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Publication numberUS2642037 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 16, 1953
Filing dateAug 16, 1950
Priority dateAug 16, 1950
Publication numberUS 2642037 A, US 2642037A, US-A-2642037, US2642037 A, US2642037A
InventorsMerrill Howard J
Original AssigneeMerrill Howard J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cow stall structure
US 2642037 A
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June 16,1953 H. J. MERRILL 2,642,037

cow STALL STRUCTURE Filed Aug. 16, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.

June 16, 1953 H. J. MERRILL 2,642,037

COW STALL STRUCTURE 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug. 16, 1950 I?! "of li.' JSMeWriZZ- INVENTOR ATTORNEYS;

Patented June 16, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COW STALL STRUCTURE Howard J. Merrill, State College, Pa.

Application August 16, 1950, Serial No. 179,745

4 Claims.

This invention relates to cow stall construction one of 'the important objects of the invention v being to provide a cow stall wherein upright braces on either side of the manger-supporting column or. rear ends of the braces, are supported without the use of upright braces which are usually embedded in the concrete floor of the stall, thereby eliminating points of rust which render a stall unsanitary.

Another object of the invention is to provide a stall wherein the rear end braces or uprights are eliminated, thereby providing a structure which may be cleaned with facility.

Another object of the invention is to provide added width for cows when reclining, and less width when standing, which is an important factor lending to the comfort of the cow while occupying the stall, the structure also tending to hold the cow in place within the stall while standing, resulting in a clean stall bed.

Still another object of the invention is to provide a stall wherein an adjustable tie rod is mounted on the extensions of the stall divisions, the tie rod providing a support for a hay rack which may be positioned to meet the requirements of use.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating cow stalls constructed in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view taken from the rear of the stalls, and illustrating hay racks supported by the adjustable tire rods of the stall structure.

Fig. 3 is a plan view thereof.

Fig. 4 is a rear elevational view thereof.

Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawings in detail, the reference character 5 indicates the concrete base of the stall which is provided with a manger 6, and main stall platform portion 1.

The reference character 8 indicates the supporting posts or pipes that have their lower ends embedded in the concrete base of the stall, the posts or pipes 8 being curved laterally, in the 2 same direction, as clearly shown by Fig. 1 of th drawing.

The stall division pipes are indicated by the reference character 9 and embody lengths of pipe material bent upon themselves to provide a lower bar It which is secured to the supporting post or pipe 8 associated therewith, by means of the T union l l, the upper bar l2 of the stall division pipes being connected with the upper ends of the pipes 8 associated therewith, by means of T couplings [3. As shown, the upper bars l2 of the stall division pipes extend appreciable distances beyond the manger curb, providing extensions l4 that extend horizontally forwardly. These extensions I l are connected by means of the movable tie rods l5 that are provided with T-shaped couplings l6 which are movable over the extensions it, as clearly shown by Fig.2 of the drawing. Set screws ll are provided for securing the tie rods in their positions of adjustment on the extensions l4. These tie rods l5 may either be used in preventing spreading of the stall division pipes, or they may at the same time provide supports for the adjustable hay racks indicated at it, which may be secured to tie rods l5 for supporting the hay racks.

The hay racks include vertical spaced rods l9 and a curved rear wall 28, the hay racks being preferably constructed of metal for the sake of sanitation and cleanliness.

From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, I have provided a cow stall wherein the stall division members are supported only at their forward ends, leaving the rear ends thereof spaced from the main stall platform portion so that the main stall platform portion may be readily cleaned since the usual vertical supporting posts provided in stall construction are eliminated, allowing free movement for a broom to be moved thereunder. Further it will be noted that because of the absence of the rear vertical supporting posts for the stall divisions, points Where rust ordinarily collects at the bases of these pipes are eliminated to promote cleanliness.

It will also be noted that due to the structure of the tie rods, the hay racks supported by the tie rods may be adjusted to meet various requirements of 1186.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:

1. In a stall construction, a stall platform havmg a manger formed along the front edge thereof, vertical supporting pipes embedded in the platform adjacent to the manger, said pipes being curved laterally, stall division pipes providing upper and lower spaced horizontal bars connected to said Vertical supporting pipes, the free ends of said upper bars of the division pipes providing extensions, and adjustable tie rods secured to said extensions, holding said stall division pipes against lateral spreading.

2. In a stall construction, a stall platform, a manger formed along the front end thereof, vertical supporting lpipes embedded "in the platform adjacent to the manger and arranged in transverse spaced relation with respect to each other along one edge of said manger, the upper ends of said pipes being curved laterally, stall division pipes embodying pipe sections curved intermediate their ends providing upper and :lowerirhorizontal spaced bars, connected to the vertical supporting pipes, said stall division pipes being spaced vertically from the platform, the upper bars of said division pipes extending beyond the vertical supporting pipes, and adjustable-tie rods secured to said upper bars'hold'ing said division pipes :against spreading.

3. as tall construction, a stall platform having'a manger formed along the front edge thereof; vertical supporting pipes embedded in the -.,platf or'n adjacent to the manger, upper and lower stall division pipes secured to said vertical sup- .poi' ting,,pipes and-suppQrted solely by the vertical supporting pipes, said upper stall division pipes extending beyond said vertical supporting pipes, adjustable tie rods and couplings secured to the of the upper stall division pipes holding the the upper ends of said vertical pipes associated therewith, means for connecting the lower pipe sections to said supporting pipes at points below the'upperaends of the upper pipe sections, the rear ends of saidstall division pipes being spaced from theplatform substantial distances, providing an unobstructed space throughout the lengths of the stall division pipes and'platform, an adjustable tie rod mounted on the upper pipe sections. of the stall division pipes, and'a hay rack secured to the adjustable tie rod.

HOWARD ,J. MERRILL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification119/523, 119/60
International ClassificationA01K1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K1/0011
European ClassificationA01K1/00A1