US 770461 A
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PATENTED SEPT. 20, 1904.
L. B. HAGGERTY.
APPLICATION FILED r3323. 1904.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 770,461, dated. September 20, 1904.
Application filed February 23, 1904:. Serial No. 194,751. (No model.)
To all whmn it may concern:
Be it known that I, LENORA B. HAGGERTY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Vienna, in the county of Warren, State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tree-Protectors; and I 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.
This invention relates to protectors, and more particularly to those designed to protect the trunks of trees, and has for its object to provide a device of this nature which will be simple of construction and cheap of manufacture and which may be adjusted to differentsized trees.
A further object is to provide a guard which will occupy a minimum of space when packed for shipment.
In the drawings forming a portion of this specification, and in which like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a tree equipped with the present protector. Fig. 2 is a section on line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view showing one of the sections of the protector. Fig. 4. is an end View of the protector packed for-shipment.
Referring now to the drawings, there is shown a cylindrical body portion 5', comprising two members 6 and 7, formed of tin or other suitable material, which are provided with a plurality of perforations 8, which are arranged in rows, as shown. One edge of each member is turned to form a roll 9, which has a longitudinal opening 10, the result of aslight spacing of the extreme edges 11 and 12 from the faces of the members 6 and 7 respectively, the edge of the member 6 being turned inwardly to form a roll and the edge of the member 7 being turned outwardly. This construction makes it possible to engage the two edges 11 and 12 with each other to hold the rolled edges of the two members together.
The free edge 13 of the member 6 is provided with a series of headed pins 14, which are adapted for engagement with the different series of perforations 8 of the member 7. When the pins are engaged with the series of perforation, nearest the free edge of the member 7, the guard is at one limit of its adjustment, and when it is desired to reduce its size for use around small trees the pins 14: are moved to a series of perforations farther from the free edge.
To hold the guard in position, a sharpened rod 15 is employed, which is engaged with one of the rolls 9, as shown, the lower end of the rod projecting beyond the roll for engagement with the ground. This rod prevents the protector from being moved by animals burrowing under it.
In packing the protectors for shipment the two members are disengaged from each other and are placed one within the other, as shown in Fig. 4.
In practice modifications of the specific construction shown may be made, and any suitable proportions and materials may be used for the various parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is 1. A tree-protector comprising two members having longitudinal series of perforations therethrough, one pair of edges of the members being constructed for mutual engagement at times, and a series of headed pins secured to the outer face of the remaining edge of one of the members and adapted for engagement with the different series of the perforations of the other member interchangeably, said members being adapted to be dis posed abouta tree.
2. A tree-guard comprising two members, one of said members having one of its edges turned in the direction of its convexity to form a roll, said edge being spaced slightly from the outer face of the member, the remaining member having one of its edges turned in the direction of its concavity to form a roll, said edge being slightly spaced from the face of the member, the edges of the two members being adapted for removable engagement with In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in each other, a sharpened rod adapted for enpresence of two witnesses.
gagement with one of the rolls, said rod projecting therebelow for engagement with the LENORA HAGGERTY 5 ground and means for connecting the remain- Witnesses:
ing edges of the two members, said'members MARY E. HOWELL,
being adapted to be disposed about a tree. HARRY A. HOWELL.