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Oct. 25, 1938.
c. J._WILLIAMS
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REFLECTION SPOTTING BOARD
Filed April 2! 1957
2,134,650
2,134,650
Patented vOct. 25, 1938 '
UNITED STATES PATENT oFFieE
Colman J.‘ Williams, Pampa, Tex., assignor of '
two-thirds to Wade Thomasonand S. H. Stone,
both of Pampa, Tex.
Application‘ April 2, 1937,‘ Serial No.;134,667
'4 Claims; (01. 2407-92)" ‘
A narrow. wooden strip 38 extends from the plate
supporting articles of clothing during the process 28 around the» top edges of the spotting
of removing stains or soiled spots.
board IE], and the strip 30 is fastened to the sides
An object of my invention is to provide a [2. The ‘plate 28 has a cut-out portion 32, and
- cleaning board or spot locating-apparatus pro
a strip 34 ?tting into the cutout portion 32,
vided with a transparent top and having illumi
is connected- to the side ii, for the purpose of
nation from beneath the transparent top.
preventing cleaning ‘acids from getting through
A further object of the device is to ‘construct to the re?ector. The strip 34 has a portion
This invention relates ‘to a cleaner’s board for
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‘ a spot locating apparatus having a re?ecting body
portion beneath the transparent top, and which
re?ecting surface has no dark spots thereon.
A still further object of the invention is the
provision of a spot locating apparatus which has
the source of illumination so. positioned'that it
will not shine'into the eyes of the operator.
Another object of the invention is to provide
an apparatus which is more economical to oper
ate than has heretofore been available.
While the drawing illustrates a preferred em
15 bodiment of the invention, it is to be understood
which extendsbeyond the edge of the cut out
portion 32.. A board 36 of transparent material 10
which usually consists of glass of a thickness to
withstand the usage to which a device of the
nature indicated is subjected, is secured by means
of cement or other appropriate material to the
extending portion of the strip 34 and to the strip 15
30 extending around the top of the spotting board
10. The board 36 may be secured in place by
metal clamps which‘are attached to sides [2.
Any electric cord 38‘ is shown connected to.‘ a
switch 4!! fastened to the end piece I4.
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that in adapting the means to meet speci?c
needs and requirements, the design may be varied
and such changes in the details of vconstruction
The metal housing I6 is. secured by appropriate
means to ‘the wooden strip 30,.so that the housing
extends completely up to the transparent top
may be resorted to within the scope, of the‘ ap
36. The bottom I‘! of the metal casing 16 slopes
from the end 42 of the spotting board‘ II] to- a
20. pended claims, without departing from the spirit
thereof.
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These and other objects, that will be made
apparent throughout the further description of
‘substantially funnel-shaped portion 19 of the
housing
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A light socket 4i extends through an aperture ,
my invention, and as illustrated in the accom
43 into the metal housing IS.
A lamp 44 is shown in the socket 4|, and the
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the re?ec
lamp‘ 44 is so located as to be positioned beneath
the wooden or other non-re?ective member 28,
so that rays of light will not shine into the‘ eyes
of the operator. The lamp 44 is located so that
the light rays will project directly against the
Whole of the sloping surface I‘! so that there will
be no dark spots appearing on its surface. The
25K panying drawing wherein,
tion spotting board.
Figure 2 is a side elevational view, in section,
of’ the re?ection spotting board, disclosing the
30 source of illumination.
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Figure 3 is a view taken on line 3-3 of Fig
ure 2,.
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Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4—4
of Figure 2.
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Corresponding and like parts are referred to
in the following description and designated in the
several views of the drawing by like reference
characters.
The numeral I0 designates the re?ection spot
40 ting board. A wooden frame comprising sides
l2, and an end piece It protect a metal housing
l6. On the inside of the frame at the rear end
are brace members I3. The sides !2 are shown
as being straight at l8 so that the re?ection spot
4,5 ting board lil may be secured by means of angle
bars 20 to any appropriate ?at surface as 22.
.The sides ii are sloping as shown at 24. The
housing I6 is also transversely curved throughout
the sloping portion I1, and the surface of. the
housing is silvered or otherwise appropriately
treated so that it will have a high re?ective qual
ity for the rays of light from the lamp 44. The
light cord 38 is adapted to fit any convenient
wall plug (not shown).
