US2897616A - Ironing cord guide attachment for ironing boards - Google Patents

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US2897616A US639907A US63990757A US2897616A US 2897616 A US2897616 A US 2897616A US 639907 A US639907 A US 639907A US 63990757 A US63990757 A US 63990757A US 2897616 A US2897616 A US 2897616A
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    • H02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
    • H02GINSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES, OR OF COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRIC CABLES OR LINES
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Aug. 4, 1959 A. D. EDWARDS IRONING CORD GUIDE ATTACHMENT FOR IRONING BOARDS Filed Feb. 13, 1957 IN VEN TOR.
m ba D.EdWard8 BY United States Patent IRONING coRn GUIDE ATTACHMENT FOR IRONING BOARDS This invention relates to improvements in guides for iron cords of electric irons, and more particularly to an adjustable iron cord guide which will guide the ironing cord in such manner that it will move free of the ironing board, when the iron is moved in the reverse direction.
An object of this invention is to provide an ironing guide which is readily adjustable for attachment to ironing boards of various widths, and which cord guide may be attached to the ironing board in such manner that it may be readily folded into close fitting relation with the face of the ironing board, when the ironing board is not in use, and which guide may be readily attached to or detached from an ironing board.
Another object of the invention is to provide an ironing cord guide which will keep the slack portion of the cord away from the area of ironing operation, thereby preventing undue wear on the cord, and providing for more rapid and efiective ironing on the part of the individual using the iron.
Still another object of the invention is to provide an ironing cord device which is simple in construction, eifective in operation, and low in the cost of manufacture.
With these objects in mind and others which will become manifest as the description proceeds, reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, in which like reference characters designate like parts in the several views thereof, in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the ironing cord guide device, shown apart from the ironing board;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of an ironing board, showing an electric iron thereon, which iron has an ironing cord attached thereto, and showing the cord guide device attached to the ironing board, with parts of the ironing board being broken away and shortened;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 4, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary side elevational view of an ironing board having an electric iron with an ironing cord attached thereto, shown thereon, and showing the cord guide attached to the ironing board, and showing a weight element attached to the ironing cord;
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 55 of Fig. 1, looking in the direction indicated by the arrows; and
Fig. 6 is an enlarged detailed, elevational view of a weight having a clip attached thereto by which the weight is attached to an ironing cord.
With more detailed reference to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates an ironing board of the conventional type, which may be made of wood, metal or other suitable material. The numeral 2 designates generally an ironing cord guide, which has a C-clamp member on each end thereof, which C-clamp members have wing screws 6 threaded thereinto for bindingly engaging the respective C-clamps 4 to the ironing board 1.
Each of the O-clamps 4 has looped ears 8 formed thereon which are upturned on the upper side thereof. The loops 8 on each of the C-clamps are spaced apart longi- 2,897,616. Patnted Aug. 4, 1959 P V C tudinally to receive loops 10 on each end of the ironing cord guide device 2, as will be more fully explained hereinafter. V
The guide device, as designated generally at 2, is of general O-shape and comprises members 12 and 14, which are preferably of tubular construction and of such size that the tubular member 12 will telescopically receive the tubular member 14 therein, thereby providing ready adjustment of the device for ironing boards of different widths. The members 12 and 14 are turned at rather an abrupt angle, iii the same direction, toward the ends thereof to form the general C-shape. The extremity of each of the members 12 and 14 is preferably flattened and formed into a loop, as shown at 10. Each of the loops 10 to interfit between the respective looped ears 8 of the respective C-clamps 4. Pins 16 are provided to pass through the respective sets of looped ears 8 and loops 10, when the openings therein are in register, thereby forming a hinge joint at each end of the guide device 2, so the member 2 may be folded onto the working face of the ironing board, as indicated in Fig. 2, when the ironing board is not in use, therefore any storage space usable for the ironing board without the guide device, is usable for the ironing board withthe guide device attached thereto. It is readily evident, however, that by loosening wing screws 6, the guide device attachment may be removed from the ironing board, and may be reattached to the same board or to another ironing board by adjusting the respective O-clamps to the edge of the ironing board, as shown in Fig. 2, and then tightening the wing screws 6. When the device is detached from the ironing board, it is readily apparent that the member 14 may be slipped in the member 12 to adjust the width of the device.
