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Publication numberUS1647069 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1927
Filing dateMay 10, 1926
Priority dateMay 10, 1926
Publication numberUS 1647069 A, US 1647069A, US-A-1647069, US1647069 A, US1647069A
InventorsAhlman Franz H
Original AssigneeAhlman Franz H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Anchoring device for containers
US 1647069 A
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, Oct. 25,1927. 7,069


Patented Get. 25, 1927. I r UNITEDQSTATES -PATENT"OFF1CE.$ I i .FRAITZ -A L A or monnisrown, MINNESOTA. I

7 ANoHonINenEvIon non CONTAINERS. I v V Application fi ed May 10, 1926. Serial No. 103,024.

This invention relates to a'container anstructed of heavy glazed stone'onearthenchoring device'and has for its object toproware. p 1 vide, in a manner as. hereinafter set forth, Referring to Figures 1,. 2. and 3 of'the means for suspendinga supply of salt at a drawings the container, which is formed so 5 point in convenient reach of an animal, but from non-metallic material, comprisesan anit is to be understood that although the connular body portion 1 having a bottom. 2. tainer is designed-primarily for suspending The body portion 1 hasits outer periphery acontainerv carrying a body of salt, yet it. is provided with an annular groove 3 and the to'be understood that it can be employed for top and bottom Walls thereof are indicated 65 any purposes for which it is found applicarespectively at 4, 5. The said walls are opble. positely flared with respect to each. other. Further objects of the invention'are to The inner face of the body. portionl is provide, in amanner as hereinafter setforth, formed with a rounded bead 6 arranged in a container anchoring means, which is sim- 'alinement with the base of the groove. 3 7c ple in its construction and arrangement, whereby the body portion 1 is thickenedat strong, durable, compact, thoroughly efficient such points for relnforcing purposes. The in its use, detachably suspended in position, inner face of the bodyp'ortion 1 is furtherreadily assembled, and comparatively inexmore-provided with an annular-inwardly pensive -to manufacture. extending portion to form a continuous 20 With the foregoing and other objects in flange 7 and which is positioned below the .40 to a vertical support. I

View, the invention consists of the novel top edge 8 of the body portion 1 and f urc'onstru'ction, combination and arrangement ther arranged above thebead 6. The inof parts as hereinafter more specifically dewardly extending portion which forms the scribed and illustrated in the accompanying annular flange Z is of tapered contour in drawings wherein is shown an embodiment vertical section and gradually increases in of the invention, but it is to be understood width from the edge of the flange to the that changes, variations and modifications inner face ofthe body portion 1, as indicated can be resorted to which fall within the scope at 9. The top wall 4 of the groove 6, at the of the claims hereunto appended. V rear of the body portionfl, is cutaway for In the drawings wherein like reference a portion-of its depth and length, as-indicharacters denote corresponding. f parts cated at10-to form a pair of shoulders 11, throughout the several views: 12. which are oppositely beveled. The said Figure 1 is a sectionalplan of a container cut away portion forms a clearance. The and the anchoringmeans therefor and With bottom wall 5. of the groove 3 is cut away 35 the anchoring means clamped. to a vertical in a manner similar to the cutting away. of

support. v the top wall 4, ,asindicated at 12 and which i Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of a forms a pair of shoulders 14, 15whichare container andthe; anchoring means therefor oppositely b vel d and aid cut, awa porand with the latter-positioned with respect 'tion of the bottom wall 5 of the groove 3 r Y provides a clearance. Theshoulders 11, 12, Figure 3 is a rear elevationof a container. 14 and 15 also provide stops to preventthe Figure 4 is a topplan view, in section, of containerfrom shifting completely around a modified form of container anchoring within the anchoringmeans and the latter means and further illustrating the "latter ,will'be presently referred to. H 45 connected toa vertical standard or support. The anchoring means for thecontainer Figure 5 is a sectional elevation of the consists of asuspending element therefor form shown in Figure 4. y f i and a clamping means for the suspending 'Figure6 is a sectional plan of still another element for; the purpose of connecting the modified form of container anchoring means. latter to a vertical standard or post 16; and

50 Figure 7 isa fragmentary view in secwhich is'formed with a reduced upper tertional plan ofstill anothermodified form of minaljl? to provide a shoulder 18 and upon anchoring means. which seats the clamping means for the sus- Thecontainer in each of the forms illuspension element. V f i trated is, in the shape of'a bowl and con- The suspension element is indicated at 19 55 structed of any suitable material other than and is formed from a spring metal strap of 'metal, and preferably the container is conthe desired width and bent, to provide a circular loop 20 and a pair of right angularly disposed, parallel spaced arms 21, 22 which project rearwardly from the loop 20 when the suspending element is arranged in co-relation with respect to the container to suspend the same. Each of the arms 21, 22 is formed With an opening 23 and the openings in said arms aline with each other. The clamping means consists of a pair of oppositely disposedclamping members referred to generally by the reference characters 24, 25, and each of which consists of a semi-circular body portion 26 formed with a forwardly and rearwardly extending arm 27 28 respectively. The arm 27 is of greater length than the arm 28 and terminates at its forward end in an angularly disposed laterally projecting arcuate extension 29. The inner face ofthe arm 27 is formed with a lengthwise extending groove 30 which merges at its out-er'end in a groove 31 formed in the forward face of the extension 29. The groove 31extends lengthwise of the extension 29 and from the inn-er to the outer end thereof. The arm 27 is formed with an opening 32. The openings in the arms 27 register with each other. The arm 28 is formed with an opening 33 and the openings in the arms 28 register with each other. The grooves 31 formed in the extensions 29 receive the rear portion of the loop 20 of the suspension element 19and the grooves formed in the arms- 27 receive the rearwardly extending arms 21,

- 22 of the suspension element. The openings in the arms 21,- 22 register with'the openings 32 'formedin the arms 27 and extending through said registering openings is a clamping bolt 34 carryinga securing nut 35. Extending through the registering openings 33 is a clamping bolt 36 carrying a securing nut 37.

The semi-circular portions 26 of the clamping members surround the reduced 'end 17 of the standard or post 16 and the said clamping members seat on the shoulder 18 and the arms 27 project forwardly therefrom.

The circular portion 20 of the suspension element is mounted within the grooves '3 and'th'e extensions 29, which may be termed abutments. seat against'the container within the cut away portions 10 and 13 and the shoulders 11, '12. 14 and 15 engage with the ends of the extensions to arrest shifting movement in either direction of the con- The bolts 34 and 36 in connection 37 fixedly secure the clamping means to the standard or post 16 whereby the container is held in suspended position when the suspension element is se- -cure'd'to the clamping means. The bolt 34 not only provides means for securing the clamping members 24 and 25 together but further act as a connecting means between the suspension element and the clamping means.

Referring to Figures 4 and 5 of the drawings the container which is in the form of a bowl and consists of a fiat bottom 38 and a body, portion formed of a tapered lower part 39 and a cylindrical upper part 40. The inner face of the bowl, the latter being referred to generally by the reference character 41, is provided with an inwardly arranged flange 42 constructed and positioned in the same manner as the flange 7 shown in Figures Ian-d2. The suspension element is referred to generally by the reference character 43 and is formed from a length of spring wire bent to provide a circular loop referred to generally by the reference character 47, is similar in construction as that shown in Figure 1 with the exception that the forwardly extending arms 48 of t-he clamping members are provided with openings49 in advance of the openings 32. The openings 49 are for the reception of the angle-shaped terminals 4'6 of the arms 45. The loop 44 of the suspension elementreceives the tapered part 39 of the body portion of the container, see Figure 5. The container 41 is not provided with the cut away portions 10 and 13. Otherwise than that stated the construction shown in Figures 4 and 5 isthe same as that shown in Figures 1 and 2. r

Referring to Figure 6 the container which is referred to generally by the reference character 50 is of the same form as that shown in Figures 4 and 5, with this exception that it is provided near its top with a series of spaced openings 51 arranged below the flange 52. The suspension element for the container 50 consists of a pair of oppositely disposed arcu-a'te arms 53, 54 and each o'f which is formed integral with one of the clamping members 54 of the clamping means. The clamping members '54 are constructed in the same manner as that referred to with respect to Figure 1. The clamping means is referred' to generally by thereference character 55. The arm 53, as well as the arm 54, is provided with a plurality of openings 56 which register with the openings 51 and extending through said registering openings are hold fast devices 57'for securing the suspension element to the container 50 so that when-the clamping means is secured to the upper end 17 of the'post 16' the container will be suspended.

Referring to'Figure 7 the container which is indicated at'=6-5 is of the same construction arms of the suspension element. The member 67 as well as the member'68 comprises a '44 and a pair of rearwardly extending arms 'a pair of clamping elements '67, 68 for the i body portion 69 having its inner face grooves as at 70 for the reception of an arm of the suspension element. The body portion 68 at its forward end is provided with an extension 71 which is constructed similar to the extension 29. The rear end of the body por tion 69 is formed with a right angularly disposed arm 72, provided with an opening 73. The arms 7 2 abut against the upper end of a post 74 and are secured therewith by a clamping yoke 75, provided with securing nuts 76. The yoke 75 surrounds the post or standard 74 and extends through the openings 73 formed inthe arm 72.

It isthought the many advantages of a container anchoring means, in accordance with this invention, and for the purpose set forth, can be readily understood, although the preferred embodiments of the invention are as illustrated and described, yet it is to be understood that changes in the details of construction can be had which will fall within the scope of the claims hereunto appended.

What I claim is:

1. An anchoring means for a peripherally grooved container comprising a suspension element including a circular loop and a pair of rearwardly extending arms, said loop for mounting in the groove of the container, a pair of clamping members oppositely disposed with respect to each other and adapted to be positioned against a standard, said clamping members formed with forwardly and rearwardly extending arms, said forwardly extending arms terminating in a pair of oppositely disposed arcuate extensions,

said extensions overlapping the rear of said loop and said forward arms receiving the arms of said element, a hold fast device extending through said forward arms and the arms of said element for clamping the forward portion of said clamping members together, and means extending through said rear arms for clamping the rear of said clamping members together whereby said clamping members will be fixedly secured to said standard and said suspension element will be connected to theclamping members.

2. A container anchoring device comprising a suspension element including a circular split loop adapted to surround the container and further including a pair of arms extending rearwardly from the split ends of the loop, a pair of oppositely disposed clamping members adapted tobe positioned against a standard and formed with two pair of arms, one pair of arms of the clamping members terminating in a pair of oppositely disposed arcuate extensions bearing against the rear of said loop, that pair of arms provided with the extensions receiving the arms of the sus pension element, holdfast means for securing the forward part of said clamping members together, and holdfast means for securing the rear part of said clamping members together, the saidholdfast means acting to fixedly secure the clamping members to the standard and the suspension element to the clamping members.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature hereto.


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U.S. Classification248/313, 119/61.57
International ClassificationA01K5/00, A01K5/01
Cooperative ClassificationA01K5/01
European ClassificationA01K5/01