Free Standing Dome Tent, 1948

This may be the mother of all free standing dome tents.  It is a free standing tent, which uses arched poles attached to the floor of the tent, with the tent body attached to the poles along the length of the poles.  At the top a line attaches the tip of the tent to the poles.  The poles are made in sections for compact size when transporting the tent.  The patent was filed in 1948.