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Publication numberUS3835600 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 17, 1974
Filing dateJun 22, 1972
Priority dateJun 22, 1972
Publication numberUS 3835600 A, US 3835600A, US-A-3835600, US3835600 A, US3835600A
InventorsHollowell J, Meyer W, Padula A
Original AssigneeAmerican Nat Housing Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Housing package designed to be conveyed by one vehicle
US 3835600 A
Abstract
A mass-produced house designed to be nested and folded into a compact package for conveyance by one vehicle and unloadable therefrom as a nearly-completed house on the building site, and made of light but strong panels and floor bases, comprises a utility section having a floor base and including, in already-erected condition on the base, a long outer wall, a long inner wall, two shorter outer walls, and inner walls forming a kitchen, an adjacent bathroom, and an additional room adjacent the bathroom, and including necessary utilities. The package also includes a second section having a floor base and including, in already-erected condition on the base, a long wall and two shorter outer walls. The second section is designed to nest with the utility section with the shorter walls of both sections being disposed in overlying relation. The two sections are desirably hinged, and a third section may be added in nesting relation.
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United States Patent Padula et al.

[ HOUSING PACKAGE DESIGNED TO BE CONVEYED BY ONE VEHICLE [75] Inventors: Arthur II. Padula, Millburn, N..l.; William G. Meyer, St. Petersburg; John V. Hollowell, Sarasota, both of Fla,

[73] Assignee: American National Housing C0rp.,

Newark, NJ.

[22] Filed: June 22, 1972 [21] Appl. N0.: 265,323

[52] US. Cl 52/67, 52/69, 52/79, 52/143, 52/122, 296/23 [51] Int. Cl E04b 1/344 [58] Field of Search 52/6669, 64; 296/26, 27, 23 H, 23 D, 23 F [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 559,965 5/1896 Bierstadt 52/69 2,656,213 10/1953 Anderson 296/23 F 2,965,413 12/1960 Barnes 52/66 3,200,545 8/1965 Bange 52/67 3,212,810 10/1965 Bass 52/67 3,234,696 2/1966 Spencer 52/66 3,300,914 1/1967 Stewart 52/67 3,402,515 9/1968 Rainant 52/64 3,462,891 8/1969 Smith 52/71 3,556,581 1/1971 Silva 296/27 R 10/1952 Austria 1. 296/23 F Sept. 17, 1974 565,609 11/1958 Canada 67/ 1,259,913 3/1961 France 52/67 378,694 7/1964 Switzerland... 296/26 Primary ExaminerJohn E. Murtagh Assistant Examiner-Henry Raduazo Attorney, Agent, or Firm-Omri M. Behr; Peter J. Gaylor [57] ABSTRACT A mass-produced house designed to be nested and folded into a compact package for conveyance by one vehicle and unloadable therefrom as a nearlycompleted house on the building site, and made of light but strong panels and floor bases, comprises a utility section having a floor base and including, in already-erected condition on the base, a long outer wall, a long inner wall, two shorter outer walls, and inner walls forming a kitchen, an adjacent bathroom, and an additional room adjacent the bathroom, and including necessary utilities. The package also includes a second section having a floor base and including, in alreadyerected condition on the base, a long wall and two shorter outer walls. The second section is designed to nest with the utility section with the shorter walls of both sections being disposed in overlying relation. The

two sections are desirably hinged, and a third section may be added in nesting relation.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification52/67, 52/69, 52/143, 296/176, 52/122.1, 52/79.8
International ClassificationE04B1/344
Cooperative ClassificationE04B1/3442
European ClassificationE04B1/344C