in stretched condition
US5359792A (en) * 1991-09-10 1994-11-01 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Free standing, upright clothes press

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