US 1712213 A
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May 7, 1929. H. w. JANICKE 13 CAMPING OUTFIT FOR AUTOMOBILISTS Filed D60. 21, 1926 3 Sheets-Sheet 1' wumnmnmammmw wag ATTORNEYS 1929. H. w. JANICKE CAMPING OUTFIT FOR AUTOMOBILISTS Fi led Dec. 21, 1926 s Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR Home at W l/AlV/C/fi 1 6 ATTORNEY Patented Ethyl 19 29.
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CAMPING OUTFIT EUR AUTOMOBILISTS,'
' v Application filed December 21, 1926. Serial No. 156,155.
quick: accessibility when needed and thev parts separated relatively and adjusted to certain forms to constitute articles of campers furniture, such as a set of stools, a table, and a storage receptacle for articles of food. 7
Another object of the invention is'to provide a device of this character wherein all parts or adjuncts thereof may be quickly set up or lmocked-down as the occasion requires.
A further object of the inventionto provide a device of, the character whose parts may benested or telescoped together and the whole secured to the automobile or vehicle as a single unit and in such manner as will prevent the accidental loss of any of the parts in transit. ,7
A still further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will be ornamental and attractive when applied to. an automobile. V a
v A further object of the. invention is to provide a device of the character wherein a large number of articles of furniture can be,
arranged to form a complete package of minimum size .but wherein each article will be of maximum strength and durabilityj which will appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the improved construction and novel arrangements of parts which will hereinafter be fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims. I In the accompanying-drawings has been illustrated the preferred form ofthe invention, it being, however, understood that no limitations are necessarily made to the pres cise structural details therein exhibited, but
that changes, alterations and modifications within the scope of the claims may be ree "sorted to'when desired.
Figure 1 is-a perspective view of the de vice set up for use; A r l I Figure 2 is a perspective View of the device knocked down and folded in normal arrangement, with parts broken away. and
as parts shown section for the purpose of elearnees With theabove and other objects inview Figure 3 is a somewhat-inverted perspe c tive' view of the table partly setup;
Figure 4 is a bottom plan-view of a portion of the table; r
Figure 5is a view in end elevation of the food receptacle; v J
Figure 6' is a sectionon line 66of Figure 5;
Figure 7 ure 6, and
is a section on line 7'7 of Fig-' Figure 8 is a'view in side elevation of one .of the folding stools.
FigureS isa view in perspective of; por-' V tions'ofone of the leg braces.
In carrying the invention into practice, use lsmadeof articles of furniture A, B and G, the latter including a group vof stoolsf preferably four in number,of whichtwo are of the collapsible or folding'typaand the others of a permanent, non-folding. type,
which are adapted .to be telescoped with re spect to otherpartsof theinvention'in a V manner and for a purpose to be hereinafter described;
The article of. furnitureA comprises a. receptacle having a base portion 10 formed with extensions 11 adapted to be secured by fa'stenings 12 to a suitablev support of automobile or vehicle, such as a running board oryother appropriate-exterior part thereof. It may be carried at the'rear portion of an automobile, which I deem the most likely or practical place of application, because when all of the articles of furniture A, B and- O, are nested together as a com .plete unit, the entirety appears trunk-like,1 where the device lends to the graceful ap-' .pearance ofthe body of-the automobile.
lhe said receptacle is vformed with ,a vertical wall 13, end wal1s 14e-l4,"a hinged top or closure wall 15, and a hinged shelf-forming section 16 adapted whenadjusted to the position shown in Figures 1- and 5 of the drawings to provide for the forming ofan opening 17 "at one side of said receptacle.
The said shelf wall 16 is formed with side Wings 18 having lugs19 mounted to oper- .ate in arcuate recesses 20 insaid end walls 1 1, and to engage with the upper abutments 20 of said recesses, so asto limit movement in "one direction ofjsaid shelf and cause same to be supported in a relatlvely rigid,
horizontalp lane, as shown infull-lines in Figure 5. at 21to the said Wall 13 is a wall 22 hav ng end walls 23, connected therewith,- a topwell e T a t j.
or closure 25, thelatter' hing'ed at 26 to one edge of said wall 24 as shown in Figures 1 and '5. In this manner there is formed a second receptacle 27 which may-be super.-
posed with respect to the said base section as also shown in Figures 1 and 5, likewise Figures 6 and 7, of the drawings. The
" hinge 21 extends for a distance slightly beyond the ends 14-'14@ of the underlying receptacle, so that when the cover section 25 is swung back'upon the wall 24:, the said top section 271nay be folded upon the lower section,jthe latter becoming nested in the former. In eifectingsuch adjustment of the said upper section, thewalls 22 are adapted to. freely slide 'over 'the outer faces of the w'alls 14-1t of the lower section, as'isencleavored to be indicated by the dotted line showing in Figure 7 When the upper sectionisthus folded, the closure 25 assumes a vertical position at one side of said'lower section 10. When the upper section 27 'is adjusted to the full'line positions '"shownin Figures 1, 5 and 6, pivoted brackets 28 on the lower edges of the Walls 23 are swung around to traverse the walls 14-14 of the lower section 10 and torest upon said upper edges of these walls, thus holding the upper section 27 against turning on its hinge 21. WVhen'the closureivall 25 is swung down to its. full line position shown in Figures 1 and 5 of the drawings, pivoted latch device 29 may be projected through slots 30 in the closure 25 to hold the latter in a position 'of closed adjustment. The upper section has its endwalls and the closure 25 formed with openings 31 covered by wire gauze, 32, or other suitable material, so as to allow-for atmospheric ventilation of said upper section.
