Spa shell

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FIG. 1 is a top front perspective of a spa shell showing our new design, the broken lines are for illustrative purposes only and form no part of the claimed design;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view thereof;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 3--3 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 4--4 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is cross-sectional view taken along line 5--5 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 6 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 6--6 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 7--7 of FIG. 2; and,

FIG. 8 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 8--8 of FIG. 2.

The bottom is plain and unornamented.

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  • Brochure of Softub entitled, "Series by Softub" (Jun. 1993). Brochure of SoftSider Spas, "Unwind After A Day In The Jungle" (Admitted Prior Art). Flyer of Duo Spa (Admitted Prior Art). Flyer of Hot Spring Portable Spas, "The Tip Top" (1991). Brochure entitled, "The Spa of Infinite Possibilities" (Admitted Prior Art). Brochure entitled, "The Softub Resort" (Aug. 1992). Brochure entitled, "The Softub Sportster" (Admitted Prior Art). Brochure entitled, "EZ-1 Spa Portable" (Admitted Prior Art). Brochure entitled, "Introducing The Easy Life Style" (1993).
Patent History
Patent number: D368530
Type: Grant
Filed: Mar 3, 1994
Date of Patent: Apr 2, 1996
Assignee: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation (Vista, CA)
Inventors: Michael E. Lawing (San Diego, CA), Walter R. Cumiskey (Vista, CA), Jeffrey K. Watkins (Rancho Santa Fe, CA)
Primary Examiner: Stella Reid
Attorneys: Leon E. Redman, Malcolm L. Sutherland
Application Number: 0/19,509
Current U.S. Class: Tank Or Bath (59) (D24/204)