US 2028674 A
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J. 21, 1935. A LARSON 2,028,674
CLAW GUARD Filed Oct. 13, 1934 "Invento'r v ,3" E, Lav/"Jan Ewan/E312 Patented Jan. 21,- 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to a claw guard for turkeys and the like, the general object of the invention being to provide means for preventing the toms from injuring the hens during the mating season.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which:
Fig. 1 is an elevation with parts in section showing the invention in use on a claw.
Fig. 2 is a view of the rear end of the device.
Fig. 3 is a view of the front end thereof.
Fig. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view through the device.
In this drawing, the numeral l indicates a tubular member formed of rubber or the like and having its internal diameter of such size that when the device is pushed over the claw A of a turkeys foot, as shown in Fig. 1, the front end of the device will fit snugly around the small end of the claw so that the device will not interfere with the use of the feet though it will prevent the male from scratching or otherwise injuring the female.
In order to help hold the device in place, I provide a member 2 of spring material and having one end bent twice-at right angles as shown at 3 with the last bend bent again at right angles to provide the part 3' which is embedded 5 in the rubber I as shown in Fig. 4. The major portion of the spring member extends into the bore of the member I and has its free end pointed and bent at an angle as shown at 4 so as to partly penetrate the claw when the device is pressed over the claw as shown in Fig. 1. Thus the spring device will help hold the guard on the claw.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in.the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
A device of the class described comprising an elongated resilient member having a longitudinally extending bore for receiving a claw of a turkey or the like, and a spring member carried by the resilient member and having a substantially straight part extending into the bore thereof and said straight part having its free end pointed and bent to extend diagonally across a part of the bore for partly penetrating the claw.
ALBIN E. LARSON.