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Publication numberUS2051989 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1936
Filing dateNov 16, 1935
Priority dateNov 16, 1935
Publication numberUS 2051989 A, US 2051989A, US-A-2051989, US2051989 A, US2051989A
InventorsEllis Carl J
Original AssigneeEllis Carl J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fowl rack
US 2051989 A
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Aug. 1936- c. J. ELLIS 2,051,989

FOWL RACK Filed NOV. 16, 1935 NVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 25, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

The invention relates to a fowl rack and more especially to a testing and vaccinating rack for chickens.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a rack of this character, wherein a chicken to be operated on can be readily and easily placed and held in position for the operation, the rack being of novel construction for convenient access to the spine of the cockerel to allow caponizing in a humanely manner.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a rack of this character, wherein the neck, wings, body and legs can be clamped for the holding of the fowl to eliminate motion so that such fowl can be operated upon or tested with ease.

A further object of the invention is the provision of a rack of this character, which is extremely simple in construction, thoroughly reliable and efficient in its purpose, strong, durable, easily handled, holding the fowl motionless, and inexpensive to manufacture.

With these and other objects in view the invention consists in the features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which discloses the preferred embodiment of the invention and pointed out in the claims hereunto appended.

In the accompanying drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the rack constructed in accordance with the invention showing a fowl held therein.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the rack in closed position with the fowl removed.

Figure 3 is a side elevation showing by full lines the rack in its closed position and by dotted lines the rack in its open position.

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views in the drawing.

Referring to the drawing in detail A designates generally a flat board-like section providing an operating slab or block 5, preferably square in formation and of a size to accommodate varying sizes of fowls. Intermediate of this slab or block 5 at opposite side edges are brackets 6 and 1, respectively, each formed from a single length of relatively rigid Wire. The wire forming the bracket 6 is bent on itself to provide a central substantially U-shaped neck yoke 8,

while the wire forming the bracket 1 is bent on itself to provide a double substantially U-shaped leg yoke 9, these brackets being secured in the slab or block 5 at their ends Ill to be upstanding from the top face of said slab or block.

Between the brackets 6 and 'l swings a clamp ll formed into a wire frame having neck', wing, tail, leg and body loops ll, I2, l3, l4, and [5, respectively, these being of special or required formation to bridge in their order the neck, wings, tail, legs and body of a fowl identified at l6, when laid on the slab or block 5 upon its side on the closing of the clamp II. This clamp II is hinged for opening and closing movements through the medium of staples ll these straddling the pivotal end portions I8 of the wire frame forming the said clamp and are driven' into the slab or block 5 as is clearly shown in Figures 1, 2, and 3- 0f the drawing.

The fowl l6 when held by the clamp H on the closing of the latter with relation to the slab or block 5 will be gripped in a fashion to be rendered motionless so that said fowl can be operated upon for caponizing or vaccination or for testing purposes as may be required.

The clamp II when closed onto the slab or block 5 is fastened in this position by a turning latch l9.

The rack is also useful for testing fowls for pullorum diseases, tuberculosis, legbanding and capsuling or for other purposes and any number may be supported upon a suitable size slab or block.

What is claimed is: g

1. A rack of the kind described, comprising a slab, opposed brackets carried by said slab and forming yokes for accommodating the neck and legs of a fowl, and a swinging clamp movable between the said brackets and having neck, legs, wings, tail and body loop portions for bridging like parts of the fowl.

2. A rack of the kind described, comprising a slab opposed brackets rising from the upper face of said slab and forming yokes for accommodating the neck and legs of a fowl, a swinging clamp working between the brackets and having neck, legs, wings, tail and body loops for bridging like parts of a fowl, means swingingly connecting the clamp with the slab, and means for latching the clamp engaged with the fowl.

CARL J. ELLIS.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2504763 *Dec 26, 1946Apr 18, 1950Voecks William JPigeon holder for training bird dogs
US2817111 *Sep 8, 1955Dec 24, 1957Conaway Everett TApparatus for supporting birds for inspection and/or processing
US2952031 *Feb 14, 1958Sep 13, 1960Emma B BreitkreutzFowl restraining devices
US4681565 *Dec 26, 1984Jul 21, 1987Gourlandt Albert J AMethod and apparatus for automatically treating animals, preferably birds, such as young chicks, young guineafowls, young turkeys
Classifications
U.S. Classification119/714, 452/195
International ClassificationA01K37/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K37/00
European ClassificationA01K37/00