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Publication numberUS1343637 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1920
Filing dateDec 20, 1916
Priority dateDec 20, 1916
Publication numberUS 1343637 A, US 1343637A, US-A-1343637, US1343637 A, US1343637A
InventorsMeyercord George R
Original AssigneeMeyercord George R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Composite booth, counter, and the like
US 1343637 A
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G. R. MEYEROORD.

COMPOSITE BOOTH, COUNTER, AND THE LIKE.

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1,343,637. PatentfldJune 15, 1920.

G. R. MEYERCORD.

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Specification of Letters latent.

Patented June 15, 1920.

Application filed December 20, 1916. Serial No. 137,958.

7 '0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Gnonen R. Marni:- eono, a citizen of the United States, resnl: ing at Chicago, county of Cook, State oi Illinois, haveinv'ented a certain new and useful Improvement in Composite Booths, Counters, and the like, and declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which'form a art of this specification.

he object of my invention is to produce a simple means for uniting and supporting slabs of vitreous or other material which will permit booths, inclosures, counters, slabs or partitions to be made at a compara tively low cost in forms which will be extremely attractive in appearance.

A further object of my invention is to produce a simple and novel means for supporting one end of the slabs or panelsoi' vitreous or other material or of connecting two adjacent slabs or panels together whereby the stresses are distributed uniformly and are not concentrated as is the case where the attaching means are bolts or screws passin through the slabs or panels or clamps or rackets engaging the slabs or panels at points spaced apart from each other. i

A further object of my invention is to produce a simple and novel means for uniting slabs of vitreous or other material which shall permit the 118 ,Ofi matal posts pr supports extending height of awall projecting bolt means.

A further object of my invention is to produce a means for uniting and support ing slabs of vitreous or other material which will permit a booth, counter or wall to be set up quickly and with the expenditure of a minimum of labor.

A further objectlof without the presence of eads or other fastening by means of which a wall, booth or counter may be built up out oi simple slabs and metal supporting tubes without the use of screws, bolts or other bolting devices.

The various features of novelt whereby my invention is characterized will hereinafter be pointed out with particularity in the claims; but, for a full understanding of tlaroufghoutV the entire 7 my inventioniis to produce a s mple and novel arrangement my invention and of its objects and advantages, reference may be had to the followlng detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a front view of a two compartment booth or toiletinclosure arranged in accordance with a preferred form of my invention;

Fi 2 is a view looking toward the left at the right hand end of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a section on an enlarged scale on line 3-3 of Fig. 2, the parts being broken away for the sake of clearness;

Fig. 4 is a horizontal section, on the same scale as Fig. 3, illustrating one complete compartment;

Fig. 5 is a front view of the lower member of one of the attaching channels for securing an end or partition wall to the building? wall ig. 6 is a front elevation of one of the upper sections of the attachin channel of which the device shown in *ig. 5 forms part;

Fig. 7 is a front view of a counter arranged in accordance with a preferred form of my invention, thetop of the counter bein%omitted;

ig. 8 is an end view of the counter;

Fig. 9 is a section on an enlarged scale taken approximately on line 9-9 of Fig. 7

Fig. 10 is a section taken approximately on line 10-10 of Fig. 9;

Fig. 11 is a section taken approximately on line 11-11 of Fig. 7, the scale being the same as that of Figs. 9 and 10; and

Fig. 12 is a transverse section through a fragment of a wall and panel, illustrating a modified means for attaching a panel to a wall.

In accordance with my invention I em- 1 ploy channels for receiving the ends of each wall or panel in a wall; the mouths of the channels being narrower than the thickness of the slabs, and the slabs being suitably grooved on opposite sides in proximity to their ends so that the channels ma be moved len hwise into engagement wit the slabs, wit the lips of the channels entering the grooves. The channels may take any desired form. Thus, where they are used for attaching the rear ends of walls or partitions of toilet inclosures or booths to the wall of a building, the channels may be embedded in the plastering. On the front side of the inclosure or booth, at the cor- The members 24 may latter, each vided with a lug,

structure is obtained... 1

Doors, as indicatedat 22, maybe hung from the postsl; which therefore serve also; Each door rovided withi; a plurality of hinges, one ,lea 23, ofiwhieh is attached to-the-door white thei otherlleafe 24, adapted to i post far as will I permit.

as door posts;

takes the form of a casting, extend around the supporting the vitreous slabs or panels down upon the postsofrom the top and, a ter being positioned. at the proper elevations above the floor, are preferably secured in' 25, preferably the gassing throughzthe two arms nt ge members and through the e reby. Each 1 of .the: hinge 1 members 24, except the lastone in a row of place by bolts or rivets,

of one ofthe post embraced T booths or compartments, is preferably prothat at which the hin ejoint is located, the lugs, 26, serving as oor stops to limit the outward swingingmovement of the doors of adjacent booths or compartments. With hinges and door stops of this type, the

stresses upon operating the doors are transmitted to the posts and from them to the vitreous sanitary anels in such=a way that there is no localization of stresses in the panels which will tend to injure or destroy them under rough usage.

