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May 18, 1937. R. E. WEIDMAN SUN BATH CABINET Filed Sept. 11, 1936 5 Sheets-Sheet l Inventor ez'zman/ By QM Attorneys May 18, 1937. .R. E. WEIDMAN SUN BATH CABINET Filed Sept. 11, 1936 3 Sheets$heet .2
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SUN BATH CABINET Filed Sept. 11, 1956 5 Sheets-Sheet 3 Inventor M JEZJZTWZ' mw A iiorneys UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SUN BATH CABINET Ralph E. Weidman,
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Application September 11, 1936, Serial No. 100,393
This invention is a cabinet for use in taking health or sun baths, and the object of the invention is to provide a cabinet of this character which can be cheaply and economically con- 5 structed, can be readily folded for storage or for carrying about from one place to another, and can be readily set up for use when desired.
The invention together with its objects and advantages will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a side elevational view of the cabinet set up for use.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof.
Fig. 3 is an end elevational view of the cabinet.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 44 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is an elevational view of one end wall of the cabinet.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary detail sectional view taken substantially on the line 66 of Fig. l.
Fig. 7 is a side elevational View of the cabinet in a completely folded condition.
Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the frame of the end wall shown in Fig. 5.
Fig. 9 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 9--9 of Fig. 8.
Fig. 10 is a perspective view of a latch member, and
Fig. 11 is an end elevational view of the cabinet in completely folded condition.
Referring to the drawings by reference numerals, it will be seen that in the preferred embodiment thereof, the improved sun bath cabinet comprises a platform 5 on which is mounted for rotative movement in a horizontal plane, the cabinet, per se, indicated by the reference numeral 6.
The cabinet 6 comprises a bottom or floor member 7 to the under side of which, at the center thereof is suitably secured as at 8 a pivot pin 9 which has its lower end rotatably fitting within a socket l provided at the center of the base 5.
Also secured to the under side of the floor I are casters H which ride on the base l0. Thus it will be seen that the cabinet is mounted for swinging movement relative to the base and in the arc of a circle into any position desired. Preferably base 5 is in the form of a spider as will be clear from a study of Figs. 2 and 4.
secured to the bottom of floor 1 at opposite longitudinal edges thereof are relatively narrow guide strips or cleats l2 to which are hinged as at I3 the frames of the side walls M of the cabinet.
Each of the side walls l4 includes a lower frame section |5 and an upper frame section l6 hinged to the frame section l6 as at H. Secured to the frame sections are sheets of canvas or other suitable material |8.
Further, the cabinet includes an end wall IS, the end wall l9 comprising a pair of relatively wide side members 20 pivoted at their lower ends as at 2| to the side cleats or strips l2. At their upper ends the side strips 20 adjacent their outer edges are connected by a cross member 22 while adjacent their lower ends the side members 20 are connected by a bottom cross strip 23. Intermediate their respective ends, the upper and lower cross members 22, 23 are connected by a bar 24 to which is hinged as at 25 an entrance and exit door 26 consisting of a suitable frame to one side of which is secured canvas or other suitable fabric. Also to the remaining parts of the members 22, 23, and 20 for completing the end wall l9, there is secured a sheet of canvas or other suitable fabric 21.
For securing the wall I 9 in vertical position the side strips 20 have threaded through openings in the upper ends thereof handle equipped bolts 28 that are adapted to thread into threaded bushings 29 provided at the upper corners of the frame sections 6 of side walls |4. (See Figs. 1 and 6.)
The cabinet also includes an end wall 30. Wall 3%} comprises a substantially U-shaped frame having sides 3| connected at their lower ends, and forming the closed end of the U by strip 32 which is hinged to the bottom 1 as at 33.
Intermediate their ends the sides 3| of the wall frame 30 are connected by a cross strip 34 to which is hinged as at 35 a substantially rectangular frame 36 that is of a size to fit between the upper ends of the side members 3|. Adapted to nest within the frame 36 is a smaller frame 31 hinged at one end to the free end of the frame 36 as at 38.
Completing the wall 30 is a sheet 39 of canvas or other suitable material suitably secured to the sides 3| and end 32 of the wall frame, and of such dimensions as to bellow outwardly in a manner suggested in Fig. 1 to permit the positioning of the frames 36 and 31 as shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 8, in a manner to permit additional air and sunlight into the cabinet.
For retaining the frame 36 coplanar with the side members 3| of the wall frame, there are provided at the upper corners of the frame 36, pivoted latch members 40 that are engageable with studs 4| provided on the upper ends of the frame members 3| as shown in Fig. 5.
Also for securing the main frame of the wall 30 perpendicularly to the floor 1 there are pivoted to the members 3| of the main frame, adjacent their upper ends, latch members 42 that are engageable with studs 43 provided at the adjacent end edges of the wall sections iii of walls 4. (See Figs. 2 and 5.)
It is apparent that with the device set up as shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, one may enter and leave the cabinet through the door 26. A cot or the like may be arranged within the cabinet upon which the occupant may recline while taking the desired sunbath. Also the cabinet 6 may be readily swung to the desired position of adjustment in order that the occupant of the cabinet may receive the full benefit of the sun rays.
When not in use the cabinet may be readily collapsed by first folding the wall 30 into parallelism with the bottom 1 between the cleats l2 after which one of the side walls l4 has its sections l5 and I6 first folded relative to one another and then folded into an overlying position with respect to the wall 30. I4 has its sections folded relative to one another and the wall is then folded into position over the first wall I4. Finally, the Wall l9- is folded down into the position shown in Figs. 7 and 11 with the side strip 20 thereof being disposed at the outer sides of the cleats I2.
It will thus be seen that the cabinet may be readily and easily folded and just as easily set up into position for use; and that when in folded position the entire structure may be easily moved about from one place to another and may be stored without requiring a great deal of storage space.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new is: I
Next the opposite wall 1. A sun bath cabinet comprising a platform provided at the center thereof with a pocket, a cabinet including a bottom member having a depending post engaging in said pocket, casters secured to the under side of said bottom member and riding on said platform, side and end walls for the cabinet having hinge connection with their lower edges with said bottom, whereby said sides and ends may be folded inwardly upon one another and upon said bottom when the device is not in use, one of said end walls being provided with a door, and the other of said end walls comprising a plurality of nested frames hingedly connected together whereby two of said frames may be extended outwardly at an angle to the horizontal as and for the purpose specified.
2. A sun bath cabinet comprising a bottom and side and end walls hinged to the bottom and foldable relative to one another whereby to permit the cabinet to be collapsed for storage or transportation purposes, each of said side and end walls including a frame structure and a sheet of fabric secured to the frame structure, and each of said side walls further comprising upper and lower hingedly connected frame sections.
3. A sun bath cabinet comprising a bottom and. side and end walls hinged to the bottom and foldable relative to one another whereby to permit the cabinet to be collapsed for storage or transportation purposes, each of said side and end walls including a frame structure and a sheet of fabric secured to the frame structure, each of said side walls further comprising upper and lower hingedly connected frame sections, and one of said, end walls comprising a plurality of nested frame sections each hinged to the other at one end whereby said sections may be extended longitudinally relative to one another.
RALPH E. WEIDMAN.