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Publication numberUS2325645 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 3, 1943
Filing dateDec 11, 1941
Priority dateDec 11, 1941
Publication numberUS 2325645 A, US 2325645A, US-A-2325645, US2325645 A, US2325645A
InventorsLivingston White John
Original AssigneeLivingston White John
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2325645 A
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J. L. WHITE Aug. 3, 1943.


Filed Dec. 11, 1941 4 Sheets-Sheet l I 1/ rev/or JOHN j/y/ /as TON WH/TE,

J. L. WHITE Aug. 3, 1943.-


4 sheets-sheet 2 Filed Dec. 11, 1941 I Inventor JOHN j/V/IVGS ro/v- WHITE Alto rnev Aug. 3, 1943.

WHITE 2,325,645


Filed Dec. 11, 1941 4 Sheets-Sheet 3 Inventor Jaw .Z/V/NGSTON WH/TE,

A ttor uey Aug. 3, 1943.

J. L WHITE TENT Filed Dec. 11, 1941 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 JOHN Z/V/Amm/v 14 14/76;

guy straps. i

Patented Aug. 3, 1943 t p imminent invention mm to: new and use' after: set forth, a device of this I character com-t prising novel supporting means, said supporting meansincluding-a singlelpole and afolding tru'ss .iAnother v important obiectgof the invention is'to provide a tent;of thezcharacteradescribed whichiriay bezexpeditioiisly; erected and taken down andwhichywhenqnot in use,"will occupy a minimumof space. I l

' Btill another *veryi nportant object of. the invention "is t t to provide" .a :tent of the: aforementioned zchamcterwhich" includes unique means rorconnectmgjtnereto a. plurality of adjustable Other objects of the invention are to provide a folding tent and supporting structure of the character set forth which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, highly eflicient and reliable in use, compact, light in weight and which may be manufactured'at low cost. l t

- All of the foregoingfand still further objects and advantages of the invention will. become apparent from a study of the following specification, taken in connectionwith the accompanying drawings wherein like characters of reference designate correspondingparts throughout the several views, and wherein:

Figure 1 is a top plan view of a tentconstructedin accordance with the present invention;

Figure 2 is a, view in end elevation thereof.

Figure 3 is a side elevational view. a Figure 4 is a :view in vertical longitudinal sectier: of the center pole and the folding truss ridge taken substantially on the line 4-4 of down. support or folding truss ridge.

Figure 5 is a view in side elevation of the ad? jacent end portions of the center pole sections, showing said sections separated. 1 r I t Figure 6 is a vertical sectional view through t the connected end portions of the center pole sections. x i v Figure 7 isja view in end elevation of .one of fu i improveinentsin tents andhas for :itsprh mary. object to" provide," in. a mannerns herein-s Figure lvshowing, in side elevation, the knockend portions of thesupporting armsfshowing said armsseparated.

:Figu're His 5. perspectiveview of the-inner end portions of -the arm :braces,; showing said braces separated. i o j Referring now to the-drawings in= detail, .it' will;. be: seen that 1 the embodiment of the inven tion': which hasbeen illustrated comprises a knock down support which is designated generally by reference numeralml. a Thesupport Lin cludes ;a single square pole 2 of WOOdfOIQObhQI suitablermaterial. :Proiectingf-rom the ends of the pole 2 .arev pins land 4'. *The'pole 2 comprises a pair of: sections i having beveled: over lapping endyportions t. ,Metwllicsleeves I are secured atgitto theqendgportionst ofxthe pole sections 5. The sleeve 1 on each pole section 5 is for the reception of the beveled end portion 6 of the other section. Thus, the pole sections 5 are detachably but securely connected.

hers I I. Projecting'from the inner ends of the channel members II are integraltongues l2 hav ing openings l3 therein for the reception of the pin 3 on the upper. end of the pole 2. In this manner the arms W are detachably connected at their inner ends to the upper end of. the pole 2. l

The foldin truss 9 further includes braces I4 for the arms. Ill. The braces M are pivotally con- 'nected to the arms ill for swingingmovementz into parallelism therewith whennot in use-(see Fig. 8) through the medium of pairsof ribbed metallic struts l5.

