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Publication numberUS2837777 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1958
Filing dateFeb 16, 1956
Priority dateFeb 16, 1956
Publication numberUS 2837777 A, US 2837777A, US-A-2837777, US2837777 A, US2837777A
InventorsRoger L White
Original AssigneeLawrence Paper Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible shelter
US 2837777 A
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June 10, 1958. L. WHITE' 2,837,777

COLLAPSIBLE SHELTER Filed Feb. 16. 1956 I 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR.

ATTORNEYS.

Roger L. Whize.

June 10, 1958 R. L WHITE COLLAPSIBLE SHELTER 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Feb. 16. 1956 INVENTOR. Roger L Mite. BY

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shelter with the flanges depending from the body of the cover arranged exteriorly of the upper portion of the side walls 6 formed by the strip 3. The double score lines 23 and 24 are such that the portion therebetween and one of the side portions of the cover may be hinged central portion in parallel relation to said one side whereby the cover is foldable to form a container for the side upwardly if desired as when a hunter stands to shoot at I fowl or other game, or the cover, being loose on the upper edges of the sidewalls, may be entirely lifted and thrown back for freedom of movement of the hunter. The structure of the shelter may be camouflaged. as desired by placing branches, weeds and the like adjacent the sides and on the cover. In the structure shown in'Fig. 6, elastic tape 01' other strands are arranged longitudinally of the strip 3 and suitably secured thereto at spaced intervals as at 31 to provide loops 32 that will aid in holding camouflaged material such as weeds and the like in position alongside of; the shelter. Similar strands 33 of elastic or other suitable string, wire or the like are secured at spaced intervals to the cover4 to also aid as ties or securing loops for holding camouflage material on the cover, particularly to hold such camouflage material on the cover in the event it is desirable to throw the cover back to provide freedom of movement during shooting of game.

If the strip 3 is form-edof solid paperboard or doublefaced corrugated paperboard, it is desirable that score lines 34 be arranged transversely of the strip approximately at the corners of the structure and also intermediate score lines 35 extending transversely of the strip substantially intermediate the score lines 34 whereby the side wall forming strip 3 may be folded to be placed in the carton formed by the cover 4. In using single-faced corrugated board, such score lines are unnecessary as the board may be folded as desired without injury thereto.

It is believed obvious I have provided a portable shelter that is economical to manufacture, easily packaged and transported and quickly erected at any desired site to provide a shelter suitable for childrens playhouses as well as shelters for sportsmen.

It 'is to be understood that while I have illustrated and described certain forms of my invention, it is not to be limited to the specific forms or arrangement of parts herein described and shown except insofar as such limitations are included in the claims.

What I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A collapsible shelter comprising, a plurality of rigid post members each having a sharpened end for insertion into the ground in spaced upright position with certain posts at the corners and others at the doorway of the shelter, a side wall sheet of paperboard that is inherently stiff in a direction transversely thereof and bendable on transverse lines to define the side walls of the shelter when said sheet is arranged on edge and wrapped exteriorly of the spaced posts, means securing the ends of the side wall sheet to the posts at the doorway of the shelter, a cover member of relatively stiff water-resistant paperboard having a central portion substantially corresponding in size and shape to the area defined by the side wall sheet with the margins of said central portion resting on the upper edges of said sheet, and flanges on the cover member and depending from said central portion and overlying the outer surface of the upper portion of the side walls, said posts having a length and said sheet having a width less than the length of one side of the shelter, said cover having spaced score lines extending across the wall sheet and posts for transportation thereof.

2. A collapsible shelter comprising, a plurality of rigid post members each having a sharpened end for insertion into the ground in upright position, a side wall sheet of paperboard that is inherently stiff in a direction transversely thereof and having transverse lines extending thereacross for selective bending of the sheet of paperboard, said sheet of paperboard having reversely turned end portions with. the end margins secured to the sheet to form loops for sleeving over certain spaced posts whereby the spacing therebetween defines a door opening of the shelter with the sheet arranged on edge with one edge resting on the ground and said sheet extending around the other posts set at spaced positions to define the corners of the shelter with the sheet defining the side walls of the shelter, a cover member of relatively stiff water-resistant paperboard having a central portion substantially corresponding in size and shape to the area defined by the side wall sheet with the margins of said central portion resting on the upper edges'of said sheet, and flanges on the cover memberand depending from said central portion and overlying the outer surface of the side walls, said posts having a length and said sheet having a Width less than the length of one side of the shelter, said cover having spaced double score lines extending across the central portion in parallel relation to said one side whereby the cover is foldable to form a container for the side sheet and posts for transporta tion thereof.

'3. A collapsible shelter comprising, a plurality of rigid post members each having a sharpened end for insertion into the ground, said posts having a spacing whereby certain posts form corner posts of the shelter and other posts are spaced to substantially define a door opening thereto, a side wall formed of a sheet of paperboard that is inherently stiff in a direction'transversely thereof, means removably securing the ends of the paperboard to the door forming posts whereby the sheet of paperboard extends therefrom in engagement with the corner posts to define a substantially continuous side wall of the shelter, a cover member formed of relatively stiff paperboard supported on the upper edges of the side wall sheet, dependingflanges on the cover member overlying the outer surface of the side wall sheet, said posts having a length and said side wall sheet having a heighth slightly less than the length of one side of the shelter, said cover having spaced double score lines extending thereacross in substantially parallel relation to said one side whereby the cover is foldable to form a container for the side sheet and posts for transportation thereof.

4. A collapsible shelter comprising, a plurality of rigid post members each having a sharpened end for insertion into the ground, said posts having a spacing whereby certain posts form corner posts of the shelter and other posts are spaced to substantially define a door opening thereto, a side wall formed of a sheet of paperboard that is inherently stitf in a direction transversely thereof, transverse lines extending across the paperboard for bending to define the comers of the shelter side wall, means removably securing the ends of the paperboard to the door forming posts whereby the sheet of paper board extends therefrom in engagement with-the corner posts to define a substantially continuous side wall of the shelter, a cover member formed of relatively stifi paperboard supported on the upper edges of the side wall sheet, depending flanges on the cover member overlying the outer surface of the side wall sheet, said posts having a length and said side wall sheet having a heighth slightly less than the length of one side of the shelter, said cover having spaced double score lines extending thereacross in substantially parallel relation to said one side whereby the cover is foldable to form a container for the side sheet and posts for transportation thereof, strand means 5 7 extending longitudinally of the exterior of the side wal sheet and connected thereto at spaced intervals forming loops therebetween for securing camouflage materials thereto, and elongate strand means on the exterior of the cover with spaced portions secured thereto forming loops therebetween for securing camouflage material on said cover.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Brown Feb. 23, 1897 Gold Oct. 4, 1932 Labbe Jan. 2, 1934 Hazard et a1. Dec. 18, 1934 Middleton Aug. 8, 1939 Bagley Apr. 19, 1940 Johnson July 17, 1956

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/27, 229/103, 52/71, 135/901, 52/70, 135/87, 52/66, 135/904, 446/478, 52/155
International ClassificationE04H1/12
Cooperative ClassificationY10S135/904, E04H1/12, Y10S135/901
European ClassificationE04H1/12