US 1550829 A
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D. D. VMCBRIDE DOG- CRATE Filed Au. 20 1924 Aug. 25;1925.
aucuns! DWIGHT D. MGBRIDE, OF GOLDEN CITY, MISSOURI.
Application led August 20, 1924.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, DWIGHT D. MoBninn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Golden City, in the county of Barton and State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dog Crates, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to dog crates and the object of my invention is to provide a dog crate mounted on the running board of an automobile so that a sportsman may transport his hunting dog to any desired place without the inconvenience of shipping.
Another object of my invention is the pro vision of a dog crate which is sightly in appearance and which may be readily mounted upon and detached from the running board of an automobile without disigurement of either the crate or the automobile.
Another object of my invention is the provision of a dog crate which is well ventilated and in which a dog may be comfortably housed during the trip to and from a hunting place.
Still another object of my invention is the provision of a dog crate having an open side which may be quickly and expeditiously covered during inclement weather.
I accomplish the above and other objects 0f the invention, which will be apparent as the description proceeds, by meansv of the device shown in the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. l is a perspective view of my improved dog crate;
Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the crate, the running board and adjacent side of the automobile on which it is mounted being shown in dotted lines; and
Fig. 3 is a front view of the crate with the parts broken away, the sliding door section being shown in raised position.
In the drawings, in which like parts are indicated by like reference characters on all the figures thereof, l indicates the bottom of my improved crate and 2 the top thereof. 'Ihe sides 3, as well as the top and bottom of the crate, are formed from wood of suitable thickness, the top and bottom being of heavier' stock than the sides. The rear edges of the sides slope outward from the top to the bottom of the crate, while the bottom member is made deeper than the top member. This construction provides a crate Serial No. 733,210.
of maximum capacity and suitable conformation for mounting on the running board of an automobile which will not bear against and thus mar the sides of the automobile.
In the four corners of the crate are wooden braces 4 which provide the necessary rigidity to the crate. The back of the crate is formed from heavy rubberized material 5 which is fastened to the rear edges of the top, bottom and sides of the structure.
The open front 6 of the crate is constituted by a plurality of wooden bars formed from dowel stock, preferably eleven in number. The outer bars 7 are fixed at their eX- tremities in the top and bottoni members of the crate, the remaining bars 8 having their extremities fixed in wooden cross pieces 9. The bars 8 and the cross pieces 9 thus provide a sliding door for the front of the crate.
Fastened on the outside of the topY 2 is the upper edge of a curtain 10 of rubberized material which may temporarily cover the front of the crate. In order to hold the curtain in position over the front of the crate, the sides and bottom thereof and the sides and bottom of the crate are provided with cooperating members of suitable two partfastening elements 1l. The top member 2 is provided with straps l2 adapted to hold the curtain in its rolled position at the top of the crate. Cooperating fastening elements are also provided on the straps and the top member as shown.
The crate is detachably mounted on the running board of an automobile by means of iron clamps 13 which pass under the running board and are clamped thereto by means of thumb screws 14.
It will thus be seen that I have provided a dog crate of such construction that sports men may carry their dogs with them when making a hunting trip, thereby avoiding the necessity for shipping and the consequent inconveniences thereof. 'Ihe crate constitutes a comfortable housing for the dog in which it may be protected during all kinds of weather.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not wish to be limited except within the scope of the claims here unto appended.
What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A crate adapted to be cletaeliably tasten-ed to and supported by the running board ol' an automobile, said crate comprising a top, a bottom and sides formed from rigid material, said bottom being substantially the Width of the running board, the back of the crate being formed of flexible Water-proof material and sloping from the top t0 the bottom of the crate in order to conform to the side of the automobile, the front of the crate being` open, and an openwork door for said front.
2. A crate adapted to be detacllably mounted on the running board of an automobile, said Crate comprising rigid top, bottom and side Walls, the rear wall sloping Vfrom tbe top to the bottom oit tbe crate and formed of flexible7 Waterproof material7 tbe front of the crate comprising a sliding doorl of substantially the entire extent of Said front, said crate when in position on the autom'obilebe-ing entirely Within the outlines of the running board and fenders, and a Waterproof curtain for temporarily covering said front.
In testimony whereof I ailx my signature.
DNIGHT D. MGBRIDE.