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Sept. 24, 1946. W. L. GOULD 2,408,209 ELECTRIC I_RON Filed April 15, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor MLL/AM L. Gnu/.0, B] @W m 15M?, sePt- 24, 1946. WJL. GOULD ? 2?о$?оз ELECTRIC IRON Filed April 15, 1944 2 Sheets~Sheet 2 MLLYIAM L. GouLo, Patented Sept. 24, 1946 2,408,209 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,408,209 ELECTRIC IRON William L. Gould, Albany, N. Y. ? Application April 15, 1944, Serial No. 531,250 6 Claims. 1 (Cl. 219-25) This invention relates to electric irons of that type embodying a, plurality of sections which may be used together or separately to provide irons of different Weights and sizes. The primary object of the present invention is to provide an electric iron of the above kind in which each iron section has a permanent handle member, an electrical heating element and a plug for reception of the socket of an attachment cord whereby the heating element may be connected 10 with a source of electricity, each iron section hav ing an ironing surface, mechanical means being provided to rigidly connect the iron sections to gether to form a continuous ironing surface, and 2 , Figure 7 is a top plan view of a modi?ed form of the invention. Figure 8 is an enlarged transverse section taken on the line 8-8 of Figure '7. Figure 9 is a side elevational view, partly broken away and in section, of the iron shown in Figure '7. Figure 10 is a bottom plan view, partly broken away and in section, of a further modification of the present invention. Referring in detail to the drawings, and par ticularly to the embodiment of the invention shown in Figures 1 to 6, inclusive, the iron in cludes two sections 5 and 5a, each having an iron ing surface 6 and Ba and provided with a perma means including the attachment plug of one sec 15 nent handle member 1 and ?la. Also, in this em tion and an electrical connector socket carried bodiment, each iron section has a pointed front by the other iron section being provided to inter end 8 and 8a. The upper surface of the pointed connect the heating elements of the sections forward end of each section is preferably rounded when they are mechanically secured together. and inclined to the ironing surface. Accordingly, Another object of the present invention is to 20 the front section 5 is provided in its rear end and provide an electric iron of the above kind wherein under side with a cavity or recess 9 to receive the each iron section has a handle member, an elec forward end of the rear section 5a and to so locate trical heating element, and an attachment plug the sections with respect to each other, when said for reception of the socket of an attachment cord sections are joined together, that the surfaces 6 whereby the electrical heating element of each 25 and 6a. will present a continuous ironing surface. iron section may be connected with a source of Any suitable means may be provided to mechani electricity, mechanical means being provided to cally connect the sections together, such as connect the iron sections together, and the handle aligned ears l0 and l l on opposite sides of the members of the sections being constructed and iron sections, which ears are adapted to receive arranged to coact when the iron sections are as 30 bolts l2 having nuts l 3 threaded thereon to tightly sembled to form a most satisfactory handle for draw the iron sections together. The handle the heavier iron presented by the assembled iron members ?I and ?la are preferably so formed and sections. arranged that they will align with each other at With the above objects in view, and others that their adjacent ends and coact to form a most will become apparent as the nature of the inven 35 desirable large handle for the heavy il?On pre tion is better understood, the present invention sented when the iron sections are joined together. consists in the novel form, combination and ar However, it will be apparent that when the iron rangement of parts hereinafter more fully de scribed, shown in the accompanying drawings and claimed. In the drawings, wherein like reference char acters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views: Figure 1 is a side elevational view of an electric iron constructed in accordance with the present invention. ? Figure 2 is a front elevational view thereof. Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the same. Figure 4 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudi nal section taken on the plane of line 4-4 of ~ sections are separated, each of them will have a permanent handle member so that either one may be independently used with respect to the other. In order to make this completely possible, each iron section is provided at the rear thereof with an attachment plug M or Ma adapted to receive the socket of an attachment cord, each iron sec tion having its own independent heating element. As shown in Figure 6, the section 5 has a heating element l5 electrically connected to the plug l4, while the section 5a has a heating element I5a electrically connected to the plug Ha. I Provided at the front of the rear iron section 5a is an electrical socket l6 adapted to receive Figure 5 is a developed bottom plan View show the contact pins of the plug I4 of the front sec ing the sections of the iron of Figure 1 separated. tion 5a when the iron sections are mechanically Figure 6 is an enlarged transverse section taken joined together, the contacts of the socket It? on line 6?6 of Figure 1. 