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APPLICATION FILED Aue.20, I9I4.
Patented A101220, 1915.
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APPLICATION FILED AuG.20. 1914.
Patented Apr.. 20, 1915.
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WHLLAM L. MUG'OWAN, 0F SPICKARD, MISSOURI Hoe-nmonn.
tpecitcation ot Lettera rntent.
Patented Adpr. 219, 1915.
Application tiled August 20, 1914i. rial No. 657,636.
To all 'whom t may concern .r
Be it known that l, Wimmer L. Mo- GowAN, a citizen of the United States, residin at Spickard, in the county of Grundy and tate of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Hog-Ringer; and l 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 an improved hog ringer.
As one of the objects of the invention it is the aim to provide an improved hog ringer having a magazine to contain a plurality of rings, whereby a number of hogs may be supplied with a ring one after another.
Another object ot the invention is to provide a device with means whereby the parts may be adjusted, so that as each ring is ted between the jaws, it may be clenched, and constructed to ht a hog or shoats nose, or even tit the nose of a small ig.
1n practical elds the details of construction may necessitate alterations, falling within the scope ora what is claimed.
Iihe invention comprises further features and combination otD parts, as hereinafter set forth, shown in the drawings and claimed.
1n the drawings z-Figure 1 is a plan view of the improved hog ringer constructed in accordance with the invention, showing the jaws and handle. members opened, with a ring between the jaws ready to be pressed together. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the hog ringer showing the opposite side ot the same to that shown in-Fig. 1, the ring having been pressed together. yhig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view on line 3-3 of lig. 1. Fig. 4 is a view in rear elevation ot the hog ringer, more clearly showing the magazine. Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the improved hog ringer. lFigs. 6 and 7 are detail views. Fig. 8 is a transverse sectional view through the ring magazine. Fig. 9 is an enlarged detail sectional view showing the hinged connections of the wings 9 of the ring guide 7.
Referring more especially to the drawings, 1 designates a casing, 1n which a slide 2 is mounted. The edge walls of the casing 1 are provided with slots 3. @n one tace ot the casin is a magazine 4, of a shape to receive a p urality of hog rings 6, that is, before they are pressed together. Arranged 1n the magazine is a ring guide 7 comprising a'central bar 8, to which the wings 9 are hlnged at 10. These wings 9 act to guide the rings, as they pass from the magazine in to the slide chamber, in advance of the shde member 2. A plate 11 is arranged to engage the surfaces 12 of the wings, and the shank 13 (which is threaded) passes through an Aopening of the bar 8 and through the forward wall of the magazine, there being a spring 14C on the shank, which acts to move the gulde in one position, while the thumb nut or button 15 Iisnsed for moving the guide to another position. 'llhe magazine is provided with a cover 17 to the under tace of which, the arched plate 18 is secured, as shown. Passing through the cover and through the plate 18 is a rod rectangular in cross section, which is pro vided with a bearing in the lower portion of the magazine. rihe rectangular portion 21 of this rod 20 is at its upper portion, between the cover and the plate 18, while the remaining portion of the rod 20 is cylindrical, and slidable on the cylindrical portion is a follower 22, which is provided with recesses or openings 23 which receive the wings 9 of the guide. This follower is disposed above the plurality of hog rings 6, and by the action ot the spring 24 on the rod 20 between the follower 22 and the plate 18, said hog rings are forced consecutively as they are used into the slide chamber in advance of the slide. ln other words, the spring 211 and the follower acts as an automatic feed for said rings. Upon the rectangular portion 21 of said rod 20 is a plate 26 having a pair of compound curved dogs 27 pivoted to the ends of said plate 26. rllhese dogs pass through openings in the sides of the plate 18, and engage apertures 28 of the ends of the magazine adjacent its top portion, thereby locking the cover 17 in place, there .being springs 29 connected to the plate 26 and the wall of the magazine, so as to hold said dogs in said apertures. When it is desired to remove the cover 17, for filling themagazine, the rod 20 is partially rotated byy grasping'nthe -hob 30. 'The slide 2 is :elongated and fiat in contour and is provided with a pair of elongated slots 31 and 32. The slot 31 is rovided with a narrow portion 33 and la reader portion 34. A coil spring is located or positioned in the narrow portion 33 of the slot 31, and has oneendconnected to a cross piece of the slide, as shown at 35, the other end of said spring is connected at 36 to said casing, said spring 'acting to'automatically move the slide forwardly, in order to' discharge a hog ring from the slide chamber to and between the jaws 37. The end 38 of the elongated slide is provided with a threaded opening 39, in which a hollow or tubular ex.
teriorly threaded screw 40 is threaded having a thumb flange 41.
