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Dec. 1, 1936. J. A. CASTRICONE 2,062,989 IRONING MACHINE Fil‘ed Nov: 9, 1932 ' 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 ' -E Dec. 1, 1936- J. A. CASTRICONE 2,062,989 IRONING MACHINE Filed Nov. 9, 1932 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 I“ w v Hit R, *“ Mam of m MI‘ ‘#1 “1, 5’ : m‘. H Dec. 1, 1936. . 1 J. A. CASTRICONE 2,062,989 . IRONING MACHINE Filed Nov. 9, 1932 5 Sheets-Sheet "3 61 EYE’ Dec. 1, 1936. ~ J. A. CASTRICONE 2,062,989 IRONING MACHINE Filed Nov. 9, 1932 E & E 5 Sheets-Sheet 4 E?“ -m. Dec. 1, 1936- J. A. CASTRICONE 2,062;989 IRONING MACHINE Filed Nov. 9, 1952 4 (1m?“W” % 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 Patented Dec. 1, 1,936 \ 2,062,989 . UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,062,989 IBONING MACHINE John A. Castrieone, Peoria, 11!. Application November 9, 1932, Serial No. 641,835 3 Claims. (Cl. 38-81) The ironer to be described is of the power driven, roller type, the general ‘arrangement consisting of ' 5 a roller contacted by a movable ironing shoe, the said roller being supported upon a member ex tending from the frame of the head mechanism, which is in turn suitably attached to and sup ported by a bench or table 6 I , as clearly shownin Figs. 1 and 2 'of the accompanying drawings. Power for driving the several elements is fur 10 nished by a conventional motor through mecha nism and controls to be described, the whole form ing a complete working unit. . ‘The main object of the invention is to provide a power driven ironer of the roll type which is par! 15 ticularly suited to domestic use. Another object is to provide an ironer which may be e?iciently operated by inexperienced per sons with a minimum of physical effort. A further object is to provide any ironer having 20 an independently controlled power driven roller and an independently controlled power operated ironing shoe adapted to be placed in contact with or withdrawn ‘from the roller. Another object is to provide a power operated 25 shoe which is automatically withdrawn from con tact with the roller when rotation of the roller is discontinued. A still further object is to provide an ironing shoe which when placed in contact with the roller by the operated power means, may be removed from such contact by manual means without dis turbance of the power operated means. Other and further objects will appear in the ac c'ompanying description and drawings, in which— Fig. 1 is an end elevation of the ironer as it 35 -might appear in commercial form; ' Fig. 2 is a side elevation as viewed from the rear of the ironer; - Fig. 3 is an enlarged end elevation-with housing 40 cover removed and several parts broken away to Fig. 8 is a detail sectional view of the roller drive clutch mechanism to be described; _ Fig. 9 is a detail sectional view of the oil pump to be described; 7 ‘ Fig. 10 is a perspective view of the roller clutch 5 operating key to be described; Flg. 11 is an enlarged elevational view, taken in the direction of the arrows on line H--l I in Fig. 4, showing the ironing shoe operating clutch ‘in engaged position; 1 _ 10 Fig. 12 is a view similar to Fig. 11, showing the clutch in disengaged position ;‘ ' Fig. 13 is a sectional view taken in the direction of thearrows on line l3-l3 of Fig. 2, showing the ironing shoe in working position; 15 Fig. 14 is a view similar to Fig. 13, with the iron ing shoe in non-working position; Fig. 15 is a_ view of the, ironing shoe supporting and operating members as viewed from the side opposite to that shown in Fig. 2, with shoe and go portions of bracket removed to admit clearer view, (see Fig. 14) ; and ~ ' Fig. 16 is a detail view taken in the direction of the arrows on line lG-Ii ofv Fig. 3.. ' v As already mentioned, the ironing roller is 25 power driven, the source of power being a con ventional electric motor located ‘within the hous ing projection I clearly shown? in Figs. 1 and 2. The motor being of standard manufacture, will .not be further described. 