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Publication numberUS2856897 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 21, 1958
Filing dateMar 22, 1957
Priority dateMar 22, 1957
Publication numberUS 2856897 A, US 2856897A, US-A-2856897, US2856897 A, US2856897A
InventorsGalinsky Milton L, Glazer Milton L
Original AssigneeTweet Bernard Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Poultry floor
US 2856897 A
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Oct. 21, 1958 M. L. GALlNsKY ET AL '2856,897

PouLTRY FLooR Filed March 22, 1857 1 N VE N TORS Ni/'o L- Gali/:sky

HTTORNEY United Stres POULTRY FLOOR Application March 22, 1957, Serial No. 647,863

6 Claims. (Cl. 119-22) Our invention pertains to a poultry floor.

An object of our invention is to provide a poultry floor which can be conveniently made up in a plurality of Sections covering any desired area.

A further object of our invention is to provide a poultry floor in which the slats forming the principal part of the floor can be readily removed or replaced as desired.

A further object of our invention is to provide a a compact and novel arrangement for holding the slats in rigid position in a relatively simple and economical con- Struction.

A further object of our invention is to provide a floor which is sanitary, eliminates dampness, which includes good ventilating features, can be quickly assembled or dis-assembled, which includes corrosion-resistant legs, and which can be adapted to fit practically any Shape or size of base flooring.

A further object of our invention is to provide a floor which can be readily adjusted to desired Vertical heights, and to provide leg structures which will not become overbalanced, thereby reducing the danger of tipping of the flooring.

With these and other objects in view, our invention consists in the construction, arrangement, and combination of the various parts of our device, whereby the objects contemplated are attained, as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in our claims, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure l is a plan view of one of the floor Sections,

Figure 2 is an end elevation of Figure 1,

Figure 3 is an enlarged detail showing one of the legs with four section corners being placed thereon,

Figure 4 is an end view of Figure 3,

Figure 5 is a side view of the leg shown in Figure 4,

Figure 6 is an enlarged sectional detail taken along the lines 6-6 of Figure 1,

Figure 7 is an enlarged sectional detail taken along the lines 7--7 of Figure 1, and

Figure 8 is a sectional view taken along the lines 8-8 of Figure 6.

Our invention contemplates the provision of a poultry floor which includes a variety of desirable features as above mentioned in the objects of our invention, and which will provide further advantageous features.

We have used the character 10 to designate generally a pair of side members preferably made of sheet metal, which members 10 are bent downwardly at 11 into the angularly inclined portions 12, the portions 12 including the equally spaced slots 13. Placed in the end slots 13 are the ends of a pair of substantially U-shaped members 14 (see Figure 8) having the vertically positioned slots 15 at either side thereof. The channel members 14 are securely affixed to the members 10, 11 by means of the flat head machine screws 16 which pass between the sides of the U-shaped members 14, these machine screws being threadably engaged with the expanded square nuts 17 which are received within the slots 15.

Positioned medially of the structure is an angle member 18 having slots 19 therein, the end slots 19 of which receive the channel members 14, with the pins 20 passing through the sides of the channels 14`just beneath the apex of the angle member 18, this arrangement thereby providing a substantially rigid and firm structure.

The principal part of the flooring is provided by the wooden slats or lath members 2'1', which are inserted within the slots 19` of the members 18, and are also inserted within the slots 13 of the portions 12, with the ends of the slats 21 abutting against the Vertical members 10.

To position the fiooring above the floor of the poultry house, we provide the legsV at each corner, these legs comprising the engaged members 22 with one of said members having the slot 23 through which passes a' bolt 24 to engage the nuts 25, the membersV 22 having the. serrated engaging portions 26, this arrangement thereby providing means whereby the legs can be adjustably lengthened or shortened to provide the desired height of the floor.

Formed integrally with the members 22 are the horizontally positioned flat portions 27, one of which portions will provide a base and the other portion of which willprovide means for placing the angle members 10 and- 11 thereon for supporting the structure, the members 27 including the recessed portions 28, 29' and 30.

It Will be noted that although Figure 1 shows one Section only, these legs are especially adapted to each support the corners of four adjacent Sections as shown more clearly in Figures 3 and 4, since the angle portions10V can be placed back to back and adjacent to each other as shown in Figure 4 especially, and within the recessed portion 29, with the angle portions 12 falling into the recessed portions 28 and 30. Also, the ends of the adjacent members 10 and 11 can be placed directly in align-v ment with the further members 10, 11 so that in this manner a multiplicity of these Sections can be laid out in the proper manner.

It willl be noted from Figure 5 that the upper flat member 27 is off-set laterally -from the lower member 27. This produces a tendency of gravity to bias the leg in the direction of the arrow 31 so that when the leg is supporting the floor Structure, it cannot tip in the other' direction, this inward biasing of theelegs insuring greater stability to the structure. V

This type of fiooring eliminates the need for litterV or substances which normally tend to keep the floor dry, etc., also eliminates the need for concrete floors, and we have found by using this floor that the poultry house need only be cleaned once annually. .It also eliminates disease, and includes a variety of other advantages which will be readily apparent.

The various slots 19 and V13, since they are not in perfect lateral alignment, insurejthat the lath or slats 21 will remain in firm position, which lath, however, can be removed and replaced as desired.

