US 2612900 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 7, 1952 I HfTREPPA COLLAPSIBLE' AND PORTABLE DRESSING ROOM riled June 10, 1950 INVENTOR. Helen Trap 1a ROOM The present invention rel in outdoor sport accessories a cally, we new and inert? portable dressing room or beaches, in connection with automobile outings, and the like.
One object of the present invention is the provision of a device of the character described which is light in weight and collapsible to a small package, and which can be collapsed or extended quickly and easily and without the use of any tools as well as without the application of any considerable amount of skill.
Another object of the present invention is the provision of a device of the character described which is simple in construction and inexpensive to manufacture, but which is also durable, sturdy and well adapted for withstanding the rough usage to which devices of this type ordinarily are subjected.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangements of parts without departing from the spiritof the invention as claimed.
In th accompanying drawing a preferred form of the invention has been shown.
In said drawing:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of a preferred embodiment of my invention, fractionally in horizontal cross-section;
Figure 2 is a front elevation of the same fractionally in vertical cross-section;
Figure 3 is a side elevation, fractionally in vertical section;
Figure 4 is an enlarged fractional detail view of the top attachment;
Figure 5 is an enlarged fractional sectional view on the line 5-5 of Figure l; and,
Figure 6 is an enlarged fractional sectional View on the line 6-6 of Figure 2.
Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
In the drawing the numeral 2 denotes a complete dressing room constructed according to my invention. Its frame work consists, mainly, of four upright tubular members 4 of aluminum or the like from whose upper portions are telescopiin-ii area 3. E1"? pf 3d no members 4. A top"! 4 of canvas or the-like engages notches IS in the upper ends of the members 6, and has in its corner portions grommets 18 from which extend reinforcement strips 20 which are secured to the edge portions of the top M. The side walls 20 of the device preferably consist of a sheet of canvas, or of any other suitable foldable material, and are laid around the posts formed by the extended members 4 and 6. Loop members 24 are secured to the sheet 22 adjacent said posts, and the latter are extended therethrough.
Thus the sheet 22 forms on said posts a rear wall portion, side wall portions, and a front wall portion. A cross member 26; which preferably is tubular, is extended along said rear wall portion, and cross members 28 are extended along said side wall portions between the upper portions of the members 4, from which extend laterally short pins 29 upon which are stuck the ends of the parts 26 and 28.
Said front wall portion preferably is formed by the end portions 30 and 32 of the sheet 22, which end portions partially overlap each other and are provided with any suitable fasteners 34 for holding them in overlapping position. Thus the sheet end portions 30 and 32 constitute doors, which can be opened by unfastening from each other their overlapping extremities, and which can be closed by the parts 34 after aperson has entered the device.
Since certain changes may be made in the above article and different embodiments of the invention could be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the above description or shown in the accompanying drawing shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense.
It is also to be understood that the following claim is intended to cover all of the generic and specific features of the invention herein described, and all statements'of the scope of the invention which as a matter of language might be said to fall therebetween.
Having thus fully described my said invention,
what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent in the United States is:
A device of the character described comprising four upright tubular members having lateral perforations in their upper portions, horizontal v spacing members having their ends detachably connected to pairs of said tubular members and 3 being rightangularly disposed to each other, a tube being slidable in each of said tubular members and having in one end portion a lateral perforation, while its other end portion is provided with a notch, a pin being radially slidable in each of the lateral perforations of said tubes and adapted for extending into the lateral perforation at the upper end of one of said tubular members, resilient means provided in said tubes being adapted for forcing said pins through the lateral perforations of said tube into the lateral perforations of said tubular members so that each of said tubular members forms with each of said tubes partially extended therefrom an upright post, and said posts forming with said spacing members a right-angular upright frame .4 encompassing portions of said posts extended between the main portions of said straps and the inner side of said sheet, a horizontal sheet having perforated corner portions in registering alignment with the upper ends of tubes, grommets through which extend the upper ends of said tubes and which engage the notches on said tubes being secured to the perforated corner portions of said-horizontal sheet, and reinforcement strips extending from said grommets being secured to the edges of said horizontal sheet. HELEN TREPPA.
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