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J. P. WILDBR & A. D. ARKLAND.
STOCK EEEDEE. I No. 348,305. Patented Aug. 31, 1886.
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JULIUS P. \VILDER AND ALEXANDER D. ARKLAND, OF WILLIS, KANSAS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No 348,305, dated August 31, 1886.
Application filed July 3, 1886. Serial No. 207,048.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that we, JULIUS P. WILDER andALEXANDER D. ARKLAND, of Willis, in the county of Brown and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stock-Feeders; and we do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
Our invention relates to that class of stockfeeders in which the animals are admitted to and excluded from the trough or feed-receptacle by means of a swinging frame, and in which said frame is provided with partitions for excluding each animal while feeding from the others.
The object of this invention is to render the swinging frame readily removable from its supports, and to provide an improved locking mechanism for securing the swinging frame in either of its required positions; and to this purpose the invention consists in certain peculiar and novel features of construction and arrangement, as hereinafter described and claimed.
In order that our invention may be fully understood, we will proceed to describe it with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figurel is a front elevation of our improved stock-feeder. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a perspective View of the feed-receptacle with the swinging frame removed. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the swinging frame detached from the feed-receptacle. Fig. 5 is an end elevation of the stockfeeder.
In the said drawings, A designates the feed trough or receptacle, which is V-shaped, as shown, and rests upon supports a.
B B designate two vertical supports, one of which is attached to either end of the trough or receptacle A. The upper ends of the supports B are connected together bya horizontal bar, O,which is screwed or otherwise attached to the supports B, so as to be readily detachable therefrom.
The movable frame is composed of three vertical pieces, D, which are connected together at their rear upper edges by two cross- (No model.)
piecesd d,permanentl y secured to said pieces D, and at their'front lower edges by two crosspieoes,d d, also permanently attached to said pieces D. The spaces between the pieces D are divided off by vertical partitions E,which are permanently secured at their upper rear edges to the crosspiece d, and at theirlower front edges to the cross-pieces d d, the said partitions corresponding in general form to the pieces D, but being shorter than thelatter, as shown. The lower ends of pieces D and partitions E rest in notches a in the rear upper edge of receptacle A, whereby the said pieces D and partitions E are held against lateral strain by the animals while feeding.
F F designate two links, one of which is permanently secured to the outer side of each end piece D by a rivet, e, passing through the upper end of said link, and into the upper part of the piece D. The lower end of each link F is bifurcated, as shown at e, to embrace apivot, 1), upon the inner side of each support B.
- G Gdesignate two removable blocks, which are screwed or otherwise detachably connected to the rear edges of the two end pieces D, as indicated at g, the said blocks lying between the cross-pieces O and d and extending outward over the rear edges of the supports D. It will thus be seen that the swinging frame may be readily moved either backward or for- Ward, as shown in Fig. 5, and that when the frame is thrown backward the cross-piece d excludes the animals from access to the receptacle A. It will also be seen that by detaching the cross piece 0 and blocks G the swinging frame may be lifted off of the supports B, or, more exactly, off of the pivots 1) thereof.
H designates a lever, which is pivoted at h to the front of cross-bar d and which is pivoted at h to a bar, i,WhiCh slides longitudinally between the cross-pieces d d. At its ends the bar 13 is pivoted at 93 to the arms J J, the former of which is pivoted at j to the upper left-hand corner of bar (1 and the latter at j, to the lower right-hand corner of bar d When the swinging frame is in its forward position, it is locked by throwing the upper end of lever H to the right, thus throwing the lower ends of arms J J into engagement with the faces I) of supports B. When the frame is in its other position, it is locked by throwing lever H to the right and thus causingthelower ends ofarms J J to enter notches b in the'inner sides of supports B, and also throwing the lower end of lever H beneath a staple, a set obliquely on the rear part of receptacleEA. A strap, K, attached to bar (1 serves to limitjthe movement of lever H.
Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Let- V slide 15, and arms J J, attached to said frame ters Patent, is'
1. The combination,with the feed-receptacle and its supports B, having pivots I), of a swinging pivoted frame, and links F, said links being pivoted at their upper ends tosaid frame and bifurcated at their lower ends to embrace said pivots Z), substantially as described.
2. The combination, with the feed-receptacle and its standards B, havingpivots b and having the supports B with their notches 1) the bar 0, detachably connected to said stand ards, of the swinging frame having links F,
pivoted at their upper ends to said frame and 30 and surfaces 1), of a swinging frame connected pivotally to said supports, and the lever H,
J. P. WILDEB.
A. D. ARKLAND.
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