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Publication numberUS829281 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1906
Filing dateJul 17, 1905
Priority dateJul 17, 1905
Publication numberUS 829281 A, US 829281A, US-A-829281, US829281 A, US829281A
InventorsWilliam Ernest Monro
Original AssigneeWilliam Ernest Monro
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bath-cabinet.
US 829281 A
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No..829, 281. PATENTED AUG. 21. 1906.

w. E. MONRO. BATH CABINET.

APPLIOATION FILED JULY 17, 1905 2 SHEETS-SHEET 1.

No. 829,281. PATBNTED AUG. 21, 1906. W. E. MONRO.

BATH CABIN ET.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 17, 1905.

2 SHEETS-SHEET 2.

UNrrEn STATES PATENT OFFICE.

WVILLIAM ERNEST MONRO, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.

BATH-CABINET.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 21, 1906.

Application filed July 17,1905. Serial No. 269,994.

known as bath-cabinets, and has for its bject to provide a bath-cabinet that shall be complete, simple, and cheap in construction, shall be capable of being quickly and easily erected and dismantled and packed so as to occupy little space for transport and storage purposes.

Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 shows a perspective view of the cabinet erected and with the door open. Fig. 2 shows a section in a plane perpendicular to the seat. Fig. 3 shows the cabinet dismantled and folded up.

In a bath-cabinet constructed according to this invention there is combined with the wall or casing a seat for the occupant. The wall or casing 1 is made of a material or is of such structure as when set on end is of sufficient rigidity to stand upright, but is capable of being rolled up. Thus the wall or casing may comprise a length of linoleum or corticine or other material.

I am aware that it has been proposed to construct bath-cabinets which have been capable of being folded up; but in the construction according to the present invention the outer wall is such as to allow of-its being rolled up to an approximately cylindrical form. When out of use, therefore, it is very compact and occupies but little space.

Across the face of the Wall or casing laths or battens 2 2 2 are secured and suitably spaced apart, the laths or battens being so arranged that when the wall or casing is set on end they will be perpendicular to the floor. In use the wall or casing is bent to a circular or approximately circular'or oval form, as seeninplan, the ends of the wall being spaced apart so as to form an entrance into the space inclosed by the wall or casing, such entrance being closed when the bath-cabinet is in use by a door 3, with suitable fastening 4. The door may be of the same material as the wall or casing, or (as shown) of a suitable waterproof material-for instance, canvas. The laths or battens 2*, one at each end of the wall or casing, and two of the other laths or battens 2, each of which when the wall or casing is set on end and bent to its circular or approximately circular form will be in the same plane as the corresponding end lath or batten, are usually stronger than the remain ing ones. At a convenient height there is pivoted to each of the laths or battens 2 a bar I 5 of such length that when turned horizontally it will extend to and can be secured to one of the laths or battens 2 at the side of the door in the same plane as the lath or batten to which the bar is pivoted. These bars act as the main ties of the structure and also form the supports for the seat 6. Pivoted to or near to the lower end of each of the stronger laths or battens 2 and 2 is a strut or stay 7,

which when the cabinet is in use extends upwardly and at an angle to the corresponding horizontal bar and is secured thereto so as to stiffen the same and keep the walls vertical. The two pivoted bars when placed horizontally and secured in position have placed across them a third bar 8, that is adapted to engage with them and whose ends 9 extend beyond these bars to the wall or casing, where they are butted and sprung into slots in the vertical wall-laths 2, immediately at the end of horizontal bar, such as to retain the wall or casing in the circular or approximately circular form in plan. The pivoted bars 5 and the struts or stays 7 are notched, as shown at 10, or otherwise adapted at the ends opposite to those at which they are pivoted to engage with screws, studs, or the like, carried by the parts to which they are connected and are maintained in engagement with such screws 10 studs, or the like by means of turn-buttons 11. The seat 6, on which the person sits when the cabinet is in use, is formed by a number of laths 13, that are placed across the rear part of the two horizontally-arranged bars 5. These laths may be connected together by web bing, canvas, or the like, as shown at 14;. This seat can be rolled up when desired for packing. The top of the space inclosed by the wall or casing is closed when the cabinet is in use by means of a suitable covering (not shown) in which may be formed an opening through which the user of the cabinet can pass h s head. The spaces between the framings on a level with the seat are occupied by T iitably-arranged soap trays, pockets, or the 1 re.

As will be understood with bath-cabinets according to this invention, the heating-lamp tray for producing vapor may be arranged the arrangement being the wall of the bat When rolled up into the form shown in i -Fig. 3, the bath-cabinet and all its parts may be lnclosed in a canvas bag or cover. In some cases the bars 5 may be pivoted to the battens 2 and fixed by a catch and turn-button to the battens 2 What I claim is 1. A bath-cabinet comprising an outer wall, consisting of a continuous length of flexible waterproof material stiffened by battens and adapted to be rolled up to an approximately cylindrical form of less diameter than when in its normal condition but capable of standing on end in its normal condi tion, and cross-bars adapted to maintain the wall in the proper form and support a seat as set forth.

2. A bath-cabinet comprising an outer wall stiffened by battens adapted to be rolled up to an approximately cylindrical form but capable of standing on end, cross-bars which maintain the wall in the proper form, struts by which the cross-bars are braced, and a seat, as set forth.

3. A bath-cabinet comprising an outer wall stiffened by battens adapted to be rolled up to an approximately cylindrical form but capable of standing on end, a door of suitable material attached to one edge of the Wall, cross-bars which maintain the wall in the proper form, struts by which the cross-bars are braced, and a seat, as set forth.

I 4. A bath-cabinet comprising an outer wall stiflened by battens adapted to be rolled up to an approximately cylindrical form but capable of standing on end, cross-bars pivoted at one end and means for fixing them at the other to outer wall-stiffeners, and a seat,

as set forth.

5. A bath-cabinet comprising an outer up to an approximately cylindrical form but capable of standing on end, cross-bars pivoted at one end and a catch and turn-button adapted to fix them at the other to outer wall-stiffeners and a seat, asset forth.

6. A bath-cabinet comprising an outer wall stiflened by battens adapted to be rolled Wall stiffened by battens adapted to be rolled I up to an approximately cylindrical form but capable of standing on end, cross-bars pivot ed at one end and a catch and turn-button I adapted to fix them at the other to outer wall-stiffeners and a seat constructed of wooden strips and canvas which can be fold ed up, as set forth.

Signed at 3.30 p. m., 46 Lincoln Inn Fields, London, N. E., this 5th dayoi July, 1905.

I WILLIAM ERNEST MONRO.

Witnesses:

GEORGE WILLIAM OoLLINs, CHAS. H. SIMPsoN.

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US5416931 *May 31, 1994May 23, 1995Aromatherapy Steam Tube Company LimitedBooth
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA61H33/06