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Publication numberUS331097 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 24, 1885
Publication numberUS 331097 A, US 331097A, US-A-331097, US331097 A, US331097A
InventorsMatjeice K Steoxg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Poultry water-can
US 331097 A
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No. 331,097. Patented Nov. 24, 1885.





OF onroinnarr, OHIO.


SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 331.097, dated November 24,' 1885.

Application flied Novemser 4, 1834. semi No. 141,149. (no modem To all whoml it may concern.-

Be it known that I, MAURICE H. STRONG, of Cincinnati, Hamilton' county, Ohio, have invented a new and Improved Poultry Water` Can, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

The object of my invention isV to provide a new and improved poultry water-can, which is so constructed that the fowls cannot soil the water by Steppin g intoit or scratching dirtinto it, and which can is constructed as a. fountain to supply the water to the trough as rapidly as it may require.

The invention consists in the construction and arrangement of parts,'asvwill be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

The neck on the can and iiange in the cup are provided with apertures, through which the water can pass from 'the can into the circular or annular trough formed in the cup.

Reference is to be had tothe accompanying drawings, forming part of this specication, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in al1 the figures.

Figure 1 is a cross-sectional view of my im' proved poultry water-can. Fig. 2 is Va sectional plan View o n the line .c w, Fig. 1, and Figs. 3 and 4 show the joint for uniting the can and cup.

The can A, which is open at the bottom, is provided at its top with a screw-neck, B, on which a screw-cap, C, is secured to close the top of the can, a packing-ring being interposed between the top of the can and the fange of the screw-cap for the purpose of forming a close and tight joint. A. bail, D, is secured to the can near its top.

The can preferably increases in diameter from the top to within a short distance from the bottom, and is then contracted.

On the lower end of the can a downwardlyprojecting neck, E, is formed, and on a dat cup, F, an upwardly-projecting iiange, G, is

formed, inwhich the neck E' ts closely, and which fiange G forms an annular trough, H, inthe cup F. L-shaped slots .I are provided in the top part of the ange G, from the-top, edge down, and pins K project from the neck E. Apertures L are formed in the neck E and flange G, which coincide when the 'neckE is locked in the flange G.

To till the can, the neck E is placed in the flange G, the pins K passing into the slots J, to hold the cup F to the can. The cap C is i unscrewed and the can is immersed in water, 5 5 the water passing through thel apertures L into the can and gradually filling the same. When the can is filled as mulch asdesired, the cap C is 'screwedon an-d the can removed from the water.

The level of the Awater in the trough H isslightly above the apertures L, fand when the water-level sinks below the apertures L fresh wat-er ows from the can," but only until the apertures L are closedagain.

The several parts can easily be taken apart for scouring and cleaning them.

The can can be carried about very and all waste of water is prevented.

Having thus described my invention,- I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. The combination, with the can A, hav ing the neck E, of the cup F, having the {innge G, "the neck E and dange G having :apertures which can be adjusted to coincide, 'substantially as herein shown and described.

2. The combination, with the'can Af, hav ing the neck E, provided with Aapertures L and pins K, oft-he cup F, having Vthe upwardeasily,

slots J' and apertures L, substantially as herein shown and described.


E. H. STRONG, P. R. Dickenson'.

ly-projecting angeG,provided with L-shaped 8o-

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Cooperative ClassificationA01K39/026