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Nov. 26, 1946.
L. v. LUCIA EI‘AL
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STEAMING AND PRESSING IRON '
Fileq March 4, 1944
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'Louis V. Lucia and Edward II. Bassett, West
Hartford, Conn., assignors to The Silex Com
pany, Hartford, Conn, a c?rporation of Con
necticut ,
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Application March 4, 1944, Serial No. 525,082
7 Claims. (01. 38-11)
Alsteam‘conduit l4 communicatesthe steam
This invention relates to'steaming and press
1. chamber ll witin open grooves I! in the sole
_ ing irons and more particularly to such irons
plate, through a vertical passage lia and asteam
distributing chamber l‘l contained within said
having a steamgenerating chamber and a steam
chamber from which ‘steam is conducted to the
ironing surface of the sole plate of said iron.
It is commonly know that, in such irons, it is
very di?lcult to prevent water from passing out
sole plate.
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In order to prevent the passage of water from
the chamber l0 into the steam chamber 1 l, dur
ing the movement of the iron, while in opera
tion, we provide a ba?le plate M which is mount
application of ‘moisture upon the. work being 10 .ed'over they said opening I! so as to prevent
‘ of the iron with the steam and this is objec
tionable for the reason that it ‘causes an uneven *
_ ironed.
The said ba?le plate is constructed to provide
An object of this invention, therefore, is to
ing improved means- for preventing the escape
perpendicular ‘side ?anges l8 which extend
downwardly, as at ii, to provide upright leg por- ,
vide, in ‘a steaming iron having a steam cham
opening. The front of said ba?le plate is pro
provide such a steamingand'pressing iron hav-v ‘
of liquid from the steam generating reservoir of 15 tions which fit within the opening l2, against
the side thereof, and have notches 20 resting
a steam iron. - - ’
upon the edge portion of the wall I! near said
A further object of this invention is to pro
vided with an upright portion “and a hori
ber separated from the steam generating cham
ber, improved ba?le means between the said 20 zontal portion 22' having an opening 23 therein
to receive a member, such as an assembling screw
chambers for preventing water from splashing
24, to retain said baille plate against lateral...
into the steam chamber and accumulating
movement. _ In order to retain said baiile plate
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A still further object of this invention is to
provide novel means for retaining said ba?le in
I position.
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Further objects of the_invention and advan
tages thereof will be more clearly understood
from'the following description and from the ac
_ companying drawing in which—
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against vertical movement, we provide a spring
member figwhich is mounted to the bottom of a
, cover 26, or other suitable portion of the iron
body or casing 5. The said spring is preferably
securedby means of a threaded, stud _2'| which
projects through the cover, although other suit
able means' may be used, and has a downwardly
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projecting portion‘ 28 which presses upon the top
Fig. 1 is a side view, partly in central vertical
of the baille plate l6 ‘and, retains the same against
section, of a steaming‘ and pressing iron em
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bodying the invention.
vertical ‘movement-
Fig. 2 is an end view‘of some parts of the iron‘
in central vertical section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is ,a plan view of the heme plate retain
ing spring.
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' It will be noted that said‘ bai'lie plate, being
forced downwardly by'the spring 25, is retained
,with the leg portions I! in position within the
vopening l2.
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Our improved ba?ie plate has been found to
Fig. 4 is a side view of ‘the ba?ie plate.
be highly emcient in preventing the passage of
Fig. 5 is a bottom view thereof. '
As illustrated in the drawing, the numeral .5 40 water from the chamber It! to the steam cham
denotes the body portion or casing of a steam '. ber II, when the water in the said chamber i0
is‘ agitated by the movement of the iron while
iron having a sole plate 6 attached thereto and a
it is being used. ‘ It has been found, by exten
heating element 1 for heating said sole plate and
casing.
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sive research, that the water within the chamber
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The said iron is provided with a handle 8
45 ID has a tendency'to splash upwardly and, upon
which is preferably secured to a shell or cover
‘entering the: chamber ll, accumulate upon the
The interiorof the casing 5_is hollow to vpro
vide a water chamber I'll within, which steam is
upper surface of the wall l3. In steam irons
heretofore produced, this‘ accumulation of water
was. su?icient to obstruct the opening between
through an opening VI! in a horizontal baille wall
as it moved from the generating ‘chamber I 0 to
ing 9.
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water from passing" into the steam chamber ll. -
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generated.v The upper portion of the casing is'v 50. the ba?le plate and the surface of the said wall
with a ?lm of water which wasplcked up and
provided :with _a separate steam chamber H
carried through the steam chamber by the steam,
which communicates with the water chamber l0
i' ll separating the steam chamber ‘from the gen
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crating chamber. " 11
the sole plate.
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Our improved baiile plate is so constructed that
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water splashing upwardly i'rom the lower come“?
over and spaced from said second mentioned
partment i0 will strike the bottom surface of the
battle plate and be caused to simply drop straight
downwardly, ‘back through the opening l2- and
opening; and means including a spring member
secured to said cover and engaging the upper
surface of said ba?ie plate to retain it against
into the chamber Hi. This is caused by the slight
ly depending ?anges l8 which will prevent the
vertical displacement.
