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July 16, 1946.
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' Filed Nov. 9, '1944
MAX 124 5.5‘
Patented July 16, 1946
' 2,404,194
Max Sass, New York, N. Y.
Application November 9, 1944, Serial No. 562,674
1 Claim.
(Cl. 38——104)
‘ i
suitable covering which may be more or less per
manently secured to that end of the board op
posite the recess, the portion of the covering or
This invention relates to ironing boards, and
relates more particularly to an improved ironing
table comprising a main board and a novel sleeve
ironing board which normally resides within a
suitably formed recess within the main board,"
padding normally overlying the supplemental
board being formed along its marginal edge with a
and, when in such position, is ‘flush with the upper
surface of the board and presents no obstruction
during the course of normal ironing operations.
' loop which extends over the end wall of the main
When, however, the sleeve-ironing board is to be
main cover‘ in order to retain the cover in taut
board adjacent'the recess. Also,‘ if desired, an
elastic tape may be secured to the edges of the
position ‘while the'inain board is being used.
When, however, the supplemental board is to be
employed, the cover is‘ merely slipped over the
end‘wall of the main'board, and the elastic tape
used, a novel padded cover is slipped from‘lthe
main body of the board to an advanced position ’
at one end of the board, at which time the sleeve
ironing board may be quickly ‘and easily raised
draws the covering in the direction of the op
to elevated position where it may be employed for '
ironing sleeves and other ‘tubular portions ofigar
_ Ironing boards having sleeve-ironing attach
ments have been known, but they have been gen’
erally unsatisfactory for the reason that when
in retracted position relative to the main body of
the board, a smooth, unbroken surface for such
board was not maintained, and accordingly dur
posit'e end of the board, thus exposing the supple
mental board, which is then raised to elevated
position by a pair of novel links having a ‘paral
lelogram motion, the links being arranged to have
an OVer-the-center locking action. The main
cover is thus completely out of the way, and the
sleeve-ironing board may then be used while
rigidly supported in this upper position.
ing the ironing operations ridges were formed in v
Another object of the present invention is to
when the covering for the latter board is secured ‘
in place no recess exists.
Also of importance in the‘present invention‘ is '
ing the free end of the cover or pad in released
provide an ironing board of the character de
the articles being ironed. In accordance with the
present invention, the‘ main board is formed with 25 “scribed which is simpl'e'and inexpensive to con
struct, and which may be used withvfacility.
a longitudinal recess or slot extending inwardly
In the drawing:
from the larger end of the board substantially
Fig, 1 is a top plan view of one embodiment of
half its full length. The sleeve-ironing board is
the present invention, the view showing, in dotted,
formed with precisely the same contour as that
lines, the position of the supplemental sleeve
of the recess, except that it has slightly smaller
ironing board in retracted position, the view
dimensions so that when the vpad coveringthe
sleeve-droningv board has been removed, a slight v'further showing the pad structure covering the
entire board. ~
space exists between the outer marginal edges of
Fig. 2‘ is a plan viewsimilar to Fig. 1, but show;
the sleeve-ironing board and the recessjalthough
position, exposing the sleeve-ironing board.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged, vertical section taken on
line 3-3 of Fig. 1'.
the fact that the upper surface of the uncovered
Fig.4 is a broken side elevation of the board
sleeve-ironing board, when‘ in retracted position,
lies slightly below the plane of the upper surface 40 showing the sleeve-ironing board in elevated posi
of the main board. The sleeve-ironing board,"
Fig.5 is a broken bottom plan view of the
however, is provided with a padding having an
effective thickness equal‘to the diiference between
The main body of the ironing board is shown
the planes of the two boards when the sleeve
at l 0, and may be of the usual shape wherein that
ironing board is in retracted position, and ac
portion lying at the left-hand end is formed with
cordingly when this padding is in place, the upper
parallel sides, and that portion at the right-hand
surface of the padded sleeve-ironing board is
end is tapered, as ‘shown at H.‘ The means for
planar with the uncovered upper surface of the
supporting the main board are illustrated gener
main board. The padding or covering for the
ally at I2 and I3, and may comprise the usual
supplemental board may be secured along the
folding legs, although the same form no part
vertical marginal edges thereof in more or less
of the present invention since any leg structure
permanent fashion, and need not be removed, ex
may be employed, or the board may be hinged
cept when so worn or burned as to require re
within a wall recess and be provided at its outer
The main body of the board is provided with a 55 end with only a single leg.
