US 1935948 A
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Nov. 21, 1933. H. K. HYRUP C OLLAPSIBLE DRESSING CABINET 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed NOV. 8, 1952 NOV. 21, 1933. HYRUP 1,935,948
COLLAPSIBLE DRESS ING CABINET Filed Nov. 8, 1952 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 '15 trees and which cabinet or dressing room is capain collapsed condition;
120 ing roomof the character referred to whichinstantially eq length and cu t ra l 10, 75
'30 side of an automobile or other motor vehicle. d p 1100K 14 that is a ed to engage 85 Pat entedNov. 21, 19 33 I I UNITED STATES PATENT orrica "Application November s.1 9s2. Serial No. 641,750
10 Claims. (01. 135-4) My invention relates to a collapsible dressing Fig. 4 isa horizontal section taken on the line cabinet that is especially designed for use in con- 4-4 of Fig. 1. 'nection with motor vehicles and the like for the 'Fig. 5 is a cross section taken on the line 5-5 purpose of enabling .bathers to conveniently of Fig. 2.
I change garments before and after outdoor bath- 7 Fig. 6 is av perspective view of the collapsible 0 ing in the sea, lakes or streams and where bath cabinet or dressing room folded into a compact houses or individual dressing rooms are not availbundle for storage or transportation. able. 1 Fig. '7 is a top plan view of the folding frame The principal objects of my invention are, to that is utilized at the top of the cabinet or dress- 0 provide a relatively simple, practical and convening room.
ient cabinet or dressing room that may. be con- Fig. 8 is an elevational viewof the folding frame veniently unfolded and setup for use at the side and showinga portion ,of one of the side walls of a motor vehicle or other suitable support, for of the cabinet. instance, a bicycle, motorcycle, fence or limbs of Fig. 9 is a top plan view of the folding frame ble of being folded or rolled into a compact bun- Referring by numerals the pa i die so as to occupy comparativ ly? little space drawings which illustrateapreferred embodiment when packed for storage or transportation and of my invention, 10 and 11 designate rails preffurther, to provide a collapsible cabinetnor dresss rably formed Of strap metal or flat rods of subcludes a folding frame that serves as a support dj n to h ends o ar w r lyp for side walls and a top of'flex-ibl-e material such -J' t inv t h ip hooks that are as fabric Y 7 preferably covered with rubber or leather soas -A further object of my invention is, to provide to prev t id. h o from m ne t supp r a collapsiblecabinet or dressing room that into w chi ai are pp i n pr ie ting'in- 80 cludes four side walls and a top and which walls Wa ly f mai rail ar books 13 tha ay be and top when properly ,an'anged to provide a utilized, fOI supporting clothing by the occupant dressing room, affords perfect privacy forthe oc- 0f h b netcupant even though the structure is setiupat' the P 1 1 6.0131113 from on n o il is a vert- A further object of my invention is, to provide. t e motorvehi'cle other pp rt to which the a folding frame that is disposed at the top of F jb is p i "the cabinet or dressing room and which frame iVQQ Y OB J G Q b n Of a v r i ally when opened and suitably supported, provides a po d-p n 15 t0 t 9 i rai a jacfint to firm and substantial support for the fabric walls h Q 4, nd t y n top of said rail 11, is one .9
and top of the dressing room or cabinet. e d of l 16 and a corresponding ail 1*? has With the foregoing and other objects in view, its Outer e PiVOlJaHY Connected y means .Of
my invention consists in certain novel features Vertically disposed pin 13 tothe pp e' d of of construction and arrangements of partsthat rail 10 a thus W rafls 16 and 7 p v de will be hereinafter more fully described and p d-m naily disp sed member that connects one claimed and illustrated in the accompanying end. of rail 0 $013116 pp end of rail 1- drawings in hi h; I The inner end portions of rails 16 and 17 over- Fig. 1 is a side elevational view of a motor car lapea hoth r and h n 6 of a h of t ese and showing my improved collapsible cabinet or ails Ca ries a loop 19 that encirclesthe ot e 45 dressing room in position for use at the side of rail, thus. providing a firmand bsta i idin said car. connection between the inner portions of said Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on the line 2-2 rails. ra i of Fig. 1 and showing the collapsible cabinet in ,A lug or stud 20 is formed on the inner end of elevation. rail 17, thereby providing a stop to limit the slid- 50 Fig. 3 is a vertical section taken through the ingmovement of the rails 16 and 17 away'from side of a motor car with-the front door open and a h oth r. showing the cabinet or dressing room in folded The outer end of rails 17 is positioned immedior rolled up condition applied to the top ofthe ately on topuof the end of rail 10, and thus the front door and before the cabinet is set up; for sliding rails, 16 and 17 occupy a plane directly v.55 use. 7 s V :above theplaneoccupied by rails 10 and 11,
A diagonally disposed extensible rail overlies and rests directly upon the extensible rail comprising the parts 16 and 17 and this overlying rail comprises metal strap or rod members 21 and 22, the inner portions of which overlap each other and there held in sliding engagement with each other by means of encircling loops 23 that are connected respectively to the inner end portions of said members 21 and 22.
