EYE PROTECTOR FOR CHICKENS
ANDREW JACKSON, JR.
Patented December 10,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Andrew Jackson, Jr., a citizen of the United
States, residing at Munich, in the county of Jackson, State of
Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in
Eye-Protectors for Chickens; and I 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 eye protectors, and more particularly to
eye-protectors designed for fowls, so that they may be protected from
other fowls that might attempt to peck them, a further object of the
invention being to provide a construction which may be easily and
quickly applied and removed and which will not interfere with the
sight of the fowl.
An additional object of the invention is to provide a construction
which may be adjusted so that it will fir different-sized fowls.
In the drawing forming a portion of this specification, and in which
like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several
views, Figure 1 is a view showing the device attached to the head of a
chicken. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the device removed from the
head of a chicken.
Referring now to the drawings, the present device comprises the two
circular frames 5 and 6 and the U-shaped band or strap 7, the ends of
which are secured to the frames, and this band may be of spring
material, so that the frames are held yieldably in predetermined
relation. In frames 5 and 6 are secured sheets 8 of glass, mica, or
other suitable material, these sheets being concavo-convex, the
concaved sides being disposed toward each other, while the convex
sides are disposed outwardly. The frames 5 and 6 are somewhat larger
that the eyes of the fowl to be protected, and to adjust the frames
they are drawn apart and sprung over the head of the chicken, so that
one frame encircles each eye. The resiliency of the spring-strap is
such that the frames are held close against the sides of the chicken's
head, but not with pressure sufficient to give pain, and the inner
sides of the frame may be notched, so that there will be a circulation
of air between the transparent plates and the eye of the fowl.
At the ends of the U-shaped plate 7 are the loops 9 and 10, in which
are engaged the ends of a second U-shaped plate or strap 11, which are
held by set screws 12, so that they may be adjusted as desired. The
strap 11 passes around the neck of the fowl and keeps the frames from
slipping from place.
It will be understood that in practice modifications of the specific
construction shown may be made and that any suitable materials and
proportions may be used for the various parts without departing from
the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is--
An eye protector for fowls comprising two frames each having a
transparent plate therein, an elastic U-shaped strap attached at its
ends to the frames respectively and a second strap connected to the
first strap at right angles thereto and adjacent to the frames.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in the presence of two
Andrew Jackson, Jr.