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Publication numberUS1288518 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1918
Filing dateJul 5, 1918
Priority dateJul 5, 1918
Publication numberUS 1288518 A, US 1288518A, US-A-1288518, US1288518 A, US1288518A
InventorsVirginia W Collier
Original AssigneeVirginia W Collier
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable dressing-cabinet.
US 1288518 A
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APPLlcATmN FILED JuLY 5, 191s.

Patented Dec. 24, 1918.

SIM/vanto@ @7J/Jak? if 608856) Wm@ #um wm (1Mo/Laag S VIRGINIA W. COLLIER, OF BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICHIGAN.

To allwwhom t may concern.' Y Be it known that I, VIRGiNIA W. COLLIER, a citizen-of` the United-States of America,

residing at Bloomfield Hills, in the county of Oakland and State of Michigan, have; invented certain new and useful Improvements in Portable Dressing-Cabinets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to `the accompanying drawings.

It is the object of the invention to obtain a light and compact portable dressing cabinet which may be easily carried from place to place being more particularly designed for use by bathers. To this end the invention comprises the novel construction as hereinafter set forth.

n the drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the cabi. net set up in condition for use;

Fig. 2 is ahorizontal section;

Fig. 3. is a plan view of the structure col- 4 lapsed ready for folding;

i to secure the structure in place. D, D, D2

Fig. 4 isa perspective view of the case in which the .structure is stored. and carried;

Fig. J5 is a perspective view showing the jointed supporting posts or rods;

Fig. a section divisionshowing the manner ofjoining the post sections; and

Fig. 7 is a vertical section, showing the manner of securing the top section and braces. I l

My improved structure' comprises essentially a light'fabric forming the walls, top andfioor of the structure, together 'with posts formed in jointed sections. The length of the post sections is such as to permit of storage in a small spac and the fabric walls, top .and floor 'are capable f being folded and rolled, so that the entire v'structure mayA be placed in a comparatively small case.

Indetail, A are the posts `each of which is shown as formed in two sectionsdetachably jointed to each other by suitable means such as a sliding sleeve B. The lower sections of the posts may be provided with' pointed ends C for driving into the ground and D3 are the` fabric side sections, E -is the cover section and F- the floor section. As shown all of these sections are unlted to each other'and are also secured to the posts A, as indicated in Fig. 3. This will permit of folding and 'rolling by first 4unjintinge;

the post sections, then folding along the`v FORTABLE DRESSING-CABINET. Y

Specification of Letters Patent. 'Patented Dec. 241i, llg.; Application filed July 5, 1918. Serial No. 243,333. y I

'longitudinal line (dr-QG, then folding in the cover and floor sections E and F and then rolling the folded fabric. The post sections will be rolled in with the fabric and the length is so diminished that a comparatively short case H will be capableof. receiving the package. This case may be provided with a handle I for convenience 1n eyelets J engaging upwardly extending pintles J2. rfhetop section is also preferably provided with projecting iaps L which will overlap the upper edges ofthe side section D-D, etc., and will conceal the joint. rlhese aps may 'also be secured by snap fasteners K to the sides of the posts. One of the side sections, such as D, forms the door and may be 'secured preferably to the .inside of one of the posts, as indicated at M, either by a snap-fastener, turn-button or.

other suitable securing device. To hold the posts in spaced relation froml each ,other braces, such as N, maybe used, and as shown these are adapted to engage with the pintles J2 at the upper ends of the posts. .These braces are preferably permanently attached to the top sectionE, as by means of the eyelets 'J and can be turned into parallelism when thev fabric is to be folded, as shown in Fig. 3, or to extend vat right angles to each other when in engagementqwith the pintles,

as shown in Figs. 2 and'7.

In use, when the cablnet is set up the user may enter through 'the open side, which is then closed `by the section- D and securing devices M. Asthese securing devices can be manipulated only from the inside they form a lock -for the door when the cabinet is occupied. To collapse the cabinet the top section is disengaged, the braces folded, the posts 'Withdrawn from. the ground and disjointed, after which the fabric may be folded as previously described.l l

It will be'appreciated'fthatfa structure formed as described may be manufactured at small-cost and may be yconveniently carried from-place to place. The work of seteach other, posts formed in jointed sections united to said fabric sections permitting when unjointed of folding and rolling the fabric with the post sections rolled therein, and folding braces for engaging the upper ends of said posts to hold the same in spaced relation.

Q. A portable dressin cabinet comprising fabric side, .top and oor sections, posts formed in jointed sectionsand adapted when unj'ointed to be rolled in with the Dfolded fabric, eyelets on said top and iioor sections for engagingsaid posts, and folding braces' for engaging the upper ends of sa1d posts to hold the same in spaced relation.

3. A portable dressing cabinet comprisling permanently connected fabric sides and a top and a bottom permanently connected respectively to the upper and lower edges of one of said sides, and posts secured respectively at the junctures of said sides and at one of the two free edges thereof,'means for securing the other free edge to the last named post, and means for securing the top and bottom members to the upper and lower extremities of the posts.

4. A portable dressing cabinet comprisin fabric side, top and floor sections and jointed posts supporting the side and top, and

adapted when unjointed to be rolled in with folded fabric, means for engaging the the top and floor sections with said postsv and folding braces for engaging the upper ends lation.

of said posts to hold the same in spacedl re- 4J In testimony whereof I aflix .my signature.


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U.S. Classification135/157, 135/902, 160/183, 135/904, 5/98.1, D25/16, 160/351, 135/114, 220/6, 135/116, 4/599
Cooperative ClassificationY10S135/902, Y10S135/904, E04H15/44