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Àäug» E3, 346» l -. lW. F. GAYRHN ` ' 2A ~ SYSTEM OF PRESSÍNG LAUNDERED ARTICLE‘S _ Filed May 26, 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet l //V / / l'NvSEN-rón ' WALLÀÈ . YRING j , AU. E3, 14, ` F.. M M .a.GyA m 4D A w wG. w .,.. Rm , .m ` M. 5 _ M l. T ` . R1my.. I , .| .any Wmmoanägiâaznou2 „î N.n,Pw n Bm e A Mw. Y. L. ._\«Em väm,ozìmo,@ §.2s8 mœv _» mm.a _ wFw.So@ä.r5.@ä 3 MR 2. u.. s mG Aïronueys Patented Aug. 13, 1946 2,405,882 vUNITED STATES PATENT oF-EICE 2,405,882 SYSTEMOF PRESSING LAUNDERED ARTICLES Wallace F. Gayring, Minoa, N. Y., assignor to The Prosperity Company, Inc., Syracuse, N. Y., a corporation of New York 1 ' lApplication May 26, 1943, Serial No. 488,599 4 claims. (c1. se-s) The invention relates. to laundry machinery, ï'and has for its object an ironing or pressing ap paratus in which the heat and moisture or vapor 2 are conditioned or dampened to a predetermined amount by the heated and moist air taken from `generated by the ironing of the garments during 'the pressing operation is carried to the garments preliminary to beingironed, and by which the the cabinets 3 of the machines I. The garments apparatus including machines located relative to the 4garment not evenly dried in the extractor. pass through open spaces on the conveyer be tween the hoods 4 where they may be picked up at the first space or pass into the second hood heat is confined to the pressing machine or ap to a second set of machines and may be picked paratus and the escape’of heat prevented from up at the next space. The purpose of the hoods 'the machine or apparatus into the atmosphere is to confine the heat and moist air to evenly dis 10 `of the room in whichthe pressing operation is tribute the same throughout the machine and the being performed. garment. Due to extractor wrinkles in the The invention further hasvfor its object an clothes, the moisture is not evenly distributed or 'each other and conveyers, so that the operator, Conditioned garments iron more satisfactorily and when standing between the machines, can load 15 handle better. The garments may also bede and unload the machines, reach new Work on one posited at any one station; conveyer and place finished work on another con In the system shown in Figure 2, there arethree> veyer. The machines attended by one or each pairs of ironing machines, the machines of each operator are capable of performing all the iron pair being equipped with ironing bucks adapted ing operations on a particular article, as for ex 20 to finish or press a shirt. One operator attends ample, a shirt which requires four or ñve oper each pair and stands in the space between the ations. Other objects appear throughout the specifica _machines of each pair. This space is alined with the space of the conveyer between the hoods 4. tion. The system is particularly adapted for ironing The invention consists in the novel features 25 shirts. The complete system also includes a con and in the combinations and constructions here veyer 8 extending along the machines, for receiv inafter set forth and claimed. ing the pressed articles, this conveyer carrying In describing this invention, reference is had the ironed articles to folding tables or machines to the accompanying drawings, in which like ‘,9, where they are folded and wrapped and de characters designate corresponding parts in all 30 livered to a third conveyer I D, which carries them the views. to a final assemblyr table. Figure 1 is a fragmentary, perspective view of Each machine I includes a buck B adapted to a laundry apparatus embodying this invention. receive an article to be ironed which cooperates Figure 2 is a plan View of a system embodying with a buck B2 in the cabinet l, one or both of this invention. these bucks B, B2 being heated, as by steam, in The apparatus comprises one or more machines, .any well known manner. Preferably only the as I, on which the ironing operations are per upper buck within the cabinet is heated. As the formed, a conveyer as 2 leading to the machine operator steps to serve the second machine, the to carry the articles to be ironed thereto, each buck B recedes into the cabinet 3 where the iron of the machines being enclosed in a heat insu 40 ing operation takes place, and then returns to lating cabinet 3, a hood 4 housing or covering- a ‘the outside of the cabinet or lay position. Each portion of the conveyer and conduits 4a connect portion of the garment is ironed until the article ing each of the cabinets 3 a-nd one of the hoods is completely finished. ‘ 4 to conduct the heated air and moisture or vapor The two machines I for each station are adapt extracted