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US1287968A
US1287968A US21157818A US1287968A US 1287968 A US1287968 A US 1287968A US 21157818 A US21157818 A US 21157818A US 1287968 A US1287968 A US 1287968A
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P. l. GREENLEAFF REFLECTOR.

APPLECATION FILED JAN.12.1918.

Patented Dec. 17', 1918.

PEARL I. GREENLEAF, OF FARMINGTON, IOWA.

REFLECT OR.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patenflgtil Dec. 17, 1918.

Application filed January 12, 1918; Serial No. 211,578.

T0 at whom it may concern: I

Be it known that I, PEARL I. GREENLEAF, a citizen of the United States, residing at Farmington, in the county of Van Buren and State of Iowa, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Reflectors; 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 reflectors, and more particularly to a light reflector for blinding chicken hawks or similar birds to frighten them and prevent their approach to domestic fowls.

The object of the invention is to provide a reflectorfor this purpose, which includes a pyramidal reflector the sides of which are constructed of mirrors and which reflector has a supporting member attached to the apex thereof for supporting the reflector to permit of rotation thereof under the action of air currents and further to mount a ring within the reflector which has a plurality of bells pendantly supported therefrom which jingle or ring during the rotary movement of the reflector and will effectively frighten hawks or similar birds of prey; should they approach the device, at night.

With the foregoing and other objects in view this invention consists in such novel features of construction combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described illustrated in the accompanying drawings and claims.

In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters designate like and corresponding parts throughout the several views and in which:

Figure 1 is top plan of the improved reflector.

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the reflector.

Fig. 3 is a vertical section of the line 3-3 of Fig. 1, and

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of a modified form of support for the reflector.

Referring more particularly to the drawings. l designates the pyramidal reflector which is hollow and composed of a plurality of triangular reflector plates or mirrors 2, the apices of which converge to form the apex of the pyramidal reflector. A ring 3 is attached at the apex of the reflector and a suspending chain 4 is connected to the ring 3 for suspending the reflector from any suitable support, so as to permit limited rotation of the reflector under the action of air currents.

A ring 5 is positioned within the interior of the pyramidal reflector l a short distance below the apex thereof and this ring has a plurality of hooks 6 attached thereto at spaced intervals and depending therefrom. Chains or suitable flexible supporting members 7 are connected to the hooks 6 and they have bells 8 attached to their lower ends which will jingle or ring during themovement of the reflectors and will frighten hawks or similar birds of prey, when it is dark or at night and the reflector plates 2 are not reflecting suflicient light to blind or frighten the birds.

The mirror plates 2 have their reflecting surfaces positioned outwardly for reflecting the suns rays or light to blind and frighten the hawk.

In Fig. 4 of the drawings, a modified form of support is illustrated, which support comprises a pin 10 the lower end 11 of which is sharpened for driving into a post 12. The pin 10 is provided with a substantially conical head 13 having its base 14 positioned upwardly to form a surface to be struck by a hammer for driving the pin into the post 12. The pin 10 is further provided with a spherical enlargement- 15 formed at the lower portion of the head 13, which spherical portion forms a support for the reflector indicated in dotted lines and by the numeral 16. The spherical head supports the reflector 16 to permit of rotation of the reflector under action of air currents. The reflector 16 is made identical with the reflector l in all respects with the exception of the attaching ring 3 which is eliminated in a modified form and an opening is provided at the apex of the modified form for extending about the neck 17 which connects the spherical portion 15 and "the substantially inverted conical head 13.

In reducing the invention to practice. certain minor features of construction combination and arrangement of parts may necessitate alteration to which the patentcc is entitled provided such alterations are comprehended within the scope of what is claimed.

\Vhat is claimed is: 1. A reflector for frightening hawks comprisin ahollow pyramidal hody composed Ill!) of a plurali y of mirrors having their reflecting surfaces positioned outwardly, a ring carried at the apex of said body and a flexible suspending member connected to said ring, a ring positioned Within said reflector a short distance downwardl from the apex thereof, and audible signaling means carried by said ring.

2. A reflector for frightening hawks comprising a hollow pyramidal body composed of a plurality of mirrors having their reflecting surfaces positioned outwardly, means engaging said body at the ape for supportmemes ing the body to permit rotation thereof under the action or" air currents, a ring positioned Within said body a short distance below the apex of the same, a plurality of pendant flexible supports connected to said ring, and bells attached to the lower ends of said flexible supports.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.

PEARL 1. GREENLEAF. llitnesses THOMAS A. ALLISON, BENTON l3= MYRUN.

