US 1845814 A
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Feb. 16, 1932. B. REIS ET AL PORTABLE SHELTER Filed Dec.
rr.. w /w m f/ w Patented Feb. 16, 1932 UNITED STATES BENEDICT REIS, F NEW YORK, AND ABRAHAM WASSER, 0l' MAMARONECK, NEW YORK, ASSIGNORS T0 HINNIE REIS, 0F NEW YORK, N. Y., AND MABEL SMITH WASSER, 01' MAMARONECK, NEW YORK PORTABLE" SHELTER Application led December 2, 1931. Serial' No. 578,542.
An object of the invention is to provide i a portable shelter which is of particular value i able shelter having a transversely-disposed to protect sun bathers, the `shelter having a sheet which may be disposed on the sand or ground and on which the user may lie, the shelter also having a top which serves to protect the eyes of the user.
Another object of the invention is to provide the shelter with a collapsible framey which serves to support the top.
Still another object of the invention is to provide a frame movable relatively to the sheet to which the top is secured, and to provide additional :frame members secured to the sheet, which serve to hold the first mentioned frame in pla-ceand which also serve to support the top at a distance from the point where the top is secured to the first mentioned frame.
The invention further comprehends a portframe secured to the end of a sheet and longitudinally extending frames secured to the sides of the sheet, the frames serving to support a top andbeing adapted to be folded against the said end of the sheet with the sheet extending from the frames folded around the frames, when so disposed, to
the portable shelter positioned for use,
Figure 2 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view illustrating the manner of supporting the top at the end of the sheet,
Figure 3 is a perspectiveview illustrating i the manner in which the portable shelter is :ill
folded for transportation from place to place, and
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating another manner in which the frames may pivoted to the sheet.
It will be seen by referring to the drawings that a. transverse frame 5 is disposed in` a tunnel 6 at an end 7 of a sheet 8, so that the rarne 5 is pivoted relatively to the end 7 of the sheet, the frame 5 havingat each end an arm 9, with the outer ends of the arms connected by a transverse bar 10, this trans-H verse bar 10 being disposed in a tunnel 11 in a top 12, the top 12 having another tunnel 13 in which a transverse bar 11 is disposed. f
Adjacent the end 7 of the sheet 8, each side of the said sheet is provided with a tunnel 15 and a frame 16 is disposed in each of the tunnels 15, it being understood that the frames 16 are disposed in this manner 'on longitudinal axes, while the frame 5 is pivoted on a transverse axis. Each of the frames 16 has at its forward end an arm 17 with a hook 18 which is provided for disposal in an aperture 19 at an end of the transverse bar 14. It will, therefore, be understood that, while the rear of the top 12 will be supported by the transverse bar 10 and the arms 9, the forward end ofthe top will be supported by the transverse bar 14 and the arms 17.
The rear of each of the frames 16 is proi vided with an arm 20 which extends rearwardly and upwardly and then outwardly, as illustrated in Figure 2, the said arms 20 being provided with bent terminals or hooks port the transverse bar 14 and the forward of' end of the `top 12, but that they also serve to support the arms 9 in upward position, the engagement of the hooks 21 of the arms 2O with the arms 9 at their apertures 22 serving to hold not only the arms 20 upwardly, but also the arms 17 upwardly,
thereby making a rigid frame which serves to support the top 12 and which may be readily collapsed.
When the top 12 is supported in the manner illustrated in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings, and it is desired to fold the portable shelter, the transverse bar 14 is raised so that its apertures are free from the hooks 18, when the `hooks 21 may be readily dis- PATENT; OFFICE N forwardly against the end 7 ioi' :the sheet 8. Preferably a pillow 23 is provided, which is illustrated in Figure l of the drawings, and
this pillow is disposed within the vfolded varms 17 and :2O of the trames 1.6,.after which the frame 5, with the top 12, is disposed thereover. The extending portion 8aN of the sheet'is then wrapped around the end `7 of the sheet and also around the frames 5 and 16 and their arms 9,17 and 20. Preferably the .ends of the sheet are Iprovided with snaps .24 at their sides, which engage companion .snaps on the adjacent portions'of the sheet when folded as illustrated in Figure f3 of the drawing-s to hold the sides .of the sheet .in place, `there being .preferably a ytop 25 secured to the sheet, which maybe used .to .tie Athe .sheet .together and .againstthe frames .and pillow, .as .illustrated in Figure 3.