30 ’ The end of the motor shaft projects into the mechanism housing It and is adapted to rotate the worm shaft 3 through a conventional toothed coupling 2, as clearly shown. ‘ Shaft 3 is rotatably mounted in bearing sup- :5 ports 4, the same being integral with frame member IS. The motor end support is ?tted with a shouldered bushing 5, the opposite end with a bushing-j of elongated form adapted to form a bearingfor the. end of shaft 3 and also 40 support a thrust ball ‘I and adjustment screw 8 with lock nut 9. The functions of the several Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken in the direction parts will be obvious after observation of the of the arrows on line 4—4 of Fig. 3, with certain . sectional view in Fig. 5. Integral with shaft 3 is a worm Ill adapted to to parts removed to admit clearer view, and eccen 4 tric rotated one quarter turn to facilitate descrip mesh with worm gear H, as shown in Fig. 5. Worm gear II is ?xedly mounted upon a sleeve tion; ' Fig. 5 is a_ view taken in the direction of the member I! disposed at right angles with shaft 3, as shown in Fig. 7. To said sleeve member I! arrows on line 5-5 in Fig. 4, with several parts is also ?xedly mounted a spur gear I3 and anso removed to admit clearer view; internal gear is, each of which will be referred Fig. 6 is a view taken in the direction of the ar to later. \ rows on line E-AE in Fig. 4, with several parts re - The left hand end of the sleeve 12, as viewed moved to admit clearer view of underlying parts. Fig. 'I is a sectional view taken in the direction in section in Fig. “I, is rotatably mounted in a bushing I4 which is- supported by frame member I‘ of the arrows on line l—'| of Fig. 3; 55 admit clearer view; 2 aoeaoeo I II, the latter being attached to suitable projec tions from housing l6, all as clearly shown in Fig. '7. - Rotatably and slidably mounted within sleeve I2 is a shaft II on the left hand end of which, as viewed in Fig. 7, is ?xedly mounted a spur pinion Hi. It will be apparent that shaft I1 is and contact with the ?anged portion thereof, as clearly shown in section in Fig. 7. At its upper end lever 21 terminates in an off set portion having a circular opening so dis posed as to loosely receive the body of a sleeve nut 29 which is adjustably attached to a shaft 33 by means of a threaded portion, the head of supported, at the left hand end, -by and within . nut 29 acting as a shoulder to retain lever 21, sleeve l2, while the right hand end is rotatably as shown. The shaft 30 is slidably mounted in 10 and slidably mounted in bushing I3’, which lat a bearing 3| supported by extension from frame 10 ter is supported by frame member l5. From member l5. . ' the above description, and consideration of parts To the end of shaft 30 opposite the screw 29 is shown in Fig. '1, it will be clear that sleeve I2 a?lxed a washer member 32, so formed and dis is supported at the left hand end by bearing posed that its upper side is adapted to contact 15 ll-IS.v above describedytand at the right hand ‘with the stepped portion of rotatable member 15 end by shaft H, which latter is supported at the 25'. To prevent rotation of shaft 33, the lower right hand end by bearing |8—|5, above de edge of said washer 32' is formed to complement scribed, and at the left hand end by and within the contour of an extended portion of housing the sleeve l2. Thus, it will be clear that sleeve It and disposed in a slidable relationwith said 20 |2, carrying worm gear ||, spur gear l3 and in-. ternal gear I9, is free to rotate either independ ently of shaft IT' or in unison therewith, and that shaft I1 is adapted to be propelled length wise within its bearing and sleeve |2 while the several parts are in motion. . Referring again to the left hand end of sleeve l2, Fig. '7, also to Fig. 8, it will be noted that the body of sleeve l2 projects beyond the bear ing ||-—l5 su?iciently to receive, in a ?xed rela tion, an internal spur gear l9-having charac teristics similar to those of spur pinion l3. Gear - I9 is so affixed as to extend somewhat beyond the end of sleeve‘ |2 the extended portion forming a toothed recess adapted to receive, in a slidable manner, the pinion |9,-as' clearly shown in Figs. 7 and 8. , It will be clear that the combination of inter nal gear l9, as affixed to sleeve l2 and pinion l8 as a?ixed to the slidable shaft l1, form an effec tive clutch unit. The utility of this will be referred to presently. extension, all as clearly shown .in Figs. 5 and 6. 20 Consideration of Figs. 3 and '1, together with the foregoing description, will clearly indicate that spring 23, in addition to retaining clutch members |8—|9 in engagement,‘ as already de scribed, also operates, through the ?ange of 25 thimble 2|, lever 21,. screw 29 and shaft 30,‘ to retain washer 32 against rotatable member 25. It is also obvious that rotation of said member 25 will, due toits peculiar form already mentioned, and the follow-up action due ‘to spring 23, im 30 part a reciprocal motion to shaft 33, which latter is adapted, through lever 21, as already de scribed, to impart a similar motion to shaft l1; thus, it is clear that rotation of key 24 through alternate half turns, will result in engagement 35 and disengagement of clutch members |3—| 9, the whole forming a convenient manual control of the ironing roller drive. The ironing roller drive is