US 1928508 A
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Sept. 26, 1933. v J. P. sPANG 1,928,508
PORTABLE REFRES HMENT BOOTH Filed Oct. 28, 1930 Fig. l.
lf: Eig@ lnvenTor. doseph F? Spor/g www Patented sept. 26,1933
, n l1,928,508' roa'railii aariansnivmnr scorn Joseph P. Spang,y Quincy, Mass.V Appuearienfowser 28, ieee. serial No. 491,707
" ,"2 clama (oiissizn i VIt is nioreforr less the common practice to provide ice creamV parlors, restaurants, VVVand similar eating places with separate eatingcompartments which open vinto andy form part of thelmain `room but are separated by partitions extending part Way to the ceiling, these compartments being re-r y eatingestablishmentsV which is occupied bythe permanent rbooths or alcoves.
One of the'objects of my present invention is to provide a novelportable alcove or booth con struction which can be easily folded up and removed from the room when it is desired to use the iloor space yof the booth for other purposes than eating, and which can be as quickly and easily set up in position to form booths or alcoves when these are desired. y
In order to give an understanding of the invention I have illustrated in the drawing a selected embodiment thereof which will now be described after which the novel features Willbe pointed out in the rappended claims.
Fig. 1 is a perspective View of a portion of an ice cream parlor or restaurant showing alcoves or booths embodying my invention;
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary View illustrating a portion of one of the partitions withthe seat folded;
Fig. 3 is avertical section through one of the partitions.
In the drawing 1 indicates partition members Which form between them compartments keach partitions 1 with their seats 4, as well as'the tables 2, are portable so that the ypartitions and tables can be readily removedwhen it is desired to'use` the floor rspace occupied by the booths or convenient place for storage.
alcoves for other purposes.` The partition mem bers larenot securedv tothe door. c, 1
Each partition member 1 y is` made` with two seats hone on-,each sidey thereof and .propose to hinge the seats to the partition member so that they may fold Vthereagainst as indicated' at the left hand side vof the lefthand partition in-r Eig.l and as shown in'Fig. 2 and in dotted lines in Fig. 3. These seats 4 can be thus hinged to the partition member 1 in any suitable way.` As herein shown I provide ordinary hinges 5 for this purpose;
When theseats 4 are in operative position they are supported by means of seatLsupporting members 6, which, when in operative position, also form feet for supporting the partition members l. Y
Each seat-supporting member 6 is shown as hinged to the partition 1 to swing about a vertical axis as shown at 7 so that said members may be either folded back against the partition as shown in Fig. 2 and onr the left hand face of the left the partition members 1 and tables`2 for purposesv other than eating, the seats ,l 4 `and seatsupporting members 6 may be folded against the partition as shown at the left hand Fig. land in dotted. lines Fig. 2 and the partition members may then be readily removed and placed in any The tables 2 are` also portable so that they can be readily carried from one position to another. The' conversion of they space occupied by the booths from one containing booths to a free floork space can thus be carried out in a very short time and without the use of any tools or implements. Similarly, the conversion of a free oor space into one` containing booths or alcoves can be made in a very short time by simply setting up the partition members and tables.
Means are herein provided for locking the seats 4 and seat-supporting members 6in their folded position. v Y Each seat is provided adjacent its end with a cleat member 10. This member forms a stop for the seat-supporting member 6 when the latter is in operative position.
The seat-supporting members are shown as being of thicker material than the seats so that when both the seats and the seat-supporting members are folded as shown at the left in Fig. 1 the seat-supporting member 6 projects beyond the seat.
The seat-supporting members are locked in their folded position by means of locking bolts 11 which are carried by the cleats 10 and are adapted to engage recesses 12 formed in the upper edge of the seat-supporting member 6.
1. A portable booth constructionfor ice cream parlors, restaurants and the like, comprising a plurality of portable partition members adapted to be placed at right angles to the Wall of a room thereby to form eating compartments opening into the room, seat members hinged to the partition members and adapted'to fold thereagainst, seat-supporting members also hinged to the partition members and adapted to swing from an operative seat-supporting position at right angles to the partition member into an inoperative position against the partition member, means for locking the seat members in their folded position,
locking bolts carried by the seat members and adapted to engage the top of the seat-supporting members when in their folded position thereby locking them in folded position against the partition, and portable tables separate from the partition members arranged to occupy said compartments, the portability of the partitions and tables permitting them to be removed to provide a free floor space. v
2. A portable booth construction for ice cream parlors, restaurants and the like, comprising a plurality of portable partition members adapted to be placed at right angles to the wall of a room thereby to form'eating compartments opening into the room, a seat member hinged to each partition member and adapted to fold there against, seat-supporting members also hinged to each partition member and adapted to swing from operative seat-supporting position into an inoperative position against the partition member, a locking device to lock each seat member inl its folded position, comprising locking bolts carried by eachseat member on the under side thereof and each adapted to lock into a notch formed in the upper edge of a seat-supporting member when the latter is folded.
JOSEPH P. SPANG.