US 1896433 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
1933- c. A. WINDEKNECHT 1,396,433
ARRANGEMENT FOR PRODUCING OPEN SPAGES ON BUILDINGS Filed July 15, 1930 Patented Feb. 7, 1933 PATENT OFFICE CARL AUGUST WINDEKNECH'I, OF BERLIN, GEBKANY ARRANGEMENT FOR PRODUCING OPEN SPACES N BUILDINGS Application filed July 15, 1980, Serial No. 488,076, and in Germany July 27, 1829.
It is importantfor sport and exhibition halls, hospitals, kitchens, glass houses and other purposes to be able to quickly convert enclosed rooms into open rooms and contrarywise open rooms into closed rooms.
This is efiected, accordin to the invention in that the building is ma e either entirely or partly collapsible and the entire sections or their parts are movable by means of rolling 0 or sliding carrying elements.
Several embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective of a building composed of individual telescopable building sections.
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the telescopable building, mounted on a single pair of rails.
Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the same.
Fig. 4 is a detail horizontal section on line C-D of Fig. 3 on a larger scale.
Fig. 5 is a detail rear elevation of the building shown in Fig. 4 and Fig. 6 is a further form of construction.
My improved buildin comprises a number of sections slightly di erent in width and height and each one of the sections is'made up of a roof and two side walls and all of the sections are mounted so that they may slide in a right line and be telescoped one into another or partially withdrawn from one another.
In the form of construction shown in Fig.
1 the individual parts are telescoped in one another. In this instance three pairs of telescopable sections are provided and each section rests slidable or rollable on rails 7 so that the sections can be telescoped or extended.
In order that it is not necessary to have special rails for each telescopable section, on which the sections are rolled, it is also possi ble to allow all the sections to run on a sing e pair of rails, as shown in the construction illustrated in Figs. 2 to 6.
Further the sliding surfaces of all the individual parts telescopable on rails may .-be so constructed that only the outer parts rest on rails, whereas the inner parts are supported on one another and on the outer parts, as
shown in Figs. 2 to 6.
In the arrangement shown in Figs. 2 and 3 the centre building is divided into parts a and Z) of equal size and the following building sections a and a and b 6 respectivel are each displaced by the thickness of a wall: The two centre building parts a and 6 respectively rest on rollers 0 on the rails d. A roller 6 is provided in the building section a, on which roller the building section a is supported with the aid of a rail 7 (Fig. 5). On the other end of the building a a roller 0 is provided which runs on the rail d. Inside the building part a a roller e is arranged, on which the building section a is supported by the rail f The building section a has a running roller 0 at its opposite end. In this manner each building section runs on the rail 03' with one or more outer rollers 0 c and 0' c' ,respectively for the building side 6 b and is supported on the previous building section with the aid of inner rails and rollers, As the supporting rollers on the inner part of the wall are arranged in grooves or the like, the walls can move quite close together and with this arrangement a loss of space is not necessary. The movements of the individual arts, one withinkthe other, are limited by a utments or the In the form of construction shown in Figs. 4 and 6, the rails f, f' rest inside the building walls a, 0. whereas the rollers 0', 0' etc. arellfastened on the following inner building 85 wa s.
In an arrangement, according to the construction shown in Figs. 2 to 6, the removal of the telescoped building sections is efiected from the separating line of the two centre parts a and b to both sides in op osite directions and can therefore be e ected more quickly and the space previousl enclosed and covered in is entirely opene Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is:
1. A building, comprising in combination telescopable outer building sections, a single air of rails car said outer building" secizions, and inner birfiing sections supported by said outer sections.
2. A building, comprising'in combination 5 outer building sections, rails supporting said outer building sections, telescopable inner building sections, rails on said outer building section, rollers on said telescopable inner building section adapted to run on said rails 1 on said outer buildlng sections, a rail and rollers on the free end of said inner building sections adapted to su port said inner sections and to run on sai rail.
8. A building, comprising in combination 15 telescopable bullding sections, rails arranged in grooves in said building sections, and rollers on said building sections adapted to run on said rails.
4. A building, comprising in combination 20 telescopable sections, rails, on which said sections are telescopable, and bends on said rails ada ted to prevent said sections from being p ed out too far.
5. A building, comprising in combination 25 telescopable outer building sections, rails supporting only said outer sections, and inner sections supported one on the other and on said outer sections.
In witness whereof I aflix my si ature. l0 CARL AUGUST WINDE EOHT.