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Sept. 30, 1941.
Filed Aug. 8, 194Q
Jase/bl? Zl‘l'ker
vBy ~ “mar/fa
Patented Sept. 30, 1941
; ‘2,257,146
Joseph Zirker, Brooklyn, and Rose W. Zirker, New
York, N. Y.; said Joseph Zirker assignor to said
Rose W. Zirker '
Application August 8, 1940, Serial No. 351,866
2 Claims. ‘(01. 38-36)
This invention relates to improvements in
The invention will be further described in con
tailor’s presses, and more particularly to an at
tachment to be used with tailor’s presses in steam
nection with the accompanying drawing, in which
pressing fur trimmed garments, and to the presses
spective, with the head raised, and with a strip of
-flexible material attached to the edge of both the
having such attachments thereon.
Fig. 1 shows 1an ordinary tailor’s press, in per
head and bed at one end of each;
Figs. 2 and 3 are respectively a top‘ view and
bottom view of the attachment for the press
Ordinary tailor’s presses are made up of a bed
or buck with a presser head which is lowered on
to the bed or buck so that the garment is pressed‘
between them. Steam is supplied to the hollow
head and to the hollow bed .or buck and escapes 10: Fig. 4 is a section taken on the line 4-4 of
through the press cloth into the garment when
Fie- 3;
Fig. 5 is an end view of the attachment of
the garment is being steamed and pressed; This
steam is supplied under considerable pressure so
Figs. 2 and 3;
Fig. 6 is atop view of the attachment for the
that it may thoroughly penetrate the garment,
and, with the ordinary press, steam escapes from
between the head and bed during the steam press
edge of the bed or buck;
ing, often with considerable velocity.
Fig. 6; and
Fig. 7 is a section taken on the line l—'! of
Fig. 8 is an end view of the attachment of
When a fur trimmed garment is being steam
Figs. 6 and 7.
pressed on an ordinary press, it happens fre
In the accompanying drawing, an ordinary
quently that the steam escapes laterally from be 20
tailor’s press is shown in a somewhat conven
tween the head and bed and strikes the fur, with
tional and diagrammatic manner, this press be
resulting scorching, shrinking and hardening of
ing supported on a suitable support (not shown)
the leather of the fur which makes the fur useless
and having the ordinary bed plate or buck l and
and requires the repair or retrimming of the
presser head 2, the head being carried by arms
3 pivoted at 4 and having a handle 5 by which
This danger of injury to the fur of fur trimmed
the head can be lowered and raised. The details
of construction of the press itself may vary with
presses of different manufacturers, and the press
the fur at a considerable distance from the press
so that several inches of the cloth of the garment 30 shown is intended merely as an example of one
common form of tailor’s press.
nearest the fur remains without‘ being steam
Such presses have hollow heads and bucks to
pressed, with resulting dissatisfaction on the part
which steam is supplied by steam connections 6
of the owner of the garment. The caution and
and l, and the head and bed have the usual press
care on the part of the operator, because of his
fear of injury to the fur of the garment, results 35 cloths 8 and 9 between which the garment is
pressed and through which the steam is intro
in consuming more time, through cautious ma
duced during pressing, and from which the steam
nipulation of his work, than would ordinarily be
is withdrawn by the usual vacuum attachment
required if it were not necessary to take special
garments has caused those who are called upon
to steam press fur trimmed garments, to keep
after pressing.
precautions to protect the fur from injury.
, The present invention provides an improved 40
Attached to the bed or buck in Fig. 1 is a strip
IU of ?exible material extending part way around
attachment for tailor’s presses which is of par
ticular value for use with such presses in the
the edge of the bed on each side and at one end.
pressing of fur trimmed garments, enabling the
A similar strip ll of ?exible material is placed
di?iculties and dangers above mentioned to be
on one end of the head. These strips are shaped
45 to conform to the edge of the bed and head re
overcome or minimized.
According to the present invention, there is
spectively and to overlap the top of the bed and
provided a strip of ?exible material, such as sheet
the bottom of the head for a short distance, as
These strips can be made of suitable ?exible
metal, so shaped as to conform to and enclose the
edge of the press bed or head. When two of said
strips are used, one on the head and one on the 50 material, particularly of sheet metal such as
copper, brass, zinc or tin, or of rust-proof or
bed, they come together at the edges of the head
and bed, when the head is lowered, thereby pre
venting the escape of steam between the head
stainless steel, etc. These strips can be readily
formed or shaped by drawing or stamping opera
tions. Since the steam comes in contact with
and bed and protecting the garment being pressed
55 the metal strips, these strips should be made of
from injury thereby.
‘ non-rusting material, or, if made of material
‘ which would tend to rust, they should be gal
narily be su?icient, although this can be varied.
‘ vanized or coated with a rust resistant or stain
trimmed garments can readily be pressed and
the fur trimming can be brought close to the
press, so that practically allof the fabric can be
pressed, without danger of injury to the fur it
self. The precautions which it is necessary to
; less surface.
The metal is sufficiently thin so that it is ?ex
1 ible, and so that, When'the head is lowered, and
By the use of the devices on presses, fur
the strips come together at the edges of the head
3 and bed,.t_hey do not interfere with the press
‘ take with ordinary presses are therefore unnec~
‘ ing of the garment between the head and bed.
essary, and the pressing operation can ‘be car
‘ Because of the shape and arrangement of the 10 ried out more rapidly and without the usual
1 metal strips at the edges of the head and bed, .
§ the steam is prevented from escaping between
What we claim and desire to secure by Letters ‘
Patent is:
1 the press cloth under the strips is directed.
1. A tailor’s press having a head and a bed,
1 downwardly and away from the garment. The 15. detachable metal strips secured to the edges of
7 ; the strips, and such steam as escapes through ‘
; forming to the ends of the press to which they
the headtand bed at corresponding parts there~
of, said strips frictionally engaging the edges of
‘ are attached. Because of their spring-like char
the head and‘ bed‘ and being held in frictional
‘ attachments can readily be made of a shape con-‘
j acter and shape they can be so made as to slide
engagement therewith and being readily attach
1 over the‘ edge of the head and bed and ?t closely 20 able and detachable, the said strips overlapping
so. that, they will, be held in placeby frictional
the press cloths a. ‘short distance to» prevent steam
Th-isrmakes possible the attach
‘ ment and detachment of the devices so that they
from. escaping at‘ the areas where the said strips.
_ are secured to the head. and bed.
‘ can. be. readily removed when ordinary garments
2. A flexible metal strip adapted to be at
1 are pressed, or attached and used when fur 25 tached to the head or bed‘of tailor’s presses, said
‘ trimmed garments are pressed.
strip being of a shape conforming to the shape
While suitable shapes andsizes of the. devices
of the edge of the head or vbed of the press: at
‘ are shown in ‘Figs; .2 to' 8', it. will be understood
one- encl
being to
that these can be varied somewhat to?t presses ,
v of differentv sizes, and heads and beds: of different 3:0
shapes. The devices can extend for a greater. or.
’ ?l‘ess distance along the head and bed, but ordi
narily it will not be necessary for them to sex’
tend the entire length of the header bed, A
‘ length of, for example, 20 to 24 incheswill ordi 35
place on the head or bed-of the press and to
overlap the press cloth'su?iciently to prevent th
escape of steam at'the said edge.
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