Secured on the inner end portions of the braces l4 arechannel members 16. Projecting longi tudinally from the inner ends of the side flanges of the channel members l6 are oppositely facin hooks 11. The hooks I! of the braces M are adapted to interlock on opposite sides of the Figure 9 is. a cross-sectional view through one of the foldable supporting units, taken substantially on the line 9-90! Figure 4.

1 Figure 10 he perspective view of the inner a pole 2 which passes upwardly'between the inner ends of said braces. The outer ends of the braces H are engageable in notches l8 which are provided therefor in the outer portions of the arms Ill. The pole 2 is inserted between the braces I! after the hooks H are engaged.

The body B of the tent is of suitable and comprises a pair of complemental half-sections l9 and 20 formed to provide an anticlinal top 2l, the inner marginal portions of said half sections bein lapped and secured together at 22. Of course, the connection 22 permits readyseparation of the tent sections 20' and 2|.

material Projecting from the upper portions of the ends of the tent body B are anticlinal canopies 23 opies 23 are inclined and have their outer ends anchored to the ground at 24. The tent body B invention will be readily understood,and although 7 which; as best seen'in Figure 1 of the drawings, are substantially triangular: in plan. The canfurther includes outwardly inclined side walls 25 which are staked to the ground atv 26, and end I walls 21 having'd'oor flaps 28 therein.

The outer marginal side portions of the top sec- 7 tions 2| extendbeyond the side walls 25 and are folded upon themselves in a'manner to provide overhanging flaps 29 having a double thickness a preferred embodiment of said tent is as illustrated and described, it is to be understood that changes in the details and in the combination and arrangement of parts may be resorted to which 'will fall within the scope of the invention as" a claimed; f

What is claimed is:

1. A support of the character, described com prising a pole, armsvremovably mounted on the upper end portion of said pole, braces 'engageable of material. Gromm'ets 30 are provided in the flaps '29. adjustable end'portions of guy: straps 3|, the

other ends of which areiadapted to be' anchored to the ground by stakes 32 through the medium of metal loops'on the straps. The straps 3! include suitable adjusting buckles 33 and metal loops-on one end of said straps.

' It will thus be seen that a supporting structure comprising a single center pole and a folding truss ridge has been providedfor a tent. While this supporting structure is primarily intended forv use in connection with shelter tents, it may be usedfor any other type'or for any other purpose fior which it-may be found adapted. The pole 2 r is centrally located in the tent and the folding truss 9- engages beneath the peak of the top 2|.

' Agrommet34 (see Fig. 4) accommodates the pin 3. The outer'or free ends of the arms In engage The grommets "30 accommodate the in boots-or pockets 35 which areprovidedtherefor in the end portions of the top 2 l I 7 It is believed that the many advantages of a tent constructed in accordance'with the present at one end with the pole andv at their other ends with the arms, and elements "connecting the braces to the arms forrswinging movement into parallelism therewith. j

2. A'support of the character describedcomprising a single pole, arms removably mounted on the upper end portion of said pole, braces engageable at one end with the pole and at their other ends with the arms, means detachably connecting said one end of saidv braces together on opposite sides of the pole and in abutting engagement therewith, and strutspivotally connecting the braces to the arms for swinging movement into parallelism therewith.

" 3. A support of the character described comprising a pole, removable arms on the upper end portion of said pole, apertured tongues projecting longitudinally from the inner end portions of said arms, a pin on the upper end of the pole extending through said tongues for detachably connecting the arms to said pole, and braces mounted for swinging movement on the arms,

said braces being engageable at one end with the pole and at their other ends'with' the arms.


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U.S. Classification135/98, 135/122
International ClassificationE04H15/32, E04H15/00, E04H15/60, E04H15/26
Cooperative ClassificationE04H15/26, E04H15/60
European ClassificationE04H15/26, E04H15/60