The outer end of member 21 is pivotally connected by means of a vertically disposed pin 24 to the end of rail 19 opposite the end to which rail 17 is pivotally connected and in like manner the outer end of member 22 is pivotally connected by a vertically disposed pin 25 to the end of rail 11 opposite the end that is pivotally connected to member 16.
Tubular spacing members 26 are mounted on pins 24 and 25 between the ends of rails 21 and 10 and '22 and 11, in order to properly space the diagonally disposed rail comprising the members 21 and 22 in a plane just above that occupied by the extensible rail comprising the parts 16 and 17.
A pin 27 is carried by a short chain 28 and the latter secured to the inner end of member 21 and this pin is adapted to pass through apertures formed through members 21 and 22 and which apertures coincide when the folding frame is opened to its proper position and said pin when inserted in the apertures eifectually secures the folding frame against collapse as a result of wind pressure against the flexible walls of the cabinet.
The upper portion of a flexible Wall 29, preferably of fabric such as a light weight canvas, is secured to rail 10 and the upper portion of a corresponding flexible wall 30 is secured to rail 11.
The upper corners of a fabric wall 31 are secured to the outer ends of the extensible rail members 16 and 21 and a corresponding fabric wall 32 has its upper corners secured to the outer ends of the extensible rail members 17 and 22.
One side edge of wall member 32 issecured to the adjacent side edge of wall member 30 and the other side edge of Wall member 32 is secured to the adjacent side edge of wall member 29.
One vertical edge of wall member 30 is secured to the adjacent vertical edge of wall member 31 and secured to and extending inwardly from the vertical edge of wall member 31 opposite the vertical edge that is secured to wall member 29, is a narrow vertically disposed flap or panel 33 that lies immediately beneath the free vertical edge of wall member 31 as illustrated in Fig. 4.
The vertical opening between the free edge of wall member 30 and flap 33, permits the person using the dressing room or cabinet to enter or leave the same.
Arranged on the inner faces of the wall member 30 and the inner face of flap 33, are tie members 34 of tape or cord and which provide means for securing said wall member and flap to each other while the dressing room is in use. If desired snap or zipper fastening devices may be used instead of these flexible ties.
Inserted in the hems at the lower ends of the Wall members 29, 30, 31 and 32 are weights 35, preferably small metal rods which serve to hold the lower portions of said wall members on the ground.
Secured to the upper edge of wall member 29, is one edge of a substantially rectangular section 36 of fabric, which provides a closure for the top of the cabinet when the same is set up for use and the length of this top member is such that its free end overlies the upper end of wall member 30 and said free end hangs downwardly over the upper end of said wall member 30 when the cabinet is set up for use, as illustrated in Fig. 5.
Secured to the free end of this top member 36, on the exterior thereof, are straps 3'? carrying buckles 38 and which straps provide means for holding the entire structure when it is collapsed and rolled up or folded for storage or transportation, as illustrated in Fig. 6.
When the cabinet is collapsed and folded for storage or transportation, pin 27 is removed and rail 11 is moved into position immediately adjacent to rail 10 and as such action takes place, the extensible rails composed of the members 16 and 17 and 21 and 22, will shorten and fold into position immediately above the rails 10 and 11.
Flexible walls 31 and 32 are folded inwardly so as to occupy positions between the walls 29 and 3c and after the parts have been thus folded and collapsed, the walls are rolled into a compact bundle immediately adjacent to the rails of the frame and the top member 36 is now wrapped around the bundle and secured by means of the straps 37 and buckles 38.
To set the dressing room up for use and support the same at the side of an automobile, the side Walls are unwound from the folding frame and the latter, after being opened to the position as shown inFig. 7, the pin 27 is inserted through apertures in the members 21 and 22 so as to retain said frame in open position and the door of the vehicle is now opened and swung to a position at right angles to the vehicle and after the glass panel in said front door is lowered an inch or two hook '14- is engaged over the upper edge of said panel. 1
' This arrangement provides a three-point support for the folding frame and amplestability and support is afforded to said frame due to the fact that the extensible member comprising the parts 21 and 22 rest. directly upon the central portion of, the extensible member comprising the parts 16 and 17.
The curtains forming the, side walls are now permitted to drop to the ground so as to form a substantially rectangular enclosure and the top member 36 is'now positioned on top of the folding frame with the freeend thereof hanging downwardly over the upper portion of side wall 30. L V
A person may nowenter the cabinet through the opening between flap 31 and Wall 30 and thus complete protection is afforded for theoccupant of the dressing room while changing from street clothes to bathing suit orvice versa.
Obviously the dressing room may be set up for use adjacent to any suitable support, for instance, a fence, a building or from the limbs of trees.
Where the dressing .room is set up adjacent to a bicycle or motorcycle, suitable arms for supporting the collapsible frame may be secured and extend upwardly from the handle bars of the cycle.
Thus it'will be seen'that I have provided a collapsible dressing room cabinet that is relatively simple in construction, inexpensive of manufacture, capable of being easily and quickly opened and set up for use, capable of being collapsed and folded into a compact bundle for storagenor transportation and which structure aifords comnet may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the spirit of the invention, the scope of which is set forth in the appended claims.
I claim as my invention: 7
1. In a collapsible dressing cabinet, a folding frame for supporting a flexible covering and hooks carried by members of said folding frame for engaging a suitable support.
2. In a collapsible dressing cabinet, a folding frame for supporting flexible Walls and a flexible top and hooks carried by members of said folding frame for engaging a suitable support.
3. Ina collapsible dressing room, a folding frame for supporting a flexible cover and comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails, a pair of crossed extensible rails having their outer ends hinged to the ends'of the parallel rails.
4. In a collapsible dressing room, a folding frame for supporting a flexible cover and comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails, a pair of crossed extensible rails having their outer ends hinged to the ends of the parallel rails, and hooks secured to and projecting from said parallel rails for engaging asuitable support.
5. Ina collapsible dressing room, a folding frame for supporting a flexible cover and comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails, crossed extensible rails having their ends hinged to the ends of said parallel rails, one of which extensible rails rests directly on top of the other when the folding frame is open. I
6. In a collapsible dressing room, a folding frame for supporting a flexible cover and comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails,
extensible rails rests directly on top of the other when the folding frame is open, and hooks projecting from said parallel rails for engaging a suitable supporting structure.
'7. In a collapsible dressing room, a folding frame for supporting flexible walls and a flexible top, said folding frame comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails, crossed extensible rails having their ends hinged to the ends of said parallel rails, one of which extensible rails rests directly on top of the other when the folding frame is open, and hooks projecting from said parallel rails for engaging a suitable supporting structure.
8. In a collapsible dressing room or cabinet, a folding frame for supporting a flexible cover and comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails and crossed extensible rails hinged to the ends of said parallel rails. v
9. In a collapsible dressing room or cabinet, a folding frame for supporting a flexible cover and comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails, crossed extensible rails hinged to the ends of said parallel rails and hooks projecting from parts of the folding frame for engaging a suitable support.
10. In a collapsible dressing room or cabinet, a folding frame for supporting flexible walls and a flexible top and comprising a pair of substantially parallel rails, crossed extensible rails and hooks projecting from said parallel rails for engaging a suitable support.
HANS K. HYRUP.
crossed extensble rails having their ends hinged to the ends of said parallel rails, one of which