US 831484 A
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PATENTED SEPT. 18, 1906.
J. STRANGE. SEED CORN HANGING RACK.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 6, 1906.
S l/Vi tn eases JOSHUA STRANGE, OF
MARION, INDIANA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO LEONARD STRANGE, OF MARION, INDIANA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 18, 1906.
Application filed April 6. 1906. SerialNo. 310,269.
, To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JosHUA STRANGE, a 1 citizen of the United States, residing at Ma rion, in the county of Grant, State of Indil ana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Seed-OornDrying Racks; 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 seed-corn-drying racks; and its object is to provide a simple and effective device of that nature for containing a large number of ears of seed-corn and to hold the same in such a manner as to allow the air to circulate freely around and about said ears.
The invention will be fully understood from an inspection of the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, and in which Figure 1 is an elevation of the corn-rack constructed in accordance with this invention and mounted upon a rod to hold the same in position. Fig. 2 is an elevation at right angles to Fig. 1.
Referring now to the drawings, the rack consists of a pair of loops 5 and 6, each composed of a single strand of wire, preferably No. 9 carbon Wire. The upper end of each loop is provided with an eye 7, to which is attached the upper spacing-stay 8. Said loops are in like manner spaced and connected at their lower ends by the lower spacing-stay 9, provided at each end with an eye 10, embracing said loops.
The upper spacing-stay has 1 attached thereto a handle 11' by means of eyes 12 thereon.
Each loop is provided with a side binder 13, having at itsends eyes 14, embracing the sides of said loops and by means of which said binders are slidably mounted on said loops.
In use the ears of corn are passed endwise through said loops and are retained in place therein by the binding action upon the sides of the loops of the binders 13. A convenientsized rack holds approximately twenty-five ears of corn of average size. When filled, the rack is held by means of its handle 11, which is hung upon a pole, hook, or the like upon the side walls, ceiling, or rafters, &c., of the dryingroom. Owing to the open construction of the rack each individual ear is exposed to the drying action of the air, which is permitted to circulate freely around and about the cars.
What is claimed is- A corn-drying rack comprising a pair of open looped members; means connected to said loops for holding the same in spaced relation to each other at their upper and lower ends a handle connected to said upper spacmg means; and means slidable upon said loops to exercise a binding pressure upon.
' In testimony whereof'I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Witnesses CHAs. A. PRIEST, LEONARD STRANGE.