Accession Number : ADD001398

Title :   Floatable, Telescoping, Transportable Shelter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Daughenbaugh,Raymond S ; Simon,Lewis B ; Braun,Frank R

Report Date : 10 Sep 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a floatable, telescoping, transportable shelter comprising an end section containing a plurality of telescoping middle sections which are pulled therefrom to form the shelter. A bulkhead provides a cover for the end section and a closure member for the last telescoped middle section. Seals for rendering the shelter water-tight are also provided. Wheels are attached to a side of the end section so that the shelter must be tipped over on its bottom in order to slide out the telescoping middle section, thereby providing easily removable wheels and imparting maximum stability to the shelter.

Descriptors :   *Shelters, *Patents, *Telescoping structures, Transportable, Floating bodies, Towed bodies, Watertightness, Handling, Stability, Wheels, Lightweight, Ship to shore

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE