US 2547426 A
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pri 3, 195i .1. D. YOUNGMAN STALL AND MANGER CONSTRUCTION 2 Sheets-Sheec l Filed March 18, 1949 IN VEN TOR.
WH 3 19M J. D. YOUNGMAN 4 STALL AND MANGER CONSTRUCTION 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed March 18. 1949 INVENTOR.
Patented Apr. 3, 1951 UNITED STATES artnr loir-Fior:
:2,547,426 sTALL AN-D MANGERfcoNsTaUo'HoN John D. Youngman, Sleepy EyefMinn. Application'March 18, 1949, S'eral`No.82,`210
(Cl. `1 1927f This invention relates 'to a .barn structure, and more particularly to a .stall for confining .and feeding lanimals therein.
The .obj ect :of vthe inventionis to'provide astall structure which ,is `ruggedly constructed and which will ensure that an animal will not stray accidentally therefrom.
Another object of .the `invention pis Ato provide a stall structure whose length can be adjusted as desired, and `which is :constructed with a minimum .of obstructions so that the cleaning of the stall will be greatly simplified.
Still another object ofthe invention is to provide .a stall structure which is so constructed that the animals can be conveniently fed in a Vnovel and efficient manner.
Another object of the invention is to provide a stall structure which is `extremely simple and inexpensive .to manufacture.
.Otherfobjects and advantages'will be apparent during lthe-course of `the following description, taken ywith the drawings.
In the drawings, Vforming a .part of this .application, and in .which like numerals are used to designate Alike parts thrmighou't the same:
Figure l is a side .elevational-view of the .stall structure, according tothe .present invention;
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the stall structure;
Figure 3 is a front elevational view of the stall;
Figure 4 is a sectional view taken on the line 4 4 of Figure 2.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral Ill designates a horizontal ground surface which may be enclosed by a suitable building or barn (not shown). Projecting upwardly from the ground surface I Il is a pair of spaced parallel vertically disposed posts II and I2 which may be fabricated of any suitable material. A horizontally disposed rail I3. extends across the top of the posts II and I'2 and is secured thereto as by welding.
Positioned rearwardly of the post' I I is a standard I4 which has its lower end embedded in a concrete block I5 which serves to prevent shifting of the standard I4. A similar standard I5 is arranged to the rear of the post i2. A rst horizontally disposed guide rail Il has its front end secured to the post II as by welding while the standard I4 supports the rear end of the guide rail I 1. A similar horizontally disposed guide rail I'I is extended rearwardly from the other post I2 and has its rear end supported by the other standard I6. An upright I8 projects upwardly from each of the guide rails I'I and is secured theretdand the upright its supports'the rearfendfof val-second horizontally disposed guide rail `I9 'which has its front end secured, las 'by welding, "to the post I I. A similar V.guide .rail .23 lextends 'rearwardly .from the-other `post I 'Each of the four guide Arails have their 4rear ends open, and a vertically V.disposed U-shaped partition -2I is-mounted for telescopic movement into andou't ofthe Vrear-'of the .open end .of zthe guide rails I? and i9. Asimilar U -shapedparti tion -22 is mounted for :telescopic movement in the rear :open Aend of .the guide .rail .2s and the guide rail `vI 'Ilis arrangedtherebelow. The parti- -`tions I2=I and L22 lpermit the length'of the Vstall `to -be adjusted as desired since the partitions 2i .and '.212 ycan fbe 'moved .longitudinally along .the stall. 1A .suitable :grating y.structure may be arranged or lformed `in the `-bottom yof the stalland a .portionof `lthe grating .structure is generally )indicated 'by the numeral 23, the grating struc- "ture 123 serving to Areceive manure or other debris r,vvl'iere'by `the stall can be kept in a clean and sanitary condition .at all times.
