S. G. BUSKARD. SMOOTHING IRON. APPLIOATIQN FILED APR. 1a, 190B.V ,93 1 ,38 1 Patented Aug. 17, 1909. viron is indicated SAMUEL G. BUSKARD, OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA. HMOOTBING-IRON. Bpecication o! Letters Patent'. retented Aug. 17. 19m Application led April 1B, 1908. Serial No. 427,316. To all whom 'it may concern.' Be it known that l, SAMUEL GORDON BUSKARD, subject of the King of Great- Britain, and resident of Hamilton, in the county of iVentworth and Province of Ontario, Canada, have invented new sind useful Improvements in Smoothing-irons, of which the following is a specification. My invention relates to improvements in sinoothing-iroils, in which n hollow smoothh ing iron, is provided with n gris combustion chamber, und :i gas and air mixer at the rear end with flexible gus tube connected thereL with, perforated gos pi )es extending` from said gas chamber un' 'into the hollow smoothing iron, und e removable cover heving a non-conductive handle connected thereto. The objects of my invention ure, first, to rovide a smoothing-iron adapted for pressing material of a`heavy cloth nut-ure and to be used chiefly by tailors, second, to proride ample means for beating the bottom of the smoothing-iron in a perfeet n'mnncr', while :it the sume Inno the upper port is comparatively cool, third, to provide means for retaining the heat in the lower part of the smoothing iron; thereby very materially economizing the heet, this being an important feature of my invention; fourth, to provide means for keeping the handle cool, und to afford facilities for Ventilating the smoothing iron, und for easily removing the cover, for cleaning, und other purposes. I attain these objects by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which Figure 1 is un elevation of the 'smoothing-iron in its completeness. Fig. Q is u sectional lun of the iron, showing the gns chamber in the renr of the iron, the .steel spring supporting arches and :l port of the asbestos shield, broken, to show sind arches. Fi 3 is an enlarged, und full sized sectional en elevation of the iron, havnfr its handle removed, and as viewed from t e rear end thereof. Fig; 4 is an enlarged section of the handle. Fig. 5 is e sectional end elevation of the detiiched gus chamber, showing the covered top thereof. Similar characters refer to .similar parts throughout the several views. vlin the drnwin the hollow smoothing- 'ly A, the forward end 2, of which is suitably pointed, or rounded, :is is usual in smoothingv irons, und of suitable thickness of metal und de th. A gas chamber B, having closed top ts snugly into the rear end nut of the i'ron und is secured firmly andl rigidly to the end of the iron `by ineens of screws 3. I), are gas pipes secured to the gus chamber B and conununieate therewith und the opposite ends of said pipes followthe shape of (he side walls of the iron too near the forward end thereof und are closed. The pipes l) are located o suitable distance from the lmse of the iron and lingve uV number of ob` lqne ges outlets 4, ift, about the angle of forty-lire degrees, and pointingy toward the has(l oi the iron :1s indiczitgd by arrows, in order that the ges shall strike said base, only, to heat the stime. The openingslor gas outlets et in the pipes D, are a suitable distance apart throughout the length of the pipes. f E, is an asbestos shield, or dome, and F, are sprin steel arches, n distance apart, to support t ie asbestos, or other non-conductive lnuierinl. 'lhe asbestos together with the steel arches. ure between the wells of the smoothing iron, und the pipes D, sind the arches l nre adapted to retuin the asbestos in close proximity with snid Walls, bo keep the same from heating, and especially to retain the. heet in the lower or base port of the iron. The asbestos extends to about the length of the ipes D, and the upper part of (he asbestos nis un openiiwr or openings 5. The removable cover H, o the smootlnngiron, has lugs 6, which lit close to the inner sides of the iron und are secured thereto by screws 7. 8, nre a number of openings In thesnles 'of the cover, and 9 is u similar opening in the forward -end of the cover and which M is a gas und air mixer attached to the-- reur end-0f the smoothing iron and communicates with the gas combustion chmnber B. The mixer hasmn extension 12 for the attachment of a flexible gas tube to admit gas into the mixer und the valve pin 13 is adapted to regulate the air holes '14 in the mixer in order to have a sufficiency of more or less air to suit the requirements of natural or [manufactured gas. J is a non-conductive operating bundle of the smoothing iron undis held -m a frame K, which is secured to a central part of the cover H, by means of screw S, and a horizontel Ventilating tube P, extends through the handle J, for the passage of .air to keen the handle cool. What I claim as my invention and desire to secure b Letters Patent, is In a hol ow smoothing iron, a divisional wall in the rear end thereof to form a gas chamber between said wall and rear end, an outer gas and air mixer on said rear end communicating with the chamber, gas pipes having oblique holes in the lower parts thereof, in the iron and extending from the chamber and terminating et the forward end of the iron, asbestos extending between said as pipes and the walls of the iron, 16 and a ve and over said pipes afnd having an upper o enin'g, steel arches between the asbestos an the walls of the iron to support the asbestos and retain the same in position. SAMUEL G. B USKARD. Witnesses: JOHN H. Henning' RIoHAnD BUTLER.



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