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Patented Apr. 1"1, ,1911.
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To all whom it may concern;
Be it'vknown that I, Fnsnamon lV. NEW- coMn, a citizen of the United States, residing atfLamoni, in the county of Decatur' and State of Iowa, have invented certain newjmd useful Improvements in Folding Qlcken-Coops, of which the following is a ,Specification.
This invention relates to folding chicken coops, but more particularly to that class of coops which are intended for exhibition nurposes, the construction and arrangement being such that chickens can be transferred to different parts of the coop by adjustable partitions manipulated without contacting the fowls.
This invention further relates to the novel means for folding the coop into a compact shape for storing or for transportation.
This invention further relates to the hfinged connections of the various parts, 'lierebv-tl1ey can not become separated when assembling or lost during transportation.
This invention further relates to thel novel means for varying the size of a compartment with only one swinging partition.
It further relates to the simple but 'etiicient means for securing the parts together when assembling.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention consists in the details of construction and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification. wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, in which* Figure 1, illustrates in a perspective view the improved chicken coop assembled. Fig. Q, illustrates a pers ective view with the sides swune to one si e on their hinged connections. Fig. B, also illustrates a perspective view with the sides swung to one side, exhibiting the swinging partition. Fig. 4, illustrates in perspective the device partly folded up. Fi 5, illustrates in perspective the coop foldc up for transportation. Fig. (i, illustrates in perspective a fragment of the swinging partition and framework counected therewith. Fig. 7, illustrates a detail in section of the swingingr partition. Fig. 8, illustrates a detail in perspective indicating the means for securing the framework when assembled.
This invention consists of a hinged frame- Specification of Letters Patent.
UNITED STATES PlIENT OFFICE.
l.FREDERICK W. NWCOMB, OF LAMONI, IOWA.
Patented Apr. 11, '1911.
Application led February 5, 1909. Serial No. 476,214.
work A, all the parts being composed of rectangular frames, which may be covered with canvas or woven wire, the entire dcvice when assembled being rectangular in contour. i
The coop is provided `with a floor B, ot' light construction, having hinges b, thereon. A front frame C, which is provided with hinges D, on the four corners of said frame, said hinges extending around and connecting with end fram l" Y The back portion of the chicken coop 1s composed of frames F., which are also hinged to the end frames. The front portion of the device, previously referred to, has gains C, formed in the sill C', for the reception of gate harsll. Said gate bars are attached to vertical rods I, which extend upward and pass through the top rail C2, of the frame C. The top rail C2, having holes c, therein to allow said rods I, to extend upward thus acting as guides for rods I, when the gate bars Il, are lifted. To prevent. late `al movement of said gate bars two of the permanent rods I', attached to the sill C', and top rail C2, are employed. These rods pass through the gate bars H, also, and act in the capacity of guides or ways. It will be observed that the gate bars H, can be elevated and contact the top rail C2, if desired, and by this construction a person can elevate the gate bars when necessary to adjust or remove towls from the coop. The chicken eoops in ordinary use have only a small aperture with a door attached thereto which is very inconvenient.
The rail G, which is provided with hinges G', is attached to the top frame J. Said top frame J, is rovided with two transverse rails J', and 2, indicated in Figs. tl, 5. and (i, of the accompanying drawings. lfhesc rails J', and J2, have rods K. connected thereto (sce Fig. 7). |The portion of said rails adjacent to the transverse rails J', and J, are semi-circular at K, So as to allow the swinging partition L. to assume a vertical position as indicated in Fig. 7, through the medium of the bent link M. attached to said swinging partition L. The object. oi the bent link is to allow the swinging partition I., to lay close to the underside of the top frame. when not in use and secured there as indicated in Fig. 1'. in dotted lines. The, transverse rails J', and J2. can bc arranged atany convenient distance apart so as to utilize longer rods K. By this means larger ,loo
com artments can be arranged within the,
chic (en coop, throuffh the medium of the .swinging partition The .object of the swinging partition, which is operated from the to ot the coop, ,is to separate one or more owls by elevatinv the frame and drop- )ing it quickly when the fowl sought is ad- Jacent to the frame. A number .'Of swingmgPlr partitions can be employed in one chicken coop, which would depend upon Vthe magnitude of the coop. The sidi; and rear frames have oblong perforaitions N, therein for the reception of right an fled pins O `secured to the floor A (See liv. 8). W7l1en the chicken coop is assembledl these right angledpins O, ure inserted in the oblong slots N, passing therethrough, when the free end of the right u-nfled pins is turned at right angles to the o long slots N.,"as indicated in Fig. 8,\.t y securing the-chicken coop in u compat d substantial manner.
I do not confine this device to the exact construction herein shown and described, as other devices may accomplish the same purpose and come within the scope of my invention.
Thatwhich I desire to claim by Letters Patent is: K
In a chicken coo a body comprising ends, sides, u top and n iottonndepending rods on the top having loops near their ends, ay partition dividing the coop, and angular hooks connecting the partit-ion swingingly to the rods, whereby the partition can be supported on the 'loops thereof.
In testimony whereof I ailix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FREDERICK W. NEWCOMB' lVitnesses:
W. B. NlouoLsoN, G. S. FokmlAN.
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