|Publication number||US1277077 A|
|Publication date||Aug 27, 1918|
|Filing date||Mar 12, 1918|
|Priority date||Mar 12, 1918|
|Publication number||US 1277077 A, US 1277077A, US-A-1277077, US1277077 A, US1277077A|
|Original Assignee||Harvey Ireland|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
WIRE SHOCK BINDER.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 12, I918.
Patented Aug. 27, 1918.
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HARVEY IRELAND, F NORTH'EIVIPORIA, VIRGINIA.
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- citizen of the United States, residing at North Emporia, in the county of Greenes- Be it known thatjI, HARVEY Innni nma ville and State of Virginia, haveinv'ented new and useful Improvements in Wire Shock-Binders, of which the following is a specification ,I
This invention relates to a band or binder for shocked field corn, the object of the incally contract as the corn dries out to keep the shock tight.
A still further object is to provide a band any number of which may be connected to form a band of any desired size to suit any preferred size of shock in which the corn is to be bound.
The invention consists of the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts, hereinafter fully described and claimed, referencebeing had to the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of acorn band or binder constructed in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 2 is a view showing the manner of joining two .or more bands to make a band of any desired length.
In carrying my invention into practice-I provide a binder comprising a band 1 of resilient spring wire, and made of any suitable length for the purpose, the band being applied in use about the shock of corn to be bound and the ends thereof connected to hold it securely in applied position. To this end, one of the extremities of the band is provided with a backturned hook 2, and the other end of the band is provided with a loop or eye 3 for engagement with the hook,
whereby the ends of the band may be coupled in such a manner as to enable them to be easily and conveniently engaged and disengaged.
The wire band is provided at suitable intervals with resilient expansible and contractible loops or coils 4;, which loops or coils 4: are formed by bending or twisting the wire upon itself, such coils being provi' App lica'tion filed Mei-ch 1 2, 1918. S eria1-No.221,981.
'jected in an outward direction from the body of the band to allow the, band body to come snugly into contact with the surface .60 contracted to. a desired degree to allow'the' of the shock. These coils 4 are adap'ted to be hand itselfto be expanded and placed un der proper tension about the shock,'whereby the corn may .be tightly bound-together. I WhenQthe corn dries out and shrinks, and a consequent contraction of the shock occurs, the coils i expand and thereby contract the band, drawing it closely to the shock and compensating for the contraction of the shock, thus keeping the band firmly and securely applied at all times.
In the construction disclosed I have shown one of the coils kl disposed in proximity to the end of the band provided with a hook 2, and as illustrated this hook is formed by a bent continuation or doubled portion of the wire looping from such coil, one portion of the continuation of the wire forming a relativelyarranged arm 5 extending from the coil and the other portion of the continuation an arm 6 which extends backwardly to the coil and is provided with a connecting hook 7 engaging the same, whereby a spring and durable type of coupling hook 2 is produced.
' In theuse of the band, it will of course be understood that it is expanded around the shock and held by coupling the ends thereof together, the band being preferably applied and drawn to a high tension by means of a straining lever or other suitable tool, thus contracting the coils 4:, which will subsequently expand as the shock shrinks "Specification of Letters Patent; Patented Aug.'2'7,19 18.
first-named band engagedwith one of the eyes 4 on the adjacent end of the secondnamed band, the hook 2 on the opposite end at a comparatively low cost, that it is du-' rable and may be employed for a long period, and that, while adapted to securelyhold the corn bound, it may be at any time easily and conveniently removed inan 'obvi-" OHS manner.
Having-thus fullydescribed my invention, I claim g k 1. A corn shock binder comprising a resilient wire bend having an eye at one end thereof and provided at points. With con traction an'd'expnnsion' coils, one ofisaid coils be'ing located at the opposite end of the band,f;tn d the Wire at such end of the band being extended end formed to provide a hook hzrving a, reinforcing connection Copies r tnisip tem may be obtained for "and'provided at points with contraction and expansion coils, one of said coils being located at the op osite, end of the bend, and
the Wire at suc end of the band being extended beyond said coil and, formed to pro,-, 7
vide inner and outer arms vand a hook to engage the eye, the ,onter arn being connected at'its extremity With the aforesaid coil.
In, testimony whereof I ath my signature.
H RVEY IRELAND.
fiv 'je n qmby; adsir e ine e ommi s one f at Washington, D. 0.?
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