As illustrated in Figure 4, instead of .using .the tun-nels .6 .and 1.5 :for .securing the -rames, the Vframes l5 and 16 may .be pivoted at the Apositions fshown 1in Figures 1 .and 2 of the .drawings .by means .of wire members 26 which have `their ends .27 secured through openings .29 in .the sheet 8. v'The :sheet .8 is
p preferably waterproof.
Wha-t is `,claimed is 1.. Ina 'portable shelter,3;a sheet, a frame A secured .to an end .of the sheet and having ex- .tending arms, a top secured to the arms, `and .members secured to .the -sides oftheshee't vand fha'vfingmeans :for holding .the arms` extended .and :also means for holding Vthe top extended from the arms.
2. In a portable shelter, .a sheet, a frame .secured to .an end of the sheet and having 4extending arms, .a top Vsecured to the arms, means .to support the top at a distance from :the arms, .and means secured :to the sides of ithe sheet for .supporting :the arms.
.3. In .a portable shelter, la sheet, a frame secured yto an .end of the sheet and having .extending arms, a .top secured to the arms, .and .two frames secured to the sides of the .sheet respectively, the last mentioned frames sheet respectively, the lastvmentioned frames having each .an arm for supporting .an arm roi the first mentioned frame and another arm for supporting 4the top .at a .distance ,fram the first mentioned arms.
`5,. In .a portable shelter, a sheet, .a frame pivoted .to an endof thesheet .and having extending arms, a top secured to the arms, two
frames pivoted to the sides of the sheet respectively, the last mentioned frames have ing each an arm for supporting an arm of the first mentioned frame and another arm for supporting the topzat a distance from the first mentioned frame.
6. In a portable shelter, a sheet, a frame -secured to :an fend ofthe sheetand havingextending arms, 'a top secured to the arms and .having .a transverse rod spaced 7from the arms, and two frames secured to the sides of the -sheet respectively, the last mentioned frames having each an arm` for supporting an arm of the `first mentioned frame and an- .otherarm for supporting 4.the top .at the rod.
7. In a portableshel-ter, 'a sheet, a frame se-` cured to an ended the sheet and '.havingextending varmsfand a transverse Vrod'at the outer end Vof the arms,a vtop secured tothe Ytransverserod, `another rod secured tothe top, and two frames secured to thesides of the .sheet respeetively, 'the last mentioned `frames :having means for supporting `the arms and also arms for-,supporting the second mentioned rod.
8. Ina portable shelter, a sheet, a frame secured to an end of the .sheet .and having extending arms with a transverse rod at .the
outer .ends 'of the arms, a top secured to the v transverse rod, there being apertures in the arms, .another transverse rod secured 'to the .top .and provided with apertures, and two frames secured to the sides of the sheet and having arms with terminals "for seating in .the several apertures.
'9. In a portable shelter, .a sheet, a frame secured to an end Yof the sheet and 'hav-ing .extending .arms with a ltransverse rod at the Aouter Yends of the arms, a top secured' to the transverse rod, there being apertures in the arms, another transverse rod secured tothe .top and provided with apertures, .and two framessecured to the sides of the sheet and having arms with bent terminals for engaging the first mentioned arms and the second mentioned rod at their apertures.
10. In a portable shelter, a sheet, a frame pivoted transversely at an end of the'sheet and having .extending arms, a top secured to .the arms, and .members pivoted longitudinally at the sides of the sheet and provided with .means for holding the' arms extendedand also means for holding the A.top extended from the arms.
.11. a portable shelter, a sheet, a frame pivoted on a transverse axis at an end of the sheetand having extending arms and a transverse rod-at the .outer ends of the arms, a top secured to ythe transverse rod, another transverse rod secured to the top, and two frames pivoted -on longitudinal axes at the sides of the sheet respectively, the last mentioned frames having arms for supporting the first mentioned arms and also additional arms for supporting the second mentioned rod.
12. In a portable shelter, a sheet, a frame secured to an end of the sheet and having extending arms, a top secured to the arms, two frames secured to the sides of the sheet respectively, the last mentioned frames having means for supporting the arms and also arms for supporting the top spaced from the first mentioned arms, the sheet extending beyond the said frames to permit of its bein folded around the said end of the sheet w en the frames are folded thereagainst, and means on the sheet for holding the sheet in folded position against the frames.
BENEDICT REIS. ABRAHAM WASSER.