US 1327427 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
s. A. FOSTER.
ADVERTISING WEATHER SHELTER.
- APPLICATION FILED FEB. I9, 1919. 1,327,427.
Patented Jan. 6, 1920.
STEPHEN A. FOSTER, F TOLEDO, OHIO.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 6, 1920.
Application filed February 19, 1919. Serial No. 277,953.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, STEPHEN A. Fos'rnR,
a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio, have invented a certain new and useful Advertising Weather-Shelter; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention has for its object to provide a weather shelter for one or more persons. By my invention is provided a means that may be used in connection with station's, particularly stations of interurban cars or small cross road stations of railroads, which is exceedingly inexpensive and yetwill sufficiently protect persons waiting for cars from the weather or the heat of the sun. It also provides a unique advertising device which will efliciently perform a useful function and which will be in its use constantly changed and thereby be noticeable and yet which is so constructed that advertising matter may be printed thereon for advertising purposes.
The construction containing my invention may be used for any purpose, for sheltering individuals such as in parks or other places of waiting, rest or recreation.
The construction containing my invention may partake of many forms and for purposes of illustrating an application of my invention, I have selected one of such structures and shall describe the same hereinafter. The structure selected is illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
The figure of the drawing illustrates a weather shelter embodying my invention.
The weather shelter is provided with the frame 1 having the end and edge parts 2 and 3 formed preferably of channel iron and the diagonal braces at. The tension members 5 may also be connected to the diagonal braces 4 and the lower edge part 3.
The frame is covered with sheet metal 6- on both sides which forms a large panel or board on which advertising matter may be printed, if desired. The seat or bench 7 may be secured and supported by suitable and to the brackets 18 on the frame 1. The upper edge of the station may be provided with a protruding roof-like sheet metal part 8 that "extends out a short distance over the seat 7 The roof 8 forms a water shed and its lower edge is turned up so as to form a trough 9. If desired, the trough 9 may,
communicate with a rearwardly extending trough 10 which will direct the rain water to the rear of the station. The roof 8 is supported by brackets 11. The station is supported on a post 12 that is secured in a bed of concrete 13 located below the surface of the earth. The post 12 preferably extends upward between the rear and front sheet metal coverings 6 and through the frame 1. The shelter is rotatable on the post 12 and bears on the metal parts 14 and 15. By this arrangement the shelter may be rotated so that in the case of a Wind or a rain storm, the seat may be placed on the lee side and thus one side of the station will be sheltered from the storm. Also in the heat of the summer the shelter may be rotated into a position such that it will cast a shadow and individuals may stand in the shade afforded by the shelter. In order to secure the sheltering post and prevent its rotation by cured in t e end parts 2 of the frame, and rods 17 having eyes looped into the eyes of the bolts 16 extend to the ground at a short distance from the lower corner of the station. The rods 17 may be placed in any position and thus brace or hold the shelter from rotation.
In a weather shelter, an anchored vertical post, a board having a flat plane surface and pivoted along its vertical central axis to the post, a concrete block located in the ground for securing the post, compression members extending diagonally from the concrete block to the corners of the board, the board having a seat extending the length thereof and along the lower edge, a projecting roof extending over the seat, rods secured to the ends of the board having the lower ends of the rods set against the ground for locking the board from rotation.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto signed my name to this specification.
STEPHEN A. FOSTER.
the wind, eye bolts 16 are se-