Improvement in hopper for mills and g-rato-drills
US 105807 A
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. To `all whom 'it 'may concern Be it knowuthat I, Russen PfJoHNsoN, of Griffin, A
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RUSSEL P. J'onNsoN, or GRIFFIN, esonera.
Laim Paten: No. 105,807, dated .my 20, 1870.
IIVIJPROV'IElMENT IN HOPPER. FOR AND GRAlN-DRIJDS;
l-".lhe` Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making parte! the same'.
in the county of SpaldingV and in the State of Georgia,
have invented certain new and useful Improvements.
in Adjustable Feed-spout or Hopper for Mills and Grain-Drllsyand do hereby declare vthat the follow,-
ing isafnll, clear, and ,exact .description thereof', refereuee being,had tothe-.accompanying drawing and to the letters ofreferencemarked thereon making a part of this specification. i i
4The nature of myinvention consists in the oonstruction and arrangement of Aan adjustable feed-spout or auxiliary hopper, to be attached ,under the usual mill-hoppers andtalso to all kinds of drills for sowing grain and fertilizers.
`In order to enable others skilled in the art towhich my invention appertains to make and use the same,vI
1 will now proceed to describc'itsconstruction and op-V eration, referring to the annexed drawing, 'which fully represents -my' feed-spout. l Y
A represents the spout or hopper, made of any snitable dimensions, either of square, round, or oval form,
as may be desired.
- The lower` portion, B, of one side of the hopper is hinged, as shown, and operated by means of the setscrew O, working ina frame, D, attached to the hop- Pe The inner end of the screw C is swireled in a bar, E, attached to the hinged door B. i
By theruse of the screw O and hinged 'door B, it will be seen that 'the lower end, or rather the opening in the lower end of the hopper, is increased oddimin? Yished at will, thus regulating the quantity of grain passing through the same.
To prevent waste of grain at the sides of the hopper, the door B may be provided with jaws to work with said door or lip. A
This device is intended to supersede the old clumsy shoe under mill-hoppers, and may also be used on all lkinds of drills for sowing grain and fertilizers, .aswell as ou steam machinery for like purposes.
'Having thus fully described my invention,
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is'- The arrangement of the hopperA, hinged door B, metalframe D, screw O, and bar E, all constructed and operating substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing, .If hzwe hereunto set my hand this 20th day of April, 1,870. y
RUSSEL P. JOHNSON.
I. .0. LITTLE, i W. H. `HIGnroNu.