US 437016 A
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No. 437,016. Patented Sept. 23, 1890.
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JOHN F. BYRNES, OF NORWICH, CONNECTICUT.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 437,016, dated September 23, 1890.
Aplication filed May 16, 1890. Serial No.35L995. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN F. BYRNES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Norwich, in the county of New London and State of Connecticut, have invented new and useful Improvements in Stage-Scenery, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in stage-scenery; and the invention consists in the details of construction set forth in the following specification and claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a face View of the stage-scenery. Fig. 2 is a View similar to Fig. 1, with parts in a different position than in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a section along a; as, Fig.2.
In the drawings, the letters A A indicate the sections of a zigzag or undulating frame. The sections may be either rigidly joined together or connected by hinges or flexible joints, and each section A contains a doorframe B, turning in a horizontal plane upon pivots or swivels C, located centrally at the upper and lower ends of the door-frame. The door-frames B each contain a door D, turning in a vertical plane upon pivots or swivels E, located at right angles to the pivots or swivels of the door-frame. The pivots E connect the doors centrally at their vertical edges to the door-frames, and the construction and organization are such that. the door-frames can be revolved horizontally in the framesections A, while the doors can be revolved vertically in the door-frames. In other words,
the doors and the door=frames can be independently rotated in planes at right angles to each other, while the door-frames are sustained in the sections of a zigzaggedframe. By this construction each section of the zigzagged frame is provided with a swivel-doorthat is,a door which can turn in two planes at right angles to each other.
- It will be readily noticed that the frames B and doors D enable an actor to perform a variety of vanishing feats by which an audience can be greatly astonished and amused.
Of course the frame-sections A, frames B, and doors D can be variously painted, ornamented, or decorated, as required by taste or by the play in which the scenery is used.
If desired, the frames B may be omitted and the doors D alone used.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. The stage-sceliery herein described, consisting of a zigzagged frame having a series of pivoted door-frames each containing a swiveled door, substantially as set forth.
2. The stagescenery herein described, consisting of a zigzagged frame comprising a series of sections each containing a swivel-door, substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
JOHN F. BYRNES.
WM. 0. HAUF-F, E. F. KASTENHUBER.