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Aug. 21, 1946.
A. K. WHITE mi.
Filed .Feb. 28, 1944
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Patented Aug. 27,- 1946
Avis K. White and Deslie F. White,
Center Ossipee, N. H.
Application February 28, 1944, Serial No. 524,220
2 Claims. (Cl. 160-119)
The invention relates to screens and more es
hinges I3 located near the upper and lower ends
thereof. Each panel I0 and II is formed with a
wood frame I 4, although the same may be made
from Other rigid material, and a fabric center
pecially foldable dressing screens.
The primary object of the invention is the pro
vision of a screen of this character, wherein the
panels thereof are ,foldable with relation to each
other, and these are equipped with a towel rack,
covering I5, strip fastened thereto at IE to be
taut. The coverings I5 are ?tted with pockets
I‘! for accommodating clothing or other articles,
these pockets being open at their upper ends, so
_mirror and pockets for accommodating toilet
articles or other gadgets required for dressing
Another object of the invention is the provision 10
of a screen of this character, wherein the height
thereof can be increased or decreased, the panels
being sectioned which are separable from each
other and adaptable for nesting one within the
A further object of the invention is the provi
sion of a screen of this character, wherein the
construction thereof is such that it can be easily
transported, in that it may be carried as luggage,
as when it is folded is compact, and the separable 20
sections are susceptible of being nested in ‘a novel
that access may be had thereto when the section
is unfolded and at rest in an upright position.
On the section panel III is a towel rack I8 which
is above the pocket I1 thereon. It is preferablev
to have the pockets I'I o?set with relation to each
other on the respective panels I II and I I, so asnot
to interfere with the folding thereof to the posi
tion shown in Figure 3 of the drawing.
The upper section B comprises side panels [9 '
and 20, respectively, and an intermediate panel
2|, which are foldably connected by hinges 22.
These side section panels I9 and 20 are?tted
on the center covering 23 with pockets 24 and
25, the pockets 24 vary in size with respect to the
A further object of the invention is the provi
pockets 25, and each is adapted to accommodate
sion of a screen of this character, which is simple
articles when placed therein. The panel I9 is
in construction, thoroughly reliable and ef?cient 25 ?tted with a mirror 26 while the panel 20 may
in its purposes, strong, durable, easily and quickly
have attached thereto a picture or photograph
set up for use, and inexpensive to manufacture.
of a selected kind.
With these and other objects in view the in
The sections A and B are separably joined with
vention consists in the features of construction,
each other through dowel pins 28 socketed in the
combination and arrangement of parts as will
meeting ‘edges 29 and 30, respectively, when these
be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated
sections are superposed as ‘is clearly shown in
in the accompanying drawing, which shows the
Figures 1 and 4 of the drawing.
preferred form of embodiment of the invention,
The free edges of the side panels I0 and II are
and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.
equipped with buckling straps 3| for holding the
In the accompanying drawing:
35 same in a folded condition, while the panels I9 and
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the screen set
20 are provided at their free side edges with eyes
- and unique manner.
up for use.
' 32 for receiving the straps 3| when the panels
of the section B are folded and nested between
Figure 2 is a fragmentary top edge view.
Figure 3 is a plan view showing the screen in
the panels Ii! and II of the section A, as shown
a nested folded condition.
40 in Figure 3 of the drawing.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view on the
The panels I0, II‘, I9 and 20 carry abutment
line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Similar reference characters indicate corre
sponding parts throughout the several views in
the drawing.
Referring to the drawing in detail A designates
generally the lower foldable section and B the
upper foldable section, respectively, of the screen
constituting the present invention and herein
after set forth.
The lower foldable section A comprises a pair
of said panels I0 and II, respectively, these being
of elongated or substantially rectangular shape,
bars 33 and 34. respectively, so that when the
sections A and B are nested one within ‘the other
on the folding of their panels the said sections will ,
45 not become dislodged from nest position.
lower section A carries the upper section B on
the nesting of thesame.
Thescreen is set up as shown in Figure 1 and
7 folded and nested as shown in Figure 3 of the
50 drawing. j
What is claimed is:
1. A screen of the kind described, comprising
a lower section formed of two main panels con
and an intermediate panel I2, to which the side ' nected together by a narrow panel, an upper
panels I II and II are swingingly connected by 55 section similarly constructed, means separably
joining the two sections when in superposed rela
tion and in upright position, said upper section
being nestable and fastenable within the folded
lower section.
*2. A screen of the kind described, comprising
a lower section formed of two main panels swing
ingly connected together by a narrow panel,
means for securing the free ends of the main
panels together, an upper section similarly con
structed, means separably joining the sections
when in superposed relation and in upright posi
tion, said upper section being nestable and fas
tenable within the lower folded section by the
fastening means of the panels of the lower sec
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