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Publication numberUS3247630 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1966
Filing dateJan 16, 1962
Priority dateJan 17, 1961
Also published asDE1838479U
Publication numberUS 3247630 A, US 3247630A, US-A-3247630, US3247630 A, US3247630A
InventorsLorenz Kesting
Original AssigneeLorenz Kesting
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Transportable pre-cast garage
US 3247630 A
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April 26, 1966 Filed Jan. 16, 1962 L. KESTING TRANSPORTABLE PRE-CAST GARAGE 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 LORENZ KESTING INVENTOR.

A ril 26, 1966 L. KESTING 3,247,630

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AGENT April 26, 1966 1.. KESTING 3,

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AGENT United States Patent 3,247,630. TRANSPORTABLE PRE-CAST GARAGE Lorenz Kesting, Mengederstrasse 17, Lunen- Brambauer, Germany Filed Jan. 16, 1962, Ser. No. 166,501 Claims priority, application Germany, Jan. 17, 1961,

5 Claims. ((31. 52-143 My present invention relates to a prefabricated garage of reinforced (preferably prestressed) concrete.

Various considerations, including particularly that of transportation, have heretofore discouraged the manufacturers of garages and similar shed structures from even considering their individual or mass production in the form of complete concrete units. Such sheds have, therefore, been manufactured hitherto as precast shell sections which had to be joined together on location, this task involving various difliculties of alignment and temporary support.

It is, accordingly, the general object of my present invention to provide an improved garage-type shed structure of concrete which can be precast as a unit.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a structure of this character which is readily transportable over highways and rural roads.

In accordance with a feature of the instant invention I provide a prefabricated garage in the'form of a monolithically precast concrete shell of generally prismatic configuration, one end of the shell being formed with an aperture adapted to accommodate a door preferably of the swinging type.

In accordance with another feature of the invention I also provide the shell with a bottom aperture so dimensioned and located as to accommodate the rear wheels of a truck or trailer which partly project into the shell so that the latter can be transported in essentially the same manner as a truck or trailer body resting on the vehicle chassis. This chassis may, conveniently, be introduced into the shell through the openend, with the wheel set into the bottom aperture, whereupon the shell is lifted off the ground with the aid of an elevatable platice unprestressed reinforcements have been illustrated at 6 and pass transversely to the prestressing elements 9. The inner edgesof the shell have been beveled off to form soffits 4. A large rectangular opening 12 has been cut out in the floor 5d adjacent the end wall 5c.

A door 3, e.g. of aluminum or other light metal, is

v swingable about horizontal pivots 3a in aperture 2 and form on the chassis to which the shell has been anchored.

The above and other objects, features and advantages of my invention will become more fully apparent from the following detailed description, reference being made to the accompanying drawing in which:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a complete garage representing an embodiment of the invention;

FIG. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line IIII of FIG. 1 with the garage door removed;

FIG. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line IIIIII of FIG. 2 with the garage door in place;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line IV-- IV of FIG. 3;

FIG. 5 is a side-elevational view of a truck carrying the garage of FIGS. 1-4, the latter being shown in longitudinal section; and

FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line VIVI of FIG. 5.

The shed structure shown in the drawing, dimensioned to serve as a garage for passenger cars, comprises a shell 1 of reinforced concrete integrally precast as a monolithic, prismatic unit. The shell consists of a pair of side walls 5a, 5b extending along its major dimension, a rear end wall 50, a floor 5d and a roof 5e; the front end wall opposite wall 50 is formed with a large aperture 2 framed by a pair of vertical jambs 7a, 7b and an upper joist 8 all integral with the adjacent shell walls. Channels 10, extending longitudinally within Walls 5a and 5b, serve to accommodate conventional prestressing elements 9 extending alongside the horizontal edges of the shell; other,

is provided with a handle 3b adapted to be locked by a key in the conventional manner. The door can be swung inwardly and held within the shell in a raised position as has been illustrated in FIG. 5. For this purpose, the door 3 is conventionally provided with chains 21 which are lead around rollers 22, 23 behind jambs 7a, 7b and carry counterweights 24 to facilitate its manipulation. The counterweights tend to maintain the door in its open, inwardly swung position as required during transportation on the truck 11 illustrated in FIGS. 5 and 6.

- The truck 11 serving for the convenient transportation of shell 1 has a cab 11a and a chassis with front wheels 11b and rear wheels 13. The base 19 of the truck chassis, carrying the differential housing 14 and the axle 20 of the rear wheels 13, is received within the shell 1 and projects outwardly at the front through the door opening 2. A platform 16, adjustably-supported on base 19 by means of a hydraulic jack 17, has a series of depending rods 15 articulated to it and anchored to the shell with the aid of lugs 18 countersunk in the base.

When the truck is to be loaded, the rear of its chassis is backed into the shell 1 through the door aperture 2 until the rear wheels 13 drop into the cutout 12. The platform .16 is then lowered by means of the jack 17 until the links 15 can be hooked into" the lugs 18 of the shell 1, whereupon the platform is raised again to lift the shell off the ground and steady it against the underside of base 19. The aperture 2 may be somewhat wider and higher than the outline of the cab of the truck 11, as shown in FIG. 6, in order that the garage may accommodate cars of standard size or at least of the so-called compact type.

The details of construction herein disclosed may, of course, be modified in accordance with specific requirements without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention as defined in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In combination, a vehicular chassis comprising a base and a pair of coaxial wheels journaled on said base, a shell having an open side and a bottom provided with at least one cutout penetrated by said wheels, said base extending beyond said shell through said open side for entrainment by a prime mover, and temporarysupporting means anchored to said base and to said shell for maintaining the latter in an elevated position relative to said wheels.

2. In combination, a vehicular chassis comprising a base and a pair of coaxial wheels journaled on said base, a shell having an open side and a bottom provided with at least one cutout penetrated by said Wheels, said base extending beyond said shell through said open side for entrainment by a prime mover, and reversible lifting means anchored to said base and to said shell for temporarily maintaining the latter in an elevated position relative to said wheels.

3. The combination set forth in claim 2 wherein said lifting means comprises a hydraulic jack rising from said base, said jack having a piston vertically movable relatively to said base and links depending from said piston attached to said bottom.

4. In combination, .a vehicular chassis comprising a base and a pair of coaxial wheels journaled on said base, a shell having an open side and a bottom provided with at least one cutout penetrated by said wheels, said base being in contact with said bottom and extending beyond 3 said shell through said open side for entrainment by a prime mover, and temporary supporting means anchored to said base and to said shell for maintaining the latter in an elevated position relative to said wheels in which said bottom bears from below upon said base.

5. In combination, a vehicular chassis comprising a base and a pair of coaxial wheels journaled on said base, a shell having an open side and a bottom provided with at least one cutout penetrated by said wheels, said base being in contact with said bottom and extending beyond said shell through said open side for entrainment by a prime mover, and reversible lifting means anchored to said base and to said shell for temporarily maintaining the latter in an elevated position relative to said wheels in which said bottom bears from below upon said base.

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FRANK L. ABBOTT, Primz1ry Examiner.

WILLIAM I. MUSHAKE, HENRY C. SUTHERLAND.

JACOB L. NACKENOFF, Examiners.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/143, 254/2.00R
International ClassificationE04H6/02, E04H6/06, E04H6/04, B60P1/02, E04G21/16
Cooperative ClassificationE04G21/161, E04H6/06, E04H6/04, B60P1/025
European ClassificationB60P1/02C, E04H6/06, E04H6/04, E04G21/16B