utilized in the fol- ' lowing manner: Considering Figs. 6 and '1, it will be noted that pinion I3 is, regardless of its lateral Referring to the right hand end of shaft l1, ' position, in constant mesh with a spur. pinion- 33 Fig. '1, it will be noted-that a ?anged bushing 2|) is a?ixed thereto by means of a threaded por tion, as shown. A thimble member 2|, having an enlarged and ?anged portion, is rotatably mounted upon the bushing 20 and is retained thereon in rotatable relation by the ?ange of the bushing 20, washer 22 and lock-nut 22a, as clear ly shown. ‘The enlarged portion of .thimble member 2| is adapted to extend somewhat over a boss portion ofthe frame‘ IS with su?icient clearance to retain a compression spring 23, which latter reacts between frame I5- and thim ~ble 2|, tending ,to‘ propel shaft 11 toward the right, Fig. 7, and thus retain pinion l3 in en gagement with gear l9. - ljlxedly mounted upon a shaft 34 which latter is rotatably mounted in bushing 35 supported by a boss extending from housing It as best shown in 45 Fig. 7. To the opposite end of shaft, 34_ is af fixed a spur pinion 36 which is so disposed as to mesh with an internal gear 31 attached within the body of ironing roller tube 33. _ Through the wheel and hub portion of internal 50 gear 31 and a suitable ‘web and hub member in the outer end of tube 33, not shown, ironing roller 38 is rotatably mounted upon a tubular ex tension 39 which latter is rigidly'supported by an extended portion of housing l6 asbest shown in section in Fig. 4. The roller is suitably padded with resilient material as 330'. To prevent acci dental contact with moving parts, a guard plate unit is effected through a key knob 24 conven 33b is disposed within 'roller 33 and a?ixed -to_ iently located atop‘ the mechanism housing, as housing It, as clearly shown in Fig. 4. shown. The key is a?lxed to the shank of a The assembly‘ thus far described forms a com shouldered member 25, which latter is rotatably, plete ironing roller drive, operable by a suitable mounted in bushing 26 supported by the hous power source through coupling 2,‘ shaft 3, worm ing I6 as clearly shown in Fig. '1. ‘ ||l, worm gear ||, sleeve l2, internal gear l9, Manual control of the above described clutch A perspective view of shoulderedmember 25 is shown in Fig. 10. It will be noted that the lower'end of the enlarged portion is formed into a semi-circular lip or extension which will be referred to presently. ' - Reference to Figs. 3 and 7 will disclose a lever - 21 pivotally supported upon a ‘rounded extension of housing l5 and retained thereon by a shoul dered screw 28. Lever 21 is provided with a cir cular opening so disposed and dimensioned as to 76 ‘clear the pinion | 8, pinion 33, shaft 34, pinion 36 and in 65 ternal gear 31. Control'of the drive' is accom plished by manual rotation of key 23 operating through member 25, washer 32, shaft 30, screw 29, lever 21, thimble 2| and shaft II to engage or disengage gear l8 with gear l9, as described, 70 thus controlling the linkage between the driving and driven portions of ‘the assembly. The ironing shoe,'suitably supported and oper-v ated by means about to be described, is adapted of thimble 2| already described, ‘to be placed in working contact with or removed 75 3 , 2,062,989 from the ironing roller by manual or power means, either means being operable independent ly of the other. Under some'working conditions, ~ the power operated means, is used, on account of greater ease of operation. Under other condi tions of ironing, the manual operation is con venient or necessary._ ~ The shoe unit is composed of an ironing plate 48 of sufiicient length to extend slightly beyond the ends of the ironing roller 38 and of suitable width to meet the requirements of manufacture and use. The contacting surface of the plate is so formed as to complement the peripheral outline shown in Fig. 13 clearly indicates the action. When hand lever 58 is rotated. toward the dotted line position, cam 49a is removed from its locked position in recess 48a, permitting spring 55 to operate links 43, as described, thus with drawing the ironing shoe as clearly outlined in the drawings. It ‘will be noted that arm 48 re mains‘ stationary during this operation. Return of ‘the operating handle to its normal position 10 reestablishes original relative positioning of the several members. .Manual operation of the ironing shoe having been described, power operation will next be con form of roller 38, thus providing suitable contact area throughout the length of said roller 38, all sidered. As indicated in Fig. -2, the ironing shoe unit as clearly shown in Figs. 2, 13, and 14. Attached to plate 48 is a back plate 