UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ZABING A. BAKER, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIUOBNIA.
STTN AND WIND SHIELD. Application filed Augnist 25, 1920. Serial No. 405,995.
To all '-whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Zaring, A. Baker, a citizen,of the United States, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and 5 State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in. Sun. and Wind •Shields, of which the following is a specification.
It is the object of this invention to pro10 vide a shelter or v structure which may be quickly set up in position for use, such as upon a beach, in order to provide a tent.like member which willform a, sun and wind shield. . '•'.,•
15 The invention,also contemplates the provision of a construction which may be readily knocked down and folded into small compass in order that the device may be readily transported, and which will be self support20 ing.when in position for,use. ,
The invention will be readily understood from the 'following description, of the accompanying drawings, in .which—
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the de25 vice in position for use.
Fig. '2' is a plan view,of the same. Fig. 3 is. a front: elevation with the front curtain broken away. ...'','
Fig. 4 is a vertical section on the line 30 4—4 of Fig. 3. •.•"••. .':.'.
Figs. 5. and 6 are detail top and side views of the, joint for the braces. . , ,
The device is adapted to form a triangular tent-like structure supported at the three 35 corners of a triangle by the front .supporting uprights .1 and the rear or third supporting upright 2. ' The supporting uprights are, preferably, provided with pointed lower ends 3 adapted to be forced into the ground 'to for positioning the uprights. : , The supporting uprights are,-.preferably, each, formed in separable, sections, one of which terminates in a sleeve 4 .received over the end of the section. The other .section of •J5 the upright terminates in a pin. 6 received over the end of the section and adapted to be removably received .within the end of sleeve 4 in order to connect the sections of the upright. A flexible connection shown 50 as a chain 7, preferably, connects the two sections of an upright in order to prevent the misplacement of the same.
A cross supporting rod 8 connects the
upper ends of front supporting uprights 1.
55 As an instance of this arrangement the cross
support is shown as formed of sections hinged to the upper ends of the respective supporting uprights 1 as by the hinges 9 so that said sections may be folded alongside the upper sections of the supporting *0 uprights. A sleeve 10 is received over the meeting ends of the sections forming the cross, support so that by shifting said sleeve along the cross support, so as to 'uncover the .meeting ends of the sections, the latter may 'M be'readily swung apart.
Supporting rods 35 Connect the upper ends of the respective front supporting uprights 1 with the upper end of rear supporting upright ,2. These rods are made in sections 70 hinged as shown at 36 to the uprights and having.a sleeve 37 received over their meeting ends. The top supporting rod 11 extends forwardly from the rear supporting upright 2 to a point midway of the length 75 of front cross support 8. This supporting rod is.made in sections having a hinged connection 12. and the rear end of rod 11 is hinged to supporting upright 2 as by a hinge .36'. "'; . ^ • ' 80
Braces are pi'pvicled between, uprights 1 an.cl;:supporting rods 3,5. These braces .are shown:' as' sectional braces, comprising the sections. 3,8—39 pivoted to the uprights and to .the supporting rods respectively. The 85 sections of a' brace, are pivoted together as shown at. 40 with the end of one section extending beyond the pivot, as shown" at 41. This extension is provided with a recess 43 adapted to engage the lug 42 provided-on the other .section of the brace so that when the sections forming the brace are swung into longitudinal continuation of one another the co-operating lug and recess will form retaining means for the brace. :,
Braces 45 are arranged between the rear 'supporting upright and supporting rods 35. These braces are pivoted at their respective ends to the supporting rods 35 and to a sleeve 46 slidable along the rear supporting upright. A brace is also arranged between sleeve 46.and the top supporting rod 11. This brace comprises pivoted sections 48—47 pivoted to the sleeve and to the supporting rod respectively. The meeting ends of the 105 brace sections are pivoted as shown at 40s and a retaining means is provided for the brace sections including a co-operating lug and recess 42—43 as previously described.
The parts are so arranged that when the no