US 1531617 A
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umh 31. 192s. 1,531,617
. A. J. JAHDE HOG THOUGH Filed May 2, 1924' Patented Mar, 3l, 1925.
* UNITED? STATES ADOLPH J. JAHDE, 0F CHARTER OAK, IOWA, ASSIGNOR 0F ONE-HALF TO V.HANS F.
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MAHLSTEDT, OF SCHLES-VIG, IOWA.
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Application filed May 2, 1924. Serial lNo. 710,584.
To all @071.0711 @7; may concern.'
Be it known that I, ADOLPH J. JAHDE, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Charter Oak, in the county of Crawford and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hog Troughs, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to watering troughs, particularly for use for watering hogs, and it is my purpose to provide such a trough. which is very simple, durable, and inexpensive in construction.
A further object is to provide such trough, together with means for securing it to a support, whereby the hogs cannot overturn it or push it from place to place.
A still further object is to provide such a trough which is secured toa support in.
such a manner that it may be rotated around a portion of its supporting means in order to empty water from it.
A still further object .is to provide securing mechanism whereby thetrou'ghY may be entirely detached from its support when desired.
With these and other objects in view, my invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of the various 0 parts of my device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in myV claims, and illustrated inthe accompanying drawings, in which:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of my trough secured to a support.
Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the support showing the trough in end elevation.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view, taken on the line3-3 of Fig; 1.
One of the difficulties experienced with the average hog watering trough is that the hogs will push it from place to place, and the friction with the ground will eventually wear through the bottom of the trough. For this reason it is desirable to secure the trough to a support.
It is also well-known that the average hog trough becomes muddied very quickly by the feet of the hogs, and it is necessary to rinse them quite frequently. My invention contemplates the use of a trough which is iiXed to a support in such a manner that by simply withdrawing a hinge pin or shaft from its receiving `loops the vtrough 'inay be pivoted aro-und another pin as an axis, and will automatically drop to a position where the dirty water will entirely drain therefrom. A
In the construction of my trough I have embodied these features in a very simple and novel structure, which'I will now describe. l
v I have used the reference numeral 10 to indicate, generally, a gate,the side of a shed, or the like` which Vis to form asup'- y port for my improved trough. I provide the supporting loop members, A, which'are f formed of a length of strap metal, bent at their ends into' the loops or eyes, lland 11a, which are connected 'by the web of.,
The supporting loop members are securedv to the support, 10, by means of. bolts or.V
screws, or the like, 13.
The trough proper comprises a frame work including the end rings, B, which are bent so as to form the top portion, 14a-,the
`bottom portion, 15, which may be slightly the back, 17, and bent-and soldered to the` front, 18. The rings-B, are connected by the protecting strips, 20, and themembers, 18, 15 and 20, are secured together by means of the rivets, 21. A brace, 22, is fixed to the back, 17, by means of rivets, 23, which extend through the back, 17 the brace, 22 and the loop members,-G.
The loop members, C, comprise portions of strap metal, similar to the'members, A, and include the connecting webs, 241, and end loops or eyes, and 26, formed thereon.
The eyes, 25 and 26, are designed to register with the eyes, 11 and 11, respectively. I provide the pivot rods or pins, 28 and 29, designed to be received through the eyes, 11 and 25, 11a and 26. Each of the rods has a handle, 29a, by which the rod may be readily withdrawn. It will be seen that by withdrawing the rod, 28, the trough will be' allowed to drop to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2. The rivet, 2l, will contact with the support and the trough will be held in position where the bottoni, 18, is substantially perpendicular. rllhus the water will be allowed 4to drain from the trough and the trough may be readily rinsed by throwing water against it from the side and allowing it to drain out. lt will be seen that the trough may be drained instantly by withdrawing the pin, 29, or may be readily removed entirely from its support if it is desirable to store it for a time while not in use. l
The braces, 20, protect the trough from being dented. lt Jill be seen that the hogs can in no way injure the troilgh by hitting it with their snouts.
.There is no mechanism which can get out of order or which can be injured by the hogs. Y
My device is of the simplest construction, yet its utility is obvious considering the necessity for cleaning ya trough quickly.
' Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of the parts of my invention without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my invention, and it is my'intention to cover by my claims, any modified forms of structure or use Yof mechanical equivalents which may be reasonably included within their scope.
I claimias my invention:
l. A trough having a back, pairs of hinge loops having integral connecting webs fixed to the back of the trough at the ends there?V Y 2. In combination with al vertical support, a pair of supporting elements comprising webs of strap metal having their ends rolled to form supporting loops and fastened to thel support in spaced vertical position, a trough having a normally vertical back,l a forwardly and upwardly inclined forward wall, a pair of hinge elements each comprising hinge loops connected by integral webs, iixed to thebaclr at the ends thereof, the hinge loops being positioned to register withthe supporting.
, loops, a removable hinge pin Ior connecting the Vupper hinge loops to either the upper or lower supporting loops, and a hinge pin for connecting the lower hinge loops to the lower supporting loops, the parts being so arranged that the trough may pivot around the lower hinge pin by removal of the upperhinge pin.
Signed at Schleswig, inA the county of.
Crawford and State of Iowa, this 2lst'day of April, 1924.
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