Normally, artlcles of. food may be stored in the lower section 10, and. when it is desired to partake thereof after the camping equipment has been set up for use, same can be transferred into the upper receptacle section 27 where it will beheld against contamination by insects, and in a fresh, ventito whenever desired. 50
lated state where access can be'gainedthere- I Thearticle of furniture B isin'the form of a table of the folding-leaf type, three leaves, 32, 33 and 34 being employed and joined together by suitable hinges 35. The intermediate leaf 32 is provided atits respective ends with metallic flanges36, each provided near its lower corners with per-.
forations 37 for a purpose to be hereinafter explained. At each corner of the table is-a supporting leg 38, twoof which are employed in connection with each of the leaves 33 and '34, and same are shown as hinged at 39 to the respective outer corners of these leaves. The hinge 39 at one corner of each leaf is offsetlaterajlly with respectto the portion of the hinge at the opposite corner the apertures 37.
of the same leaf, so'thatthe two legs of each leaf can be swung down to occupy side by side positions as clearly shown inl igure .4. Thelpurpose of this, arrangement will appear the description goes forward. Each leg is provided with a prop 10 consisting of mating links 4-1 and 4-2, thelatter 'pivoted' at 43 to its leg, and the former at 4% to its leaf. The two links are pivotally joined together at 45 and, as shown, the'link 42 is formed with a notch4'6 to accommodate a stop lug 47 on the link d1, whereby to limit movement of the two links in one direction 7 and to serve against accidental breaking of the oint between the llnks when the leg is The articles of, furniture G consistipreferably of two stools of the type shown at 52 and two stools 53 of a relatively rigid type.
Each stool 52 comprises a canvas seat 54 so 7 set up. Each leg is provided with a re t connected at its respective ends to the cross :f
bars .55 of bracing and stretching frames 56'and 57, pivoted together at 58 so that one frame may be folded inside the" other as shown in Figure 8, where the seatis reduced into a comparatively fiat package, capable when folded of being placed in a clip 59 on. a companion end-leaf ofthe-article of; furniture B. The stools 53 each consist'of an open side 60 and an open bottom 61, bounded by side walls 62, 63, 64,
andan endwall 65. v V
The construction ofthe article of furniture B is such that it can be folded so'that the leaves 33 and 34% will hang down from the leaf 32, as shown in Figure 2, so that when thus arranged the table is made to telescope the article of furniture A when the latter is collapsed and folded in the manner her einbefore specified. ,When the table is arranged in this manner over the folded ar- 'ticle of furniture A, the two stool sections 53 are arranged'end to end with their openings 61 confronting one'another. They'are made to telescope ovei 'the folded articles of furniture A and B, as clearlyillustrated in Figure 2. The. entire device then takes the form of a trunk, and for this reason the stools 53 may be made inimitation of leather 7 and provided with' ornamental corner pieces 66. The extensions '12 are provided with;
swinging bails 67 which carry straps. 68. One of these straps is formed with a buckle hand grips 70 in order that they 69 to adjustably receive the free end of the other strap. Both straps are now free for adjustment where they can be brought into tight binding engagement with the stools 53 that comprise the outer housing. The upper ends .of the bails are formed with can be freely manipulated when desired.
' VVhen the articles of furniture A, B and C are correlated as herein set forth, they all come within a space of Very minimum proportion, and 1t is with astonlshment that these articles may be so conveniently sepa-' rated relatively and set up into an afterwards apparent bulky mass of useful furniture. ,The process of knocking down or stood that various changes or modifications may be made within the scope of the claims hereto attached without departing from the spirit of the invention.
LA collapsible camping outfit comprising a receptacle having two compartments,
one compartment being adapted to telescope within the other, compartment, a table havinga top composed ofthreesections-fold able so as to receive said receptacle when the latter is collapsed, folding chairs removably carried by certain of said table sec'tions and rigid stools adapted to house said receptacle and said table when said receptacle and said table are colla sed.
2. In a device of the type described, a
table having a top formed of three sections, 1
foldable legs carried by the outer sections of the table and means for securing said legs inoperative position, saidmeans including bracing devices carrying lugs, and
reenforcing members carried by the center" section and having openings for receiving said lugs whereby the legs are supported in operative position and the centersection is prevented from sagging.
r 3. In a device'of the type vdescribed, a
receptacle having two compartments therein, one of SiLlCl compartments be ng recelvable in the other, the lower compartment having a movable wall constituting a swingable shelf, said wall when open, permitting access to't'he lower. compartment,- the upper compartment having a lunged Wall sw1ngable over a fixed wall for permitting the telescoping of the compartments.
HORACE w. JANICKE.