A conventional iron, which is designated at 18, has an ironing cord 20 extending rearward therefrom, which ironing cord passes downward between the end of the ironing board 1 and the cord guide device 2, which prevents the ironing cord from becoming entangled under the corners of the ironing board, while the iron is being manipulated on the ironing board.
It is preferable to have a weight 22 secured to the ironing cord 20 by means of a spring clip 24. By having a spring clip of the character shown, the weight may be readily attached to or detached from the ironing cord at any point along the length thereof; however, the normal position of the weight would be so that a normal stroke of the iron may be had without the weight bumping the underside of the ironing board or falling to the floor. However, if it is desired to use the iron 18 on diflferent portions of the board, the weight may be readily adjusted for the use thereon on any portionof the board, and when the iron is moved rearward toward the ironing cord guide device, the weight will cause the ironing cord to move off the end of the ironing board on each rearward stroke. The weight should be sufficiently light to cause no undue fatigue to the operator of the iron, but should be sufliciently heavy to hold the cord in a position in the cord guide device as to be out of the way during the ironing operation.
It is preferable to secure the C-clamps 4 a short distance inward from the end of the ironing board 1 so the ironing board will form a rest for the ironing cord guide members 12 and 14, when in the position as shown in Figs. 2 and 4.
While the device has been illustrated and described in some detail for one embodiment thereof, it is to be understood that changes may be made in the minor details of construction and adaptations made for different installations without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the appended claim, and that the device or portions thereof may be madeof metal,"
gage the lower portion of the respective ,C-clarnpmembers, a pair of loops on the upper. sidepjf each ofsaid C-clamp members, which loops face in the sarne direction and .have the axes thereof in aligned relation, the axes of, which loops are. at ,a right; angle to the open throats formed in the respective (i-clamp, members, a pair of tubular members telescoped together, the ,outerends of said tubular members being flattened, each of said tubu lar members having the end portion thereof bent at a 90 degree angle a spaced distance from the outer extremity thereof, a loop formed on the flattened portion'of each of the respective ends of said-tubular member so the axes of said loops will be in axially aligned relation, and which loops register with the respective loops of said C-clamp members, a pin interconnecting said'respective loops of said C-clamp members with the respective'loops of said tubular members, said flattened portions of said tubular members being adapted to complementally engage with the upper face of an ironing board to. support said tubular members horizontally outward from'an' end thereof when in one position, and being adapted to fold in close fitting relation onto the ironing board when in another position. 1
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 377,526 Levy Feb. 7, 1888 810,088 Sargent' Jan.16,' 1906 1,017,842 Baker 'Feb. 20,- 1912 1,191,782 Harrison July 18, 1916 1,665,316 Matthews Apr. 10, 1928 ,anaiir
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US1017842A (en) * 1909-01-25 1912-02-20 Charles A Baker Ironing-board.
US1191782A (en) * 1915-11-15 1916-07-18 Mary L Harrison Ironing-board attachment.
US1665316A (en) * 1927-02-08 1928-04-10 Blanche E Matthews Electric-iron cord control
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US1191782A (en) * 1915-11-15 1916-07-18 Mary L Harrison Ironing-board attachment.
US1665316A (en) * 1927-02-08 1928-04-10 Blanche E Matthews Electric-iron cord control
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US5727343A (en) * 1995-07-06 1998-03-17 Wehner; John C. Iron cord tension control method and apparatus
US5607125A (en) * 1995-08-23 1997-03-04 Spencer; Jerry L. Cord holder for ironing board
US20050077439A1 (en) * 2003-10-13 2005-04-14 David Quijano Computer display device and method of operation
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US9351901B1 (en) * 2013-12-11 2016-05-31 Cassi Lee Petsch Gait training tool
US10856537B1 (en) * 2016-03-16 2020-12-08 Andrew Velardi Quick drop line management system for fishing outriggers

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