US 2299078 A
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Oct. 20, 1942. E. c. CRA lG Er-AL 2,299,073 INSULATING, WATERPROOF AND BUOYANT TENT Filed Feb. 17, 1941 EXPANDED CELLULAR RUBBER INVENTORS E C Craig BY C1- W. L eyde ATTORNEY canvas, or other suitable the rear upright ll.
covering II, as shown,
Patented Oct. 20,-
2,299,678 I msuna'rmc, wsrsnrnoor arm worm 'rrm'r Edward 0. Craig, '0. S. N
Arlinsh avy,"and Glen W. Leyde,
' Application February 11, 1941, Serial No. starts 1 Claim. (cl. 135-1) (Granted under amended April I This invention relatesto a tent, and has for an object to provide an improved tent which'is especially superior for ,use in cold weather, being light in weight, soft and flexible, easily transported, wind and water proof, and in addition tofloat with a greater amount of buoyancy should it become immersed in the water. Another object of this invention is to provide a tent which will act as an excellent insulant and prevent body and artificial heat from escaping therethrough too readily.
sun a further object of this invention is to provide a tent which may be readily manufacbination and arrangement of parts hereinafter the act of March a, 1883, as
so, 1928; 310 o. G. 757) The front panel 20 of. the tent l0, instead of being joined together permanently as is the rear panel, is provided with a separable fastener 2| along its edges having operating tabs 22 on both the inner and outer side thereof, so that the tent may be opened or closed from either the inside or the outside. As shown, the tent thus provided is of the type generally known as a pup tent, but the principles of this invention can be equally applied toany size or style of tent.
The tent thus provided is very light and easily transportable, and when used on a camping trip,
. for instance, and carried in a canoe, it is very described and illustrated in the drawing, in
. 'Fig. l is a perspective view of the tent of thisinvention, partly broken away: and 1 Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig.1. There is shown at III the tent of this invention, comprising atent material consisting of an inner lining l I and an outer covering 12. The
inner lining II is of soft, flexible, light, wind and waterproof material such as expanded cellular rubber, while the outer covering will be of-duck,
As shown, entire tent may be of a single piece of material suitably cut so that it hasbut a this iointisclosedsingle joint along the rear, and by a vulcanizing strip II which is located behind The tent may be supported y the rear upright H at one end, and a similarupright, not shown, at the front end. The outer turned under the edges of the inner lining ll, while a strap ll of canvas or other suitable material sewed to each lower corner of the side of a ridge pole I! which, in turn, is supported by provide a protective hem thereon,
is secured with a hem It the tent provides a means for securingit to a j stake and post ll.
factured and/or used by or a separable 'fasteneron said outer buoyant and acts as an emergency life saver, should the canoe be overturned.
Other modifications and changes in the number and arrangement of the parts may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the nature of'this invention, within the scope of what ishereinafter claimed.
The invention described herein may be menufor the Government of the United States of America for governmental purposes without the payment of any royalties thereon or therefor.
- Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, what is claimed is:
A combination. tent and emergency server comprising an inner sheet of soft, light, windproof, waterproof, buoyant material, an outercovering material extending over said inner material, saidouter covering material being turned under the edges of the inner material to of material comprisingexpanded cellular rubber, a joint on said inner material closed .by a vuleanizing strip extending therealong, and an opening flap in said tent, said opening flap comprising coveringhaving operating tab means thereon.
. EDWARD O. CRAIG.
- GLEN ,W. LEYDE.
life presaid inner sheet a