55 being connected to the plug Ma of the iron sec_ Figure 3. - 2,408,209 4 3 tion 5a. Thus, when the iron sections are joined together, their heating elements are automatically connector plug I8 may be left in either the socket electrically connected together in parallel by con necting the corresponding terminals of plugs M separated, whereby either desired iron section and Na in series so that both ironing surfaces 6 and ?6a will be heated. In this event, the socket of the attachment cord will of course be applied to the exposed plug Ma of the rear iron section 5a. In the embodiment of Figures 7 to 9, inclusive, 10 the iron is composed of a main larger lower iron section 5? and an upper smaller iron section 5a? adapted to be centrally disposed upon the section 5' and mechanically secured thereon by means of screws l2? passing through marginal recessed portions of the upper section 5a? and threaded into the lower section 5'. When the sections are used together, only the ironing surface 6' of the lower section 5? is used. However, the upper section 5a? has a bottom ironing surface 6a? which is used when the upper iron section is employed by itself upon being detached from I62) or the socket I60 when the iron sections are may be employed by itself. For instance, if the connector plug I8 is left engaged in the socket I 62) of the iron section 5b, one set of contact pins of the connector plug [8 will project from said section 5b for reception in the socket of an attachment cord. In a like manner, if the con nector plug I8 is left engaged in the socket 160 of the section ?50, a set of contact pins of the connector plug I8 will project from said section 50 for reception in the socket of the attachment cord. It will thus be apparent that either iron section may be employed alone and connected with a source of electricity for heating its iron ing surface. Any suitable means may be pro vided?for releasably securing the connector plug I8 to the particular iron section in which it is allowed to remain engaged. Obviously, when the iron sections are separated, each will have its own handle-member. ' r I An advantage of the construction shown in Figures 7 to 9, inclusive, is that it presents an respectively have heating elements l5? and lint?, the former being connected with an attachment 25 unbroken ironing surface when the iron sections are joined together. However, this is not a plug l4? and the latter being connected with an serious objection with the other forms of the attachment plug Ma?. The plugs I4? and Ma? invention if they are accurately aligned and are respectively located at the rear ends of the carefully constructed so that the ironing surfaces sections 5? and 5a?, as shown in Figure '7. Section 5? has a handle member I?, while 30 of the iron sections will be exactly flush when the iron sections are secured together. This re section So? has a handle member ?la?. These quires some precision in manufacture so as to handle members are used and they coact the afford no shoulder or break at the joint between same as the handle sections 1 and la of the the sections of the iron. I iron shown in Figure 1, except that the smaller From the foregoing description, it is believed upper iron section 511? has an opening I?! there~ that the construction and operation, as well as through upwardly through which the handle the advantages of the present invention, will be member 1' of the iron section 5? projects. This readily apparent to those skilled in the art. The permits the handle member I? to pass down invention is susceptible of other modi?cations wardly through the opening i?! when the iron sections are separated. In other words, it per 40 and changes in details of construction such as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of th mits separation of the iron sections even though invention as claimed. each has its own permanent handle member. What I claim is: Obviously, either iron section may be used alone, 1. An electric iron comprising a plurality of or they may be used in assembled relation, de pending upon the size and weight of iron which 45 at least two iron sections, each having a pointed front end and an ironing surface and each pro; it is desired to use. vided with a separate permanent handle member, In the embodiment of Figure 10, the iron sec a heating element for each iron section, means tions 5b and 5c are mechanically joined in end at one end of each iron section to facilitate elec to-end relation by means of bolts lib passing trical connection of its heating element with a through lugs Nib and lib on the adjacent