Device for catching and holding ansmals
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G. S. LONG. DEVICE FOR GATGHING AND HOLDING ANIMALS. No. 433,356.
Patented July 29, 1890.
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BIG ROCK, ILLINOIS.
DEVICE FOR OATCHING AND HOLDING ANIMALS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 433,356, dated July 29, 1890.,
Application filed March 10, 1890.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE S. LONG, a citizen of the United States, residing at Big Rock, in the county of Kane and State of Illinois, haveinvented new and useful Improvements in Devices for Oatchin g and HoldingAnimals; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of said invention, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to new and useful im provements in devices for catching and holding hogs and other animals for the purposes of ringing, marking, or otherwise treating the same.
Theinvention consists of an adjustable sliding noose, combined with an arm or standard, upon which a binding-plate connecting the ends of the noose is adapted to slide back and forth to diminish or enlarge the size of the noose, as desired.
The invention further consists in the construction of the bin der-plate, which is adapted to slide on the standard, with a suitable handled arm for operating the adjustment of the noose, being also provided with a friction device for holdingthe noose in its altered position against back pressure automatically; and it also consists in certain features in the construction and arrangement of parts, all as hereinafter explained.
In the accon'lpanying drawings, Figure l is afront elevation of my improved device. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. Fig. 3 is a bottom or plan View of the device. Fig. at is a view of the binder-plate and a portion of the standard-rod, showing the spring for operating the friction device, and also the spring for giving to the metallic noose a yielding pressure when in use.
The standard or arm A, which forms the main frame of my device, is preferably constructed of a small rod which is doubled over in such a manner as to provide a suitable handle B at one end, while the two free ends are secured in a plate O, which forms the upper jaw ofthe device. This plate or jaw O is provided with an aperture near each end, through which the sliding arms I) of the noose E extend, said plate or jaw being also provided Serial No. 343,804. (No model.)
with downwardly-proj ectin g portions b, which form the means for malzin g the jaw more ef fective in its grip.
The noose E,which is preferablyconstructed of heavy wire rod,is in general form U shaped, the parallel arms of which are pressed in from the bow portion F, making an offset which fixes the limit of contraction of the size of the noose. The two ends of the wire rod forming the noose after extending throughthe holes a a in the plate or jaw O, pass through similar holes (Z cl in another plate G, which corresponds very much to the plate 0, and serves to bind the noose to the standard or arm A, and making a sliding adjustment for the noose upon the standard. The ends of the rod forming the noose, instead of being rigidly secured to the binder-plate, extend through and are bent over to form eyes or holes for the reception of the arms of a spring f, said spring being formed around a shaft or screw centrallylocated on the binder-plate and having the ends projecting out, one on each side, to extend through the eyes of the arms D of the noose, thus allowing a yielding of the noose when applied to an animal, which relieves the rigid grip of the metal jaws.
As before stated, the binder plate G is adapted to slide back and forth on the standard or arm A, and to allow this sliding movement any well-known manner of providing such movement can be employed.
To operate the adjustment of the noose the binder-plate is provided with an arm or handle II, which extends upward from the bin dew plate and parallel to the standard for ashort distance and then curved out at right angles, forming the handle for manipulating the sliding noose. In the handled arm H, near the handle portion is provided a slot, in which is pivotally secured an upwardl y-extendin g arm or projection of a cam-operating friction device I, the face of said device being curved and held against the standard by means of a spring h, acting on an arm depending from the frict-ion-cam,the spring being held in position by embracing a lug on said depending arm with one end and another similar lug on the binderplate or sliding cross-head O with the other end, said spring exerting its force to press back the friction-cam, which, by its curved face, presses up against the handled arm I-I, thereby causing the cross-head or binderplate to bind on the standard by the friction produced, and thus preventing displacement.
The operation of my device is as follows When it is desired to catch and hold an animal for the purposes hereinbefore stated, the noose E is first opened to sufficient extent and the bow or lower jaw F placed in the animals mouth, over the nose or over any part of the animals body desired to be gripped, the handle B being held by the left hand, the handled arm H is pulled up, shortening the noose and bringing that portion ofthe animal inclosed, tightly gripped between the lower jaw F andthe jaw O of the standard. The friction device acts against anybackpressure, and anyincrease of pressure only tends to block the sliding cross-head or binderplateGmore securely. When it is desired to open the jaws, the thumb of the right hand presses the friction-cam forward, thereby releasing it from rigid contact with, the. standard A and allowing the. handle H to. be forced down and the noose. opened.
Having now described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patel'lt, 1. In a devicefor catching and holding anisubstantially as described, and for the purpose set forth.
2. In a device for catching and holding ani mals, the stand-ard or handled arm having the plate orjaw afiixed thereto, a cross-head adapted to slide on said standard, a U shaped noose secured to the sliding cross -head by means of a spring for giving said noose, a yieldinggrip, and a handledarm secured to. the cross-head for operating the. adjustment of the. noose provided with a friction device,
substantially as described, and for thepurposes set forth.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two subscribing-witnesses.
GEORGE S. LON
HARRY. LONG, GEORGE HARRINGTON.