Date: December 14, 1880
Creator: Baldwin, Mary Hensley
Description: Patent for a new and improved ironing board. This design "consists [of] an ironing-board provided with hinged detachable leaves and with devices for holding said leaves open, which board is hinged or pivoted to the end piece of a frame, the lower part of which forms a box to receive that part of the article that hangs down, while the rest is being ironed, thus protecting it from dust and dirt and keeping it moist" (lines 12-20).
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