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SYSTEM OF PRESSÍNG LAUNDERED ARTICLE‘S
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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
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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
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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
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`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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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: '
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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.
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WALLACE F. GAYRING.
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