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US2015321A
US2015321A US17328A US1732835A US2015321A US 2015321 A US2015321 A US 2015321A US 17328 A US17328 A US 17328A US 1732835 A US1732835 A US 1732835A US 2015321 A US2015321 A US 2015321A
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H15/00Tents or canopies, in general
    • E04H15/28Umbrella type tents
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
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    • Y10S135/00Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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p 24, 11935. H. s. SHELTON 2,015,321
CANOPY FRAME Filed April 19, 1935 54W Hilary/5'. shewon can be folded into a compact bundle so Patented Sept. 24, 1935 UNITED STATES PAT-E NT OFFICE CANOPY FRAME Hilary Shelton, Winston-Salem, N. G.
' Application April19, 1935, Serial No. 17,328
' 5Claims. (01.135-4) This invention relates to a frame for supporting small tents and canopies, one of theobjects being to provide a structure of this character which is light but durable and, when not in use, as to facilitate transportation. 7
A further object is to provide a frame which can be set up quickly and, when properly assembled will provide a rigid support for the canopy cover and walls.
A still further object is to combinein the frame construction a new and novel arrangement of ropes or the like which will be drawn taut by the assembly of the frame and constitute both rein- Y iorcements and supports.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of 'construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fullydescribed and pointed out in the Figure 3 is a perspective view of one ofthe corner fixtures and a portion of a strut to be used therewith.
Figure 4 is a view showing in side elevation one corner portion of the marginal brace.
Figure 5 is a plan View thereof.
Figure 6 is a plan view of a portion of the top brace. V
Figure 7 is a plan, view of the screw carrying plate of the frame.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference, l designates a central plate or casting having diverging pairs of ears 2 made integral therewith. A central opening 3 is also provided in this plate.
Pivotally connected to each pair of ears is the inner member 4 of a strut the outer member of which consists of a length of pipe 5. A dowel 6 is extended from the endof each inner member 4 and is so proportioned as to project into the outer member 5 of the strut whereby the two members 4 and 5 will beheld in alinement but detachable from each other. V
The outer end of each strut member 5 is adapted to slip onto a pin or dowel I extending from the substantially T-shaped fitting 8 which is also formed with a projecting pin 9 extending oppositely to the pin 1 and a pin It extending down- 5 wardly from the pivot. An opening H can be extended through pin 9 for the purpose of receiving a cotter pin l2 or other suitable retaining device. 7
A screw I3 isextended through the opening 3 10 and is in threaded engagement with the plate I. This screw has a crank arm M or any-other suit-- able device at its lower end whereby the screw can be rotated readily; The upper end of the screw is reduced in size as indicated at l5. 15
Posts Hi which can be formed of pipes or can be of any other suitable construction with tubular upper ends, are employed for supporting the struts 45 at a desired height above the surface of the ground, the upper end of each of these 20 posts being adapted to receive detachably one of the pins it].
In connection with the parts thus far de scribed there is used a marginal brace and a top brace. The marginal brace comprises four rings 25 I? connected by ropes l8 or the like so proportioned that when these ropes or other flexible connections are drawn taut, the rings will be regularly spaced apart distances slightly greater than the maximum distances between the fixtures 8. p
The 'top brace comprises a plate is having a small central opening 20 and secured to this plate are equally spaced ropes 2| or other suitable flex- 7 ible devices to the outer ends of which are secured rings 22;
In assembling the frame thus far described the sections 4 and 5-areas'semb1ed and the fixtures 8 are placed on the outer ends of the sections 5. The struts are slightly folded as shown for example by broken lines in Figure 2 so that their outer ends will thus be restricted towards each other. Thereafter the marginal brace is positioned with its rings I! on the respective pins 9 and after these have been properly located 45 the rings 22 of the top brace are also put on the respective pins 9. The rings are held in place by the pins l2 which are inserted into openings H and with the parts thus arranged the struts will be maintained slightly folded as shown by broken lines in Figure 2 because the connections I8 are proportioned to normally prevent maximum extension of the struts. Following the placing of the top and marginal braces the plate 19 is placed on the reduced. end l5 of 55 screw I3 and said screw is then fed upwardly by rotating it in the plate I. Consequently the flexible connections 2I will be drawn taut.
