US 1721044 A
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0. M. KLEMM IRONING BOARD July 16, 1929.
Original Filed July 11, 192"! 1 mm m \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\w ATTOR N EY Patented July 16, 1929.
STATES OMER M. KLEMM, OF KEYSER, WEST VIRGINIA.
Application filed July 11, 1927, Serial No. 204,945. Renewed June 5, 1929.
The object of this invention is the provision of an ironing board of a particular and peculiar construction to adapt the same to effectively support skirts or like garments thereon during the ironing operation, and further of a construction whereby the board may be arranged close to or hingedly supported from a wall.
To the attainment of the above broadly stated objects and others which will present themselves as the nature of the invention is better understood, the improvement resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, one satisfactory embodiment of which is disclosed by the accompanying drawings.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is aside elevation of the improvement.
Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view thereof with the legs folded.
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional detail View thereof approximately on the line 44 of Figure 1.
In the showing of the drawings, I have shown my improved board supported upon foldable legs, but this is merely for the purpose of illustration, as the board may be hingedly secured to the side wall of a laundry. Also in the showing of the drawings I have illustrated the board out or slotted'along one edge thereof to provide the same with a spaced strip that forms an important part of the invention. The importance of this strip resides in its arrangement with respect to one edge and one end of the ironing board to provide a gap or space between the said strip and the edge of the board that allows one edge of a skirt or like garment being drawn through this space when the said garment is arranged on the board to be ironed. Also the outer edge of the strip may have hinges screwed thereon whereby both the strip and board may be hingedly attached to a support. Obviously, and as disclosed by Figure 2 of the drawings, the strip may be formed separately from the board and thereafter securely attached thereto.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, the numeral 1 designates an ironing board of the ordinary construction. On one of the board a longitudinally extending space or passage 3. The strip, at its outer end is formed with a lateral extension 4 which is also spaced from theouter and narrow end of the board 1. The inner edge of the extension 4 is beveled, as at 5, and the corner of the board 1, adjacent to this edge is rounded, as
at 6. The space, between the ends 5 and 6 of the strip 4 and the board 1, respectively provide a lateral branch 7 for the passage 3 and by beveling the edge 5 of the extension 4 and rounding the corner 6 of the board 1, it will be seen that a skirt or like garment may be directed through the lateral passage 7 and into the longitudinal passage 3 to arrange the said skirt on the board 1 so that the same will lie flat on the board and can be effectively ironed thereon.
The board as well as the strip are designed to be supported adjacent to the opposite ends thereof,thatis, adj acentto what may be termed the outer end of the board 1 and the lateral extension 4 of the strip 2. In the showing of the drawings the support for these portions of the deviceare in the nature of foldable legs 8, but as previously stated, the strip 2 may have its outer edge hingedly secured to a support such as the side wall of a laundry as disclosed by Figure 2' of the drawings. The outer and reduced end of the board 1, not being supported, is liable to flex and to break at its connection with the strip 2 and to overcome this I arrange for slidable movement through guide brackets 9 on the under face of the board 1 a brace bar 10. The bar has a handle 11 and is designed to be received in a socket 12 on the under face of the lateral extension 4 of the strip. The brace bar 10, after the skirt or like garment is arranged on the board will pass through the belt opening of the said skirt so as to in no wise interfere with the arrangement thereon of the board or interfere with the ironing operation.
Having described the invention, I claim An ironing board, a strip on one edge adjacent to one end thereof, and the remainder of the strip being spaced from the said edge of the board, said strip having a laterally extending end which is disposed in a plane with but spaced from one end of the board, and
a brace bar slidable on the under face of the board and movable into a socket on the under face of the lateral extension of the strip and 10 supports for the lateral extension of the strip and for the ironing board.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
OMER M. KLEMM.