rThe groundsurface -I- is lled in with cement or concrete 2.4 in front-of the posts -II and I2, 4and supported on `the concrete slab Et visan vopen ended `Vmangerfof feeding box `25 which .may be fabricated of any suitable material. A board or plank 26 extends along the lower ends of the posts II and I2 and is secured thereto, there being a cut-out 21 arranged in the sides of the manger 25 for receiving the plank 2B when the manger is in normal position. The manger 25 is adapted to receive hay and feed, or the like, and the manger 25 is detachably connected to the posts I I and I2 so that the area in front of the stall can be cleaned readily by removing the manger as desired. Thus, a bracket 21 may be secured to each of the posts II and l2 in any suitable manner, such as by rivets, or the like, and a headed pin 28 projects through the bracket 2'! and through the upper ends of the manger 25, there being a suitable cotter pin 29 for maintaining the parts in assembled relation.
Arranged adjacent the top of the beam II and secured thereto is a bracket 30, and a similar bracket 3| is arranged adjacent the top of the beam I2 and secured thereto. A horizontally disposed brace 32 projects forwardly from the bracket 30 and is secured thereto, there being a similar horizontally disposed brace 33 projecting forwardly from the other bracket 3I and secured thereto. Extending between the outer projecting ends of the braces 32 and 33 is a horizontally disposed rod 34. A pair of U-shaped strap irorlfl hanger members 35 depend from the rod 34 and the hanger members each have a cotter pin 44 extending therethrough. Suitable securing elements such as rivets 45 secure the lower ends of the straps 35 to the gate structure 36.
The gate structure 36 comprises a pair of horizontally disposed spaced parallel straps 31 and a plurality of vertically disposed spaced parallel slats 38 which are secured to the straps 31 by suitable securing elements, such as nails or rivets 39. The gate structure 36 is mounted for swinging movement about a horizontal axis. Thus, when feed, such as hay or feed is loaded into the manger 25, the gate structure 36 is pivoted back to the dotted line position shown in Figure 1, to facilitate the placing of the feed in the manger. After the feed has been positioned in the manger 25, the gate 36 will return to its normal position shown in solid lines, Figure 1, whereby the animal in the stall can consume or eat the food in the manger 25 since the gate 36 is spaced a sufficient distance in front of the posts ll and I2.
From the foregoing, it is apparent that a stall structure has been provided which can be adjusted longitudinally in order to increase the length thereof as desired. Thus, the partitions 2l and 22 can be moved in and out of the guide rails, there being suitable apertures 40 arranged in spaced relation along each of the guide rails, and the apertures 40 are adapted to register with apertures 4l which are arranged in the legs of the U-shaped partitions 2l and 22. A suitable pin 42 is adapted to be inserted through a pair of the registering apertures 40 and 4l so as to maintain the partitions 2| and 22 immobile in their adjusted position. Further, the stall is constructed so that the feeding box 25 is positioned at a convenient location whereby it can be readily filled by pivoting the gate structure 36 rearwardly and after the feed has been properly positioned in the manger 25, the gate 35 will hang so that the animal in the stall can readily and comfortably eat the food from the manger 25. Further, the manger is detachably connected to the posts Il and I2 whereby the manger 25 can be quickly attached to the posts or else the manger 25 can be detached from the posts in order to provide 4 ample passageway in front of the stall or in order to clean the area in front of the stall. It is to be understood that the stalls may be arranged so that a plurality of the stalls are positioned in side-by-side relation with respect to each other in a barn so that any desired number of animals can be confined therein.
As many embodiments may be made of this inventive concept, and as many modifications may be made in the embodiment hereinbefore shown and described, it is to be understood that all matter herein is to be interpreted merely as illustrative and not in a limited sense.
A manger for cattle stalls including spaced side partitions, posts rising from and above the rear ends of said partitions, a relatively deep box-like feed container closing the rear end of the space between said partitions, an arm eX- tending horizontally rearward from adjacent the upper end of each of said posts, and a guard gate pivotally supported from the free ends of said arms and depending into said container medially between the front and rear sides thereof, said guard gate being adapted to be swung forwardly to provide clearance for the placing of feed into said container from the rear side thereof and thereafter return to its normal position to prevent the nosing of the feed rearwardly from the container by an occupant of the stall.
. JOHN D. YOUNGMAN.
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