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Publication numberUS2105095 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 11, 1938
Filing dateDec 7, 1936
Priority dateDec 7, 1936
Publication numberUS 2105095 A, US 2105095A, US-A-2105095, US2105095 A, US2105095A
InventorsPeterson Alfred G
Original AssigneePeterson Alfred G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable partition
US 2105095 A
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Jan. 11, 193, A; e. PETERSON PORTABLE PARTITION Filed Dec. 7. Y 1936 l/rl ' ,Mypresentinvention relatest i rtabletbartifof Fig. 1;

v u iost si roit'rinmrmTiTIoN 1 n is-mm mem c siisg (cLj zof-is'i H I tionsand. more particulariy-toa-coliapsible port able partition which maybe erected on the in-' i side-of store's facing the-outer. door's f Such Dare titions-a're particularly "desirableinconnection' .with 'chain store's-and the like or in connection 1 with delivery of goods to'p1aces'of business where, the time-of, deliverymay be several hours prior tojthe opening of the establishment for business.

i v19 Under such circumstances it is desirable that 5 goods may "he delivered within'the place of busi-v ness butgat .thesame time restrictnthe shace of such-delivery andsegrieg'ate it from the'rest of with the-normal business s te the room" in the surrounding space. ThisispaItiuIdrljfbGr: 1 tinent in grocery-stores where the main entrance opens into' the display'spa'ce of the -store. At

; theisame time'such a device' must be so designed fthatit ma be taken down easily and. quickly and'prsnt no obstructionswhich will' interfere which itsis used.'-.

'not in use he from. the room'.

' :1-Having ..the variousiacts in mi'n'dQI' have de- I signeda compact andfsturdy structure which may V erected in' a few mome'ntsoi time and when 7' .-Lfprovedgportable"partition;'

The'principal'object ofimy in'vjention is an 131-.

tion has beenerected; 1 t I l Still'anotherobject "is' an improved -means of anchoring thejsupporting members in the said floor, and.

Other objects and hotel features comprising the construction and operationzofmy. invention will appear as the. description of; the same prof gresses. In the drawingiilustrating the' 'pref erred embodiment ofmy inyention, I. Fig. 1. is a, perspective .yiew of the; apparatus which has been" erected on the insidejof a-room' line 2-4 01. Fig.1;

- Fig. :4 is another: detail erossgsctin fta en 6n eitherrolied up or-removed entirely 7 adjacent the'outside doors, portions of which have f been broken away; I v Fig. 2 is atdeta'il cross section takenont a Dian view of the detail {shown in Fig. ,6 is aicross section taken on the line 5-6 Fig; '7; is still another cross-section taken on the linetfle-r' l. of Fig. and

Fig. "8 is -':a;not-h'er cross-section taken. on ,the [linea -P8 of Fig. 7.

Referring morein detail to the drawing illussidestreet' and a store interior, .II indicates 'the.fioor of the interior of such store; I At certain places on the flootfll I have 'indicated plates 12- which ,areset into theufloor flush with the top -trati n guiny inventiom. 1,0 indicates the inside ofa pairoi doors which communicate with the outsurface" and in -which=are inserted'..the vertical Surrounding outer sides is, a heavy :fabric enclosure material Hi, -'I'h'is material I6 is preferably .jsoiidly atintothej interiorof the store. 1 Preferably the fabric Hi encloses the 130517515."- The posts iiare held at their top .endsby 'ineans .of 1 an angle thefllowerl'end of the pos'tsgli: I havejprovided a clamp member 20 which surrounds-.the-fabric and posts 15' at this point and between the.- ends of which I have anchored ajsmaiiflchainil bracket I6 which is secured to theidoor ca sing c Y I I II), the reduced? end 1'] passing' throughtan ori x L Another fobjectis" i improiiei'p rtable partil the purpose the tion whichgis providedwith rigid. floor supporta ing; members which" cannotibe removed except from the inside of the room in which the partiis-threaded and engaged .in a fit'ting i9 which is screwed tothe' upper end of the-post15. I v construction is better showny'inJiggZ A(ija,c :'e' x: it 'v which encircles the entire enclosureiterminating I ate similar clamp on the oppositeside adjacent the door frame 10. Preferably the chain '20 is "enclosed byla fold of the ;fabric l6, portions of fwhich' are broken away to show the chain and its fastening rivets tfiwhich attach it to the several posts 13' angiggl'l. 0n the outer corners of the enclosure. I prefer i op 1a ,ce the rivets outside of the fabric. This chain which-is'inclosed in the fabric It andanchored at the"bottom-"portions of the posts'prevents anyone'iroin liiting'the'lower edges of v the fabricaiid passing-underneath it. At. apoint about midsectioni oi' 'the posts :15, ,I u have. l sitioned: another 3018,1111! -;2'2, preerab1xfi fi et d tothe s as n d atl t tf open ends cftheclampqfl are provided-"with" orifices 24. Directly; opposite the opemendsot the clamps 22 and between-281.1011 endsI have 10-.

