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Publication numberUS38547 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1863
Publication numberUS 38547 A, US 38547A, US-A-38547, US38547 A, US38547A
InventorsJacob Bickhart
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in stack-covers
US 38547 A
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1. BICKHARL l Hay Stack Cover.

No. 38,547. .K Patented May 19, 18.63.

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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 38,547, dated May 19, 1863.

To all whom it 'may concern:

Be it known that I, JACOB BICKHART, of Harlan, in the county of Allen and State of Indiana, have invented a new and Improved I-ortable and Removable Cover for Hay and Grain Stacks; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference hein g had to the accompanying drawings, making a part of this speci- Iication, in Which- Figure 1 is a side view of my invention applied to a stack; Fig. 2, a detached inverted plan of the saine; Fig. 3, a side view ofa modi- Iication of the same.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several gures,

The object of this invention is to obtain a cheap substantial cover for hay and grain stacks, one which will admit of being readily applied to the stack and removed from it and afford secure protection from rain or snow.

To this end the invention consists in the employment or use of a cap provided with a ceiltral pin, to be inserted vertically into the top ofthe stack, and using in connection with said cap pendent sides, which are connected to the cap by hooks or an equivalent fastening, and connected together by hooks and staples or their equivalents, as hereinafter fully shown and described.

To enable those skilled iu the art to fully understand and construct my invention, I will proceed to describe it.

A, Fig. 1,reprcsents a square or rectangular piece of board, which should b e flat, or nearly so, at its'under side. The upper part may be iiat, conical, or other shape, or have any suitable ornament attached to it. This piece of board forms the cap or top piece of the device,

. audit has staples a driven inits undersurfaceone at each side. rl`he cap also has a pin, B, passing centrally through it. This pin may be ot' Wood or Inetal, and of any suitable length; and it is driven vertically and centrally into .the top of the stack in order to support the cap A While the sides of the cover are being connected to it.

t The sides ofthe cover are designated by G, and are made of wood, of triangular shape, so that when litted together they will form a pyrainid. These sides are made of such dimen-v sions that when secured together they will cover the top ofthe stack. (See Fig. 1.) Each side C is provided with a hook, b, at its upper end, and these hooks are fitted in the staples a of the cap A. The sides C, when thus adjusted to the cap A, have their edges in con tact with each other, and they are connected together at the edges by staples c and hooks al, as shown inFig. 1. By this means it will be seen that a cover or roof of hollow pyramidal form is obtained, which will thoroughly protect the stack from rain or snow.

This cover is adjusted on the stack by rfirst placing the cap A in proper position on its top, the pin B being shoved down into the stack so as to hold the cap in position while the sides C are beleg adjusted to it and connected together at their edges. The stack is represented in red.

In case a stack be of oblong form, (see Fig. 3,)-the cap D is also made oblong, and each broadside comprised of three or more pieces, efe', the pieces@ e being at the ends and having their outer edges beveled to form a miterconnection with the end pieces of the cover, which may be in one piece, like the sides C in Fig. 1. The central piece,f, is of rectangular form, and the inner edges ofthe pieces e c' are parallel with the edges f, so as to form tight joints. These pieces may be connected together by hooks and staples g lt.. Any number of intermediate piecesfmay be used, according to the length of the stack, and the end constructed at a very moderate cost, and whenV not required for use may have its. parts disconnected and stowed away within a small space.

Having thus described Inyinvention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. A cover for hay and grain stacks, conl- 2. Thepin B, in combination with the capA posed of a cap, A, having sides C connected to and sides C G, for the purpose herein set forth. it by hooks or hinges, so constructed as to ad- JACOB BIGKHART. mit; of the sides being readily attached to and detached from the cap, and the sides com- Witnesses: posed of one or more pieces and arranged so as ro be connected together at their edges and JOHN BEECHGOOD,

form close joints, substantially as and for the RICHARD ANDERSON.

purpose herein set forth.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4073105 *Aug 30, 1974Feb 14, 1978Daugherty Charles RTemporary structure
US4939874 *Jul 25, 1985Jul 10, 1990Compton Roy CStack cap covering system
US4998398 *Apr 6, 1990Mar 12, 1991Compton Roy CStack cap covering system
Cooperative ClassificationE04H9/14