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Publication numberUS1220650 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 27, 1917
Filing dateMar 7, 1916
Priority dateMar 7, 1916
Publication numberUS 1220650 A, US 1220650A, US-A-1220650, US1220650 A, US1220650A
InventorsThomas J Le Gore
Original AssigneeThomas J Le Gore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seed-corn rack.
US 1220650 A
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Patented Mar. 27, 1917.

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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented EH31. 27, 191"].

Application filed March 7, 1916. Serial No. 82,562.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, THOMAS J. Ln GORE, a citizen of the United States, and resident of Jefferson, in the county of Greene and State of Iowa, have invented a certain new and useful Seed-Corn Rack, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a seed corn rack of simple, durable and inexpensive construction.

A further object is to provide a seed corn rack or hanger assembled from separate parts, so constructed and arranged as to be connected together without the use of special tools or additional parts, and which by the simple addition of more units can be made of any desired capacity.

Still a further object is to provide such a rack having projecting points upon which the cobs of the ears may be mounted in such a way that the ears of corn are separated from contact wth each other, and are subject to free circulation of air.

Still a further object is to provide such a rack made of units each comprising a wire properly bent and shaped to form a unit, adapted to be mounted on other units for forming a completed rack.

My invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of the various parts of the device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in my claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which: I

Figure 1 shows a side elevation of a rack composed of several units embodying a'form of my invention.

Fig. 2 shows a top or plan view of two of the units assembled in position for forming a part of a rack,

Fig. 3 shows a perspective view of one of the units shown in Fig. 1,

Fig. 4 shows a side elevation of a hook device for supporting my seed corn rack,

Fig. 5 shows a side elevation of a unit of the preferred form.

A unit of my improved corn rack comprises, in one form a wire bent at its central portion to form a horizontal U, indicated in the accompanying drawings by the reference numeral 10.

The portions of the wire at the end of each arm of the U-shaped portion 10 are bent away therefrom substantially at right angles thereto and are preferably inclined somewhat toward each in Fig. 3.

The portions of the wire at the outer ends of the portions 11 are then bent to form acute angles with the portions 11 and extending away from each other at 12. The upper ends of the portions 12 are preferably provided with sharp points as shown.

My improved corn rack is built up from units of the kind just described. Two of the unitsare placed together with the U- shaped portions overlapping each other, and with the portions 11 adjacent to each other, as shown in Fig. 2, with the portion 12 extending from the central parts of the units in different directions.

The next unit is then placed over the portions 11 with all four of the portions 11 of the first two units received within the portions 11 of the third unit, and with the U-shaped portion of the third unit dropped downwardly over the portion 11 of the first two units to the lower ends thereof, as shown, with the portions received between the lower ends of the two adjacent portions 12 of the first unit. The fourth unit is then mounted on the first two units with the por tions 11 of the first two units received between the portions 11 of the fourth units, and the third unit is then dropped downwardly on the portions 11 until the portions 11 of the first two units are received other at 11, as shown in the U-shaped portionsof the second and third units, as shown in Fig. 1, with the portion 11 of the fourth unit received be tween the other two adjacent portions 12 of the first two units. A bolt 13 may be inserted upwardly between the portions 10 of the first two units, as shown in Fig. 1, and the head 14 will not pass between the portions 10 of the first two units and will serve to support the rack. The bolt may be secured to any suitable support 15. It will be seen that as many of the units may be mounted on the rack as may be desired, and that the user can make it any capacity that he desires. a

The units are of extremely simple and inexpensive construction, and may be bent by the use of simple machinery. The ears of corn are placed with the points of the members 12 inserted into the cob, at the butts of the ears, as shown in Fig. 1.

In Fig. 4- is shown a hook comprising wire 16 having the form of an inverted U adapted to hang on a nail and having hooks l7 atits ends to engage the positions 10 of two units.

In Fig. 5 I have shown a unit of preferred form, which is similar to the ones heretofore described except that the points of the portions 12 are somewhat curved at 18 to permit the curved portion to be rotated in the cob to form an air space.

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of the parts of my improved seed corn rack without departing from its essential features, and purposes, and it is my intention to cover by this application any such changes which may be included within the scope of my claims;

I claim as my invention:

1. A seed corn rack including a member adapted to be inserted into a cob, said 1nemher being curved whereby when the cob is rotated with relation to the member, an air space may be created.

2. A seed corn rack comprising a plurality of units, each unit having a substantially U-shaped member with portions extending downwardly from the arms of said U-shaped members, and having portions on the lower ends of said downwardly extending portions extending upwardly and away from each other, and adapted to be inserted 1 into a cob, said last described portion being somewhat curved whereby when the cob is rotated with relation to said portions, an air space is created.

Des Moines, Iowa, February 4, 1916.


Copies of this patent maybe obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of ?atents, Washington, D. C.

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US2951590 *May 20, 1957Sep 6, 1960Feser Edward JContainer racks
US4924768 *Feb 25, 1988May 15, 1990Gemco-Ware Inc.Multi-purpose baking and roasting rack
U.S. Classification211/125, 211/119
Cooperative ClassificationA01F25/12