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Publication numberUS1246751 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1917
Filing dateJul 12, 1916
Priority dateJul 12, 1916
Publication numberUS 1246751 A, US 1246751A, US-A-1246751, US1246751 A, US1246751A
InventorsBurt J Kaull
Original AssigneeIndiana Wagon Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible hog-feeder.
US 1246751 A
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Patented Nov. 13, 1917.



Patented Nov. 13,1917.


INVENTOR .13 u 7" #717? u WITNESSES:




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 13, 1917,.

Application filed July 12, 1916. Serial No. 108,772.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, BURT J. KAULL, a citizen'of the United States, residing at La Fayette, in the county of Tippecanoe and State of Indiana, useful Collapsible Hog-Feeder, of which the following is a specification.

It is well known that hogs will balance their own ration if reasonable facilities are provided for that purpose, and the object of my present invention is to produce an automatic feeding device in such form that it may be cheaply constructed, readily shipped, and assembled, and serve the foods in such manner as to be at all times clean, separated and protected from the weather.

The accompanying drawings illustrate my invention. Figure 1 is a perspective view of the assembled structure; Fig. 2 a perspective view with the cover and trough shields removed; Fig. 3 a perspective view of the apparatus collapsed ready forshipment; Fig. 4 a transverse section through the ridge; Fig. 5 a perspective detail of the means for clamping one of the valves in place; Fig. 6 a longitudinal section through the clamp shown in Fig. 5; and Fig. 7 a detail of one of the trough covers.

In the drawings, 10 indicates a shallow trough provided with runners 11 upon its imder side so as to produce a sled-like structure which may be readily hauled along the ground by attaching a suitable hauling cable to the eye 12. Along its center, trough 10 is provided with a ridge 13. Detachably attached to the end boards of trough 10 by bolts 14 are end pieces 15 which are conveniently kite-shaped, each of the end pieces having side bars 16 through which fastening bolts 17 are passed, said bolts also pass ing through cleats 18 which are attached at the proper points to the inner faces of the sides 19 which extend from the top to near the bottom of the long'sides of the kiteshaped ends 15. At an intermediate point on the inner faces of sides 19 are pairs of cleats 20, 20, which are separated from each other so as to form receiving grooves for the edges of a removable partition 21. Partition 21, as well as one of the ends 15, is provided with vertical cleats 22 which form grooves for the reception of a removable longitudinal partition 23. The partitions 21 and 23 are held in place without fastening bolts.

have invented a new and The top is formed by two members 24 and 25 which are hinged together'by ordinary hinges 26 and the joint covered by a strip. ofcanvas 27 to make a weather proof joint. The member 24 is provided with cleats 28 which fit down, over the outer faces of the. ends 15 and a single, bolt 29 at each end serves to fasten the entire roof structure firmly in place, the section 25 being free to be opened upwardly but normally resting in a weather-proofing manner over the chambers formed by the parts already described. The section 25 is provided with cleats 30 like cleats 28.

The lower edges of the sides 19 rest upon the end boards of the trough 10 and thus lie a short distance above the bottom of the trough, as clearly shown in Fig. 6. Attached to the outer faces of sides 19 are guide strips 31, three of such strips being provided as shown in Fig. 1. Adjacent the lower end of each guide strip 31 is a perforation 32 formed through the bottom of the trough 10 and slidably mounted between each pair of guide strips 31 are valves or gates 33 and 34. In order to provide a simple yet efi'ective means for clamping these valves in place, so that the hogs cannot raise them, I provide clamping bars 35 which may be conveniently formed of ordinary scrap or bar iron rolled at one end to form a pin 35' adapted to be inserted in one of the holes 32. The inner face of the fiat portion of each bar 35 is preferably roughened, as indicated at 36, and at an intermediate point this flat portion is perforated at 37 to receive a bolt 38 passing through the guide strip 31 and receiving the butterfly 39. By this simple construction I am able, with a single clamping nut, to firmly hold the engaged end of the valve 33 01' 34. r a

In order to protect the foods exposed in the edges of trough 10, I provide readily detachable eaves 41 which are conveniently formed of sheet metal rolled at the edges as indicated at 42, and provided at the ends with stiffening cleats 43. Just inside one of the rolls 42, the metal is perforated at' two points 44 to receive the downwardly and f inwardly curved finger 45 of a threaded pin 46 screwed into the side 19. Each of the eaves is'provided near its outer edge with an eye 47 to which is attached a chain 48 which may be hooked, in an adjustable manner,

into hook 49 carried by the side 19 near its upper edge.

In order to collapse the structure, bolts 29 are removed and the tWo parts 24 and 25 folded top to top. Bolts 17 and 14 are removed, so that the sides and ends may be separated from each other and from the trough l0, whereupon the various parts may be stacked and crated in a very compact form.

In the form shown, three different foods may be placed in the three compartments and the flow therefrom regulated by proper adjustment of the valves 83 and 34;, so that there will never be any overflow from trough 10 but there will always be clean feed readily accessible to the hogs.

I claim as my invention:

In a hog feeder, the combination with the trough and main body thereof, of means for controlling the flow of material from the main body to the trough, comprising a vertically slidable valve and a clamping bar for said valve, said clamping bar having one end projected into a perforation in the bottom of the trough and the other end 0verlying the valve and adjustably held in position by a clamping-bolt.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at La Fayette, Indiana, this 6th day of July, A. D. one thousand nine hun dr'ed and sixteen. V


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing: the, Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G,

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U.S. Classification119/53
Cooperative ClassificationA01K39/012