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Publication numberUS911674 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1909
Filing dateMay 16, 1908
Priority dateMay 16, 1908
Publication numberUS 911674 A, US 911674A, US-A-911674, US911674 A, US911674A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Automatic stock-feeding device.
US 911674 A
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Patented Feb. 9, 1909.

sarcasm oLsitN, or GROVE CITY, MINNESOTA AUTOMATIC STGCK-FEEDING DEVICE Specification of Letters Fatent.

Patented rebl 9, 1909.

Application filed May 16, 1968. Serial No. 433,176.

To allwhom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FREDERIK OLSEN, a

l i I Fig. 1, is provided with six teeth 12; there .being, of course, as many teeth as there are citizen of the United States, residing at compartments in the holder. Grove Citv, in the county of Meeker and I ment dog 13 is pivoted at 14.

This dog 13 is State of Minnesota, have invented certain 1 provided with an upwardly prgi'ecting tripnew and useful Improvements in Automatic ping arm 15 and it has a hooke end that is Stock-Feeding Devices; and I do hereby dei normally held by a spring 16 in engagement .clare the following to be a'full, clear, and eX- with one of the teeth 12, so that the feed act descri tion of the invention, such as will l holder is held against rotation with one of the enable ot iers skilled in the art to which it appertams to make and use the same.

My invention has for its object to provide an improved automatic stockfeeding device; and to this end it consists of the novel dcvices and combinations of devices hereinafter.

described and defined in the claim.

The invention is illustrated in the accomanying drawings, wherein like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views.

Referring to the drawings, Figure 1 is a View in front elevation, showing the improved device, some parts being broken away. Fig. 2 shows the improved device in side elevationyand Fig. 3 is a transverse vertical section taken on the linear as of Fig. 1.

Along feed trough 1 is rigidly secured at its ends to the lower portions of a pair of laterally spaced upright frames 2. One side ol the trough 1 has an approximately semicylindrical extension '3 that terminates in a radially projecting flange 4, the said parts 3 and 4, well as the said trough, being secured at their ends to said frames 2. Mounted in suitable hearings on the frames 2, with its axis concentric to the axis of the semicylind'rical section 3, is .a long 'fecd holder made up of a air of heads 5 and artitions 6 and 7 that divide the said ho der into a multiplicity of feed compartments of which,

mally open but are adapted to be closed when they are turned against the fixed segmental or a proximately semi cylindrical section 3. ne of the trunnions of this feed holder is rovided with a flanged ulley 8, around wiich a cable '9 is wound and to which it is secured at one end. This cable 9 also runs over a guide sheave 1O journaled to one of the frames 2, and at its dc ending end it is provided with a weight 11 t at tends to rotate the feed holder in the direction of the arrow marked thereon inFig. 2.

- One of the heads 5 of the feed holder, as shown, the right hand member, as viewed in gear 20.

compartments in position to discharge into the "feed trough 1.

Mounted in a suitable bearing bracket 17 on the frame 2 to which the escapement dog 13 is pivoted is a tripping wheel or disk 18 provided, as shown, with twelve pin seats 19,

- with anyone of which the tripping pin 19* may be engaged. This tripping wheel, in practice, is driven by a suitable cloclework, (not shown infull in the drawings but which may be. of any suitable construction). Of the parts .of] the clock-work shown, the numeral 20 indicates a gear secured to the An escapetripping wheel 18 and the numeral 21 indi cates another gear that meshes with the said T he said gears 20 and 21 in practice will usually be driven by the main spring of the clock.

The numeral 22 indicates a water supply pipe which leads from a suitable source of water supply and which is arranged to deliver watcr directly into the feed trough 1.

In this water supply pipe 22 is a normally closed valve 23, to the stem of which a lever 24 is intcrmediately' secured. A float 25,

preferably'in the form of a hollow metal bulb, is connected by a rod 26 to one end of the lever 24, and the said lever, at its other end, is provided with a weight 27 that counter-balances the said float and rod, so that said valvewill be lrictionally held either in an open or closed position, depending on the V osition in which it may be set. Thaleft liand head 5 of the feed holder is provided with six pin holes 28, with any one of which a pin 29 18 adapted to be engaged. The pin- 29, when engaged with the weighted end 27 of the lever 24,'l oy' rotary movement of the feed holder will cause the said lever to move the valve 23 into an open position. As shown,

the rod--26 is guided for true vertical novements by a keeper; 30 secured to the ad acent frame 2.