from the garments during the press 45 ed to completely press a shirt. A shirt for prop ing operation to the hoods 4 to properly condi er ironing requires ñve operations as follows: tion and uniformly dampen the articles to be ironed thereon. The hood terminates at the ma chines, so that the conveyer is exposed, and hence the work can be picked 01T the conveyer by the ' operator of the machines. The conveyer 2 leads from a shakeout table 5 located to receive the garments from a hydro-extractor 6. The hydro extractor in turn receives the garments from a _washer 1. The water is extracted in the extractor and the clothes shook out on the table 5 and then spread on the conveyer 2 in such a manner that the press operator can easily select a portion of To Press «z_the front b-the back c-the sleeves d-the cuffs and collar e-the yoke. These may be performed in any order. In operation, the operator stands at S between the machines of a pair, and when in this posi tion, can easily pick up the work from the con veyer between the hoods 4, place it on one of the shirt she wishes to iron first. While passing through the hoods or dryers on the conveyer, they 60 the machines I, remove work from any one ma chine, and replace it on another machine, or if 2,405,882 3 the Work is completely ironed, place it on the overhead’ rack or conveyer 8, so that it'Will be conveyed to the folding machines 9, all While doing nothing more than a turn-around move ment at the station S. Obviously, any article on the conveyer not picked oiî by the operator of the first set of. 4 2. A laundry system including pressing ma chines, each having heated pressing elements, and a heat insulated cabinet enclosing the same, for confining the heat therein during the pressing operation and during loading and unloading of the machine, a conveyer for conducting articles to be pressed to thev machines, and means for conducting the heated air from the cabinets of machines passes into the next hood 4, and if not ` the machines to the conveyer to treat the ar picked up by the operator of' the second set of ticles on the conveyer being carried to the ma 10, machines, passes through the third hood 4 to chines. the operator of the third set of machines, etc. 3. Av laundry system including a conveyer lo By reason of these cabinet machines and the cated to receive clothes from a hydro-extractor, hooded conveyers, machines may be installed in a series of pressing machines arranged along the an air-conditioned laundry, when the heat from the machines does not affect the temperature and moisture condition of the air in the laundry, and conveyer, each including pressing elements, at least one of which is heated, and one being shift able into and out of a cabinet, a heat insulated cabinet enclosing each machine to confine the heat therein during the pressing operation and during the movement of the movable element into and out of the cabinet, hoods over portions of the conveyer and conduits for conducting the air from the heat insulated cabinets to said. hoods. 4. A laundry system including a conveyer lo space, and is fatiguing. By this system, fatigue to' the operator is greatly reduced and the work ¿l cated to receive clothes from a hydro-extractor, a series of pressing machines arranged along the can be performed economically in an air-condi~ conveyer, eachl including pressing elements hav tioned-room. ing an opening and closing movement, at least What I claim is: ' . one of which elements being heated, a heat insu l. The combination with` a `pressing machine and a conveyer for' articles to be pressed on the A lated cabinet enclosing each machine to confine the heat therein, hoods over portions of the con machine, the pressing machine including heated veyer, and conduits for conducting the air from pressingV elements and a heat insulated cabinet the heat insulated cabinets to said hoods, the enclosing the machine for confining the heat hoods being spaced apart along the conveyer and Within the cabinet at least during the pressing operation, the conveyer having a hood enclosing 35 located so that the spaces betweenv thehoods ex also'an operator of a pair of machines can stand practicallyV in one spot or does not do any appre ciable walking from one machine to another, or from a- machine to a conveyor. Heretofore, in f laundry operations, an operator attending a num~ ber of machines, Walked from one to another Such an arrangement takes up considerable licor a portion of the same, and means' for Withdraw in-g the heated> air from' the cabinet and discharg ing the same into the hood onthe articles carried bythe conveyer. pose the conveyer and the work thereon to the operator. Y WALLACE F. GAYRING.