Flatiron rest and wire support



5m, 0, 1192s. ,523,555 "J. J. MURPHY; FLATIRON REST AND WIRE SUPRORT Filed April 18, 1922 Patented Jan. 20, 1925. UNITED STATES PATENT: OFFICE. JAMES J. MURPHY, or wns'rnnoox, MAINE, ASSIGNOR TO LESLIE I. ROGERS, or woncns'rnn, MASSACHUSETTS. nLA'rmon nnsr Ann WIRE snrron'r. Application filed April 18, 1922. Serial No. 554,592. To all whom it may concern: Be it. known that I, JAMES J. MURPHY, a citizen of the United States, residing at l/Vestbrook, in the county of Cumberland and State of Maine, have invented newand useful Improvements in Flatiron Rests and Wire Supports,.of which the following is a specification. This invention relates to a fiat iron rest and wire support, one object being to provide a device including a clamp for holding the rest in position on the ironing board, and also including an upwardly extending member, with means carried thereby for engaging and supporting the conducting wire or wires of an electrically heated iron. A further object is to provide an iron rest by which a fiat iron may be supported in a forwardly and downwardly inclined position and in which special provision is made to prevent lateral dlsplacement of the iron. WVith the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction andarrangement of elements described and claimed, it being understood that modifications may be made within the scope of the claims, without departing from the spirit of invention. In the drawings, Figure l is a view of the device in elevation; Figure'2 is a top plan view; Figure 3 is an elevation, looking from the left in Figure 1. Thejron rest per se includes the approximately horizontal elements 10. 11 and 12 and the .three legs 13, 14 and 15 formed by producing loops or thelike in the wire of which the device is manufactured. , The iron is supported in a forwardly and downwardly inclined position on the elements 10 and 12 and is held from lateral displacement in one direction by the connecting element 11 which also forms a guard for the iron. 'An upstanding shoulder on the lower iron-supporting element 12 is spaced from the element or wire 11 and forms a stop for the opposite edge of the iron. An element which in efi'ect constitutes a fourth leg is designated 16 and includes a horizontal ortion which is continuous and forms an e ement of a clamp. This clamp comprises two similar loop portions 18 and 19 which are continued downwardly and thence horizontally to form the central loop 20. The horizontal portions last named engage the underside of the ironing board or. table, and clamp the iron rest yieldingly in operative position. I The upwardly extending device for supporting the conducting wire or wires for the electric iron, includes a main portion 24, a portion 25 constituting a coiled spring and an upper loop or rin" 26 formed on the offset portion 27-. The coiled resilient device not only permits of freedom of movement of the upwardly extending device to a limited extent, as may be necessary in the manipulation of the iron, but this coiled resilient portion may also engage one side or edge portion of the iron and aid in retaining it in position, the opposite edge portion being in contact with the horizontal element 11 of the iron rest per se. An element 30 extends downwardly from the coiled resilient portion and is continued to form a part of the clamp, and connected with this element 30 are two diverging braces 31 and 32, one of which is secured at 33 and constitutes the end of the wire of which the device is formed, the other brace being continued to form one of the leg members of the iron rest. Having thus described the invention, I claim: 1. An integrally formed bent wire device of the class described, comprising an iron rest formed with oppositely located horizontal elements and with supporting elements, and formed with a horizontal element extending transversely of the elements first named, for engaging a side edge of an iron, an upwardly extending device, and a coil connecting said device-last named with the rest and positioned for engaging the other side edge of the iron, said coil being located opposite the. transversely extending horizontalmember. 2. An iron rest comprising spaced. ironsupporting wires, members holding said spaced wires elevated at different levels above a table, and a member connecting said spaced wires disposed at one side of said rest and above said spaced wires to form a guard for one edge of the iron, the lower iron-supporting wire having an upstanding shoulder spaced from said connecting member to form a stop on the opposite side of the iron. In testimony whereof I allix my signature. JAMES J. MURPHY.



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