Self-Packaging Portable Housing Structure (Patent No: 928024)
Inventor: Hampson, Jack E.
Description: CLASS 20-7.
Jack E. Hampson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Granted to Atco Industries Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Application No. 089,726. filed July 31, 1970.
A portable, prefabricated, self-packaging housing structure having a box beam roof component, wall panels and a flat floor component. In an erected condition, the wall panels extend vertically between the roof component and the floor component and tie-down means connect the roof and floor components, the tie-down means being tensioned to maintain a bottom edge surface of the roof component against the top edge surfaces of the wall panels and the bottom edge surfaces of the wall panels against the upper peripheral edge surface of the floor component. The engaged surfaces of the roof component, wall panels and floor component are provided with mating keystrips and keyslots to increase the rigidity of the structure and to seal the joints against the weather. In a shipping condition, the wall panels are enclosed under the roof component which is secured by the tie-down means directly on the floor component, whereby a package is formed which may be stacked with a number of like structures, one directly upon the other.