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Publication numberUS1141808 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1915
Filing dateAug 29, 1912
Priority dateAug 29, 1912
Publication numberUS 1141808 A, US 1141808A, US-A-1141808, US1141808 A, US1141808A
InventorsEvelyn G Mcginley
Original AssigneeEvelyn G Mcginley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable folding screen.
US 1141808 A
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Patented June 1, 1915.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 1 1915.

Application filed August 29, 1912. Serial No. 717,812.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that l, EVELYN G. MoGIN- LEY, a citizen of the United States, resident of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have made a certain new and useful Invention in Portable Folding Screens; and I declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skllled 1n the art to which it appertains to make and use the invention, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the invention as in use. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same with the sheets or sections unfolded. Fig. 3 is an edge view of the invention with the sheets or sections folded flat, one upon another. Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view of the split ring connection between the sheets or sections.

The object of the invention is to provide, for the use of outdoor parties, motorists, campers, canoeists, plumbers and others, a convenient portable screen for protecting small stoves, alcohol and gasolene heaters, and for other purposes; and the invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter set forth.

The screen is of sectional and folding character, and consists of rectangular sheets 2, having metal binding 3, or perforated and provided 5. The sheets 2 may be of pasteboard, waterproofed, but sheets of asbestos are preferred. These sheets 2 are connected at their vertical margins, which are designed to come together edge to edge, in substantially close relation. The sheets 2 are of similar size, and are bound on their margins with metal strips 3, which are perforated to receive eyelets 4, which serve to hold the strips to the marginal portions of the sheets and to form bearings for the split ring hinges or connections. The perforations or eyelets are therefore located a distance from the margin substantially equal to the radius of the split ring, so that whatever number of sheets at such various be used when connected the edges of the sheets will have a meeting or close relation angles as, may occur when the screen is set up. Usually four sheets are connected by their vertical margins, but as the split .rings are easily detachable the number of sheets may be increased very with metal eyelets 4 and split rings easily if a screen of greater compass or different form of inclosure is desired. The size of the sheets employed may vary in screens for different purposes, a convenient size being twelve by fifteen inches. Those perforations or eyelets which are at the ends of the vertical edges of each sheet section are designed to be placed in the same relation to the horizontal edges, to provide for connecting a second set of sections to the tops of the sheets of the first set, to increase the height of the screen, when desired. These perforations also serve to connect a top or cover sheet 6, which is usually square, and larger than the side Wall sheet sections.

on the screen is made double height by using a second series ofsheet sections on top of the first set, a horizontal sheet may be introduced by connection to the split rings, so as to form a raised floor 0r shelf.

On account of the relation between the diameter of the split rings and the position of the marginal perforations or eyelets, the screen is susceptible of various modifications through different adjustments of the sections, to serve many purposes. Its chief object is however to afford a convenient screen for small cooking lamps, to protect them from Wind, and to confine the heat.

The sheet sections being made of paper or asbestos, which has but little strength to resist compression or binding the metallic strips binding their margins are designed to have sufiicient stability to support the sheets in upright position and to strengthen them against casual rough usage. When the sections are folded together one upon another they form a comparatively small package, which is designed to render the screen convenient for transportation.

Having described the invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

A portable folding fireproof screen, consisting of a right line series of flat rectangular side wall sheets of asbestos of similar size, having perforated metal binding strips on their margins and eyelets extending through the same at a short distance from said margins, detachable rings engaging said eyelets and connecting the adjacent vertical marginal portions of said sheets, said rings having diameters twice said distance, a flat rectangular covering sheet of asbestos of larger size having also perforated metal binding strips on its margin and eyelets over and upon the upper edges of the series of wall sheets when they are placed in upstanding position thereunder, all the sheets, including the offset sheet, being foldable together inparallel relation and in contact with each other.

In testimon whereof I afiix my signature, in presence 0 two witnesses.


Witnesses HAZEL Motm'rroncr, HENRY ALLEN.

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U.S. Classification52/66, 135/143, 52/70, 160/229.1
Cooperative ClassificationE04B7/166