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Publication numberUS2962021 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1960
Filing dateFeb 15, 1957
Priority dateFeb 15, 1957
Publication numberUS 2962021 A, US 2962021A, US-A-2962021, US2962021 A, US2962021A
InventorsDumond Austin E
Original AssigneeDumond Austin E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Tent stove pipe protector
US 2962021 A
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Nov; 29, 1960 A. E. DUMOND A TENT STOVE PIPE PROTECTOR Filed Feb. 15, 1957 IN VE NTOR Aust mED mond United States Patent C) TENT STOVE PIPE PROTECTOR Austin E. Dumond, 57 King St., Port Hope, Ontario, Canada Filed Feb. 15, 1957, Ser. No. 640,483

1 Claim. (Cl. 126-314) This invention relates generally to devices for preventing heated stove pipes from setting fire to the material through which a stove pipe opening is made, and in particular, to an attachment for tents which may be applied in such manner as to surround the stove pipe opening therein, and serve as a protector for the tent.

An object of the invention is to provide an attachment for a tent which when applied thereto in such manner as to surround a stove pipe opening therein prevents the tent from becoming damaged when the stove pipe is in a heated condition.

Another object of this invention is the provision of a metallic body comprising a plurality of sections hingedly connected to form an annular ring, or plate having a central circular opening adapted to accommodate a stove pipe, said ring adapted to be secured to a tent in such manner as to surround a stove pipe opening therein.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a sectional stove pipe ring for attachment to a tent in which a plurality of attaching members are pivotally secured to the underside of said ring in such manner that the ring is retained on the tent leaving a clearance from the inner periphery of the tent stove pipe opening to prevent the tent from contact with a heated stove pipe.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a stove pipe ring which can be quickly and readily applied to a canvas or other tent without damaging the fabric of the latter, and one which is of comparatively simple and inexpensive construction, and designed to form a substantial supporting frame for a stove pipe, or the like, and which may be folded into a small size to conserve space for packing when not in use.

The foregoing and other objects and advantages of the invention will appear more fully hereinafter from a consideration of the detailed description which follows taken together with the accompanying drawings as illustrated by way of example in which:

Figure 1 is a plan view of the stovepipe protector,

Figure 2 is a sectional view of the protector applied to an opening in the wall of a tent with a Stovepipe extending therethrough, and

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the protector in its folded position.

Similar reference numerals designate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.

Referring now to the figures of the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a portion of a tent or similar canvas construction having a stove pipe, or ventilation hole 2 formed therein.

In order to prevent damage to the canvas from a heated stove pipe 3, an annular ring or plate 4 is provided being formed in sections, said sections being hingedly connected as at 5. The ring is assembled by connecting sections 6 and 7 with a hinge pin 8. The sections are tapered inwardly from the outer periphery of said ring, the inner portion of said sections being formed with a concave are so shaped that a central circular hole 9 is formed in the ring when assembled to accommodate the stove pipe 3. In order to ensure the stove pipe from coming into contact with the tent a plurality of members 10 are pivotally attached to the underside of the ring by the pivot pins 11 in spaced relation thereto, in such manner that the ring may be assembled centrally over the stove pipe hole in the tent and retained securely in position. A short length of chain 12 is attached to each member 10 for ease in assembling the ring, and if desired the chains may be connected by hooks to form a continuous chain to retain the members 10 in position. The safety ring is preferably formed of aluminum, or galvanized metal to prevent rust, but it may be made from other conventional materials as available. It is also preferable to provide a securing member 10 for each ring section, but for economy one may be provided for every other section. To assemble the ring over the stove pipe hole in the tent it is first unfolded from the position shown in Figure 3, and assembled by connecting sections 6 and 7 by means of the hinge pin 8, the members 10 are then pivoted toward the center of the ring, and the ring is then placed over the stove pipe hole 2 in the tent, and the members 10 are then pivoted back enclosing a portion of the tent between the said members and the ring in such manner that the stove pipe is prevented from coming in contact with the canvas.

Without further detailed description it will be seen that I have provided a stove pipe protector which occupies very small space when packed, is durable and weather proof in construction, and efficient in use.

Other changes and modifications in the form and relative parts which will be apparent to those skilled in the art may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as set forth in the appended claim.

The embodiments of the invention in which an exclusive property or privilege is claimed are defined as follows.

I claim:

An attachment for a tent comprising a circular disk having a central opening adapted for alinement with a pipe opening in a wall of a tent, said disk being disposable in contact with one face of a tent wall and having each half divided radially into a plurality of sectors, hinge pins connecting the adjoining radial edges of said sectors, with one of said pins being removable to permit folding of said sectors circumferentially of said disk, flat plates having one end pivotally connected to one face of said sectors adjacent the opening of said disk, and means for swinging said plates in a plane parallel to the plane of said sectors into and out-o-f-engagement with the opposite face of a tent wall.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 882,383 Hanlon Mar. 17, 1908 1,009,516 Hitt Nov. 21, 1911 1,064,610 Canfield June 20, 1913 1,213,022 Rossi Jan. 16, 1917 1,355,223 Graeter Oct. 12, 1920 2,601,865 Campbell July 1, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 308,104 Great Britain Mar. 21 1929

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US882383 *May 3, 1907Mar 17, 1908George V HanlonFrame for tent-openings.
US1009516 *Feb 9, 1911Nov 21, 1911Ellet Lloyd HittStovepipe attachment for tents.
US1064610 *Feb 28, 1912Jun 10, 1913Hanlon Tent Ring CompanyFrame for tent-openings.
US1213022 *Jun 20, 1916Jan 16, 1917John A RossiTent attachment.
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Referenced by
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US5445137 *Nov 22, 1993Aug 29, 1995Crews; Paul B.Backpacking stove for tent use
U.S. Classification126/314, 126/59, 135/120.1, 135/92
International ClassificationF24B13/00, E04H15/14, E04H15/00
Cooperative ClassificationF24B13/002, E04H15/14
European ClassificationE04H15/14, F24B13/00B