The board is further provided with a recess
into elevated position. Substantially “U” shaped '
l4 extending inwardly from the left-hand end
thereof, and being of a length equal to substan
tially half the length of such board. The sleeve
board I5 has the identical contour as the open
elements 26 and 21 are'provided at their termi
nal-s with studs 28 forming shafts. These shafts
are journalled on the lower surface of the main
board by means of bearing members 30.’ The cen
tral portions 3| and 32 of elements 26 and 21 are
also journalled to the Sleeve board 15 by means of
bearing elements 34. Studs 28 have stop por
ing l4, except that it is of slightly smallervdi
mansions. It is formed on its upper surface with.
a padding or covering'lt-which extends down
wardly, as shownat lL-aroundthe outer margi
tions ,31which, are so disposed relative to the main‘
nal-edges of such sleeve board,_ such portion I‘! 10 bodyiQf elements '26 and 2,7 as to. engagethe lower
being tacked" or otherwise secured to said ver
tical edges. The sleeve board 15 isso propor
surface of board‘ I 0 when the. board has been
.raised to elevated position through an' arc of
tioned relative to recess [4 that when the cover
‘more than 90°, as shown. in Fig. 4. One stop
86 and marginal edges l'l thereof are in place-,7 as‘
member in U shaped element 21 is replaced by
shown‘ in Fig. 3, there will be no opening; between;
a crank portion 40' having a handle 4| at its
such outer marginal edges of the sleeve board outer terminal. A plate 46 secured on the lower
and the edges of recess l 4..
surface or the main boardioverlies a portion of
It will be notedfrom an examination of Fig.‘ 3
opening “I, and thus limits downward move
‘that’ the sleeve board 55. is formed from mate
ment of the supplemental sleeve board.
rialof slightly lesser thickness than main board
la; The: difference between the-thicknesses of
the several boards‘ is equal to‘ the thickness of the
padding £6, and the supporting means herein
after described for the sleeve board are so ar
j.. ranged as ‘to have’the upper surface of'sleeve
It;will berseen from the: foregoing, that when
they sleeve board is in its lowermost position, its
upper padded surface is plane. with the upper
unpadded' surface of main. board Ill, and when
the‘ padding 20' occupies the position shown in
1' Fig. 1,. the ironing surface will have an, all=over ,
board‘ l5 lying below the plane of the main; board
HLjthe padding 25,5 however, making; up for "this
smoothness. The pad. covering 29 may be in,
stantly released, and' the‘ elastic. element 2.51
" slight difference, and accordingly when the ‘sleeve .
therein draws it. tothevposition'shown in ‘Fig. 2, ' ‘whiclrthen- permits the; supplemental board‘ to’
boardi i5 iSril'l retractedposition, as shown in Fig.
1 1 3, the upper surface’ of padding 1B is plane with . 30 bezraised upwardly to theposition shown in Fig. I
the’ upper unpa'dded surface l9, of the main board.v
4, ini'which' position it is perfectly rigid since the
The main board‘ is‘ further provided with a
7 weight of the ironngand of the material ,being,
covering- 26 which will usuallyincluda'a' padding
ironed effectively locks the supplemental sleeve
element, and such covering may be generally of.
they shape of the. main board‘ with excess mate-v 35
rial" around the marginal edges which; drape over,
and. are 'a?ixed; to,’ the, lower, edge of the main
board; '-At the right-hand end of the board,
board mthisipc-sition.
While one form or embodiment’ of the inven-s
tion. has beenshownand describedhereimfor
illustrative purposes; and the construction and
arrangement incidental to a specific application.
these marginal edgeportions 2! may be secured’
40 thereof". have‘ been disclosed and discussed in‘ de
to the lower surfaceof board VH1" by means of]
tail, it is to‘ be understood that the invention is
tacks 22, or other suitable means. To the) left
limited neither to the mere details or relative
of. the ‘tacks 22‘shown in Fig’. 5,. thepadding 20
arrangement of- parts, nor to its speci?c embodi
is formed. with a loop 24- extending around the
ment shown herein, but that extensive deviationsv
threesides thereof; and within such loop ani elas
45 from the illustrated form or embodiment of the
tic element 25 is: positioned. Y
invention may be made Without departing: from
When the sleeve board, as such, is notin use,
thefprinciples- thereof.
it; will. be in. lowered position, asv shown in Fig. 3,
and in; such position the. padding 2!}- may be; so.- ~
In an ironing, board assembly, the combination
cured. around the marginal. edges of the .main
of a. main ironing» board having an elongated
board due to the elastic in ‘the loop; thus giving;
opening therein, a supplemental sleeve-ironing
the mainboard
the sleeve board an'effective
board‘ of’ substantially the same size as the open.
all-over covering of padding material.
ing and normally positioned therein, a, resilient
since the upper surface of sleeve board I=5' 13:1'6
pad. covering the upper surface of the sleeve
cessed, relative to the upper-surface of main board
board; the upper surface of the pad. normally be
l0, and suchrecessed. area is effectrvely?lled w1th' 5 ing planar with the upper surface, of the main
' covering I5 for the; sleeve board,‘ the upper sur
board, a. pad normally covering “the main; board
face of the main board, including‘ the: sleeve
and‘ the sleeve board and being removable there
board, will have a' perfectly smooth surface; which
from, and means for raising the sleeve board tov
will» form» no. depressions to‘ reduce the quality 60 aniel‘evated' position substantially parallel with
of the ironing. ~
the main ‘board when the removable pad has
The following means; are provided for support-'1
ing the sleeve board I5, and for raising the same '
been removed.
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