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Publication numberUS1978921 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 30, 1934
Filing dateJun 13, 1934
Priority dateJun 13, 1934
Publication numberUS 1978921 A, US 1978921A, US-A-1978921, US1978921 A, US1978921A
InventorsWade Robert A
Original AssigneeWade Robert A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plant protector
US 1978921 A
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A. WADE PLANT PROTECTOR Filed June 15, 1934 Patented Oct. 30, 1934 I 1,978,921

UNlTED STATES .PATENT OFFICE PLANT PROTECTOR Robert A. Wade, Paces, Va.

Application June 13, 1934, Serial No. 730,394

1 Claim. (01. 4728) My invention relates to new and useful im- Figure 3 is a view showing the protector in provements in plant protectors, and its object is place over a plant with the legs shoved into the to admit air and sunshine to growing plants ground up to the wire base making the protector and at the same time protect them from cold bug proof.

4 weather, frost, wind, hail, rain, the hot dry Figure 4 is a view showing how the cloth cov- 0 sun and dry weather-from rodents, rabbits, ering is cut and split in order to fit snugly over bugs, beetles and insects of all kinds which the wire frame with the minimum waste of attack plants and vegetables. cloth.

A further object of my invention consists in In the drawing, wherein like reference char- 111 its economical construction, durability, shape actors designate corresponding parts through- 65 and arrangement, which render it inexpensive, out the several views, the letter A may generally efiicient, easily transported, easy to set in place, designate the wire supports for the cloth covereasy to remove and easy to store away for fuing, B the wire base, C the wire legs, E the cloth ture use from season to season. The protectors covering, Y the split ends of the cloth covering,

1 '1'5 will be made so that one can be nested in Z the cloth flange around the bottom of the 70 another when not in use and thus require the protector. least storage space. The wires would ordinarily be spot welded to A further object of my invention is to make each other at their points of contact in order the supporting wire frame so that it can be to secure a rigid frame, but it is not intended -2 completely covered with a single piece of cloth to limit the invention to this method of fasten 75 without the necessity of sewing the cloth covering the wire frame together. ing in any way in order to get the cloth to fit The supporting wires A extend below the wire, snugly over the wire frame, making a bug and base B to form the legs C. beetle proof protector with the minimum waste The legs C form the supports for fastening of cloth. This object is obtained by splitting the 010th Cove g E Ove the pp A and 80 the cloth covering at its corners and points of around and under the wire base B as shown in 7 contact with the legs of the protector and using Figure 2.

the legs as supports for fastening the cloth The cloth covering E is split at its corners as covering and stretching it rigidly over the wire Shown in Figure 4. The split ends Y of the frame. The split ends of the cloth are used cloth covering E are used for fastening the cloth 5 for fastening the cloth to the legs. Any porous v rin to and nd the l s 0 s wn in cloth can be used and when stretched over Figure The methed 0f fastening Shown in the wire frame W111 admit the air and sunshine Fi 2 i that of yin Wha i omm nly to the plant. known as a hard knot with the split ends of the A further object of my invention consists in cloth covering but it is not intended to limit the 90 the ease with which the cloth covering an b method of fastening the cloth covering to and put on and adjusted to the wire frame d about the legs by this particular method of fasthen removed when desired for replacement purtellingposes. When the split cloth covering is drawn around With the above and other objects in view th the legs and tied as illustrated in Figure 2, the 95 invention consists in the details of construction F/ 0f lJhe Split ends o the 010th. gathers, and in the arrangement and combination of draws and stretches the cloth covering rigidly parts to be hereinafter more fully described and around and under the wire frame. The

. particularly pointed out in the append d 1 cloth covering fastened on in this manner forms In describing the invention in detail reference a cloth flange about the Wire b e s wn in 1 will be made to the accompanying drawing Figure 2. This 010th flange is designated in forming part of this specification and in which Figure 2 by the letter The 010th flange drawing: makes a continuous contact with the ground Figure l is an elevation of the device showing when the protector is placed over a plant and the improved plant protector embodying my t e legs shoved into the gTOllnd p to the Cloth 105 invention. flange containing the wire base.

Figure 2 is a bottom view of the device show I am aware that prior to my invention plant ing how the cloth covering is fastened to the protectors have been made with wire frames and legs and also showing how the cloth covering cloth covering, and I, therefore, do not claim fits on and around the wire base. such a combination broadly; but 1 I claimi A plant protector comprising a wire base with supporting cross wires attached to the wire base and to each other in such manner as to give stretching the cloth covering rigidly over and around the wire frame; and also comprising a cloth covering split in such manner that when drawn down under and stretched around and 5 the protector the necessary shape and strength under the wire base and frame and fastened to to support a cloth covering; the supporting cross the legs makes a protector which will admit air wires extending below the wire base forming and sunshine to a plant and at the same time legs; the legs serving to anchor the protector protect the plant from bugsand other enemies. 10 in the ground and also serving as posts for ROBERT A. WADE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification47/31
International ClassificationA01G13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA01G13/043
European ClassificationA01G13/04B