In Figs. 7 to 10 I have illustrated my invention applied to a counter; the particular arrangement illustrated being one in which the front of the counter is made in two panels, 30 and 31, between which is placed a post, 32, which may in all respects be similar to one of the tubular posts 1 heretor'ore described except that it is provided at diametrically opposed points with slots, 33, corresponding to the slots 4. The panels 30 and 31 are built up in the manner heretofore described and their'meeting ends are held together by the post 32 whose slots receive the reduced necks, 34, of the panels. At the front corners of the counter are posts, 35, 35, which are similar to the post 32 except that the slots 33 are arrangedat right angles to each other so as to provide for the attachment of the adjacent end of each of the panels 30 and 31 with the corresponding end or side panel 36.

When it is desired to attach fixtures or brackets of any kind this may conveniently be accomplished by providing small castings, as indicated at 37 in Figs. 9 and 10, each casting having a hub, 38; the casting 37 being adapted to lie against the inner face of one of the tubular posts with the hub projecting outwardly through an opening in the post. A bracket, 39, or other suitable device may thou be attached by means of a screw, 40, or the like, passing through the same and into the hub portion therefore be islip d y 26, on the side ioppesite aiconsiderable area of the supportingpost,

permitting the latter comparatively light tube.

The interior of the posts 32 and 35, as well as of the osts 41 supporting the rear ends of the si e or end 'wa1lsr36, may be filled with plastic material, 42, to make the posts solid. Rings, 43, slipped over the upper ends of the posts, and corresponding to the caps, 13, serve to hold the parts of the posts from spreading.

In Fig. 12 I have illustrated a modified form of channel for attaching one end of a slab or panelto a walL- In this arrangement the wall, 50, is simply grooved as at to be made out of a 51, to receive one edge of the slab-or panel,

52. The usual grooves, 8, are provided in the slab or panel and into these grooves extend plates, 53, secured to the wall 50 at the sides of and overhanging the grooves 51.

While I have illustrated and described with particularity only a single preferred form of my invention with slight modifications, I do notdesire to be limited to the exact structural details thus illustrated and described; but intend to cover all forms and arrangements which come within the terms employed in the definitions of my invention constituting the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In combination, a tube having a slot extending lengthwise thereof from one end and terminating at some distance from the other end, a panel of vitreous material thicker than the width of said slot having one edge extending into the tube and a reduced neck lying in said slot, the space within the tube around said edge of the panel being filled with plastic material, and a cap secured on the first-mentioned end of the tube.

2. A booth comprisin a wall, separated channels secured in said wall and having contracted mouths directed outwardly, posts arranged in front of and parallel with said wall and having slots directed toward said channels, and a panel connecting each post and channel, each panel being thicker than the width of the slot in the corresponding post and the width of the mouth of the corresponding channel and having reduced neck portions lying within said slot and said mouth, and a door arranged between said posts.

3. A booth comprising a wall, separated channels secured in said wall and having contracted mouths directed outwardly, posts arranged in front of and parallel with said wall and having slots directed toward said channels, and a panel connecting each post and channel, each panel being thicker than the width of the slot in the corresponding post and the width of the mouth of the correspnnding channel and having reduced neck portions: lying within said slot and said motw hyand a cross piece between said posts inelnding caps fitting over the upper ends of the posts.

4. In a stzfiicture of the character described, a tubular post havin on the rear side a slot extending lengthwise therein, a panel thicker than the width of the slot pro jecting into the post and having a reduced portion lying within the slot, a pluralit of fittings extending around the post and 1aving their ends terminatin in proximity'to opposite sides of said pane fastening means extending through the arms of each fitting and diametrically through the post, a door, and a pivotal connection between the door and said fittings.

5. Ina structure of'the character described, a tubular post having a slot extending lengthwise thereof from one end and terminating at some distancefrom the other end, a panel of vitreous material thicker than the Width of said slot having one edge extending into the tube and a reduced neck lying in said slot, and 'means for closing the open end of the slot and simultaneously" clamping the tube upon the panel.

6; In a structure of the character de- 'ly2ng one upon scribed, a tubular post having a slot extending through the same from the'upper end and terminatin {at some distance from the lower end, a pfiu'ality of slabs of vitreous materialithicker than the width of said slot the other, one end of each of said siabs extending into the post and having a redlzced neck lying in said slot, and means at the top of the post for closing the upper end of the slot and clamping the post against said slabs.

7. A booth comprising a wall, separated channels in said .wall having contracted mouths directed outward-1y, posts arranged in frontof and parallel with said wall and having slots'directed' toward said channels, and a series of panels arranged edge to edgeand connecting each post and the correspondingchannei, each panel being thicker than the width :of the slot in the corresponding post and the width of the mouth of the corresponding channel and having reduced neck EOElSiOIlS lying within said slot and said most and means for closing the upper ends of said slotstoprevent displacement of the panels.

In testimony whereofil sign this specification. v

GEORGE R. ME YERCORD.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/238.1, 52/296, 52/710, 52/434, 52/259, 52/761, 52/243
International ClassificationE04H1/12
Cooperative ClassificationE04H1/1266
European ClassificationE04H1/12C4