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Cited By (15)

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US2681031A (en) * 1951-08-28 1954-06-15 John J Mcgillis Fluid-flow signal
US4109605A (en) * 1976-08-18 1978-08-29 Baechli Emil Scarecrow system
US4131079A (en) * 1977-10-05 1978-12-26 Rousseau Jr John F Wind rotated reflective scarecrow
US4597357A (en) * 1983-11-11 1986-07-01 Lemessurier David H Bird frightening devices
US4878643A (en) * 1988-08-05 1989-11-07 Stinson Jim E Wide angle mirror for birdhouses
US5901491A (en) * 1997-07-31 1999-05-11 Dalen Products, Inc. Owl with movable head
US20040154211A1 (en) * 2001-11-28 2004-08-12 Campas Oscar R. Light-reflecting bird-repelling device and method
US20050274314A1 (en) * 2004-06-15 2005-12-15 Norton William D Apparatus to repel and deter non-raptorial birds and animals including but not limited to squirrels, rabbits, mice, rats, and deer from selected areas of a property
US20070125293A1 (en) * 2005-12-07 2007-06-07 Grandy Jan L Owl with spring connected head and wind activated fin
US20070125294A1 (en) * 2005-12-07 2007-06-07 Grandy Jan L Electronic predator replica
US20080308046A1 (en) * 2007-06-15 2008-12-18 Terry Sedivec Deer deterring apparatus
US7966963B1 (en) 2009-09-25 2011-06-28 Dalen Products, Inc. Owl with intermittent powered movement
US8479678B1 (en) * 2008-05-16 2013-07-09 Dorie Sandoval Bird repelling apparatus
US20160227757A1 (en) * 2014-07-09 2016-08-11 Kenneth Raymond Jacobson Reflective Fly Repellent Ball Device of Bead Facets and Multiple Water Molecules that Repel Flies
US9565845B1 (en) * 2014-09-22 2017-02-14 Brian Charles Beesley Fly deterrent

Cited By (19)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2681031A (en) * 1951-08-28 1954-06-15 John J Mcgillis Fluid-flow signal
US4109605A (en) * 1976-08-18 1978-08-29 Baechli Emil Scarecrow system
US4131079A (en) * 1977-10-05 1978-12-26 Rousseau Jr John F Wind rotated reflective scarecrow
US4597357A (en) * 1983-11-11 1986-07-01 Lemessurier David H Bird frightening devices
US4878643A (en) * 1988-08-05 1989-11-07 Stinson Jim E Wide angle mirror for birdhouses
US5901491A (en) * 1997-07-31 1999-05-11 Dalen Products, Inc. Owl with movable head
US20040154211A1 (en) * 2001-11-28 2004-08-12 Campas Oscar R. Light-reflecting bird-repelling device and method
US20050274314A1 (en) * 2004-06-15 2005-12-15 Norton William D Apparatus to repel and deter non-raptorial birds and animals including but not limited to squirrels, rabbits, mice, rats, and deer from selected areas of a property
US7255060B2 (en) 2005-12-07 2007-08-14 Easy Gardener Products, Inc. Owl with spring connected head and wind activated fin
US20070125293A1 (en) * 2005-12-07 2007-06-07 Grandy Jan L Owl with spring connected head and wind activated fin
US7246569B2 (en) 2005-12-07 2007-07-24 Easy Gardener Products, Inc. Electronic predator replica
US20070125294A1 (en) * 2005-12-07 2007-06-07 Grandy Jan L Electronic predator replica
US20080308046A1 (en) * 2007-06-15 2008-12-18 Terry Sedivec Deer deterring apparatus
US8479678B1 (en) * 2008-05-16 2013-07-09 Dorie Sandoval Bird repelling apparatus
US7966963B1 (en) 2009-09-25 2011-06-28 Dalen Products, Inc. Owl with intermittent powered movement
US8171875B1 (en) 2009-09-25 2012-05-08 Dalen Products, Inc. Owl with intermittent powered movement
US20160227757A1 (en) * 2014-07-09 2016-08-11 Kenneth Raymond Jacobson Reflective Fly Repellent Ball Device of Bead Facets and Multiple Water Molecules that Repel Flies
US9538742B2 (en) * 2014-07-09 2017-01-10 Kenneth Raymond Jacobson Reflective fly repellent ball device of bead facets and multiple water molecules that repel flies
US9565845B1 (en) * 2014-09-22 2017-02-14 Brian Charles Beesley Fly deterrent

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