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2,407,110 Patented Sept. 3, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" ' 2,407,110 FLATIRON Richard 0. Spencer, Santa Monica, Calif., assignor to General Electric Company, a corporation of New York Application August 29, 1944, Serial No. 551,658 2 Claims. (01. 38'—-79) 1 2 24 for adjusting the tension on the spring. This ball is arranged to engage three depressions 25, 26, and 21 in the face of the front projection [8 in the three positions to which the member may be turned. The pressure of the spring should be such that the handle may be rotated with but convenient manner. little effort on the part of the operator. In carrying out my invention I provide means In operation, when the operator wishes to raise whereby the handle of the iron may be rotated the iron, the handle may be turned from the nor axially between limits from the normal position, and means whereby the rotation of the handle 10 mal position shown in full lines in Fig. 2 to one of the positions shown in dotted lines in that will bring into operative position a member for ?gure. It may be turned to one position if the supporting the handle out of contact with the iron is tilted in one direction and to the other work surface when the iron is tilted into inopera position when the iron is tilted in the other di tive position. I also provide means which may be stationary 15 rection. In either position, however, the handle will be supported out of contact with the work for raising the sole plate out of contact with the surface by reason of the position of the projec work surface when the iron is so tilted. I also tions l9 and l9a, and the sole plate will also be provide means whereby this operation may take out of contact with the work surface by reason place when the iron is operated in either direc tion and also means for latching the movable 20 of the presence of the projections l4. Since the handle is out of contact with the surface it may member in all positions. Referring to the drawing, which illustrates one " be easily grasped by the operator and returned to ironing position whether the iron is tilted in form of my invention, Fig. l ‘is a side elevation either direction from normal. of the iron partly broken away toshow the latch- > While I have shown my invention in concrete ing means; Fig. 2 is an end elevation, partly in form, it should be understood that various modi section on lines 2-2 of Fig. 1; and Fig. 3 is an ?cations thereof may be made without departing end elevation showing the iron in tilted position from the spirit of my invention the scope of which out of contact with the work surface. is set forth in the appended claims. Referring to the drawing, Ill represents the sole plate of the flatiron having the‘ usual cover 30 What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is: H, a temperature adjusting lever I2, and elec ‘ 1. A ?atiron comprising a handle having up trical terminals l3. right supports at the front and rear of the iron Adjacent the sole plate and centrally located and also having a hand-grasping portion sup longitudinally of the iron are the projections M of the cover II for raising the sole plate of the . ported at the upper ends of said supports for axial rotation with reference to them, projections ex iron out of contact with the work surface when tending both from the front and rear ends of the iron is tilted in either direction as shown in My invention relates to flatirons, and has for its object the provision of improved means where by when the iron is not in operation and is tilted out of operative position it may be raised out of contact with the work surface in a simple and CH said hand-grasping portion and movable with it a as it rotates to either of two positions at opposite The handle I5 of the iron provided with the thumb rest lid is mounted to be rotated axially 40 sides of the vertical plane passing through the axis of rotation of said hand-grasping portion . on a pin [6 which is supported in forward and when said flatiron is in normal ironing position rear portions l1 and I8 of the iron as shown in Fig. 3. Fig. 1. Attached to the handle so as to rotate therewith are front and rear projections l9 and so as to support the handle out of contact with the work surface when the iron is tilted laterally l9a having wedge-shaped outer ends 20 and 20a. 45 in either direction, and means releasably holding said hand-grasping portion in each of said po sitions. 2. A flatiron comprising a sole plate having ironing operation, as shown in full lines in Fig. two sides and a handle having a hand-grasping 2, and two positions shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2, to which they may be turned by the turning 50 portion that is rotatable axially, supporting mem bers projecting laterally from points adjacent of the handle [5 on its longitudinal axis. the sole plate on both sides for supporting the In order to latch the handle in the three po sole plate above the work surface when the iron sitions, I have provided latching means which, is tilted laterally from its normal position in as shown, comprise a ball 22 spring pressed by means of the spring 23, and an adjusting screw 55 either direction, and additional support means These projections have three positions, 1. e., the normal position which they occupy during the 3 2,407,110 adjacent said hand-grasping portion rotatable therewith and projecting laterally out from its axis of rotation so that when said hand-grasp ing portion is rotated to either of two predeter mined positions depending upon the direction of 5 4 work surface in either tilted position of the iron, whereby the iron will rest on one of said sup porting members and said additional supporting means when the iron is tilted out of normal iron ing positionin either direction. lateral tilting of said iron said additional means will support the handle out of contact with the RICHARD O. SPENCER.