It will now be seen that we have provided the advantages mentioned in the objects of our invention with further advantages being apparent.

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of the parts of our invention without departing from the real spirit and purposes of our invention, and it is our intention to cover by our claims any modified forms of structure or use of mechanical equivalents which may be reasonably included within their scope.

We claim as our invention:

1. A poultry floor comprising a pair of substantially parallel angle members including vertically positioned portions and angularly inclined portions, a further centrally Positioned angle member, said angle members having slots in substantial alignment, said slots being adapted to receive slats therein to provide a flooring, a pair of channels positioned generally at right angles to said angle members, the ends of said Channels being received in the outer-most of said slots and being secured thereto, said Securing means including machine Screws passing through the Vertical portions of said angle members, said channels having vertically positioned slots at either side thereof, nuts received in said slots and engaging said machine screws. i

2. A poultry fioor comprising a pair of Substantially parallel angle members including vertically positioned portions and angularly inclined portions, a further centrally positioned angle member, said angle members having Slots in substantial alignment, said slots being adapted to receive slats therein to provide a fiooring, a pair of channels positioned generally at right angles to said angle members, the ends of said Channels being received in the outer-rnost of said Slots and being secured thereto, said securing means including machine screws passing through the Vertical portions of said angle members, said channels having vertically positioned slots at either Side thereof, nuts received in said slots and engaging said machine Screws7 pinS passing beneath the apex of said centrally positioned angle member and being attached to said channels.

3. A poultry fioor comprising a pair of substantially parallel angle members including vertically positioned portions and angularly inclined portions, a further centrally positioned angle member, said angle members having slots in substantial alignment, said slots being adapted to receive slats therein to provide a flooring, a pair of Channels positioned generally at right angles to said angle members, the ends of said channels being received in the outer-most of said slots and being secured thereto, said securing means including machine screWS passing through the Vertical portions of said angle members, said channels having vertically positioned slots at either Side thereof, nuts received in said slots and engaging Said machine screws, pins passing beneath the apex of said centrally positioned angle member and being attached to Said channels, legs for supporting the Corners of said floor, said legs being adjustable vertically. i

4. A poultry floor comprising a pair of Substantially parallel angle members including vertically positioned portions and angularly inclined portions, a further centrally positioned angle member, said angle members having slots in substantial alignment, said slots being adapted to receive slats therein to provide a flooring, a pair of channels positioned generally at right angles to said angle' members, the ends of said channels being received in the outer-most of said Slots and being secured thereto, said securing means including machine screws passing through the Vertical portions of said angle members, said channels having vertically p'ositioned slots at either side thereof, nuts received in Said Slots and engaging said machine screws, pins passing beneath the apeX o f said centrally positioned angle member and being attached to said channels, legs for supporting the Corners of said fioor, said legs being adjustable vertically, and including a pair of 4 engaged serrated Sections, means for Securing Said Sections to each other in adjusted position, the upper portions of said Sections being biased inwardly with respect to Said fiooring.

5. A poultry floor comprising a pair of substantially parallel angle members including vertically positioned portions and angularly inclined portions, a further centrally positioned angle member, Said angle members having slots in substantial alignment, said slots being adapted to receive slats therein to provide a flooring, a pair of channels positioned generally at right angles to said angle members, the ends of said channels being received in the outer-most of said slots and being secured thereto, said securing means including machine Screws passing through 'the Vertical portions of Said angle members, Said channels having vertically positioned slots at either side thereof, nuts received in said Slots and engaging said machine screws, pins passing beneath the apex of said centrally positioned angle member and being attached to said channels, legs for supporting the Corners of said floor, said legs being ladjustable'vertically, and including a pair of engaged serrated Sections, means for Securing said Sections to each other in adjusted position, the upper portions of said Sections being biased inwardly with respect to said fiooring, Said Sections including a base portion and an upper flat portion, Said upper fiat portion including recessed portions for receiving the edges of said angle members.

6. A poultry fioor comprising a pair of substantially parallel angle members including vertically positioned portions and angularly inclined portions, a further centrally positioned angle member, said angle members having slots in substantial alignment, said slots being adapted to receive slats therein to provide a fiooring, a pair of channels positioned generally at right angles to said angle members, the ends of said Channels being received in the outer-most of said slots and being secured thereto, said securing means including machine scrcws passing through the Vertical portions of said angle members, said channels having vertically positioned slots at either side thereof, nuts received in said slots and engaging said machine screws, pins passing beneath the apex of said centrally positioned angle member and being attached to said channels, legs for supporting the Corners of Said fioor, said legs being adjustable vertically, and

including a pair of engaged serrated Sections, means for securing Said Sections to each other in adjusted position, the upper portions of said Sections being biased inwardly With respect to said flooring, Said Sections including a base portion and an upper fiat portion, Said upper flat portion including recessed portions for receiving the edges of Said angle members, the ends of Said slats and Said channels being adapted to snugly abut against Said angle member vertically positioned portions;

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,634,867 Shields Apr. 14, 1953

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Classifications
U.S. Classification119/442
International ClassificationA01K31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K31/007
European ClassificationA01K31/00D2