5. In a steaming iron 01 the character de
scribed and,._l;_a_vlng a steam chamber, a steam
generating chamber, and an opening between
water from being de?ected in a lateral direction,
upon striking the bottom of the sole plate, and
accumulating upon the upper surface of the wall
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said chambers; a ba?le comprising a. plate posi
Also, the distance between the lower edges 10 tioned above said opening and having aha-?le
surface narrower than the opening, ?anges de
pending along‘ the side edges of said surface,
of the ?anges 'IB and the upper surface of the
wall [3 is su?lcient to provide a clearance which
is too large to be spanned by a ?lm of water and supporting leg portions at one end of said plate
thereby prevents the formation of such a film of
?tting within said opening and preventing lat
water which could be picked up and carried out 15 eral displacement of said plate, an upright por
of the iron with the steam.
tion- supporting the opposite end of said plate,
It will also be noted that the surface under
a horizontal portion extending from said upright
neath the ba?le plate which interrupts the pas
portion and having an opening therein, a mem
‘ sage of water through the opening I! into the
ber on said iron extending through said second
steam chamber ii, is slightly narrower than the 20 mentioned opening for preventing lateral dis
opening 12.50 that all ‘of the water which is de
placement of said plate, and spring means for
?ected downwardly by said ba?le plate can pass
retaining said plate against vertical displace
back into the chamber i0 through the opening
12 without striking the upper surface of the wall
6. A steaming iron of the character described
i3 and collecting thereon.
comprising a body portion, a sole plate at the
We claim:
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lower part of said body portion, a chamber in
1. 'A steaming iron of the character described
said body portion for generating steam therein,
having a water chamber, a heating element for
a steam chamber in said body portion located
heating water in said chamber, a steam chamber
above and communicating with said generating
above said water chamber, means communicating 30 chamber through an opening, means communi
said steam chamber with the ironing surface of» i eating said steam chamber with the bottom sur-_
said iron, an opening between said ‘water and
face of said sole plate,_ and a bame plate posi
steam chambers, a baille plate positioned over said
tioned above said opening; said ba?le plate com
opening and having a bame surface narrower
prising a substantially ?at portion having down
ment.
- than the opening, and means comprising ?anges 35
substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface
' of said baiiie plate for directing water downwardly
through said opening.
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wardly turned ?anges along the sides thereof,
downwardly extending portions on said ?anges
spacing said baiile plate above said opening; each
of said downwardly extending portions havinga
2. A steaming iron of the character described
notch forming a shoulder ?tting‘ against an edge
comprising a body portion, a sole plate, a cham 40 portion of said opening and a projection extend
bet in said body portion for generating steam
ing into said opening to prevent lateral move
therein, a steam chamber communicating with
ment of said bailie plate, and means at the tor
said generating chamber, means communicating
ward end of said ba?le plate having an opening
said steam chamber with the bottom surface of
‘therein to receive a portion of said iron and
said sole plate, an opening between said gener 45 thereby prevent longitudinal and lateral move
ating chamber and steam chamber and a ba?ie
ment of said plate.
plate over said opening; said ba?le plate com
7. A. steaming iron of the character described
prising a substantially flat member- having a
comprising a body portion, a sole plate at the
baf?e surface narrower than said opening and
60 ' lower part of said body portion, a chamber in
downwardly depending ?anges along the sides
thereof and substantially perpendicular thereto
spacing portions depending from said ?anges for
said body ‘portion for generating steam therein.
a steam chamber in said body portion located
above and in communication with such generating
‘chamber through an elongated opening having
supporting and spacing said bai?e plate above an
opening between ‘ said steam and vgenerating
corners at one end thereof, means communi
chambers, and means for retaining said ba?le 55 cating said steam chamber with the bottom sur
plate in position against lateral movement.
face of said sole plate, and a bailie plate posi
3. In a steaming iron of the character described
tioned above said opening; said baffle plate com
, and having a steam chamber, a steam generate
prising a substantially flat portion having down
ing chamber, an opening between said steam
wardly turned ?anges along the sides thereof,
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and generating chambers, and a ba?le plate over
, downwardly extending portions on said ?anges
and spaced from said opening; and means in
spacing said bame plate above said opening; each
cluding a spring member secured to the 'upper . of said downwardly extending portions havins
portionv of said iron and retaining said'ba?l
a notch forming a shoulder resting upon an edge
plate against vertical displacement.
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portion of said opening and a projection extend
4. In a steam iron of the character described
ing into said opening and ?tting against oneof
and having a steam chamber provided with an
said comers to prevent horizontal movement or
opening in its top wall, a steam‘ generating
said ballle plate.
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chamber, a cover for said opening in the steam
chamber, an opening between said steam and
LOUIS V. LUCIA.
steam generating chambers, and a ba?ie plate 70
EDWARD H. BASSE'PI'.
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