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Патент USA US2407110

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Patented Sept. 3, 1946
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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