Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS1592356 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1926
Filing dateSep 23, 1924
Priority dateSep 23, 1924
Publication numberUS 1592356 A, US 1592356A, US-A-1592356, US1592356 A, US1592356A
InventorsLouis B Goldberg, Goldberg Nathan, Goldberg William, Jacob M Goldberg
Original AssigneeLouis B Goldberg, Goldberg Nathan, Goldberg William, Jacob M Goldberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tent-stretching device
US 1592356 A
Previous page
Next page
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

1 July 13-, 1926. 1,592,356

1.. B. GOLDBERG :1- AL TENT s'ramcnxne nzvxcn Filed Sept. 25, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 gnoentor Louis 5. Goldberg: flaflba/a Goldbery. William Goldbery 1 .71;:06 f7. Goh Mny.


I GOLDBERG, or DENVER, 'oononano.


Application filed September 23, 1924. 7 Serial No. 739,317.

This invention relates to improvement'in tent stretching devices.

The prevalence of automobile touring has created a large demand for tents of the type sometimes referred. to as umbrella .tents. These tents are usually square and are supported by a single center pole. The upper edges of the walls are spread and stretched by some suitable means, such as sectional or telescopic bars which are insertedthru pockets in the tent walls near their juncture with the root-portion. As tents of this typeare employed mostly by automobile tourists, compactness is a matter of prime importance. We have therefore constructed our spreading devices as well as the center pole from tubular members which aretelescopirally related to each other so that the can be collapsed when not in" use. In or'c' erto hold the parts in extended :or adjusted position we have provided spring pressed detents which will behereinafter described.

()ur invention can be most clearly explained and will be most readily understood when reference is had to the accompanying drawing in which the same is illustrated and in which F 1 is a perspective view showing a.

tent in which our adjustable center pole and spreadcrs are employed.

Fig. 2 is a plan view, partly broken away, showing two of the four spreader'members employed. o 3 is a section taken on line 33,

. -11: is a side elevation of our improved pole. I

5 is a section taken on line 5- 5, Fig.

6 is. a sectiontaken on line 66,

'1 we have shown a tent wall side walls and a roof 2. The tent ings 8 which are adapted toreceive the pins and 3 where numeral 6 represents the larger V 9 that are attached to the free ends of the springs 10, the other ends of which are secured to the tubular member by means of a clamp '11. It is obvious that whenfthe pins 9 occupy the position shown in Fig. 3, the two members 6 and 7 will be locked againist relative longitudinal movement. Secured to they members 7near the outer ends thereof are springs 110 having pins 109 at one end and secured at the other end by clamps 111. Each'tent requires four telescopic bars such as shown in Fig. 3, all of which areof identical construction. Secured to the outer end of each member 6 is a coupling 12 havingtwo shanks 13 and 1 1 at right angles to'each other. The shank 13 is of the proper diameter to fitthe interior ofthefmember 6 and the shanlz l l is smaller and fits the inside of the member, 7. The couplings are secured to the end of member 6 by means of a pin 15. The shanks 1d have openings 16 for the reception of'the pins 109 (Fig. 3). Each coupling is also provided with an eyelet 17 for convenience in attaching a guy rope 18 thereto. After the four bars have been inserted into. the pockets 5 and properly connected, they will hold the tent square in the manner indicated in Fig. 1. The angular couplings which are anchored to the members 6 and 7 prevent the spreading devices from pulling apart when the tentois subjected to wind stresses. 2

The center pole 3 is preferably made from the tubular sections A, B, and G, which are telescopically connected one with the other. Section B has an outside diameter equalto the inside diameter or section A and section 0 fits the inside of section C. Sections A and B are provided at their upper ends with straps 19 which have an offset portion .20 within which a' spring 21 is located. This spring surrounds a pin 22 whose inner end 23 is enlarged and projects thru an' opening in the'wall of the section to whichit is at-f tached. Theend 23 is also adapted to pro- .ject thru openings 24 in t-he'wall of the inner tube so as'to lock the two adjacent tubes against sliding movement. By grasping the handle 231. the pin can be withdrawn from the hole intheinner tube so as to permit the pole to'he collapsed or extended; Holes 24 are provided near the upper as well as the lower ends of the tubes B and (3 so as to hold them in collapsed positiom Poles 25 constructed in a manner similar to that in which the center pole is constructed may be used to support the flap 26,, if desired.

\Ve desire to call pancicular attention to the constructionof the spreader bars illustrated in Figs, 2' and 3 and to-the fact that one end of each is provided with an angled coupling member 12 provided (at its corners) with aneyelet' "for the reception of a guy rope. The rigid coupling members with their right angularly related shanks serve to hold the spreader frame rigid and thereby hold the tent in proper shape. The angle connections also make it easy both to erect an'd'take' down the tent.

Ha vingnow described our invention, what we claim as new is:

I 1'. stretcher frame comprising a plural it? ofsu'hstantiall} identical bar members, each adapted to be inserted through a pocket in a tent one end of each bar' having an angular coupling a ttached thereto, said coupling having an opening adapted to receive a ay rope. the other end of each bar and the coupling having cooperating connecting means. I

A; stretcher frame comprising a plurality of substantially" identical bar" members, each formed from a plurality of tubular members telescopically associated with each other, one end of eachbarhaving a coupling member attached thereto, said coupling having two studs projecting at right angles to each other, one of said studs projecting into the bar with which it is associated the other stud being adapted to enter the other bar and an opening at the point oi intersection of" said studs;

3. A stretcher frame for tents compri ing four members adapted to respectively enter pockets formed at the junction of the side: walls" and root of a tent, each of said stretcher members being composed of a plurality of tubular telescoping arts and corner coupling members eachhaving two studs disposed at right angles to each other and of different size, the said studs being adapted to'respectively fit intothe larger and smaller ends of the" cooperating stretcher members of the frame which are correspondingly disposed for the purpose, each corner coupling memher being provided with an eye for convenience in attaching guy ropes;

In" testimony whereof we" aflix our signatures.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2812095 *May 22, 1952Nov 5, 1957Sutherland Edward FHatch brace
US3860022 *Mar 19, 1973Jan 14, 1975Arndt LilaMosquito and insect umbrella
US4084598 *Sep 30, 1976Apr 18, 1978Rainwater Orman MLinked collapsible shelter structure
US4122562 *May 19, 1977Oct 31, 1978Anthony SorrentinoSupport frame and pool cover
US4379468 *Dec 30, 1980Apr 12, 1983Tex-All Company, Inc.Ventilator apparatus for a flexible sheet
US5803104 *Dec 28, 1996Sep 8, 1998Pollen; Randall PaulBimini cover for a deck of a water craft
US7395830Dec 4, 2003Jul 8, 2008Caravan Canopy International Inc.Collapsible canopy frame and locking pin assembly for the same
USRE40657Mar 29, 2004Mar 10, 2009Caravan Canopy International, Inc.Pull pin assembly for canopy
U.S. Classification135/142, 135/907, 135/99, 135/117, 296/102
International ClassificationE04H15/32
Cooperative ClassificationY10S135/907, E04H15/322
European ClassificationE04H15/32B