Patented luly I, |902.
J.l M. BRDKAW.
(Application led Aug. 10, $901.)
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UNITED y STATES PATENT OEEI'CE.'
JOSEPH B ROKAV, OF BATTLECREK, MICHIGAN.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 703,529, aat-.ea July 1, 1902. Application iil'ed'AugustvlO, 1901. Serial No. 71,569. (No model.)
.To a/Z whom it may concern; y
Be it known that I, JOSEPH M. BRoKAw, a
citizen ofthe United States, residing at Battlecreek, in the county of Calhoun and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Corn-Crib, of which the following is a specication. A
This invention is an improved corn-crib, the object being to providea crib in which the contents will be thoroughly ventilated; and a still further object is to provide a corn-crib in which the contents will be fully protected against lateral stormsor rain, sleet, or snow.
With these objects inview the invention consists, essentially, in constructing ,the crib with double side wall's,'the inner walls being perforated, the bottom being preferably perforated and the roof provided withventilators.
The invention consists also incertain-de-V tails of constructionY and novelties of combination, allof which will be .fully` described hereinafter, and point'edout inthe claim.
In the drawings forming-part of this specication, Figure l is a perspective view of a corn-crib constructed in accordance with my invention, the outer sheathing being broken away to disclose theV inner wall.v Fig. 2 is a transverse vertical section; Fig. 3 is a horizontal section, and Eig'. 4 is va detail view showing a portion Lvof wire-cloth that may be used instead of the'perforatedsheet-iron.
In carrying out'in'y invention I employ a framework comprising the lower timbers A, the upper timbers B, and the studding-timbers C. YA suitable roof'Eis arranged uponv the upper timbers B, said roof being provided with ventilators F. vThe outer` sheathing G, which is secured tothe outer face of the timbers, may be of wood or metal, and the door G may be arranged at one or both ends of the crib.
H indicates the perforatedbottom, preferably constructed of metal, and I indicates the perforated side walls secured upon the inner face of the studs, as most clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 8.
By having the bottom H and the inner Walls Iformedof perforated metal the contents of the crib. are thoroughly ventilated and at the same time' are protected against the inroads of animals. By having the crib constructed with double walls the contents of the crib is not subjected to wetting by lateral wind, rain or snow storms'.
. It will thus b e seen that I provide a crib in v`which corn'orother'grain can be safely stored foranindenite time.
I may inditldesirable in some cases to construct .the inner walls with wire-cloth, and in that case-Iwould use the cloth similar to that illustrated inl Fig. of the drawings.
Having thus fully described my invention,
.what'I claim as new, and' desire to secure by Letters Patent, isfy A corn-crib comprising the upper and lower frames, and "the side ,studding-timbers, and
the legs supporting thelower frame above the groundthe perforated metallic bottom and Y inner side Walls, -the imperforate outer side walls; the imperforate roof provided with ventilators, and a door by which access is had to the crib substantially as shown and described.
JOSEPH M. BROKAW. Witnesses:
HENRY RUPERT, JAs. E. WEEKS.