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Publication numberUS1141917 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 8, 1915
Filing dateApr 29, 1914
Priority dateApr 29, 1914
Publication numberUS 1141917 A, US 1141917A, US-A-1141917, US1141917 A, US1141917A
InventorsWilliam A Anderson
Original AssigneeWilliam A Anderson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1141917 A
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Patented June 8, 1915.





Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June d, 1915.

Application filed April 29, 1914. Serial No. 835,329.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM A. ANDER- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Greenfield, in the county of Highland and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Scrapers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to scrapers of the type commonly used for removing moisture, such as perspiration, from the bodies of horses or other animals. As commonly constructed these scrapers are of wood and both faces are either fiat or convex.

The object of the present invention is to provide a scraper of this type having its inner face concave or cup-shaped so that the moisture will be lifted from the hair of the animal when first engaged by the scraper. When so lifted it may be carried away either by moving the scraper or by allowing it to run down the hollow or concave inner surfaceof the scraper.

A further object of the invention is to provide a scraper of this kind of such a construction that it can be made of metal, not only enabling the scraper to be manufactured very cheaply but providing a scraper which will be very durable, as it cannot be easily broken.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a scraper embodying my invention; Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same; and Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on the line a: w of Fig. 2.

In these drawings I have illustrated one embodiment of my invention and have shown the same as comprising a body portion 1 which is preferably curved about a transverse axis on a comparatively long radius to conform the same to the curvature of the bodies of animals upon which it is to be used. This body portion is provided at one end with a handle 2 which, in the present instance, comprises merely a straight continuation of the curved body portion. The scraper is preferably cupped so as to readily remove the water or moisture from the hide of the animal and to this end I have formed the inner face of the body portion 1 concave,

that is, I have curved the inner face about an axis extending longitudinally to the body portion and on a comparatively short radius.

The edges of the concave face of the scraper are comparatively thin and as the scraper is moved over the body of the animal the moisture which is forced out of the hair will be lifted into the concave or hollow face of the scraper, and can be removed or permitted to run down the hollow face of the scraper, the

l inner face of the scraper being, in the present instance, concave throughout its entire length, including the handle. This construction of the scraper enables it to be readily made from a suitable metal, such as aluminium, either by the use of dies or in any other suitable manner. When so formed an elongated strip of metal is bent into the shape above described and in order to form the handle the straight portion of the scraper is curved about a longitudinal axis on a radius somewhat shorter than the radius about which the body portion of the scraper is curved, thus providing a more convenient hand grip.

While the location and degree of curvature of the curve about the transverse axis may be varied at will I have, in the present embodiment of the invention, shown this curve arranged near the outer end of the scraper and have formed the body portion between the curve and the handle with a very slight curve. This particular construction better adapts the scraper for application-to different parts of the body of the animal, the substantially straight or slightly curved body portion of the scraper fitting the broader body portions, while the curved portion at the outer end enables the scraper to reach parts of the body that the straighter portion will not reach.

The manner of using the scraper will be obvious from the foregoing description and it will be apparent that the scraper has distinct advantages over the type of scraper now in use. First, it will more quickly and more thoroughly remove the moisture from the hide of the animal, and second, it can be constructed of metal, thereby economically producing a very durablescraper.

While I have shown and described one embodiment of my invention it will be understood that this has been chosen for the purposes of illustration only and that I do not desire to belimited to the details of construction shown and described, for obvious modifications will occur to a person. skilled in the art.

ananimal, having its inner.

face to receive the moisture displaced by the edge of said body portion, and provided at one end with a handle.

2. A scraper of the kind described comprising a strip 'of'metal curved about a longitudinal axis to form a concave face on one side thereof to receive the moisture displaced by the edge thereof and curved about a transverseaxis to conform it to the body of an animal and having an'end portion forming a handle. r

3. A scraper of the kind described com prising a strip of metal curved throughout its length on a longitudinal axis, curved for 'a portion of its length about a transverse axis and having a portion which is not curved about a transverse axls.

In testimony whereof, I afiix my signa- U'opies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing th Commissioner of Patents Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification119/623
Cooperative ClassificationA01K13/002