US 1780251 A
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' S. TEPLOW TELEPHONE BOOTH Nov. 4, 1930.
. 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 23
INVENTOR SOLOMON EPLOW BY WZWVVZZ ATTORNEY Nov. 4, 1930.
S. TEPLOW TELEPHONE BOOTH Filed Aug. 25, 1926 2 Sheets-Sheet, 2
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My invention relates to telephone boothsof the character embodied in myco-pending ap} plication SerialNo; 52,191, file-d August 24,
1925', inwhich a booth is designed to enclose Ii only the upper half of the humanfigure.
' It is a purpose of my present invention to provide *a booth of the above described character which includes a body of any general shape desired best suited to a particular 10 cation in a room and having an entrance'and exit opening which is confined whollywithin the area of the body when'in both open and closed positions, thus reducing the over-all area of the boothto economize space, simplifying its construction, and thereby reducing the costof manufacturqand enhancing its artistic appearance. 7 l 3 It is also a pur ose of my invention to provide a telephone booth which aliords to a superior degree the property of. excluding extraneous sounds in booths of thischaracter, and one which provides a supporting means upon which packages, books, etc., can be placed while telephoning.
I will describe only four phone-booths embodying my invention and will then point out the novel features thereof in claims.
In the accompanying drawings,
Figure 1 is a view showing in perspective a telephone booth embodyingmy invention with the door thereof in partly closed position;
Figure 2 is a horizontal sectional view of the booth shown'in Figure 1 Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2, showing another form of telephone booth embodying'my invention; v
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3, showing a third form-of'telephone booth em bodying my invention;
Figure 5 is a view showing in front elevation a fourth form of telephone booth embodyingmy invention with a portion thereof broken away; 7
Figure 6 is a horizontal sectional view of the booth shown in Figure 5, the door being in closed position and the open position indicated in dot-and-dash lines. 7
forms of tele- Similarreference characters refer to' similar parts in each of the several views.
Referring to the form shown in Figures 1 and 2, the booth, in its present embodiment, is of circular form in cross section,it being made up of anannular side walll5 closed by a top wall 16, while the bottom of the booth is open. The side wall 15 is of split annular form to provide a side opening 17 through which access is had to the interior ofthe booth. Vithinthe booth is a partition 18 constituting a shelf. This shelf is located adjacent the bottom of the booth body, so as to partly closethe bottom. It is preferably made in the form shown in Figure 2, and its inner or free edge is curved reversely with respect to the curvature of the front portion of the side wall. 7 7
It will benoted that the opening 17 communicates at its. lower end with the open bottom of the booth body, in order that a person, using the booth may enter or leave the latter through such opening, it being understood that the over-all length of the booth is such as to enclose only the upper half of the human figure, and it will be further understood that the booth is adapted to be sup-.
ported in elevated position with respect to thefioor. This opening 17 is adapted to be closed by a door 19 having a transverse curvature corresponding to' that of the curva ture of the side Wall 15, so that when in closed positiomas shown in Figure 2, it forms a continuation of the side wall and thus co-opcrates with the inner edge of the shelf 18 to i form interiorly of the booth an ovate bottom opening in which the user of the booth is adapted to stand when telephoning. The partition 18, as previously mentioned, partly closes the bottom of the booth and thus functions to exclude extraneous sounds. In addition it providesa support upon which packages, books, etc., can be placed while a person is telephoning.
The door 19, in the present instance, is mounted for sliding movement at one side of the side wall 15, door guiding and supporting members 20 being secured to the side wall to slidably receive the upper and lower edges of-the door and in a manner to permit the door to be moved to open or closed position, as will be understood.
Referring now to Figure 3, I have here shown another form of booth embodying my invention which is similar in construction to the booth shown in Figure 1 in that it is provided with a closed top and an open bottom. The body of the booth is provided with a straight vertical back wall 21, and side walls 22 extend at right angles from the vertical edges of the back wall. The side walls 22 are curved at their forward portions to provide a curved front wall 28 having an opening 2% functioning in the samemanneras the opening 17 and adapted to be closed by a door constructed and mounted in the same manner as the door 19. The booth is in teriorly provided with a shelf 26, the inner edge ofwhich is curved reversely with respectto the curvature of the front wall 23 to provide an ovate opening at the bottom of.
Referring now to Figure 4, I have here shown a third form of booth embodying my inventionin which 'the booth body is of rectangular form having a back wall 27, .side walls 28, and a front wall 29 provided with an opening 30 adapted to be closed by a door 31; The door 31'is straight to form, when in closed position, a continuation of the front wall 29, and this door .is slidably mounted in sides and back being connected at their upper ends by a top 35. The'openingiprovided between the side walls 34 is adapted to be closed by a door 86 transversely curved as shown in Figure 6, and hingedly supported to one side,
as indicated at 37 so as to swin to the closed position shown in solid lines and to the open position shown in dot-and-dash lines. door when in closed position spans the space between the forward and vertical edges of the sides 84, and by virtue of its curvature produces a rounded effect to the front of the booth. back and side walls is a partition or shelf 38, the free edge of which is curved reversely with respect to the door 36, so as to co-opere ate with the latter in providing an ovate opening at the bottom of the booth. Similarly,the shelf 38 functions to exclude extraneous sounds, but sufficient space is provided between the shelf and the door to accommodate the person using the telephone.
In all forms of my invention, the doors may be provided with a window 39, through which it may be observed when the booth is occupied.
Although I have herein shown and described only four forms of telephone booths This Within the booth and secured to the embodying my invention, it is to be understood that various modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention and the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
I claim as my invention:
1. A telephone booth comprising a section open at one side,closed at its top and formed at its bottom with a shelf, and a door structure forming, the only other section of the booth and supported entirely from said first section and arranged when closed to coact with the shelf to permit the body of a person when standing to be accommodated in the space between the door and said shelf so that the portion ofthe body above the waist will extend into the bootht 2. -A telephone booth comprising a section 1 the portion of the body above the waist will.
extend into the booth, the said shelf serving to exclude extraneous sound from the booth by way of the bottomthereof.
A telephone booth comprising a section open at one side, closed at its top and formed at its bottom with a shelf, and a single door forming. the only other-section of the booth and arranged when closed to coact with the shelf to form an intervening space for the accommodation of the body of the person using the booth so that all of the body above the waist line will be enclosed within the booth, the said shelf serving to exclude extraneous sound from the booth by way of the bottomthereof.
4. A telephone booth comprising a section open at its bottom, closed at its top and formed at one side with a vertical opening,
and a horizontally swinging closure for said side opening adapted to be directly operated by hand respectively from within and without the booth.
5. A telephone booth comprising a walled section open at its bottom and provided at its top with a roof, and a door associated with said section in operative movable relationship thereto and adapted to assume a vertical position directly under the roof when the door is closed, and to co-act with the walls of said section to constitute therewith a complete enclosure about the body of theuser from the head to approximately the waistline.
6. A telephone booth comprising a walled section open at its front and at its bottom, enclosed at its top by a roof, and an outwardly curved door movably hung uponthe section and adapted when closed to cover the open side of the section and to c o-act with all of the walls of the section so that and therewith to circumscribe the body of the user 5 from a point at the head down approximately to the waistline.