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,- Nov. 30 1926.
J. H. FORD FOWL HOLDER Filed March 5. 1926 (75/1111? ly Rr/ INVENTOR E N n. w
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
This invention relates to improvements in restraining devices for use upon poultry for administering medicine and in the application of leg bands and other identifica- 5 tion devices upon the feet and legs.
Another object of the invention residing in the specific construction of the holder or restraining device per se consisting of a JAMES H. FORD, OF BRUNSWICK, MARYLAND.
Application filed March 3, 1926. Serial No. 92,009.
substantially inverted frustro-conical shaped point in its length.
receptacle as supported Within a band provided upon the upper ends of the supporting legs whereby the feet of the fowl may be spaced an appropriate distance from the ground to prevent its escape.
A further object of the invention residing in the provision of a strip having its opposite ends secured to the inner sides of adjacent supporting legs and providing an adjustable strip at an intermediate portion in its length for receiving and securing the legs of the fowl.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed out in the appended claim.
The figure is a perspective of the invention while in use.
Referring to the drawing in detail, wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the reference character indicates a substantially inverted frustroconical shaped receptacle having a flange or head 11 provided upon the upper periphery thereof for engagement with the upper edge of the cylindrical supporting band 12 having the upper offset and obliquely disposed end portions 18 of supporting legs 14 secured to the outer sides thereof while the remaining and opposite ends of the supporting legs being correspondingly contoris claimed is tioned and secured to the upper sides and adjacent the opposite ends of supporting blocks 15 having their intermediate portions forming a half-together-joint. The inner sides of the supporting legs 14 having spring snap hooks 16 secured to their inner sides for detachable engagement with rings 17 provided upon opposite ends of strap 18 which in turn having an adjustable auxiliary strap 19 secured at an intermediate The illustration of the invention in the drawing discloses the manner in which the foot of a fowl such as indicated at 20 may be securedly held together by the adjustable auxiliary strap 19 whereby the said fowl may be securedly held within the receptacle 10 while administering medicine for the 6 various ailments of fowls and for the application of leg bands and other identification devices upon their feet and legs.
The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction, and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, what A fowl holder comprising a substantially inverted frustro-conical shaped bottomless receptacle forming a bead upon the upper periphery thereof, a circular band having its upper edge engaging the bead upon the receptacle, a plurality of supporting legs having obliquely disposed offset end portions secured to the outer side of the band and upper side of a supporting base, and a strip having its opposite ends secured to the inner sides of a pair of supporting legs and providing an adjustable auxiliary strip at an intermediate point in its length below the opening in the lower portion of the receptacle for securing the legs of a fowl.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
JAMES H. FOR-D.