- n Arranged in the hollow screw 40 is a bolt shank 42, there being a spring 43 interposed between the head of the bolt 42 and the end of the screw 40, thereby acting to throw the bolt 42 toward the cross piece to which the spring 4a is connected at 35. A nut 44 is threaded to the bolt shank 42 beyond the thumb flange 41 of the screw 40, so as to draw the bolt shank through the screw 40 against the action ofI said spring 43. The
j operating members or levers 45 and 46, are
of the sha e or contour in plan view as shown in tiie drawings, and are duplicates in construction. Each operating member or lever is provided with forks 47 and 48, between which the casing 1 is received. The forks 47 of each member or lever are extended, as shown and terminate in the jaws 37, which are provided with overhanging portions 49 and the beveled parts 50. A bolt 51 passes through the forks 47, through the casing 1, through the broad portion 34 of the slot 31, and through the forks 48, and 'provided with a nut 52 for securing the parts together. In this manner the levers or members are pivotally mounted upon the-casing 1; By pressing the handle ends 53 of the levers or members toward one another, the jaws 37 are brought together, in order to close the opposite portions of each hog ring, as it is discharged to and between the jaws. Pivoted at 54 to the head 55 of the bolt shank 42 are links 56. One end of each link is provided with a slot 57 having a central narrow portion 58 and circular enlarged portions 59 and .60. The ends of the links 56 having said slots 57 are arranged between the ears 61 of the handle ends of said levers or members. Passing through the ears 61, and through'the slots 57 of the links 56 are thumb screws 62 having riveted or ared ends 63. The shank of each thumb screw 62 is provided with a contracted neckv 64. A'coil spring 65 is interposed between the head of each thumb screw 62 and one of the ears of the handle end of each lever or member, thereby acting to hold the larger portion (adjacent the riveted or flared end 63) -of the shank of each thumb screw, in-
one or the other of the circular enlarged o penlng or -portions of the slot 57 of each l1nk 56. This construction is for the purpose of adjustably connecting the handle end ofeach lever or member 45 and 46 to each hnk. In other words, for adjusting each handle end of each lever or member 45 and 46 closer. or farther apart relative to the elongated slotted slide,- so as to increase o r decrease the opening and closing of the handle ends as well -as said jaws. By adjustm the thumb ynut 44 so as to move the bolt vank 42 to different positions than that shown, and by adjustin the screw'40, the throw or movement of t e handle ends of said levers or members 45` and 46 may be changed, so as to increase and decrease the opening or separating, and closing of said jaws, soas to shape or close different sizes of hog rings. By pressing the thumb screws 62 against the action of their sprin 65, the contracted necks of the Shanks of t e thumb screws may be arranged so as to be received in the narrow portions 58 of said slots 57, that is, when arrangin the lar er cylindrical portions of the s anks o the thumb screw 62 in-either of said largerportions 59 and 60 of said slots 57. By adjusting said rings relative to the handle ends of said levers 45 and 46, said levers may be adjusted in their relative movements, in closing different sizes of hog rin s. A guide 67 for the jaw portions of said avers is provided, being secured at 68 to the casing 1. Members 69 are mounted in the slots 3 of the casing, to coperate with the slide when discharging different sizes of hog rings.
From the fore oing it will be noted there has been devised an improved novel construction of hog ringer, and one in which plurality of rings may be fed consecutivel to and between the jaws so as to be clenche and one in which the parts are adjustable, whereby hog rings of different dimensions may be clenched. This form of hog ringer has been found practical, efficient, and desirable upon farms and the like for the purpose intended.
The invention having been set forth, what l is In a hog ringer as set forth, a casing having a ring chamber, a slide plunger operable therein, a magazine for a plurality of hog rings, a pair of lever members nivoted to the casing and having jaws beyond the ring discharge end of the casing, whereby a ring may be clenched as the lever members are manually forced together, and means in the magazine for feeding a ring into the ring chamber as the slide plunger is receded or retracted when the lever members are operated toward one another, yieldable connections between said lever members and the slide member for retracting the same as the is claimed as new and usefu 1,186,19 will lever members are operated toward each lln testimony whereof ll have signed my other, and means for automatically separatname to this specification in the presence of ing said lever members and their jaws, said two subscribing witnesses.
last named means acting automatically to WELL L. MCGOWAN.' force the slide member through the ring Witnesses: chamber to feed a hog ring to and between GRANT MCGOWAN,
said jaws. J. S. Willcox.