US 2563886 A
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ROBERT E. TAYLOR ALSO KNOWN AS ROBERT TAYLOR VENDING OR CONCESSION BOOTH Aug. 14, 1951 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Oct. ll, 1946 g 1951 ROBERT E. TAYLOR ALSO KNOWN AS ROBERT TAYLOR VENDING OR CONCESSION BOOTH 5 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. ll, 1946 UM mh 4, 1951 ROBERT E. TAYLOR ALSO KNOWN AS ROBERT TAYLOR VENDING OR CONCESSION BOOTH 3 Sheets-Sheet 5 Filed Oct. 11, 1946 "Illlfl x! [to may:
Patented Aug. 14, 1951 VENDING OR CONCESSION BOOTH Robert E. Taylor, also known as Robert Taylor, Oakland, Calif.
Application October 11, 1946, Serial No. 702,663
This invention relates to an improved construction of enclosure, especially adapted for use as an out-of-door vending or concession booth and which is constructed and arranged so that the height of the booth may be varied and to permit the retracting and locking of the booth when not in use so that it will occupy a relatively small space in a vertical direction.
Another object of the invention is to provide an enclosure of the aforedescribed character which is of extremely simple construction and yet very durable and by means of which all doors or similar closures may be eliminated and still provide a structure to whichaccess may be readily had but which may be readily locked and secured against entrance and against wrongful removal of the contents thereof.
Still a further object of the invention is to provide a structure of the aforedescribed character, capable of being readily rendered mobile I for movement from place to place.
Still a further object of the invention is to provide a structure incorporating the above described features and which is extremely attractive in appearance and which, by the novel shape I and construction thereof, is readily adapted for displaying merchandise for sale on the exterior thereof.
Numerous other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter become more fully ap- Figure 3 is a longitudinal sectional view taken I substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 3--3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a cross-sectional view taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 4-4 of Figure 1; I
Figure 5 is a viewsimilar to Figure 1 but showing the enclosure in a retracted position;
Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional View thereof taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line 66 of Figure 5;
Figure '7 is a horizontal sectional view there of taken substantially along a plane as indicated by the line I--'I of Figure 6, and
Figure 8 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view similar to Figure 7 but showing the upper 1 Claim. (Cl. 20-1.6)
section of the enclosure turned through an arc of approximately degrees from its position of Figure 7.
Referring more specifically to the drawings, the improved enclosure or booth in its entirety is designated generally Ill, and as clearly illustrated in the cross-sectional views, said enclosure or booth is substantially circular in cross section and is composed of a bottom or base section, designated generally II, and an upper or roof section, designated generally I2, which is slightly larger in diameter than the section H for telescopic engagement thereover.
As best illustrated in Figures 3 and 6, the lower or base section II includes a disc I3 which is suitably secured to one end of the cylindrical wall I4 of the section I I and which forms the bottom or floor of the enclosure or booth Ill. The cylindrical wall I4 is provided with a plurality of spaced reinforcing members I 5 in the form of interrupted hoops or arcuate members and which are secured to the inner side thereof. The upper end of the cylindrical wall is is open to form the open top of the base section II and said cylindrical wall is provided with a longitudinally extending opening I6 which extends from end to end thereof and which is partially defined by inwardly projecting upright mem bers I1, forming side portions of a door frame.
The upper section I2 includes a disc I8, forming the roof of the booth I0 and which is secured to one end of a cylindrical wall I9 which is sized to telescope over the wall I 4 and which is of substantially the same length as illustrated in Figure 6. The wall I9 is provided with an opening 20 which extends from the lower open end thereof to a point adjacent the upper end of said wall and which is defined by longitudinal ribs 2|, which project outwardly from the wall l9 at the sides of the opening 20, and by a circumferentially extending rib 22 which is disposed between the ribs 2| and adjacent the roof I8. The wall is provided with a plurality of additional ribs 23 which extend longitudinally thereof, and which are disposed on its outer side and in circumferentially spaced relationship to one another. A plurality of arcuate ribs 24 are disposed on the outer side of the wall I9 and circumferentially thereof and between the ribs 23 and the ribs 23 and 2| to form outwardly opening compartments 25, adapted to receive merchandise to be displayed and which may be retained therein by means of angular brackets 26 which are secured to and seen in Figure 6, the upper end of the tube 21 is.
provided with an annular enlargement 33 having a threaded opening 34 to receive a-set screw'tfi which is adapted to be advanced into frictional engagement with the rod 38 for retaining the upper booth section l2 in an extended position,
as seen in Figure 3. It willbe readily apparent that various portions of the rod 30 may be engaged by the set screw 35 for retaining the upper 1 section l2 in a plurality of raised positions relatively to the base section I I.
