US 2138040 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. PERRY BIRD BAND Nov. 29, 1938.
Filed April 9, 1957 Inventor Aitornus Patented Nov. 29, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
My invention relates to improvements in bands for use on fowl, pigeons or other species of birds.
The primary object of my invention is to provide a practical inexpensive device of this char- 5 acter adapted to be attached to fowl or birds on different parts of the body, for instance, a leg or the neck, to serve in the dual capacity of an identifying medium and an instrumentality for preventing and destroying the accumulation of 10 vermin such as lice or the like.
To the accomplishment of the above, and subordinate objects presently appearing, a preferred embodiment of my invention has been illustrated in the accompanying drawing, set forth in detail 15 in the following description, and defined in the claim appended hereto.
In said drawing:-
Figure 1 is a View in side elevation with the band closed as when in actual use.
20 Figure 2 is an edge view with the band spread out.
Figure 3 is a view in transverse section taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2 and drawn to an enlarged scale.
25 Figure 4 is a View in side elevation with the band spread out and the container open.
Figure 5 is a view in longitudinal section taken on the line 5--5 of Figure 1 looking in the direction indicated by the arrows.
30 Referring to the drawing by numerals, in the illustrated embodiment thereof my invention comprises a band-like piece of any suitable material which is light, strong and readily bent, for instance, aluminum, and includes a substantially 35 central circular portion 2, a pair of end straps 3 and 4 extending from diametrically opposite sides of said portion 2, and a substantially circular flap 5 extending fromthe edge of the portion 2, intermediate the straps 3 and 4, to bend thereon at its juncture 6 therewith whereby said flap may be folded down upon the portion 2 for a purpose presently clear. The central portion 2 comprises a preferably integral circular container 1 extending to one side thereof and 45 designed to contain a medicated lozenge, or other medium, represented at 8, adapted to generate fumes or gases such as will destroy lice or similar vermin, or act as a repellant to such vermin.
An aperture 9 is provided in the bottom of the 50 container 1 for the escape of such fumes or gases. The aforementioned flap 5 is designed to fold down over the mouth of the container 1 to close the same and is provided with a plurality of apertures Ill therein for the same purpose as aperture 9. At appropriate points on the central portion 2, opposite the juncture 6, said portion is provided with edge tabs II for folding over 5 the flap 5 to hold the same in closing position.
The end straps 3 and 4 are designed to be bent around the legs, or other selected appropriate partsof the fowl or bird, and secured together as follows. The end of one strap in this instance, 3, 10 is notched, as at l2, in its opposite side edges to provide a pair of opposed tabs 13 on said opposite edges, respectively. A loop-like keeper I4 is provided on the strap 3 between the pair of tabs I3 and the portion! to receive the free end of the 15 strap 4. The keeper 14 may be struck-up from strap 3 if desired. The strap 4 is bent around the end of the strap 3 and inserted through said keeper [4. The tabs l3 are then crimped down over opposite edges of the strap 4 as shown in Figure 1. If desired the extremity of the strap 4 may be secured, in any suitable manner to the strap 3 or to the keeper l4. However, in actual practice crimping of the tabs l3 over the edges of the strap 4 is sufficient to hold said straps together. An appropriate part of the band may be stamped, or otherwise provided, with a serial number or other data identifying the fowl or bird to which it is attached.
The embodiment of the invention described will, it is believed, be clear from the foregoing, but, it is to be understood that the invention may take other forms than that described and right is herein reserved to modifications of the described embodiment falling within. the scope of the claim appended hereto.
What I claim is:-
A device of the character described comprising a band of flexible metal adapted to be bent into end to end overlapping relation and having formed therein centrally thereof a container portion for receiving a medicated medium, a flap extending from said portion to be bent down over the container portion to close the same, and means on one end of said band for connecting 4,5 the other thereto in said relation comprising a pair of edge tabs adapted to be crimped over the edges of the other end, said container portion and flap being apertured, respectively, for the escape of fumes emanating from said medicated medium.
' JOSEPH PERRY.