Continued feeding of the screw I3 will cause the screw to exert a downward thrust on plate I so as to move it from the broken line position shown in Figure 2 substantially 'to the full line position. This will cause the outer ends of the struts to move short distances outwardly so as to push against the rings I1 and draw the connections I8 taut. Thus the one operation of screw I3 will result first in the tightening of the connections 2I and thereafter in the tightening of the connections I8.
Following the operation described the top frame which is thus set up and reinforced or trussed is mounted on the posts I6 which, as before explained, receive the pins I 0. Consequently the top frame will be held at the desired elevation and a top 23 of canvas or other fabric can be placed on the connections 2I while curtains 24 of suitable fabric can then be suspended from the marginal braces I8 by means of snap hooks or the like indicated generally at 25.
It is to be understood that suitable guys or the like'can be used for bracing the tent or canopy after it has been erected.
When it is desired to collapse the structure, cover 23 and the curtain 24 are removed. The pins I0 are lifted from the posts I6 and the screw I3 is then rotated to relieve the tension on the connections 2I. This will allow plate I9 to -be disengaged from the screw and the rings 22 to be slipped off of pins 9. The struts can then be folded together, sections 5 disengaged from sections 4 and from the rings I1, and the entire structure bundled compactly for convenience in storage and transportation.
The tent or canopy which has been described can be used for various purposes and is advantageous because it lacks a center support and permits the use of vertical walls so that the maximum capacity is provided.
What is claimed is:
1. A frame for a tent or canopy including a plate, a screw threaded therein, members hingedly connected to the plate and radiating therefrom, an endless detachable connection between the outer ends of the members, and. a detachable connection between the outer ends of the members and the screw, said screw being rotatable in the plate to place all of the connecting members under tension.
2. In a canopy or tent, a frame including a plate, a screw mounted therein, members hingedly connected to and radiating from said plate, a marginal brace detachably connecting the outer ends of the members, a top brace detachably connecting the outer ends of said members and the screw, and posts detachably connected to the members, said screw being adjustable to place the top brace under tension and exert a thrust upon the members to shift radially therethrough against the brace thereby to place the marginal brace under tension.
3. In a canopy or tent, a frame including a plate, a screw engaging the same and extending therethrough, members hingedly connected to lo and extending radially from the plate, an endless marginal brace detachably connecting the outer ends of the members and constituting means for holding said members normally in partly folded positions, top braces detachably 1;; connecting the screw to the outer ends .of the members, and supporting posts detachably connected to the members, said screw constituting means for thrusting the top braces and the plate in opposite directions respectively thereby to 20 place the top braces under tension and to exert an unfolding action through the plate upon the members to place the marginal brace under ten- S1011.
4. In a canopy or tent, a top frame including a 25 plate, members hingedly connected to and radiating from the plate, each member comprising detachably connected normally alining sections,
a fitting detachably connected to the outer end of each member and having outwardly and down- 30 wardly extending pins, a marginal brace including flexibly connected rings detachably engaging the outwardly extended pins, a top brace including a central element, rings for engaging the outwardly extending pins, connections between 35 said element and rings, posts detachably engaging the downwardly extending pins, said marginal brace constituting means for holding the members normally with their inner or hinged ends above the level of their outer ends, and 40,.
a screw detachably and adjustably connecting the plate and the top brace element for moving them from each other thereby to successively place the top brace under tension and lower the inner ends of the members to place the marginal brace under tension.