4| having is rigidly supported by an outboard stand 58. a form somewhat similar to the said plate 48 and which is attached to table 6|, as shown, and adapted to be attached thereto in such- manner connected with housing l8 by a structural tube 20 20 as to form a compartment between the two suit-_ 60. The tubular shaft 41 is rotatably supported able for installation of necessary heating means. at its outboard end by a suitable bearing located‘ within tube 88, and at its driven end by a bear The heating means being of well known manufac ing formed in thebody of housing IS. The tube‘ ture, will not be described. ' The ironing shoe unit is supported by a bracket 88 forms ,an effective cover for the moving shaft, plate 4; rigidly attached thereto and pivotally as well as structural strength for the several 25 25 supported by links 43 by means of a‘ bolt 44, as shown in Figs. 2 and 15. Links 43 are pivotally supported from an arm 45 by means of'a. bolt 48. Ann 45 is rigidly attached to a tubular shaft 41 30 by means of a pin 63. The shaft will be described later. 7 Figs. 13, 14, and 15 will disclose arm 48 having a channel cross-section, the ?anges of which are so formed at their lower ends as to include arm 45 between them. Arm 48 is supported upon shaft 41 with the bolt 46 passing through .the ?ange portions thereof and arm 45 whereby it is substantially secured to the latter. At the upper 'end of arm, 48 a‘ recess is formed in the web or 40 back portion, as 4811., said recess being adapted to receive a rearwardly extending cam portion Block 48 is rotatably sup - 49a of a-block 48. parts mentioned. - As already mentioned, arm 45 is rigidly af fixed to the tubular shaft 41, a plug 82 serving as reinforcement for the walls of the tube and body of pin 83 as shown. ‘ 30 To the opposite end of shaft 41, within the housing IS, a double arm 64 is rigidly attached by means similar to those described in the case of arm 48. Rotatably mounted between the members of arm 84 is a trunnioned block 65, in 35 the central portion of which a stud 66 is a?lxed by means of thread and set screw as shown. The opposite end of stud 68 is provided with an adjustable nut 61 and‘ washer 88, which will be 40 referred to again shortly. Figs. 3, '7, etc. will disclose a. double armed lever 89, the arms of which are so disposed as to. be rotatably supported by shaft 41 and to include arms 64 between them. structurally, the two side members composing vthe lever 68 are 45 rigidly joined to function as a unitby means of ported between lever members 43 by means of a connecting portion as 13, a. shouldered collar studs 52 as clearly shown in Fig. 15. Passing ' 10 and beaded bushing 1i, together with a shoul dered rivet 12, as shown. through the base portion of cradle 5|, in a slid Referring again to stud 86, etc., it will be 50 able relation, is a bolt 53, which extends through and beyond the web portion of arm 48, as shown noted that a compression spring 14 is con?ned in Figs. 13 and 14. The bolt head 58, together upon stud 86 between connecting portion 13 of with a washer 51, con?nes a compression spring lever 69 and washer and nut 68—-81. The func 55 against a slidable washer 58 which is backed tion of the above described assembly is to pro against the base portion of cradle member-5|. A vide a resilient coupling between shaft 41 and 55 nut 54 backs the bolt 53 against the web portion lever 68, operating through arm 64, block 65, ported by bolt 44. A hand lever 50 is rigidly at tached to and adapted to operate block 49. The utility of this will be explained later. A U-shaped cradle member 5| is pivotally sup stud 66, nut 61, spring 14, to lever 69 through connecting portion 13. The assembly is best assembly, spring 55, through bolt head 58, bolt shown in Fig. 3. Pivotally attached to the extremity of lever 60 53 and nut 54, as against cradle 5|, "and studs 7 52, .will operate to force links 43 and 48 into a 68 by means of a pin 15, is a link member 16, of arm 48, as clearly shown. . It will be obvious that in the above described 60 closed scissor position,‘ this movement, however, . the opposite end of which is enlarged and flanged being prevented by the locking action of cam 49a to form a suitable band for rotatable operation resting in recess 48a. of arm 48. The foregoing description will clearly indicate‘ that the ironing shoe is supported by, and oper— able within, a complete lever system, which is supplementary to, yet supported by, the arm 48. Under certain conditions of use, it is some 70 times desirable to temporarily remove the iron ing shoe from contact with the roller 38 without disturbing the position of the major operating members. I ‘ ‘ The above described assembly provides manual means for effecting such removal. The dotted upon an eccentric member 11, as clearly shown in Figs. 3 and 4'. Link member 16 is also pro 65 vided with an extended lip portion 18, as shown in detail in Fig. 16. be explained later. The function of this will - . I Considering the foregoing description, together with the ?gures noted therein, it will be clear that rotation of eccentric 11 will result in a re 70, ciprocal motionin lever 88 through link 16, and that a similar motion will be imparted to iron ing shoe 48 through lever 69, spring 14, etc., to arm 84, through shaft 41 to arm 48 and shoe 4!). 