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.Aug. 20, 1940 M, TRQMQ ' } 2,406,050 IRONING BOARD Filed Oct. '7, 1944 INVENTOR. ' NA x Y 77*?0 N/ c » Arz'r Patented Aug. 20, 1946 UNITE 2,406,050 SATES PATENT OFFICE 2,406,050 IRONIN G BOARD Max Tronic, Worcester, Mass. Application October '7, 1944, Serial No. 557,642 2 Claims. (Cl. 38-137) 1 2 This invention relates to ironing boards of col lapsible construction and particularly to small link l4 and is thus held against the ?ange 26 as its end 22 approaches the opening 21. The shifting of the board H from folded to raised and locked position thus requires only a simple swinging upward movement of the board, and no attention whatever need be given to the boards adapted for use in pressing or ironing light work, such as sleeves, baby garments, etc. It is the general object of my invention to provide an improved and simpli?ed construction in such an ironing board, which construction is operation of the brace 20 as it moves automati cally to locking position. economical to manufacture and is reliable and satisfactory in use. When the board is to be folded, the end 22 An important feature of my invention relates 10 of the brace 20 may be lifted manually out of the to the provision of an improved locking device opening 2?, after which the board I! may be by which the board will be automatically locked swung downward and to the left in Fig. 2 to the in raised or working position when moved folded dotted line position. thereto. Having thus described my invention and the My invention also relates to arrangements and 15 advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited combinations of parts which will be hereinafter to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than as described and more particularly pointed out in set forth in the claims, but what I claim is: the appended claims. 1. A folding ironing-board comprising a base, A preferred form of the invention is shown in a board, parallel links connecting said board in the drawing, in which 20 swinging relation to said base, a brace rod piv Fig. 1 is a plan view of my improved ironing oted at the under side of said board and having board; a down-turned locking end, and a guide-plate Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof; and on said base having an angularly disposed guid Fig. 3 is an enlarged view of a locking plate. ing ?ange for said brace and having an opening Referring to the drawing, my improved iron 25 to receive the locking end of said brace when said board is in raised and operative position, ing board comprises a base I 0 to which a board said guiding ?ange being positioned to be en II is secured by parallel links l2 and Ill. These gaged by said locking end and to automatically links are preferably in the form of open rec direct said locking end transversely of said guide tangular wire frames, secured to the base I0 and to the board H by staples or other fastening de 30 plate into said opening as the board is raised to operative position. vices I5. 2. A folding ironing-board comprising a base, A brace 20 is pivoted at 2| to the under side a board, parallel links connecting said board in of the board I l and is provided with a down swinging relation to said base, a brace rod piv turned or olTset locking end portion 22. A spring 23 engages the brace 20 and forces the end 22 of the brace ?rmly downward against a locking plate - 25 (Fig. 3). The plate 25 has a guiding ?ange oted at the under side of said board and having a down-turned locking end, and a guide~plate on said base having an angularly disposed guid ing ?ange for the lower end of said brace rod and having an opening to receive the locking end of said brace rod, said guiding ?ange and a side portion of one of said parallel links engaging said brace rod on opposite sides thereof and coacting by such lateral engagement therewith to auto 26 on one edge thereof and is provided with an opening 21 to receive the end 22 of the brace. .As the board II is swung upward from the dotted to the full line position in Fig. 2, the end 22 of the brace 20 slides along the plate 25 and is directed by the ?ange 26 to the opening 21 into which it snaps as the board is fully raised. matically direct said locking end into said open On its near side, as viewed in Fig. 2, the brace 45 ing as the board is raised to operative position. 20 engages an upright portion of the right-hand MAX TRONIC.