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Publication numberUS1638651 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1927
Filing dateDec 1, 1926
Priority dateDec 1, 1926
Publication numberUS 1638651 A, US 1638651A, US-A-1638651, US1638651 A, US1638651A
InventorsBain Benjamin L
Original AssigneeBain Benjamin L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Seed-corn drying rack
US 1638651 A
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' 1,638,651 Aug.9, 1927. I B- l BAIN SEED CORN DRY'ING RACK Filed Dec. 1 192s Patented Aug. 9, 19127.

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I "Application filed December I This invention relates to'the storage and drying of seed-corng'and theob ect of -the ,invention is toproduce agsecd-corn rack more perfectly adapted than hitherto ing the ears of corn,

and described in patents to losses of parts in sizes made the shipments costly, 'andthe 7 same objection applied t'oiishipping them f of mounting and dryto the requirements and especially designed for convenience in shipping and of assem- '"bling' at its final destination. Y I

The invention embodies certain, improve Inentsinthe type ofjcorn drier illustrated Joseph S. Bain and Benjamin L. "Bain, "numbered'respectively. 1,026,550 and 1,089,810, and respectiv'ely' date d' May 1 1, Q1912 and March710, 1914; I The improvement relates in part to '1 'the rack structure andin' part to the .earcarrying spur'attached to the rack, as will more fully, appear hereafter. V

In themanufacture of the rack one of the prime difliculties has "been in connection with. the great va'riation insizes required by difierent user's. I 1 I Another difficulty hasha'd to do with the zdistribution of the 'racks; If shipped in bundles knocked "down there were constant transit. To box the larger crated and all assembled. Y V

7 Another difficulty was connected with the The double pointed ear-carrying spurs. I

has but spur shown in both ofs aidj'patents one serious objection," and that is the ease with which it could be tippedtoione side or the other,1especially in" the ear supporting position. This is not only troublesome, but detrimental to the ears. of corn, if not righted, as they should bekept from touching each other. I II: I 1 TlllllVBIltlOIl is designed to remove the difficulties above noted, and-will now be decorresponding holes scribed in detail;

In the accompanying a part of this specification, Fig. 1 is aside elevation of my improved dryingyrack of the circular type. Fig. 2 isa plan'fview of the same. Fig. 3 is ti -fragmentary view in drawing, forming perspectiv showing means for increasing-- the height of the rack] Fig. 4 shows one of the splicing member's used in adding height tothe rack. improvement in'the ear holding spur; Fig.

6 shows a modification 1n the construction of the spur; Fig-7 shovvsa straight rack drying v '7 the base. than at the Fig. 5 illustrates the 1', 1926." vs rial} 1w. "152,038;

in perspective. Fig. 8 is, a partial view of 1 "atop extension tor-the str-ai'gh-track.

The clrcular rack of; sein-iecircular "bands double, and a series 0teach half or 6 bolted "to: the standards the mere- The standards-are of angle ste'el,

I is hereinsh'own as coni- I I posed-of six uprights; 5,;twoof which are and the bands are: of fiat steel and uniform-- 5 in width: M The "terminal standards of each F- halfrack are" boltedtogether, thus '{forming a stable, circular -str 1cture., Afbaselrin'g- 7 fofinuchw der materlah also semi-circular,

connects the'feet of the st'andards' of eachhalf rack, and -s'ervesjas{ a substantial sup;

port for'the I rack."

, ,In the'PatentNo.1,026,550 above refined" to the rack is shown considerably larger? at mp. Thisinad'e' it practically-necessary I halves, or .v'vhollyassembled,:{asf-thefdifierr ences in the length of-'-the ralls vvouldjgreatly hip e mi; in

' complicate its assembling at its destination. .3

'One improvementtherefore;consists injmak- I rack vertically, as'will be 1y, since the straight on the abutting and parallel standards.;f