75 4 2,002,989 Thus, the function of eccentric ‘I1 is to apply ?xed to the disk surface level by rivets 81 as and remove the ironing shoe to and from con tact with the ironing roller 88. 'The resilient shown. mechanism, including spring", stud 88, etc.. 5 are so adjusted that the angular movement of lever 88 is somewhat greater than that of iron his .shoe 48. The result of this adjustment is that shoe 48 contacts with the faceof the iron ing‘ roller somewhat before lever 89 reaches the 10 limit of its stroke to the left, as viewed in Fig. 3. Continued rotation of eccentric 'I‘l toward the left results in continued motion of lever 89 and‘ consequent compression of spring 18, the pres sure induced thereby being transmitted to shoe 15 48 ‘by means already described. Thus, the con tact pressure between shoe and roller is ?rm but yielding, ‘and may be adjusted by.means of nut“ on stud 88. _ Integral with the body of eccentric ‘I1 is a 20 disk portion 19, the whole being rotatably sup ported by a shouldered stud 88 which is a?lxed in the plug 8|, the latter being pressed into tube 88, all as shown in Fig. 4. The outer end of stud 80 is supported by a bracket member 92 dis ' 25 posed and attached to housing gmember It, as best shown in Fig. 3. 1 , Motion is imparted to eccentric 11 .through a clutch ‘coupling to be described, and a spur gear 98, which latter is meshed with power driven 30 gear l8 a?'ixed to sleeve I2, as already noted and described. Fig. 4 will indicate that gear 94 is rotatably supported upon stud 80, already described. A toothed disk member 88 is ?xedly attached to 35 gear 88 by means of a boss extension of the hub of the latter and riveted pins, as clearly shown in section in Fig. 4. The unit is adapted toidle freely upon stud 88. An outline of disk 98 is clearly shown in Fig. 5. It has already been noted that integral with 40 the body of eccentric ‘I1 is a disk portion 18 so disposed that.its face opposes the side face of toothed disk 88 as clearly shown in Fig. 4. The face of disk 19 is recessed-to several levels, the 45 level, area and form of the recesses being suitable to receive operating members to be described. Referring to Figs. 11 and 12, the areas desig nated as 19c correspond to the face of disk 19, while 19b designates a recessed area of what 50 might be called single depth with similar area located on the opposite side, and 19a designates an area of double depth. Rotatably retained in recess 1901s a plate mem ber 82 having a central circular opening, as 55 shown, also diametrically opposed projecting fin ger members as 820 and 82b and a rigidly af ?xed stud 98, disposed as shown and projecting outwardly from the surface of the plate 82. Slidably retained upon vthe areas 19b is a 60 plate member 88 having a recess 9| formed in its upper edge dimensioned and disposed to loose ly receive stud 98, also an oblong opening dimen sioned and disposed to clear the hub portion of disk ‘I9, as shown. Rigidly a?lxed to the surface 65 of plate 88 is a block part 84 disposed and formed as shown with a tooth 84a projecting toward the center and extending outwardly from the sur face of the plate. - 1 It will be clear that fractional rotation of plate 82 with relation to the body of disk 19, will result in a corresponding reciprocal motion of plate 88 through stud “operating in recess 9|. Rotation of plate 82 beyond predetermined limits is prevented by shoulders formed by the I raised areas ‘He. The relative positions of disk. ‘I8 and toothed 10 disk 98,,as assembled upon stud 88 has already been noted. Considering the-foregoing descrip tion, it will be clear that with the parts as sembled as described, the toothed block 88, pro jecting beyond the surface of plate 88 and disk 15 19, will also project over toothed disk 98 as shown in Fig. 4. A plan view of the several parts is clearly shown in Fig. 5, also a broken section of toothed disk 98 is outlined in Figs. 11 and 12. ’ It has already been noted in connection with Figs. 5 and 7, that a spur gear I8 is ?xedly‘ mounted upon the power driven sleeve l2. The view shown in