In operation,v garments to be cleaned of spots.
or the like are placed upon the transparent sur
face 36, and the cord 38 is connected to a suitable
source of power so that the light rays will be
directed upon the sloping surface I1, and thencev
against the transparent plate 36. The spots can 50
then be completely removed from the garment
without it being removed from the board N]. If
sides l2 do not extend to the end of the re- ' it is desired, garments can be ?tted over the end
flection spotting board ID, as shown at 26.
A
50 wooden plate 28 is secured to the side plates 12.
42 of the board l0, and all parts of the garment
may be easily examined and cleaned.
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the garment which is to be cleaned of spots.
prising a frame having sides, and an end connect
ing the sides, a housing member, and the hous
ing member being secured within the said frame,
the inner surface of the housing constituting a
re?ector, a transparent plate forming a top for
Further the lamp 44 is at one end of the apparatus
the housing, a lamp being disposed in one end
It is to be noted that the spot re?ection board
has no lamps on that part of the re?ection sur
face H, which is beneath the transparent plate
3'6, so that there will be no dark spots beneath
and shines directly against the sloping surface
H, and as a result it is only necessary to employ
one lamp.
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Having thus described my invention, I claim:
1. A cleaning board of the class described com
prising a frame having sides, and an end con
necting the sides, a housing, the housing being
secured within the said frame, the inner surface
15 of the housing constituting a re?ector, and a
transparent plate forming a top for the housing, a
lamp being disposed in one end of the housing, the
said sides of the frame being provided as supports
of the housing, the said sides of the frame being
provided as supports for the transparent plate,
the said housing sloping upwardly from a point
immediately below the lamp to the end of the 10
transparent plate opposite the said lamp, the said
upwardly sloping portion of the housing extend
ing beneath the entire length of the transparent
plate, and the upwardly sloping portion of the
housing member being transversely curved and 15
having its edges- extending adjacent the trans
parent plate, and the rays of light from the lamp
being directed‘ upon the entire surface of the up
lamp to the end of the transparent plate opposite
wardly sloping portion of the housing member
and being re?ected upwardly to provide uniform 20
illumination- at the surface‘ of the transparent
the said lamp, and the said sides of the frame
plate.
sloping upwardly adjacent the upwardly slop
4. A cleaning board of the class described com
prising a frame having sides, and‘ an end con
for the transparent plate, the said housing sloping
20 upwardly from a point immediately below the
ing portion of 'the' housing so that garments can
be disposed around the outer end of the cleaning
board, and the rays of light from the lamp being
directed upon. the entire surface of the upwardly
sloping portion of the housing and being re
flected upwardly to provide uniform illumination
3D. at the surface of the transparent plate.
2. A cleaning board of the class described com
prising a frame having sides, and an. end connect
ing the sides, a housing member consisting of an
integrally formed funnel-shaped portion and a
35 transversely curved extended portion having an
open top, the housing member being secured with
in the said frame, the inner surface of the hous
ing constituting a re?ector, and a transparent
plate forming a top for the housing, a lamp be
401 ing disposed in the integrally formed funnel
shaped portion of the housing spaced in one end
of the frame, the said sides of the frame being
provided as supports for the transparent plate,
the said extended portion of the housingsloping
{upwardly from a point immediately below the
lamp to the end of the transparent plate opposite
the said lamp, and the rays of light from the
, lamp being directed upon the surface of the up
wardly sloping portion of the housing member
land being re?ected upwardly to provide uni
form illumination at the surface of the trans
parent plate.
3. A cleaning board of the class described com
necting the sides, a housing member consisting of 25
an integrally formed funnel~shaped portion. and a
transversely curved extended portion having an
open top, the housing member being secured with
in the said frame, the inner surface of the hous
ing constituting a re?ector, and a transparent
plate forming a top for the housing, a lamp dis
posed in the integrally formed funnel-shaped
portion of the housing spaced in one end of the
frame, the said sides of the frame being provided
as supports for the transparent plate, the said
extended portion of the housing sloping upwardly
from a point immediately below the lamp to the
end of the transparent plate opposite the said
lamp, the said upwardly sloping portion of the
housing member extending beneath the entire
length of the transparent plate, the upwardly
sloping portion of the housing member having its
edges extending adjacent the transparent plate,
and the said sides of the frame sloping upwardly
adjacent the upwardly sloping portion of the
housing so that garments can be disposed around
the outer end of the cleaning board, and the rays
of light from the lamp‘ being directed upon the en
tire surface of the upwardly sloping portion of
the housing member and being re?ected upwardly
to provide uniform illumination at the surface of
the transparent plate.
COLMAN J. WILLIAMS.
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