Image Number 8 for United States Patent #5722572.
The present invention relates to an improved ironing machine, in particular for ironing cloth articles such as shirts and the like. The machine comprises a base structure which supports a first ironing station provided with a dummy for supporting from inside a cloth article to be ironed and with pressing elements which are turned to the outside of the dummy. The inside of the dummy is coupled to suction elements, and the pressing elements are provided with a device for delivering a hot fluid such as hot air or steam. The machine further comprises a second ironing station for ironing the neck and cuffs of the cloth article to be ironed. This second station comprises a bottom ironing panel for supporting thereon the cloth article to be ironed and a top ironing panel which can be driven toward the end away from the bottom ironing panel.