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NOV- 15, 1938-
G. c. RICKETSON
2,136,564
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DEMOUNTABLE TOP FOR PRESSING MACHINES
Filed Dec. 31, 1936
2 Sheets-Sheet 1'
WITNESSES
INVENTOR
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G. c. RICKETSQN
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DEMOUNTABLE TOP FOR PRESSING MACHINES
Filed Dec. 31, 1956
WITNESSES
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2 Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTOR
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Patented Nov. 15, 1938
PATENT OFFICE
UNITED ?STATES
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2,136,564
DEMOUNTABLE rorron PRESSING
MACHINES
George C?. Ricketson, New York, N. Y.
Application December 31, 1936, Serial No. 118,475
5 Claims.
(01. 38-66)
This invention relates to attachments for press
ing machines, and particularly to a removable
top and pad for the bucks of pressing machines
used in pressing shirts and other articles, an ob
ject being to provide a construction whereby
a top and pad carried thereby may be quickly
applied or removed at any time.
Another object is to provide a top for the bucks
of pressing machines which is formed of metal
10 and with various? parts for receiving a pad so
that when the top is slid into position the pad
will also be? slid into operative position.
An additional object is to provide a demount
able metal top for the bucks of pressing. ma
15 chines wherein there is presented a metal body
more or less arc-shaped and'formed with turned
over ends forming grooves adapted to receive the
lower edges of a buck when the top is slid into
position.
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In the accompanying drawings:
Fig, 1 is a perspective view? showing a part of
a pressing machine ready to receive the tops
forming the invention;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a collar top
25 adapted to be used on the central buck shown
in Fig- 1;
Fig. 3 is a side view of the collar buck shown
in Fig. 1 with a top and pad mounted thereon;
Fig. 4 is: a view'similar to- Fig, 3, except that
30 a cuff buck with a top and pad is disclosed;
Fig. 5 is an enlarged front view of one of the
cuff bucks shown in Fig. _1;
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Fig. 6 is an edge view of the structure shown
in Fig. 1, certain portions being broken away;
Fig. '7 is a detail fragmentary perspective ?view
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on an enlarged scale of part of one edge of the
buck shown in Fig. 5, said view? illustrating how
the retaining pins are mounted.
Referring to the accompanying drawings by
40 numerals, l indicates a pressing machine of any
This required quite an appreciable time and
therefore was more or less objectionable.
In the present invention means have been
provided whereby the padding used on the bucks.
may be quickly applied and removed at any time
so that the pressing machine is substantially
never out of operation. In order to secure these
desired results there have been provided metal
members known as demountable tops, and on.
these metal members have been arranged suitable
padding. The tops may be slid into position at
any time on to the bucks and also may be slid
cif of the bucks at any time.
As shown in Fig. 2, the top 4 is of sheet metal
and is substantially arc-shaped. A yoke ex 15
tension 5 is also provided. It will be noted that
the body of the top 4 is bent at the respective
ends so as to present inwardly facing channels
6 and 1 whereby the device may slide on the lower
end edges of the collar buck 8. The cuff top 9
is identical with the top 4, except that it is shaped
to ?t the respective cuff bucks l0 and ll. Also
the extension 5 is not provided on the top 9.
The top 9 is preferably of a size to completely
fit the top of the buck ID or H, while the top
4 is substantially half as wide as buck B.
In pressing machines of this kind only the
front half of the respective pads is used, and
consequently it is only necessary to make the top
4 and the pad carried thereby half the width of 5?
buck 8. The top 9, however, and the pad car
ried thereby are the full width of the respective
bucks I!) and l I.
When the tops are mounted
in position, as shown in Fig. 5, they may be
used until the front half becomes unusable by
reason of the deposit of starch. The tops with
their pads are then slid off, reversed, and slid
back into position so that the rear? half is now
the front half and the machine may then be used
in the usual manner.
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desired type, as for instance the type shown in
The top 9 is formed with an abutment I3 which
Patent No, 2,059,295. The machine I is provided
is riveted, welded, or otherwise rigidly secured
with lower bucks 2 and upper bucks 3. The upper
bucks 3 are always heated and sometimes the
45 lower bucks 2 are also heated, although in many
cases they are left unheated. The particular
40
in place. It will be noted that there is an abut
ment l3 at each end of the top 9 so as to limit
the pad ?I. Pad l4 may be of any desired kind. 45
It has been found desirable to provide a coarse
construction and arrangement of the respective
bucks form no part of the present invention.
body 45 of felt, waste, or other padding material.
On top of this body is arranged preferably two
However, it- is to be noted that on the various
lower bucks padding is used when the machine
is in use. Heretofore this padding was applied
directly to the bucks and when the same became
?lled with starch or other matter it was neces
sary to stop the machine and rather laboriously
layers of fabric l6 which may be cotton, wool,
or the like. On top of the layer I6 the covering
layer ll of muslin or other fabric is provided, and
forms a ?nishing cover which is held in place by
the respective rows of pins I8 and I9 carried
by the respective removable bars or holders 20.
Each bar 20, as shown in Fig. 7, is provided with 55
55 remove the old padding and apply new? padding.
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a recess 2| for receiving the head 22 of the re
spective pins. These pins are preferably bent
downwardly so that there will be no tendency of
the covering |'| slipping off. The bar 20 may be
Wood, metal, ?Bakelite,? or other material, and
is slidably mounted in a holding plate 23 which
has inturned edges 24 and 25 forming facing
grooves.