The numeral '31 indicates feed, such as:

cats or corn, laced within one'of the compartments an the numeral 32 indicates feed, such as hay, placed in another of the com- 'Fig. 3.

hay at 7 a. In, a pin snould be placed in the partments of the rotary feed holder. The time, it will be remembered, the grain was feed will, of course, be placed within the respective compartments when the eon'ipartments are turned upward.

Vi hen the device is to be set l'or automatic feedmg, the pin 19 should be placed in the seat 19 of the Wheel 18 corresponding to the hour at which the deposit of the feed into the trough 1' should take place. Also the filled compartments should be turned as shown in If for instance it is desired to feed seat 19 opposite the 7 ocloel; hour mark on the wheel 18, so that at 7 a. m. the said pin will strike the arm 15 of the escapement dog 13 and thus release the rotary feed holder and permit the same to be given one step of rotary movement under the action of the Weight 17. Furthermore, if it is also de sired to deliver into the ieedrtrough a feeding of grain, say at S a. in, a second tripping pin 19 should be inserted in the seat 19 of the tripping Wheel 18 opposite to the 8 oc'locl; hour mark.

When the pin 19" strikes the arm 15 it move. the hooked end of the esca 'iement dog so esito release the story i'eed device and permit the same to make slightly less than a one-sixth of a complete rotation, and the depending end of said dog will engage the up Werdly moving tooth i2 of the said rotary feed holder and intercept the further movernent thereof until after tire said pin it) has moved out of engzigement'wilh the arm 15; but this disengagement ol' the pin from said arm 15 will not take place until nearly an hour subsequent to the time of engagement of the said in with the said arnu llenro, by placing a pm 29 in the proper perforation 22 the said pin may be so loeated that it will ongage the weighted end 27 of the lever 2-13 and thereby cause opening of the valve 33 at a time, say shortly before 9 a. m., to-wit, when the said rotary i'eed holder completes the final part of the one-sixth rotary movement will vwhich was started at 8 a. m. and at which l l l l l i l position shown in Fig.

delivered into the said feed trougli.

i'a hen the valve 23 is opened water will run into the trough until it rises t such an i altitude to lioat the ball and cause the some to force the valve 123 baelr into its closed position, thereby cutting oil further supply of water into the trough and, of course, resetting the lever 24 into its normal From what has above been said ii is, of course, evident that by the proper lOIfftiiOl] of the trigipii'ig pins 19 and 25), lead and water nniy be delivered at the proper desired times into the feed trough, all under the control ol' the cloak-work or timed tripping wheel and without any attention whatever at the times oi delivery or deposit into the food trough. The importanre of an uulonmtio feeding devia-o of the kind above dosrrilwd is thought to be too obvious to require l'urther rom munts. The device for amomplishing; this automatic i'eed is simple and of small cost.

What i claim is:

The ('OllllJiTlitilOii Wi li a rotary lord holder and a trough adopted lo revolve feed then from, or" means lending to roluio said l'oed holder, an (soapomont normally holding said feed holder aguinst rolaiion, u tripping novice i'or aotion on said osiflapomont to Cause the hitter to release szrid iced holder, :1. wall-s supply tank arranged to deliver into said trough, a alve normally closing said pipe, a Valve opening device timed in respeot to the movement of said l'oed holder for opening said valve, and means for auloinalivully (losing said valve alter a predetermined sup ply of water has been delivered into said trough, substantially as desuribod.

in testimony whereof l ull ix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

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US5908007 *Apr 30, 1998Jun 1, 1999Duin; Robert RudolfRotating livestock hay feeder
Cooperative ClassificationA01K7/02, A01K5/01, A01K5/0291, A01K7/04
European ClassificationA01K5/02H, A01K7/04, A01K7/02, A01K5/01