Removable sole plate cover for fabric pressing irons

  • US 5,664,349 A
  • Filed: 08/06/1996
  • Issued: 09/09/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A removable sole plate cover for a fabric pressing iron, comprising:

  • a thin, flexible, flat, planar sheet of polytetrafluoroethylene plastic material, devoid of protuberances;

    said cover being formed in the general configuration of the sole plate of a conventional hand operated fabric pressing iron, and including forwardly and rearwardly disposed opposite first and second lateral flaps of material extending therefrom, with said rearwardly disposed flaps including at least one attachment eyelet formed therethrough and providing for the removable attachment of said cover to a fabric pressing iron;

    said forwardly disposed first and second flaps each respectively having a first and a second extension ear extending forwardly therefrom, with each said first and said second extension ear being folded respectively to underlay and overlay said second and said first forwardly disposed flaps, and being respectively secured thereto by a fastener;

    said cover including a myriad of steam vent holes therethrough with said holes being distributed in a generally V shaped pattern conforming to the conventional steam vent hole pattern in the sole plate of a steam iron, with at least some of said steam vent holes of said cover being disposed in registry with at least some of the steam vent holes of the iron sole plate when said cover is removably installed over the sole plate of the iron, and;

    said cover being adapted to provide direct, continuous, unbroken contact with the sole plate of the iron and completely thereover when said cover is removably secured thereto, excepting said steam vent holes of said cover and any steam vent holes of the sole plate of the iron, whereby;

    said cover is removably installed to the iron and provides even heating and steam distribution to articles being ironed, while precluding burning, scorching, and polishing of such articles.

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