The plate 23 may be riveted or otherwise rigid
10 ly secured to the abutment | 3 so as to form a part
of the top.
As clearly shown in Fig. 5, the buck
I0 is provided with overhanging end members | 3?
which are received in the respective channels 6
position, the catch 3| will naturally slip into the
notches 29 and thereby temporarily lock the top
and pad in position.
It is, of course, understood that other forms
of looks or means for holding the top in position
could be used without departing from the spirit
of the invention. Also other forms for holding the
cover I?! could be used, but it has been found de
sirable to use the pins I8 as shown in Fig. 7 be
cause it is easy to remove any injured vpin and 10
supply a new one. It will be understood that the
bar 2| is held frictionally in position and may be
slid out at any time after the top cover I?! has
and 1 whereby the top may be slidably mounted been removed.
in place. Suitable handholds 26 and 21 arese- '
I claim:
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cured to the inturned ends forming the channels
1. A metallic top for pressing machines com
6 and 1 whereby the top may be manipulated prising an arc-shaped body, an abutment secured
when applying or removing.
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In order to lock or hold the top 9 in place, the
20 buck I0 is provided with notches 28 and 29 in
each end. The turned-in ends of the top 9 carry
springs 30, as shown in Fig. 6. One end of these
springs is riveted to the top 9, while the other end
is formed with a V-shaped part 3| projecting
through an opening 32 whereby the part or catch
3| may snap into one of the notches 28 or 29.
When the top II) is in one position on the buck,
member 3| will be in the respective notches 28,
but when the top is removed and reversed, the
510 catch 3| will snap into the other notch 28 on the
respective sides.
It will be understood that the description of
buck I0 and top 9 and associated parts apply to
buck | I.
03 Lil
Also it will be understood that the con
struction of top 4 is identical with top 9, except
that it ?ts the buck 8 and isprovided with the
yoke extension 5 for ironing the yoke of an ordi
nary shirt while the collar is being pressed in
the regular way. The respective ends of the top
40 4 are made identical with that shown in Fig. 5 and
therefore will need no additional description.
However, the yoke extension 5 is slightly different
in that the respective sides 33 and the end 34 are
bent down so as to receive the respective plates
23. These plates and associated parts function
as illustrated in Figs. ,5 and 7.
The cover I?! used on the pad mounted on top
4 will have the respective ends engage the pins in
the plates 23 at the respective sides and the side
50 of the cover moved over end 34 so as to engage
the pins carried by plate 23. This arrangement
maintains the cover taut over the entire padding.
It is to be noted that in Fig. 2 the-padding has
been omitted, but when applied it will be identical
with that shown in Fig. 5, except for the part that
extends over the yoke extension 5. ?In Fig. 3 it
will be observed that the cover I ?i? has the part 35
engaging the pins on the end plate 23. Also it
will be noted from Fig. 3 that the top and the pad
| 4' carried thereby only cover approximately half
of the buck 8. In Fig. 4 the pad |l| covers the
entire buck, as described in respect to Fig. 5.
The catch 3| acts as a lock for locking the
respective tops and the pads carried thereby in the
(35 desired operative position, but by a strong pull on
the handholds 26 and 21 catches 3| will move out
and permit the top and its pad to be removed.
When the top is reversed and forced back into
to each end of said body and upstanding there
from for preventing a padding moving oif the
ends of the body, a plate having facing grooves 20
mounted on each of said end abutments, and a
covering cloth holder carried by said plates.
2. A top for the buck of a pressing machine
comprising a metallic arc-shaped body adapted
to support an arc-shaped head, an abutment car
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ried by said body at each end thereof, a holding
plate rigidly secured to each of said abutments,
each of said holdingrplates having on opposite
edges turned-over
members
forming
facing
grooves, and a pad holder carried by each of said 30
holding plates, each of said pad holders compris
ing a body slidably mounted in said grooves, and
removable pins extending through part of said
pad holders and in a direction away from the
abutment.
3. A top for the buck of a pressing machine
provided with notches in the ends of the buck
comprising an arc-shaped metallic body having
at each end turned~in parts forming inwardly fac~
ing grooves adapted to ?t over the lower edges 40
of said buck when the top is in operative position,
means carried by the end portions of said top
interlocking with said notches for holding in po
sition said top, and means? carried by the ends of
said top acting to hold a pad on said top.
4. A metallic top for the buck of a pressing ma~
chine comprising an arc-shaped body having in
turned ends forming channel members for slid
ably ?tting over the lower ends of said buck,
means carried by said body for securing a pad
thereto, and handholds carried at said inturned
ends presenting members adapted to be used when
applying and removing said body.
5. A metallic top for the buck of a pressing ma
chine comprising a substantially arc-shaped body ,
slidably and removably mounted on the buck, said
body at its respective ends being formed with in
wardly facing channels slidingly ?tted over the
respective edges of said buck for preventing re
moval of the top except by a sliding motion, said
top being adapted to be slid off said buck, reversed
and then slid back on the buck, means at each
end of said body interlocking with said buck for
preventing accidental shifting of the top while on
the buck, and means for holding a pad on said 65
body.
GEORGE C?. RICKETSON.
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