5. In a tent or canopy, a plate, struts hingedly connected thereto, a marginal brace detachably engaging the outer ends of the struts for holding the struts partly folded with their inner ends 5
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Cited By (15)

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US2485914A (en) * 1945-06-02 1949-10-25 Martin F Owens Collapsible housing
US2840400A (en) * 1952-11-28 1958-06-24 Azzo Errol P D Clamping structure for tubular bars
US3055380A (en) * 1959-10-02 1962-09-25 Eugene A Benka Folding tent
US3119402A (en) * 1961-01-03 1964-01-28 Canvas Specialty Mfg Company Tent assembly
US3259140A (en) * 1964-07-27 1966-07-05 Kermit H Burgin Adjustable tent roof support
US3738378A (en) * 1971-07-19 1973-06-12 W Williams Umbrella tent
FR2485896A1 (en) * 1980-07-04 1982-01-08 Jacques Shelly Umbrella or sunshade with rounded ferrule fixed on ribs - has peripheral reinforcing strap joined to ribs and to cover
US4880024A (en) * 1986-04-15 1989-11-14 Siegfried Brell Self-supporting tent
DE19938383A1 (en) * 1999-08-06 2001-03-15 Cta Anlagenbau Gmbh Portable easily dismantled bar for outdoor festivals has bar counter as integral part of rod linkage of tent supported by upright tent stays and providing inner circular serving area
US20040226594A1 (en) * 2001-09-24 2004-11-18 Connelly Kevin T. Children's play area sunshade canopy
US20060191564A1 (en) * 2001-09-24 2006-08-31 Connelly Kevin T Children's play area sunshade canopy
US20090107484A1 (en) * 2007-10-31 2009-04-30 Bender William H Solar collector stabilized by cables and a compression element
US20090134104A1 (en) * 2006-05-16 2009-05-28 Malcolm Gordon Victory Rotary clothes line cover
US20090145471A1 (en) * 2007-10-09 2009-06-11 Chesness Curtis J Portable tent
US9924768B1 (en) 2015-12-11 2018-03-27 Yoel Rosenberger Umbrella with crossbeams and telescoping poles

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2485914A (en) * 1945-06-02 1949-10-25 Martin F Owens Collapsible housing
US2840400A (en) * 1952-11-28 1958-06-24 Azzo Errol P D Clamping structure for tubular bars
US3055380A (en) * 1959-10-02 1962-09-25 Eugene A Benka Folding tent
US3119402A (en) * 1961-01-03 1964-01-28 Canvas Specialty Mfg Company Tent assembly
US3259140A (en) * 1964-07-27 1966-07-05 Kermit H Burgin Adjustable tent roof support
US3738378A (en) * 1971-07-19 1973-06-12 W Williams Umbrella tent
FR2485896A1 (en) * 1980-07-04 1982-01-08 Jacques Shelly Umbrella or sunshade with rounded ferrule fixed on ribs - has peripheral reinforcing strap joined to ribs and to cover
US4880024A (en) * 1986-04-15 1989-11-14 Siegfried Brell Self-supporting tent
DE19938383A1 (en) * 1999-08-06 2001-03-15 Cta Anlagenbau Gmbh Portable easily dismantled bar for outdoor festivals has bar counter as integral part of rod linkage of tent supported by upright tent stays and providing inner circular serving area
US7316237B2 (en) 2001-09-24 2008-01-08 Solar Dynamics Corporation Children's play area sunshade canopy
US20040226594A1 (en) * 2001-09-24 2004-11-18 Connelly Kevin T. Children's play area sunshade canopy
US20060191564A1 (en) * 2001-09-24 2006-08-31 Connelly Kevin T Children's play area sunshade canopy
US20090134104A1 (en) * 2006-05-16 2009-05-28 Malcolm Gordon Victory Rotary clothes line cover
US7909051B2 (en) * 2006-05-16 2011-03-22 Malcolm Gordon Victory Rotary clothes line cover
US20090145471A1 (en) * 2007-10-09 2009-06-11 Chesness Curtis J Portable tent
US8156952B2 (en) * 2007-10-09 2012-04-17 Chesness Curtis J Portable tent
US20090107484A1 (en) * 2007-10-31 2009-04-30 Bender William H Solar collector stabilized by cables and a compression element
US7748376B2 (en) * 2007-10-31 2010-07-06 Bender William H Solar collector stabilized by cables and a compression element
US8408198B2 (en) 2007-10-31 2013-04-02 William H. Bender Solar collector stabilized by cables and a compression element
US9329383B2 (en) 2007-10-31 2016-05-03 William H. Bender Solar collector stabilized by cables and a compression element
US9924768B1 (en) 2015-12-11 2018-03-27 Yoel Rosenberger Umbrella with crossbeams and telescoping poles

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