Fig. 5 illustrates that gear l8 runs in mesh with gear 94, thereby gear 94, together with toothed disk 98 is maintained in rotation by the power source. Considering the foregoing, in connection with Fig. 11, it will be obvious that rotation of plate 82, with relation to disk member v‘l9 will, by means already described, result in movement of 30 tooth 88a toward center and into engagement with toothed disk 98. Assuming that disk 98 is in rotation when ‘said engagement takes place, it is clear that eccentric 'I'I will be set in motion through members already described. Still referring to 0Fig. 11, it will be noted that tooth 84a is normally retained in engagement with disk 98 by the action of a spring 88 at tached to plate 82 by means of a stud 89 and to disk 19 by one of the rivets 81, as clearly shown. 40 Assuming disk” to be in rotation in direction shown by the ‘arrow and the parts positioned as shown in Fig. 11, it is obvious that disk ‘I9 will be rotated through engagement between disk 98 and tooth 88a,'until ?nger 82a meets an obstruc 45 tion such as stop 98. Continued rotation of the unit, with rotation of plate 82 arrested by stop 98, will displace the parts as shown in Fig. 12, wherein plate 88 has been displaced toward the right by means already shown and described and tooth‘8la has been withdrawn from engagement with disk 98. With the parts positioned as shown in Fig. 12, it is clear that, while disk 98 continues to rotate, disk 19 will remain‘ stationary until stop 98 is removed to a non-obstructive position. 55 When such removal takes place, spring 88 will restore parts to the relative positions shown in - Fig. 11. It is considered obvious that if, after each escapement of ?ngers 82a‘or' 82b, stop 95 is restored to the obstructive position, rotation cannot continue beyond one hundred and eighty ‘degrees without further manipulation of the stop. Bearing in mind that eccentric ‘I1 is integral with disk 19, it is apparent that intermittent ro-, tation of disk 19 in steps of one hundred and 65 eighty‘ degrees, will result in a like movementof eccentric 'I‘I. ' - Referring to Fig. 3 and assuming that with Plates 82 and 88 are of such thickness as to the clutch members positioned as shown in -Fig. 70 approximately complement the depth of recess 12, eccentric "is in the position shown in Fig. 3, which they occupy. In assembly, plate 82 is ro fit is clear that removal .of stop 95, as already tatably retained in the double depth recess 19a by plate 88, the same resting upon a higher level,.while plate 88 is slidably retained in the 75 single depth recesses 19b by four washers 88 af noted, will result in rotation of eccentric 11 to a stop one hundred and eighty degrees from the original position, the latter movement resulting in describedrmovement of lever 69 and associated 76 ' . parts to place the ironing, shoe in contact with the roller through means alreadyv described. It will be apparent that a further momentary removal of the stop’ 95 will result in rotation of eccentric ‘I ‘I through another half revolution or to a position diametrically opposite that shown in Fig. 3, causing the ironing shoe to return to con tact with'the ironing roller. . ' Manual control, of the above described clutch 10 unit is effected through operation of the stop 95 as already noted. Reference to Fig. 4 will show that stop 95 is fixedly attached to a shaft 96 which is rotatably mounted in suitable bearings and disposed at right angles to stud‘ 80. Shaft 15 96 passes through the wall of housing I6 and terminates in a knob 91 ‘by which the .shaft is, conveniently rotated as desired. Rotation of shaft 96 is limited by extensions 98 and 99 which are integral with the body of 20 stop 95 and provided with resilient facings as I00 and MI. 5 2,069,989 . A ‘coil spring I02 suitably attached to shaft 96 and body of housing I6 tends to rotate said shaft 96 in a clockwise direction, as viewed in Fig. 4, 25 thus maintaining extension 99 in contact with housing I6 and stop 95 in position to obstruct ?ngers 820. or 82b. It is obvious that slight manual rotation of knob 91 in counterclockwise direction will result 30 in similar movement of stop 95 out of line of ob struction to teeth‘ 82a. and 82b, thus permitting operation of the clutch unit as already described, Practical manipulation of the knob would con sist of a slight rotation counter-clockwise, and 35 release. This manipulation would obviously re move stop 95 out of line of tooth 62a or 82b, al lowing same to escape. Release of the knob would result in restoration of stop 95 to its origi nal position, ready to obstruct the next approach ing tooth as 82a or 82b. Thus, each manipula tion of the knob 91 would result 'in a half revo is so positioned as to contact with the lower edge of link ‘I6 as shown in Figs. 3 and 9. Plunger I04, shown in section in Fig. 9, is normally held in an out-stroke position by a spring I06, and is adapted to'be forced downwardly'and in by the lower edge of link ‘I6 as the latter moves through the lower swing of its cycle. As clearly shown in Figs. ,3 and 9, pumping movement is imparted to plunger I04 by the alternate action of spring I06 and cam-like action of' link '10‘. 