US 1912425 A
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June 6, 1933. H. J. BAUMER 1,912,425
COLLAPS IBLE SHELTER Filed Dec. 5. 1931 Patented June 5, 1933 PATENT OFFECE HENRY JJBAUEIZEBJ, 0F SACRAEHENTO, CALIFORNIA COLLAPSIBLE SHELTER Application filed December 5, 1931. Serial No. 579,311.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements L1 shelters, and particularl to. collapsible and portable shelters.
The principal object of the present inven' tion is to provide a device of this character which is simple in construe-ti n. is especially adapted for use as a dressing room for bathers, or for an enclosure for atoilet, and which can be easily and quickly folded up into a small and compact space, when not in use.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent from the following description when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective made in accordance witl. t tion, in erected position.
Figure 2 is a side elevation of the same, showing the canvas wall removed to expose the supporting framework.
Figure 23 is a side elevation of the device in collapsed coinlition, the vas cover being removed.
teferring particularly to the accompanying drawing, 10 represents the upper rectangular frame member, and 11 the lower or base frame member, formed of any suitable material and dimensions, and having the bracing blocks 12 in its corners, and the brace arms 13 across certain of its diagonally opposite corners. Pivotally connected to each of three of the sides of the upper frame member 10 are the short links 1%, while similar links 1.5 are pirotally connected to the corresponding sides of the lower or base frame member 11. Extending between the frame 10 and 11, at the three sides beforemcntioned, are the lazy-tong structures 16, the ends of the uppermost end links 1% bei ig pivotally connected to the upper short links 14, while the ends of the lowermost end links are pivotally connected to the lower short links 15. Pivotally mounted on one of the upper links of each of the side lazy-tong structures is a hook member 17, which is adapted to be engaged with a head ed member 18, carried by the adjacent port-ion of the other uppermost link 1 1, for the view of a. shelter he present invenpurpose of holding the lazy-tongs in their extended positions, and the frame members 10 and 11 in proper spaced relation.
Secured to the outer faces of the frame members 10 and 11, in any suitable manner, as by the tacks 10, and extending therebetween, is a fabric wall 19, the same being open, as at 20, to provide an entrance to and frame the enclosure, the sides of said closure or entrance being provided with suitable fastening means, such as shown at 21, for securing the entrance in closed position.
As clearly shown in the drawing, the structure is preferably rectangular in cross section, and of any suitable dimensions, and conveniently serves as an ellicient shelter for a bather, or for housing a toilet.
lVhen the device is to be stored or transported, the operator disengages the latches,
thus permitting the lazy-tongs to be (301- r lapsed, and the said frame members to be brought into close contact with each other. The entire shelter is thus compactly folded for storage, and can be placed in a small space.
Attention is called to the fact that, by substituting for the links 14 and 15, links of greater or less length, the height of the shelter may be changed.
hat is claimed is:
1. A collapsible portable shelter frame adapted to be surrounded by a cover, comprising top and bottom frame members, lazy-tong structures secured to and extending between the frame members, and latch members on the lazy-tong structures for maintaining said structures against collapse.
2. A collapsible portable shelter frame adapted to be surrounded by a cover, comprising a pair of frame members movable toward and away from each other in constant parallel planes, lazy-tong structures connected to and extending between said frames, and pivoted hook members carried by the lazy-tongs for holding the latter in extended position, at times.
In testimony whereof, I afiix my signature.
HENRY J. BAUMER.