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Publication numberUS2260586 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1941
Filing dateJun 24, 1940
Priority dateJun 24, 1940
Publication numberUS 2260586 A, US 2260586A, US-A-2260586, US2260586 A, US2260586A
InventorsSheldon Ross I
Original AssigneeSheldon Ross I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable bar
US 2260586 A
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Patented Oct. 28, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE PORTABLE BAR Ross I. Sheldon, Denver, Colo.

Application June 24, 1940, Serial No. 342,093

8 Claims.

This invention relates to a portable bar more particularly for use by hotels, resorts and the The principal object of the invention is to provide an eiflcient portable construction which when opened will provide a bar of maximum length and which when closed will provide a complete locked and sealed enclosure for all of the bar equipment and contents. Such a structure allows the hotel to keep the bar fully stocked and locked at all times so that when needed it can be quickly and easily moved to the desired location and opened to be ready for business.

Other objects and advantages reside in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy, and, efliciency. These will become more apparent from the following description.

In the following detailed description of the invention reference is had to the accompanying drawings which form a part hereof. Like numerals refer to like parts in all views of the drawings and throughout the description.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a perspective rear view of the improved portable bar, illustrating it in the closed and locked position.

l Fig. 2 is a similar view illustrating the bar unlocked and partially opened.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view illustrating the rear and ready for business.

Fig. 4 is a detail, fragmentary, perspective view with the top bar board removed, illustrating the guides therefor.

Fig. 5 is a detail section illustrating the lock. Fig. 6 is a detail section through the bar board illustrating its sliding bracket construction. Fig. '7 is a fragmentary plan View of a portion of the bar board illustrating the position of the 4 guide tracks thereunder.

The bar consists of a back bar box II) supported on caster wheels I I. The lower portion of the back bar box, is divided by means of partitions I2 into a series of compartments and its top is also divided by means of partitions I3 into a series of receptacles for bottles, ice, etc.

A folding work table I4 is hinged to each side of the back bar box I0. The tables may be swung upwardly into a horizontal position at the top of the back bar box where they will be supported by means of collapsible bracket arms I5 of any suitable design which will enable them to be dropped along each side of the back bar box I Il.

50"'y'nd`the front face of the panel I6.

(Cl. S12- 1402) A xed front panel I6 is secured to the front of the bar box I as a permanent part; thereof and extends upwardly above the back bar to a convenient bar height.

A side panel I1 is hinged by means of suitable hinges 20 along each of the vertical side edges of the fixed panel I6 and an end panel I8 is xedly secured to the outer vertical edge of each of the panels I1 and extends at right angles thereto. A relatively narrow side bar board I9 is secured to, and extends inwardly, from the upper edge of each of the end panels I8. The end panels I8 and the hinged side panels Il are all completely supported from the xed front 15 panel I6 which in turn is supported by the back bar box I0 so that the weight of the entire structure rests upon the caster wheels II.

The fixed panel I6 is provided on its rear face with bracket tracks 2I extending rearwardly therefrom. These tracks support a bar board consisting of a mid section 22 and two end sections 23 hinged thereto upon suitable hinges 24. The mid section is equal in length to the Width of the xed panel I6. The mid section is held in place 25 by means of suitable rollers 25 which travel in the tracks of the brackets 2I. The rollers are so arranged that the bar board can be pushed forwardly so as to project beyond the front face of the panel I6 or can be drawn rearwardly to 3U align with the front face of the panel I6. The of the bar as it would appear when fully opened amount of forward and back movement is limited by the length of the track brackets 2I and the position of the rollers 25 therein. A suitable stop member 26 is provided in the track brackets by means of which the rearward movement of the rollers is limited.

Each of the end panels I8 is provided with an adjustable leg 21 which can be forced down into contact with the floor to prevent tilting of the 0 bar when it is in the open position. When closed, the bar has the appearance shown in Fig. l. The top is completely closed by means of the mid section of the bar board 22 and the end bar boards I 9. The side portions 23 of the bar board hang downwardly at each side thereof as illustrated.

To open the bar, the mid section 22 of the bar board is pushed forwardly until it projects be- The side sections 23 are lifted and the side panels I'I are swung outwardly, as shown in Fig. 2, until they reach a position at right angles to the sides of the bar, as shown in Fig. 3. The work tables I4 are now lifted to the working position, of Fig. 3,

and the bar is ready for use. To close the bar, the procedure is reversed.

The bar may be locked in the closed position by means of a suitable lock 28 secured to the inner side of each of the side panels Il. Each of these locks is so arranged as to project a locking bolt 29 upwardly into a receiving opening in the bottom of the mid section 22 after the later has been drawn inwardly to the position of Fig. 1.