10 Oil is taken in'through an ori?ce I01, checked by a ball I08,'forced through check I09, through tube .I I0 and ejected therefrom so as to fall upon the mechanism. 011 is supplied to the pump from a reservoir formed in the lower part of housing 15 I6, where it returns for recirculation after ?ow ing over the mechanism. From the foregoing description, it will be clear that ample lubrication is provided as a conse quence of the frequent operation of the ironing‘ 20 shoe unit. It is well known that ironing machines of the class described are used for ironing a great va- _ riety of materials and garments. Obviously, to explain the operation of the machine with ref 25 erence to each material or garment would in volve almost endless detail. ' It is thought that operation of the several parts and groups composing this ironer have already been described with su?icient detail to obviate 30 the need for any but summary description herein. It will be noted that the ironer has several distinct means of manipulation, ?rst the individ ual control of rotation of the ironing roller by means brought into operation by manipulation of the key 24, second, individual operation of the ironing shoe by manipulation of the hand lever 50 and, third, control of power operation of the ‘ ironing shoe and roller by manipulation of the knob 91. ‘ ‘ 40 The combination of the three operating fea tures mentioned obviously adapts the machine to a wide variety of uses, which may be summarized lution cycleof operation as described, with re sultant operation of the ironing shoe also de as follows: ‘ scribed. With motor running and the several parts of Mention has already been made of an extend the mechanism in rotation as described and with ed lip portion ‘I8 as integral with link ‘I6. Re ferring to Fig. 16, it will be noted that the said the ironing shoe in non-working position, the lip is so disposed upon link ‘I6 that when the , operator places material to be ironed upon the link passes through the upper swing of its cycle, ironing roller in such a position that the entering edge of the material will be under the ironing 50 the lip 18 contacts with a shoulder formed in the ‘ body of lever 21, as clearly shown in Fig. 16. The , shoe when the shoe is brought into contact with‘ result of this contact is a displacement of lever the roller. , A slight turn of the knob 91 will cause ' 21 to disengage the roller operating clutch by the shoe to move forward into contact with the roller and material, following which a half turn of key 24 will set the roller in motion. Thus, the 55 material will be inducted under the ironing shoe I means already described. The movement of lever 21 is identical with that produced by manipulation of the key 24, already described. Since the ironing shoe is thrown out of contact by the upper swing cycle of link ‘I6, it follows that whenever the ironing shoe is, by 60 power, thrown out of contact, rotation of the ' ironing roller is automatically stopped. \ Obviously, when the ironing shoe is reapplied as a result of a succeeding manipulation of the knob 91, the accompanying lower and backward swing of link ‘I6 will result in Withdrawal oi.’v the lip ‘I8 from contact with lever 21, allowing gears I8-I9 to reengage and resume rotation of the ironing roller. Thus, rotation of the ironing roll er is automatically started and stopped as the ironing shoe is applied or withdrawn by the power means. ' - In order to provide lubrication for the mech anism, a pump I03 is attached to housing I6 as shown in Fig. 3. The plunger I04, the upper end 75 of which terminates in a button-like head I05. and properly pressed.' ' , It might be noted here that in the above case, if key 24 had been in running position. the iron ing roller would have started rotation simultane 60 ously with inward movement of the ironing shoe by means previously described. ' With the roller in motion and the shoe in con tact, materials of ordinary thickness may be con tinuously fed over the roller and under the shoe. 65 When ironing certain thick materials, such as folded blankets, which might not easily enter under the shoe, it may be desired to stop the roller temporarily, which is accomplished by rotating key 