' solutely imperative that no obstacles be placed in oron the floor ll of the store which might be obstructions whichwould trip or otherwise con slightly tipped up so that it is practically impossible to slide them out from under the link 29 which is mounted in the floor plates30. The

.upper ends of the rods 21 and 28 are bent downwardly, as shown at 3|, and are inserted in the top of the fitting l9 which is screwed to the ho]- low posts l5, I4 and I3. This downwardly bent end 3| of the rods 28, may be extended down below the fitting into the posts l5, l4 and I3, as shown in the drawing. As a double assurance that the rods 28 cannot be removed from the floor plates 30 fromwithin the inclosure, I have provided orifices in the angle ends of the rods 28 which pass through the links 32 located in the floor plates 30, through which I insert cotterpins 33. from the inside of the inclosure and must be reached by someone within the-room surrounding the inclosure. v

Across the central portion of the inclosure and connecting with the posts 14, I have provided an overhead strap 34, each endof which is provided with rings 35. The rings 35 are mounted over the fixtures i9 when assembling the structure, and the bent ends 3| of the rods 28 are passed down through the rings 35, the fixture l9 and into the hollow rods l4 thereby holding the side posts and the fabric l6 firmly in place.. The location of the floor plates 30 may be positioned at an angle of forty-five degrees'to the posts l3 if it is found that additional bracing is necessary in ordertomaintain the fabric in a tight position.

--In any installation of this character. it is abtribute to an injury by falling of any customer who might encounter such object; therefore, I

have designed a floor plate and link assembly which when not in use presents a smooth upper These cotter-pins cannot be reached.

link 32 is elongated and fits loosely around the pin 31 it may be drawn up through a slot 38 located in the top surface of the plate 30 when the apparatus is in use, as in Fig. 1, and when not in use, the link 32 will fall back below the floor surface of the plate'30.

In operation the apparatus is assembled, as shown in Fig. 1. A delivery man who has keys to the outside doors located within the door frames I0, delivers his goods within the inclosure but cannot get access to the interior of the store surrounding the inclosure without in some Way destroying some portion of the inclosure structure. If such destruction occurs the responsible party is easily traceable.

When the operator or manager opens the store in the morning, after the goods have been de-' :2l, at the top and bottom of the fabric I 6 if desired, or any other non-yielding element which lends itself to flexibility will suflice equally well. Under certain conditions I may not use the upper chain or wire reinforcement at all. This factor is governed somewhat by the size of the inclosure and the distance between the posts I3, I 4 and 15 or multiples of posts l4.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new is:

In an improved portable partition inclosure adapted to surround the inside area of a room adjacent the outside entrance, the said enclosure comprising a vertical fabric wall supported by means of hollow posts attached to said fabricwall and mounted in the floor of said room, a central strap member transversally positioned across the upper central area of said fabric wall having anchor rings located at the ends thereof, rigid brace rods 'adapted to connect with said wall and said floor, the upperend ofsaid rods being bent to form a hook, the endof the hook being inserted through'thesaid rings and down into the hollow endof said posts, the floor-end of said rods being bent at right angles to the said rods and parallel with said floor, a link pinned'through a floor plate, the said plate pin being located below the upper surface of the said plate for the purpose of allowing the said link to drop below the top surface of said plate when not in .use, the right angle bentv portion of said rods being adapted to be inserted, through the upper end of said link when said rods are attached to said wall posts.


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U.S. Classification52/63, 52/146, 52/239
International ClassificationE04B2/74
Cooperative ClassificationE04B2/7433
European ClassificationE04B2/74C3E