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D. J. WELCH. A DISK FENDER POR FLOWS. APgLIoATIoN F'LED AUG. 22. 190s.
Patented Jue 22, 1909', aja' DAVIDJ. WELCH, OF MABEL, MINNESTA.
DISK FENDER FOR PLOWS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented .Tune 22, 1909.
Application filed August 22, 1908. Serial N0. 449,844.
To all whom it may concern.'
Be it known that I, DAVID J. WELCH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mabel, in the county of Fillmore and State of Minnesota, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Disk Fenders for Plows, of which the following' is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying' drawings,
My invention relates to improvements in attachments for plows and particularly to improvements in disk-fenders for corn plows; and an object oi my invention is to provide a disk-fender which will be simple 1n construction, comparatively cheap in manufacture and eilicient in use.
ln the drawings illustrating the principle of my invention and the best mode now known to me of applying that principle,-
l `igure l is a diagrammatic view in plan showing my new disk-fender attached to a corn plow; Fig. 2 is an elevation on an cnlarg'cd scale showing my new disk-fender attached to the llai'iger-rod; Fig'. is a-vertical section showing the mounting of my new disk-lender and the mode of its attachment to the end of the hanger-rod; Fig'. 4 is a scction on line A-A'of Fig. 3; l1`ig'f5 is a scction on the line B-B of Fig. 3; and Fig. 6 is an end View lookingv in the direction oiE the arrow (l in Fig'. 5, the hanger-rod being shown in dotted lines.
rlhe disk c is formed with a central hole through which extends one end of the sleeve t l'ormed with a [lange c. 'lhe latter is riveted or otherwise suitably secured to the disk a. Through the sleeve extends the hollow shaft d the inner end of which is formed with a head c. 'lhe latter is formed` with an annular recess fin which 'lits the inner end of the sleeve t.' The outer lace of the head e is formed with a dialnet-ral channel orgroovr` g in which lies the lower ond of the lL. ,lhe walls of the channel or -groove g serve to guide the head e in its adjustment alongr fthe lmngcr-rml L and to prevent the rotation thercaround of the head e. Through thc central opening in the shaft d extends the shank oi an eye-bolt i, through the eye if of which passes the lower end ol the hangerrod h. .'lhe latter is held in place in the groove g by means of a nut secured on the other end .fof the eye-bolt Between the nut j and the opposed end of the shaft d is interposed the cap 7c the annularlange m of which extends over the outside of one end of the sleeve b. The hanger-rod is bent horizontally at its upper end to form an varm fn, which is held by means of the clips o to the plow-beam p. The latter is provided with the usual shovels q.
rl`he plow, which is a corn plow having a beam on each side of the corn-row, is shown conventionally in plan in'Fig. 1 which clearly shows that there are two disk-fenders 'for each plow, one being attached to each of the plow-beams. The convex sides of the disks e are opposed to each otherand the concave side of each is opposed to the iront shovel of the plow-beam to which the disk-'fender is attached. The disk shield or fender a is dished and serves to protect the corn from the soil thrown up by the shovel oi thegplow. The
disk shields a'may be set at any angle and to any depth and they permit the corn to be more closely approached by the shovels in its cultivation than would otherwise be possible: I elaim ln a plow, the combination with a lowbeam, oi' a hanger-rod one end of which is fastened to said plow-beam; a hollow shaft having a head having a recess and formed with a groove in which lies the other end of said hanger-rod a sleeve extending into the,
recess and formed with a flan e; a disk shield or fender fastened to said fange; and means extending through said hollow shaft for holding said. hanger-rod, shaft and sleeve in 'assembled relation; said head bein adjustable along said hanger-rod .and eing guided in said adjustment and held against rotation around said hanger-rod by the walls oll said groove.
In testimony whcreoil I have hereunto set my hand at said Mabel this 15th day of August, A. 1)., 1908, in the presence ofthe two undersigned witnesses.
DAVID J. WELCH.
A. L. FoLLEFsoN, flI. ll. HAMMER.