US 1851278 A
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March 29, 1932. HEARN 1,851,278
' DRINKING FOUNTAINFOR BABY CHICKS Filed Sept. 15, 1950 INVENTOR a Hear'n ATTORNEY t Patented 295 1 93 2" DM F HEARN Panama-a "G'A IFQBNIA ,,1;I""
' DRINKING enus-gossa a id s" i i x Application filed September 15 1939." sw rm." 481 861;
j I This invention relates to chicken drinking fountains for use where running water or water under pressureis not available, and a supply for the fountain sufficient to last .a
reasonable length of time must therefore be provided.
The principal objects of my invention are.
to provide a fountain of this general charac-.
ter which will be very convenient to trans- 1 port, which may be readily and thoroughly cleaned,'and cantherefore easily be kept in a properly sanitary condition, which is light and durable and yet of substantial construction, and which while made of two initially separated normally removableand connect ed together parts, has nothing in the way of relatively complicatedlvalves or catches to bind or rust or otherwise get out of order.
v My improved fountain therefore. is ideal for 1 '2 use on the ordinary farm" where the task of I watering chicks is usually allotted to the women. r I 1 Another object is to provide a fountainof this character which will not overflow in use, 5 which will not spill water when beingma nipulated, or allow the chicks to get into the water-trough area. i i
A further object of the invention is'to produce a simple and inexpensive device, and
yet onewhich. will beexceedingly effective for the purpose for which it is designed.
' These objects I accomplish by means of such structure and relative arrangementof parts as willfully appear by a perusal of 5 the following specification'and claim.
In the drawingsfsimilar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several views: v, I
Fig. 1 is a perspective viewof myimproved fountain as" in operation.
Fig. 2 is a vertical section of the same;
Referring now more particularly to the characters of referenceon the drawings, the numeral 1 denotes the bottom pansor saucer which is, of circular form, and 2 denotes the reservoir or bucket of the trough, also circular or cylindrical but of smaller diameter than the saucers These parts are made of 5 sheet metal'of a non rusting character so as .50 to be light and sanitary. I The bucketis arshouldthey by ito' becreinovably secured in 1 131011 ..W1i3l1th6 saucer in inverted relation thereto in the following manner. 1 ,Projecting upwardly from and rigidly secured, to the sau'ceratits center or area is'a post 3;; This 7 post has a tripletlead thread atits-upper. end 7 as at 4 to detachably screwinto a. tapped] socket 5 which pro ects-inwardly..of'fthe bucket fromthe bottom thereof at its center of; area. This area v enablesthe ,bu cketto, be 6 mounted on the post the rim 'orlower edge I ii of said bucket will lie closely against the bot tomof the saucer, as shownlinFig. The I '7 difference in L diameter between the saucer and ucket is s ch: s. t p vide a drinking area I Qt. convenient-siz an whi h. is n t ide enoughuto permit the chicks t a tual y step int the 's me- A so th d p of thesauc'er 1 isinsluflicientto pos ibly. permit the chicks, no matter how small from being drowned accident tend to fall into the drinking area; 7 In order to initially'centralize the bucket 55 l relative to theasaucer so as to facilitatethe screwing of the bucket onto the post, a number of radial flanges 6 project inwardly from the sides of the saucer. These flanges. project above the plane of the top of the saucer 5 somewhat so as to engage the exterior .of the bucket as the latter: is moved into position,
but before the threaded end of the po t g s the socket.
To enable-the device to be easily carried 5' from place to place the bucket is provided. witha bail 7 arranged to project above the. top when in its operative inverted position.
To enable thewater to be maintained in the saucer to a predetermined level the bucket i is'provided with small openings 8 disposed at a a height from its lower edge'less than the height .of the saucer. To connect the parts i I together with the bucketfilled, the latter is allowed to rest on the ground inan upended position, while the saucer is inverted relative thereto so that the post will depend into the bucket; the side flanges 6 of the saucer engaging the bucket and automatically centering 5 the saucer relative to the bucket so that the 860st will engage the socket without any trials mg necessary; I c A quick spin to the ri ht will be suflicient to cause the post to be tig tened in the socket, when the device may be inverted to its slid ing position. With such inverting movee ment, which takes but an infinitesimal time to perform, there is little or no danger of'the water spilling out, sincethe water to get out- 15 side the bucket must either pass through the openings 8 or through the small crack formed between the rim of the bucket and the bottom of the saucer. I i From the foregoing description it will be so readily seen that I have produced such a device as will substantially fulfill theobjects ofthe invention as set forth herein While this s ecification sets forth in detail the present an preferred construction of the device, still in practice such deviations from suchdetail may be resorted toas do not form a, departure from'the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and useful and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A chicken drinking fountain comprising a I saucer a water reservoir of lesser diameter than the saucer to depend into the saucer in inverted relation thereto, a post upstanding from the saucer and threaded on its upper end, and a tapped socket fixed in and pro ecting inwardly of the'reservoir to engage the upfiiar end of the post. a
testimony hereof I afiix my signature. EDMUNDB. HEARN.