24 one half turn. Inorder to prop 70 erly adjust materials under the ironing shoe, the shoe may be temporarily raised by operation of hand lever 50 asdescribed. When the material is adjusted, the shoe may be replaced by return of the hand lever to its original position, after 75 9,062,989 whlchtheroilermsybe restarted byanotherhalf associated ironing shoe, v 6 'turnofkeyIL power driven means for the operation thereof including a clutch, an asso In case the material being ironed includes but tons or other-‘projecting portions, the ironing shoe may‘ conveniently be adjusted by hand lever SI to assist the e of the irregular portions. ciated eccentric member, a link member adapted to transmit motion from the said eccentric to the shoe operating mechanism, manually operated 5, means for controlling operation of said clutch to In cases where the particular work being done ' impart rotation to said ec'centric and motion to requires simple presure of the heated shoe rather said link, and means integral with said link to than frictional or rubbing contact as provided by engage and operate a member of the manually operated roller drive clutching means to dis 10 a- revolving roller, the ironing shoe niay be ap plied'to the roller by manipulation of~the knob continue rotation of the roller when the ironing shoe operating means is operated to remove the 91 as described, while the roller is made station _ ary by manipulation of the key 24, also as de shoe from contact with the roller. scribed. with the roller stationary and the iron 2. In an‘ ironing machine of the class described, ' ing shoe in the applied position, the. shoe may be in combination, an ironing roller, manually oper 15 withdrawn by manipulation of the hand lever 50, ated means for controlling rotation‘ thereof, an as described. With the shoe in this position, the associatedironing shoe, power driven means for material may be arranged upon the stationary the operation‘ thereof including a clutch, an asso roller after which the shoe may be applied by ciated eccentric member,‘ a link member adapted 20 return of hand lever ‘I to an upright position. .to transmit motion from said eccentric to the shoe 20 The shoe may be withdrawn and reapplied at will. operating mechanism, manually operated means Obviously, this class of work may be performed for ‘controlling operation of said clutch to impart I with the operating motor shut oil. rotation to said eccentric and motion to said link Usual operation of the ironer may be resumed ‘' and -a projecting part on said link adapted to by re-starting the motor, in case it has been shut engage and operate a member of the‘ manually 25 operated roller drive clutching means to discon-' oil, and manipulating the several controls as de tinue rotation of the roller when the ironing shoe vIn case it is desired to iron tubular garments, operating means ‘is operated to remove the shoe such as skirts, it is necessary to stop rotation of from contact with the roller. the roller and remove the ironing shoe to permit 3. In an ironing machine of the class described 30 adjustment of the garment over the roller. This in combination, an ironing roller, manually oper scribed. 7 ~ ' is accomplished by manipulation of the knob II as described, to remove the shoe and stop the roller. ‘ After the garment has been adjusted, an 85 other manipulation of the knob will result in re ' placement of the shoe and rotation of the roller. In case the garment is of intricate pattern, proper adjustment of it maybe assisted by manipulation ated mechanism for controlling rotation thereof, an associated ironing shoe, power driven means for the operation thereof including a clutch, an associated eccentric member, a link member adapted to transmit motion from said eccentric to the shoe operating mechanism, manually oper ated means. for controlling operation of said clutch to impart rotation to said eccentric and of~the hand lever 5., as required, also rotation of the ironing roller may be conveniently controlled ' motion to said link, a projecting part on said link, 40 said manually operated roll control mechanism by manipulationof the key 24 as described. It is thought that the foregoing will illustrate the adaptability and convenience of this new combination. 45 1 ' What I claim is: 1. In an ironing machine of the class described, in combination, an ironing roller, manually oper ated means for controlling rotation thereof, an - having a part lying in the path of said projecting part and being engageable and movable there by during movement of said link to actuate the roll control mechanism to stop the roll when the 45 link is operated to move the shoe away from the ‘roll. ' JOHN A. CAS'I'RICONE.