flat source of electricity, and mechanical means for rear ends of the sections, a nut [3b being threaded rigidly securing said iron sections together. on each bolt so that the sections may be tightly 2. An electric iron comprising a plurality of drawn and secured together. A main distinc at least two iron sections, each having a pointed tion between this form of the invention and that shown in Figure l is that the iron sections point 55 front end and an ironing surface and each pro-v vided with a separate permanent handle member, away from each other instead of in the same a heating element for each iron section, means direction. The iron section 511 has a handle at one end of each iron section to facilitate member lb, and the iron section 50 has a handle electrical connection of its heating element with member 'Ic respectively corresponding to the a source of electricity, and mechanical means for handle members 1 and la of Figure 1. Also, each rigidly securing said iron sections together, the iron section 5?) and 50 has its own electrical handle members of the sections being so formed heating element and is provided with a ?at bot and arranged that they will align and coast tom ironing surface 62) and 6c. The surfaces to form an enlarged handle for the heavier iron 61) and 60 form a continuous ironing surface when the sections 5?) and 5c are secured together. In 65 provided by the assembled iron sections.? 3. An electric iron comprising a plurality of this embodiment, the flat rear ends of the sec at least two iron sections, each having a pointed tions have electric sockets I51) and H50, while a ?front end and an ironing surface and each pro double connector plug I8 is provided to simul vided with a separate handle member and an taneously engage both of the sockets [6b and I60 for electrically connecting the heating ele 70 electrical heating element, means to mechanically secure said iron sections together in abutting ments of the two iron sections in parallel with relation so that their ironing surfaces form a each other as in the form of Figures 1 to 6, in continuous ironing surface, means to facilitate clusive when said iron sections are joined to electrical connection of the heating element of gether. Either iron section may have an ad the lower section 5?. The sections 5? and 511? ditional plug corresponding to plug Ma. The one iron section with a source of electricity, and 2,408,209 5 6 means to automatically connect the heating ele a double-ended connector plug separable from ments of the other section to said second-named either iron section and adapted to connect the means when said sections are joined together. connector sockets of the iron sections when said 4. An electric iron comprising a plurality of at iron sections are joined together and to provide least two iro-n sections, each having an ironing 5 means for electrically connecting the heating surface and an electrical heating element, means element of either iron section with a source of to mechanically secure said iron sections together electricity when the iron sections are separated. in abutting relation so that their ironing sur 6. An electric iron comp-rising a relatively large faces form a continuous ironing surface, means lower iron section having a pointed front end to facilitate electrical connection of the heating and an ironing surface and provided with a element of one iron section with a source of electricity, and means to automatically connect the heating element of the other section to said handle member, an upper smaller iron section superposed upon the ?rst-named iron section and detachably rigidly secured thereon, said smaller second-named means when said sections are iron section having a pointed front end and an joined together, one section having a cavity at 15 ironing surface, a handle member permanently its read end, both of said sections having a carried by the second iron section, each iron rounded pointed forward end, the forward end of section having an electrical heating element, and the other section being adapted to snugly ?t in said cavity. 5. An electric iron comprising a plurality of two iron sections each having a ?at rear end and a pointed front end, mechanical means to secure the sections together with their ?at rear ends in abutting relation, said sections having ironing surfaces adapted to form a continuous ironing surface when the sections are joined together, a separate handle member permanent with each iron section, an electrical connector socket at the rear end of each iron section, and an attachment plug on the rear end of each iron section for facilitating connection thereof with a source of electricity, the smaller upper iron section having an opening permitting the pas sage of the handle member of the lower iron section upwardly therethrough when the iron sections are assembled, said handle members be ing so formed and arranged that they will align and coact to form an enlarged handle for the heavier iron provided by the assembled iron sections. ' WILLIAM L. GOULD.