US 1655962 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Jan. l0, 1928.
1,655,962 v. D. LESPINASSE CAPONI ZING INSTRUMENT Original Filed March 21 1924 of the fowl to which is attached a weighted cord 32, another of the devices being placed about the wings of the fowl to which is attached. a weighted cord 33.
' In Figure 5, 34 indicates the incision in the fowl, the edges of which are maintained in spaced relation by applieants improved spreading device. In the application of this device, after the cut has been made, the parts 18 and 19 are placed in the incision. The spreader is arranged with its axis substantially along the line of the eut with the inembers 10 and 11 extending toward the front of the fowl.v The parts 10 and ll are then forced gently towards each other to separate the edges of the incision and the loop is moved towards the free ends of the members.
10 and 1.1 to maintain the spreader in its actuated position. Due to the provision of the props 20 and 21, the end of the spreader and alsol the hand of the operator may be steadied on thesupporting' surface while the incision is beinglspread. rIhe spreader beingplaeed in position, it is necessary for the operator to remove his hand from the spreader Y in order tov permitI the use of the other instruments. In speaders of the type heretofore employed, it has been customary to permit the spreader to merely hang` from the incision, thus bringing an unnecessary strain on the/.edges of the incision and tendingv to cause the spreader to come out. However, this strainis removed from the incision in applieants device by the fact that the props or lees 2O and Qlengage the supporting surface so that the spreader portions 18 and lt) of the device rest lightly on the fowl instead of there beingr a tendency to raise these portions of the spreader away from the fowl by a lever action.
While in the drawings and in the above description applicant has shown but one form of his spreader, it is readily understood that many minor modifications may be made in this device Without departing` from the spirit of applicants invention. The invention, therefore, is to be limited merely by the scope of the appended claims.
I. In a. spreadingl device a pair of rods or wires, each formed intermediate its ends with a complete turn, a pivot pin passing through the turns of said rods, anirnlarly cxtending portions at adjacent ends of said rods, spring means for normallj.' maintaining said portions adjacent to each other, the ends of said rods remote from said anja'ularl'v extending' portions beine' arranged ai', an angle to the axis of the rod to provide supportingmeans for one end of the spreader.
2. In a spreader device, a pair ol pivotally joined members each comprisingiI a handle portion on one .side of the pivot. and a spreader portion on the other sile of the pivot, incision en} 'a;jin;r members proviectingr downwardly ji'r-:nn the ends of said spreader portie for eatendinninto the incision and engaging the sides thereof and prop extensions at the outer ends of said handle portions a'lso extending downwardly similarlv lo said incision eney'fing members l'or reeth ing' on the working; surface, said prop extensions being' sutlieiently lone to hold the device against the body ot' the 'l'owl and prevent the weight of the handle portions from rocking' the incision engaging members ont of the incision. A
3. In a spreading` device, a pair o' rods` each formed iin'ermediate its ends with a complete turn, n pivot and pin passing 0 through the turns ot said rods. incision engaging members projecting` downwardly from the spreader ends of said rods :t'or extending' into the incision and en; .iingj the sides thereof, and prop extensions atY the outer ends of the handle ends of said rods extendingy downwardlj.v similarlyv to said in-I cision engaging? members for resting' on the working; surface. said prop extensions beingy sutlieientlv long to hold the device across the body of the fowl and prevent the weio'ht of the handle ends Ytrom releasing' the incision eiieagin;r members from the incision.
In witnef; whereof. I hereunto subscribe. my naine this 119th day of March, '19247,
VICTO l D. lilCSPlN SHIC.'