The Morrison Table Shelter

THE MORRISON SHELTER

 

LIST oF PARTS

 

Uprights or Legs:

Four 6 in. by 6 in. steel angles each 2 ft. 5 in. long (marked 1).

Top Side Rails:

Two 3 in. by 21/2 in. steel angles each 6 ft. 4 in. long (marked 2).

Bottom Side Rails:

Two 21/2 in. by 21/2 in. steel angles each 6 ft. 4 in. long (marked 3).

Top End Rails:

Two 21/2 in. by 21/2 in. steel angles each 3 ft. 103/4in. long (marked 4).

Bottom End Rails:

Two 21/2 in. by 21/2 in. steel angles each 3 ft. 103/4 in. long (marked 5).

Top of Shelter:

One 1/8 in. thick steel plate 6 ft. 5 in. long, 3 ft. 113/4 in. wide.

Covering for Sides of Shelters:

Two panels of welded wire mesh each 5 ft. 4 in. by 2 ft. 3 in.

Covering for Ends of Shelter:

Two panels of welded wire mesh each 2 ft. 10 in. by 2 ft. 3 in.

Mattress:

Twelve steel laths each 3 ft. 41/2 in. long.

Six steel laths each 5 ft. 93/4 in. long.

Mattress Fixings:

Eighteen coil springs.

Eighteen hooks.

Belts and Nuts:

Sixteen 3/8 in. diameter nuts and bolts 3/4 in. long (for fixing top plate to frame).

Thirty-two 5/8 in. diameter nuts and bolts 11/2 in. long (for fixing top and bottom angle rails to uprights).

Studs for Holding Welded Wire Mesh Sides in position:

Forty-eight 1/4 in. diameter nuts and bolts 1 in. long.

Forty-eight washers 1 in. outside diameter.

Forty eight tube distance-pieces 5/16 in. long.

Fastenings:

Four hook and eye fastenings (fixings for welded wire mesh sides).

Tools:

One double ended spanner 1/4 in. and 3/8 in.

One 5/8 in. spanner with pointed handle.

One drawback (” button-hook “) for fixing mattress springs.


So now you know.

Considering the front parlour only measured about 12 ft square in many of the terraced houses it is assumed that most of these table shelters would have been against one wall, if not two.

The one tool missing in the list seems to have been a pipe to smoke, as it appears to be essential for many of the assembly sections, according to the pictures.