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Publication numberUS302000 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 15, 1884
Filing dateMay 16, 1884
Publication numberUS 302000 A, US 302000A, US-A-302000, US302000 A, US302000A
InventorsBenjamin C. Keys
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable barn
US 302000 A
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vided at one end Y UNITED STA-TES PATENT fOEEiCE.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 302,000, dated July 1s,1e84.

Y Application filed May 16,1884.` (o model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we,fBENJAMING.IKEYs and ANDREW J. SLAUGHTER, both of Murray, in the county of Calloway and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and Improved Portable Barn, of whichthe following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of our invention is to provide a new and improved portable barn or like structure which can be erected or taken down very easily and rapidly and folded very compactly when not in use for transportation.

The invention consists in the combination, with a frame, of rollers journaled on the same, and of pieces of fabric or analogous material secured on the rollers, which fabric, Sto., forms e the sides, roof, and or other structure.

Reference is -to be' had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in'which similar lettersof reference indicate corresponding parts in both the'iigures.

Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional elevation ends of the portable barn of our improved portable barn on, the line a: x,

Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional the same on the line y y, Fig. 1. p

The barn-frame is formed of three or more transverse sections,A, each formed of a center post, B, and two lower sideposts,0, united by horizontal bars D. VThe center posts, B,

elevation of .are provided at their upper "endswith the tenons c, adaptedfto fit in mortises in a longitudinal central top beam, E, or between two flat beams forming the central top beam.v 'Ihe said central top beam projects beyond the ends of the frame, and on each endyof the said central top beam a short standarcLF, is secured, in which the ends of a roller, G, are journaled, which roller is parallel With and above the top beam, E. The roller is prowith a pulley, H, for turning it. A piece, J, of sail-cloth, rubber, oilcloth, or analogous material is secured at its middle to the roller G, and to the side edges of the said cloth bracing-ropes K are secured. Each side post, C, is provided at its tp with a notched bracket, L, on the outer surfaces in which notched brackets the side top'bars, lM, are held, which also project beyond the ends of the frame. In theV projecting ends of the bars'M horizontal end rollers, N, are journaled,

each roller being provided on one end with a yf pulley, O. On each roller N a piece, P, of sail-cloth, rubber cloth, oil-cloth, or analogous material is fastened. y f

The barn is erected in the following manner: The frames A are erected, the'tenons a passed into the beam E, the beams M placed on the brackets L, the rollers are adjusted in lare unwound. The cloths P hang down ve'itically, and the cloth J rests on the side top bars, M, and is stretched K, the ends of which are secured to stakes Q, driven into the ground. When the coverings J and I? are not to be used, they are wound on the rollers' G and In place of fastening the ends of the covering to stakes driven into the ground, the ends of the covering can besecured to the upper longitudinal beam M, or tothe bottom beams, as may be desired. Brace-'ropes may be provided, Which are attached to the end beams and to stakes in the ground, to prevent the portable'barn, from being blown over by sudden gusts of wind.

Having claim as Patent- I l. In a portable barn or other structure, the combination, with a frame, of, a roller journaled on vthe top ofthe same, and a piece of Hfabric or analogous material secured to the said roller, substantially as herein shown rand described.v

12. In a portable barn or Aother structure, the combination, with a frame, of a roller journaledin the top and a roller journaled at each end, and of pieces of fabric or analogous material secured on the rollers, substantially new land desire to secure by Letters as herein shown and described.

8. In a portable barn or other structure, the combination, with the frames A, each having a center post and two side posts, a top beam uniting the center posts, and top beams uniting the side posts, the center beam, and of fabric or analogous material secured on the said roller, substantially as hereinshown and described.

4. In a portable barn or other structure, the combination, with' the frames A, each having` a center post and two side posts, of the top beam E, uniting the center posts, B, the top beams M, uniting the side posts, C, the roller their proper positions,and the cloths J and l?A thusfdescribed our invention, We

by Ineans of ropes G, journaled above the beam E, the rollers N, the ends of the rollers, substantially as herein journaled in the ends of the beams M, and of shown and described.

fabric or like material secured on the rollers, T r substantially as herein shown and described. C'SIIEHTER 5 5. In a portable barn or other structure, the J combination, with a frame, of rollers j ournaled NVit-nesses: iu the same, fabric or other analogous material T. L. KEYS, secured on the rollers, and pulleys mounted on I. W. JONES.

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US4730633 *Dec 17, 1986Mar 15, 1988George GreenbaumStripflex
Cooperative ClassificationE04H15/18