Referring'to Figs. 3 and 4 it; Will, be seen' that the tern ina-l standards f5 of the main and 12 are made inthesplicer- 13 short piece of standards in correspondingly the othe is pierced at 14, the holes registering with I in to. It .is thus avery simple matter another section-or storyi to' the-rack applying the splice, and insert ng an with the bolts-replaced, v adition'aLl,boltyatj ,9 I. for' greater stability. In practice the supple-a ing the structure perfectly parallel vertically 'so that .-the rails are all duplicates and may 'be attached at, any point toflthe standards. I

This also glnak'es it poss'ble Y to extend-the explained presentsplices will fit perfectly the standards, and}, taking the bolts which connect the rails there- I .7

,"Co'addby I detaching seven bolts at eachmeetingpoint, 91. 1

mental unitsiare made infvarying-fheight's, Y 1

according to the users requirements, but] standardized for. economic manufacture}. such:

as one foot, two cond tions mayrequ re.

teen- 101 greater height: as I 10 e l a i in. shipping sincetherackawhich, are bolted a 7 at every "joint, may be shipped knocked down in boxes oflniodera'te size The straightrack shown inFigs. 7 and 8 is enlarged in the sameway, Vertically; In

I practice it isextendedendwise by bolting on another rack; the initialfracks being'allfof one standard size.

- This construction makes it possible ;to ineet all simplified manufacturing methods, and

with a minimum of removed all the former annoyanceandilosses r nd With no clan 'ger of losses1n,trans1t t H h p 1 1111 Figs; 5, and 6 are'shown' Improvement Y iii the construction, of the ear-carrying spurs =16, g'Ehese are in practicemadeoffiat-Wire,

v aangled"at the'lends so as -to-beieasily thrust l finto 'thecjcorn cob, and looped at 17 so asto iang on the "rails :The the 'sp1ir hitl 1erto.hasibeen its tendency to tip 1 V sidewise; "3T0 prevent 7 this action, the in- Prove -l ps a f the lowerf'edge of, the rail. The elasticitygo-f only objection to the material of the 'spur'm'akes it possible to force it on the rail and-once-inposition the d tt'acfhed ears are supportedinproperpositlon.

' or? the very top row of earsjon the rack Y 7 at is 1 desirable I to alternate; inclined ears,

standing The'loop in this case m y beoffset only on one side, if Zd BSlII-Jd, at'shoWn-"at 18 the requirementsof us'ers;fbi1t"with ,g'ratstandards, and splices to different'sorts]?'It'also' arid-suplenientaistandards,said splices berof'the standards, 1

date rack;

first named raclq rail, the loop; 7 under-side ,ofsaid'rail. n I Intestimonywhereof I afiix'my' signature.

right standards andluniform; connecting,

horizontal rails, a supplemental rack adapted to abut on the top of the main rack, and'having corresponding standards, the terminal tion with adjacentracks, laterally" extend- '-ing'*suppleni'ental ra'cl'zs with corresponding connect; the main standards being pierced for lateral 00 mm,

.ing pierced to coincide with both the lateral] V extension holes and th'eirail connection holes 2. Ari-improved corndrying rack-coinposed of upr ghtstandardsand horizontal pierced for attachment laterally to a duplia top-extension rack having horizontal rails and Tuprightistandards l said standards being aligned;'With"those --0f theing rail of a cornadrying rack; an ear-carryingspur', looped 'to-ihangl on' said rail, the loop being contacted'to pinch the inder side iot -the rail, and thusholdtheears-froni tipping sidewise. v a 4. In combinatlon' tang to pierce the CObfEl-Ildlft looped base to hang.on said being contracted to pinchlthe v BENJAMIN LQi AiNJ] cross-railsbolted' thereto, the standards d and splices internally disr posedyinf the standards, and pierced with holes registering with rail standard .holes in saidracks.

In combination iththe ear-supportwith n BMLSHPPMU p fing-rflll a rnv-drylng'ra k a arryf I 111g spur, haVin-gan upright 0 V

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U.S. Classification211/125, 211/182, 211/59.1
International ClassificationA01F25/12, A01F25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01F25/12
European ClassificationA01F25/12