The opening it is normally closed. by a door 3! which extends from the bottom thereof to a point below the top of said opening and which is swingably mounted on one of the inwardly extending uprights ll by hinges. The upper edge of the door 3! is preferably about waist high and has ashelf 38 secured thereto which is provided with'an arcuate outer edge which is'shaped to permit the door to swing outwardly to an open position and the outermost portion of which is located no farther from-the axis of tube 21 than the inner side of the wall I 9, for a purpose which will hereinafter become apparent.
A chest v39 for containing valuables and to provide'a seat is'disposed within the booth'l-i'l and may be secured to the floor is on which it rests.
As seen in Figure 6, the upper section I2 is telescoped entirely onto the lower section- II. The open end of the wall l9 rests on the base [3, around the wall M, and the upper edge of the opening 20, as defined by the rib 22, is disposed just above the shelf 38; To look the closure or booth Ill, the upper section I2 is rotated relatively 'to the lower section- I, from its position in Figure 6.to its position in Figure 8, so as to move the opening out of registrywith the opening l6,- as seen in Figure 8, and suitablelocking means, not shown, may be provided for securing the sections VII and -I 2.together and. with the openings Iii-and 20 thereof-out of registry, as seen in Figure 8, to prevent unauthorized access to the interior of the booth Ill, To unlock and open the booth, said locking means are first removed and the section I 2. is then rotated to bring the opening .20 in registry with the opening [5. to afford access to the interior'of the booth through the aligned openings [6 andZO, after opening the door, 31. The upper section [2' is then elevated to the desired height and secured in elevated positionby tightening the set screw 35 which, in addition to functioning for supporting the section [2 in a raised position, as seen in Figure 3, also prevents rotation 'of the section I2 relatively to section II so thatthe door openings [6 and 20 will remain in alignment.
The merchandise to be displayed and sold, such as newspapers and magazines, may be supported by the brackets 26 in the compartments 25 and sales may be conducted by a vendor from within the booth, and utilizing the shelf 38 as a counter.
With the booth I0 retracted and looked, as illustrated in Figure 8, said enclosure Ill may be turned; on its side and transported. by rolling on theperipheries of the discs l3'and l8 which pro trude to or beyond other parts of the enclosure.
Obviously, if desired, the enclosure II] can be provided with a full length door in lieu of the door 31 and with window openings which would be closed by the retraction and rotation of section' 12, as previously described. Various other modifications and changes are likewise contemplated and may obviously be resorted to, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as hereinafter defined by the appended claim:
I claim: v A vending enclosure comprising a bottom-sta 'tionary enclosure section including a bottom wall, a cylindrical side wall and an open top, a movable top enclosure section including atop Wall, a cylindrical side wall and-an open bottom, the cylindricalside'wall of the top enclosure section being slidably and rotatably 'mounted around the cylindrical side wall of the bottom enclosure section, said' enclosure sections having longitudinally extending openings in the cylindrical side walls thereof extending from their open ends to adjacenttheir closed ends affording access to the interior of the enclosure when the enclosure sections are extended and the openings thereof are disposed in alignment, said enclosure sections beingrotatable relatively to one another-when the enclosure sections are in fully retracted positions to position the enclosure section openings out of alignment to completely close the enclosure; and means releasably retaining the top'enclosure section in an extended, raised position and immobile relative tothe bottom enclosure section-to enlarge the enclosure and to maintain the openings thereof in alignment.
ROBERT E. TAYLOR,-' Also Known'as- Robert Taylor.
REFERENCES CITED The'following references are of record. in' the file of this patent: