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Publication numberUS1844610 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1932
Filing dateAug 27, 1929
Priority dateAug 27, 1929
Publication numberUS 1844610 A, US 1844610A, US-A-1844610, US1844610 A, US1844610A
InventorsSmidley George W
Original AssigneeSmidley George W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hog feeder
US 1844610 A
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HOC: FEEDER Filed Aug '27' 1929 Y Mq! Patented Feb. 9, 14932 UNITED STATES GEORGE W. SMIDLEY, OEYNEW HOLLAND, OHIO Hoe FEEDER Application led August 27,: 1929i Serial N o. 388,792.

My invention relates to improvements in feeding devices for automatically supplying feed to domestic animals, particularly hogs.

The present invention is an improvement in the construction of the feeding device shown in my Patent #1,719,245 and has for its primary object to provide improved means for hingedly mounting the closures ofthe feed trough, together with a water-shed for protecting the hinge from rain and snow, so that water will not leak into the feed trough.

A further object of the invention is to provide a hinge connection which will permit the closures to be fully raised for the purpose of cleaning the trough without interference from the Water-shed.

Another object of the invention is to provide means of the above-mentioned character which is simple and durable in construction, reliable and efficient in operation and inexpensive to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.`

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same, j

Fig. 1 is a fragmentary front elevation View of a feeding device with parts broken away showing my improvements,

Fig. 2 is a vertical sectional view taken on lines 2--2 of Fig. 1, Y

Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view taken on line 3 3 of Fig. 1, and,

' titions 8 which extend transversely ofthe trough.

Referring more particularly to my invention it will be seen that each of the compartments of the trough is provided with a closure or door 9, preferably constructed of sheet metal.l One end of the closure is pivotally trough, said end having its edge rolled, as at 11, so the hog will not engage the sharp edge of the metal when raising the cover.

` The improved pivotal connection between the closure 9 and wall 10, of the hopper,is 60 'formed by bending the end of the closure reversely'upon itself, as at 11, to provide a relatively deep V-shaped groove 12, extending transversely of the closure and then curling the marginal edge of the end in the op- 65 posite direction, as at 13, to provide a journal to receive the hinge rod 14. The hingerod 1e is supported at `its ends by eye bolts 15, which extend through the wall 10, having their ends bent, as at 16, to secure the bolts in place.

Disposed above the hinge of the closure is a water-shed 17 consisting of a metal strip extending longitudinally of the wall 10, the upper edge of the strip being secured in the joint 18 between the boards of the wall 10. The water-shed depends from the wall 10 and is held in spaced relation to the wall by the wedge-shaped strip 19, hel-d in pla-ce by screws 20. The lower edge of the water-shed is folded upon itself, as at 21, and is disposed in overhanging relation to the hinge,

terminating in close proximity to the top of the closure.

In use, it will be seen that the hinge of the closure is thoroughly protected by the watershed, so that water flowing down the walls lof the hopper cannot enter the feeding trough through the hinges. It will be observed that the water-shed extends down in over-hanging relation to the hinge and yet the closure may be fully raised for the purpose of cleaning the feeding trough, by reason of the groove 12 extending transversely of the closure, which permits the closure to swing upwardly without interference from the water-shed.

Itis to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that certain changes in the shape, size and 100 arrangement of the parts may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.

Having thus described my invention, I clai1n:-

1. In a feeding device, the combination with a trough and a. downwardly and inwardly inclined hopper wall terminating over said trough, a cover hinged to the outer face of the lower end of said hopper wall and normally gravitating into covering relation to the trough, and a water-shed comprising a wedge block secured to the outer face of the lower end of said hopper wall, and anY approximately vertical plate secured to theV outer face of said block and projecting therebelow into covering relation to said hinge.

2. In a feeding device, the combination with a trough and the lower end of an inclined wall of a hopper lying over the upper portion or" said trough, of a cover for said trough hinged to the outer face of said hopper wall, the inner hinged end of the cover being offset downwardly below the hinge and in Contact with said hopper wall when the cover is in closed position, a wedge block secured to the hopper wall above said hinge with its base disposed downwardly, and a plate secured to the outer face of the block ,0 and having its lower end projecting below the base of the block to cover said hinge.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature.


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US2507264 *Oct 24, 1945May 9, 1950Charles W OttoFeed trough for animals
US2553640 *Oct 11, 1946May 22, 1951Dobson Thomas JDrop board structure for hen houses
US3019669 *Feb 24, 1958Feb 6, 1962Baldwin Lima Hamilton CorpReversing drive and control
U.S. Classification119/52.4
International ClassificationA01K5/00, A01K5/02
Cooperative ClassificationA01K5/025
European ClassificationA01K5/02D3