US 1433777 A
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W. R. BROWN.
PORTABLE BUILDING. APPLICATION FILED oer-4, 1920.
Patented Oct. 31, 1922.
Patented Uct El, 1922.
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Application filed October t, rsao. Serial "No. siesta.
To all whom may concern:
Be it known that l, IL [AM ROBERTSON lilnowri, oi? the town of Oakville in the Province oil lslanitoba, Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Portable Buildings of which the following is the specification. I
The invention relates to improvements in portable buildings and 1)Rl"tl0llllll to a building which can be utilized for housing and feeding cattle in the winter time and for storing grain in the tall or harvest time and the object of the invention is to provide a portable building having one side wall thereof constructed so that it can be opened up and such that there will. be up rights exposed forming a'rack like side, such feature permitting of the use of the building for housing and feeding the cattle in a special way as hereinafter described and also permitting, when the side is closed,
of the storing of grain during harvest time.
With the above object in view the invention consists essentially in the arrangement and construction of parts hereinatiter more particularly described and later pointed out in the appended claim, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a barn or building constructed in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 9, is a. sectional view through the barn with the open side butted against a stack on the field.
Fig. 3 is a plan view showing diagra1nniatically the manner in which the barn is pulled up to the stack.
in the drawing like characters of reference indicate correspondng parts in the several figures.
,i represents the building or barn which is mounted on suitable skids 2 and 3, the skids being placed directly under the floor a. and being located crosswise of the barn. fine end of the barn is provided with the customary hinged entrance door 5 and the root and other walls with the exception of one side wall. are of ordinary construction. The side wall last referred to is arranged so that it can be opened or closed as wished and presents the usual spaced uprights 6 extending between the sill 7 and the roof beam 8, 9 is a base board detachably secured by books 9 to the lower ends of the uprights and partially closing in the side tor a predetermined height.
10 .is a gate having the upper edge pivotally secured by hinges 11 to the root beam 8 which supports it. This gate or side door is of a size such that when down it will close the side of the barn, the lower edge thereof swinging in immediately above the upper edge of the foot board 9.
Whilst I have described it as a single door it will be readily understood that it could be divided into several doors it wished each one being independent of the other.
llleans are provided for raising the side door to open position asvshown in Fig. 2, such being a line 12 secured to each end of the door and passing over a pulley 13 located at the peak of the barn and suitably fastened to any forinot' catch ll located at the end oi" the barn.
On each end of the barn and adjacent the side remote from the gate I locate a winding drum indicated generally by the reference numeral 15, the drum in each instance being provided with a winding cable 16.
When one wished to use this granary as a storage tank on the field he closes down the 10 to close the otherwise open side and then puts his grain in the building in the ordinary way.
However, when one wishes to use the barn for housing cattle or other animals he draws the barn up to the side of a stack indicated at 17, the gate side ot the barn abutting the stack.
In referring to Fig. 3 this is done. The cables 16 are pulled. on the drums and the free ends thereof are anchored as by driving spikes 18 and 19 into the ground at opposite sides of the stack. The attendant then turns the drums by applying cranks to the squared upper ends 15 thereof and accordingly draws the barn bodily upwardly to the stack on the skids the final position of the barn in respect to the stack being shown bestin Figure. 2. a
In the latter figure it will be seen that the side of the stack actually closes the adjacent side of the barn, with the result that when one removes the board 9 and lifts up the gate and fastens it in the position shown in Fig. 2 the side of the barn is closed by the stack and the hay, straw or such mateone will see how rial can be actually eaten by the cattle within the barn directly from the stack, the uprights 6 at this time forming a rack.
The farmer can from time to time tighten up the cables to draw the barn closely to the stack, this being done as the hay or straw is gradually eaten. By so doing there will be very little cold air get into the barn from the stack side and the feed is at all times within convenient range of the animals.
By providing a barn of this kind I not only allow it to be used for a double purpose; that, is for storing grain and housing cattle, as occasion may demand, but I also avoid the laborious operation of having to carry the food to the animals and feed them as would otherwise occur. j
What I claim as my invention is Aportable housing provided with an open side and with a door giving access therein,
spaced bars extending across the open side and forming a rack adapted to be engaged against a hay stack when the housing is used as a cattle shelter, and means for closing the open side when the housing is to be used as a storage barn, said closure means comprising a foot member detachably supported by the rack and extending across the bottom of the open side and a door hingedly connected at its upper edge to the housing so that in lowered position the lower edge of the door engages the foot member, thus entirely closing said open side.
Signed at Winnipeg this September, 1920.
WILLIAM ROBERTSON BROWN.
In the presence of- GERALD S. ROXBURGH, K, B. WAKEFIELD.
22nd day of