Receptacle for feeding animals
US 491702 A
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N. J. FELIX.
REOEPTACLE FOR FEEDING ANIMALS. No. 491,702. Patented Feb. 14, 1893.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
NUMA J. FELIX, OF BROOKLYN, NE\V YORK.
RECEPTACLE FOR FEEDING ANIMALS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 491,702, dated February 14, 1893.
Application filed October 26, 1891.
T0 aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, NUMA J. FELIX, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Brooklyn,in the county of Kings and State of New York,haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Receptacles for Feeding Animals, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improvementin pans or receptacles from which to feed dogs, cats, or other animals, the object of the same being to provide an article of this character which may be produced at a small cost and which shall be so constructed that all danger of its being tipped or turned over while the animal is feeding, shall be overcome.
With these ends in view my invention consists of a pan, dish, or other receptacle, preferably stamped up from sheet metal, such as tin, copper, sheet iron, 85c and constructed with a central well or receptacle, and supported and surrounded by a wide flange serving as a base or support.
To more fully describe my invention, reference is made to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a top plan view of the article, and Fig. 2 is a sectional view thereof.
As before stated I prefer to construct the article of sheet metal on account of the consequent cheapness of production, but if de sired it may be made of wood, molded from celluloid, or of earthen ware, or other material. The Well or receptacle A I form in the center of the article by stamping or otherwise forming the walls a giving to well asufficicnt depth to hold a required amount of either liquid or solid food. The metal, if such it be,
is then bent outwardly and slightly downwardly, forming a wide surrounding flange or base B, to serve as a support and to impart to the article such a width of base as will Serial No. 409,825. (No-model.)
overcome all danger or liability of thearticle being accidentally tipped or turned over. The outer edge I) of the flange or base B, I prefer to bend or spin over in order to prevent any of the contents of the vessel from being spilled over the side it pulled or tipped out of the central well, and also to impart to the article a more finished appearance.
It will be understood from the above that the article is exceedingly simple, and if made of metal can be made or stamped out by one or two operations of a machine, thereby reducing the cost to a minimum. I
Having fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
The herein-described receptacle for feeding animals, comprising acentral vessel A, made of metal or other suitable material, stamped or otherwise shaped, forming the walls a and giving to the wall a suflicient depth to hold the required amount of liquid or solid food, the vessel being then bent outwardly and slightly downwardly, forming a wide surrounding flange or base B to serve as a support and to impart to the article such a width of base as will overcome all danger or liability of the article being accidentally tipped or turned over, and the outer edges of the flange B being formed with the bend or spun rib b to prevent the contents from being spilled over the side if they should escape from the central well and also to impart to the article a more finished appearance, substantially as described.
Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 19th day of October, A. D. 1891.
NUMA J. FELIX.
GEORGE 000K, WILLIAM GOEBEL.