When the bolts are in place, the bar board cannot be pushed forwardly and the side panels cannot be swung outwardly so that the entire device is securely locked. A key hole 30 is accessible in each side panel by lifting the end sections 23 of the bar board. The back barbox l0 is notched, as'shown at 3l, to allow entrance Y varied, within the scope of the appended claims,

without departing from the spirit of the invention. l

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent 1. A portable bar device comprising: a relatively low back bar; a'front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side panels hinged to and supported by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of the yback bar; a mid-bar board; means for horizontally and slidably supporting said mid-bar board above said front panel so that it may be forced forwardly therefrom; and side bar boards hinged to the extremities of the mid-bar board so that they will move forwardly therewith, said side bar boards being positioned to fold downwardly over the side panels when the latter are folded across the back bar.

2. A portable bar device comprising: a back bar; a front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side panels hinged to and supported by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of the back bar;

a mid-bar board horizontally supported above said front panel; and end panels xed to and supported by the free vertical edges of the side panels and extending at right angles thereto to enclose the back of the back bar when the device is folded; and end bar boards supported on the upper edges of said side and end panels and partially enclosing the top of the back bar when the device is folded.

3. A portable bar device comprising: a relatively low back bar; a front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side panels hinged to and supported by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of the back bar; a mid-bar board horizontally supported above said front panel; side bar boards hinged to the extremities of the mid-bar board so as to fold downwardly over the side panels when the latter are folded across the back bar; end panels fixed to and supported by the free vertical edges of the side panels and extending at right angles thereto` to enclose the back of the back bar when the device is folded, and horizontal end bar boards xedly secured'to the end and side panels and extending inwardly therefrom, said end bar boards partially enclosing the top of the back bar when the device is folded.

4. A portable bar device comprising: a rela- 75 lbar board so as to fold downwardly over the tively low back bar; a front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side panels hinged to and supported by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of the back bar; a mid-bar board horizontally supported above said front panel: side bar boards hinged tothe extremities of the mid-bar board so as to fold downwardly over the side panels when the latter are folded across the back bar: end panels xed to and supported by the free vertical edges of the side panels and extending at right angles thereto to enclose the back of the back bar when the device is folded, and horizontal end bar boards fixedly secured to the end and side panels and extendinginwardly therefrom, said end bar boards partially enclosing the top of the back bar when the device is folded,

`sthe remainder of the top of the back bar being covered by the mid-bar board.

tively low back bar; a front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side vpanels hinged to and supported by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of the back bar; a mid-bar board horizontally'supported above said front panel; side bar boards hinged to the extremities of the mid-bar board so as to fold downwardly over the side panels when the latter are folded across the back bar; and panels fixed to and supported by the free vertical edges of the side panels and extending at right angles thereto to enclose the back of the back bar when the device is folded, horizontal end bar boards iixedly secured to the end and side panels and extending inwardly therefrom, said end bar boards partially enclosing the top of the back bar when the device is folded, the remainder of the top of the back bar being covered by the mid-bar board; and means for slidably supporting said mid section so that it may be forced forwardly in front of the front panel.

6. A portable bar device comprising: a relatively low back bar; a front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side panels hinged to and supported by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of the back bar; a mid-bar board horizontally supported above said front panel; side bar boards hinged to the extremities of the mid-bar board so as to fold downwardly over the side panels when the latter are folded across the back bar; end panels fixed to and supported by the free vertical edges of the side panels and extending at right angles thereto to enclose the back of the back bar when the device is folded, and horizontal end bar boards xedly secured to the end and side panels and extending inwardly therefrom, said end bar boards partially enclosing the top of the back bar when the deviceis folded, the remainder of the top of the back bar being covered by the mid-bar board, said mid-bar board over-lapping the end bar boards when the device is folded and said side bar boards over-lapping the end bar boards when the device is opened.

7. A portable bar device comprising: a relatively low back bar; a front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side panels hinged to and supported by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of the back bar; a mid-bar board horizontally supported above said front panel; side bar boards hinged to the extremities of the midside panels when the latter are folded across the back bar; end panels fixed to and supported by the free -vertical edges of the side panels and extending at right angles thereto to enclose the back of the back bar when the device is folded, horizontal end bar boards flxedly secured to the end and side panels and extending inwardly therefrom, said end bar boards pary f vent the latter from being forced forwardly and to prevent the former from being swung outwardly.

8. A portable Abar device comprising: a relatively low back bar; a front panel secured to and extending upwardly above said back bar; side panels hinged to and supported.r by said front panel and arranged to fold across each end of 'the back bar; a mid-bar board horizontally supported above said front panel; side bar boards hinged to the extremities of the mid-bar board so as to fold downwardly over the side panels when the latter are folded across the back bar;

end panels fixed to and supported by the free vertical edges of the side panels and extending at right angles thereto to enclose the back of the back bar when the device is folded, and a folding Work table at each end of the back bar arranged to open within the enclosure ofthe 'side and end panels.

ROSS I. SHELDON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification312/140.2, 312/205, 312/317.2, 312/282, 144/285
International ClassificationA47B69/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47B69/00
European ClassificationA47B69/00