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WITNESSES applying it to a tree.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 338,158, dated March 16, 1886.
Application filed SeptemhcrS, 1885. Serial No. 176,251. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, FREDERICK E. KOHLER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Canton, county of Stark, State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Tree-Protectors, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification.
My invention relates to improvements in tree-protectors; and it consists in means that will protect the tree from violence, and at the same time allow the air to circulate freely about the tree, that is portable, and may be knocked down andpacked in nests for convenience of storing or shipping.
With these objects in View my invention consists in certain features of construction and combination of parts herein specified and set forth in the claims.
Figure l is an elevation of my improved tree boX or protector, showing the manner of Fig. 2 is a sectional View showing the manner of dividing the protector. In this View one half of the hoop is I seen and three-eighths of the number of slats and one of the three anchoring-stakes. Fig. 3 is also a sectional view of the remaining half of the hoops and five-eighths of the slats and the remainder of the anchoring-stakes. Fig.
'4 is a view of the protector when knocked down and nested for shipping.
Fig. 5 is a View of the hoop, showing the depressions or sockets formed to receive the slats, also showing a difference in the diameters of the two sections.
one and one-half inch in width and from' one-eighth to three-sixteenths in thickness. It is formed in two parts, semicircular in form, as shown in Fig. 5, and having depressions a formed on their inner surface to receive and support the slats. The ends of the semicircular parts that form the hoop may be drawn down into the form of a wedge and lap one on the other, so as to form a joint of about the same thickness as the metal of the hoop.
Preferably I use in the construction of my improved tree-protector eight slats and three hoops. The slats are placed in the depressions and bolted or riveted in position, as shown in Fig. 2. vThe three slats of one section are permanently fixed to the three halfhoops, leaving the ends 12 of the half-hoops free to lap over the ends I) of thehoops of the other section on which the other slats are placed. A bolt is then passed through and securely unites the ends of the hoops and the two opposite slate, and thus forms an annular protector or fence about the tree, as seen in Fig. 1.
To keep the protector in position the anchorstakes O are provided. These may be attached to the protector by one of the bolts, which is of sufficient length to pass through the stake, hoop, and slat, and firmly secure them together.
The joining of the halves together by the same set of bolts that secure the two opposite slats also further reduces the initial cost, as well as provides a tree-protector more easily handled and placed in position.
My method of placing the protector is to bolt the two parts together about the tree, with one end resting on the ground, so that the tree may be central thereto and mark the place that the stake should be driven, move the protector to one side and drive the stake to the desired depth, and so on until the three stakes are driven.
If desired, the stakes may be secured to the protector before the latter is secured around the tree, so as to bring the protector into the desired position, whether it be vertical or inclined, so as to adapt it to the tree.
I would call especial attention to the manner of nesting the protectorswhen not in use, or for convenience in handling and shipping, one half of each hoop being so formed as to drop inside of the otherin other words, forming the hoop in two sections of different diameters, section B a little smaller than section B, so as to allow the smaller to rest inside of the larger; and yet the diameter of the two parts are so near the same that when bolted together in the form of a tree-protector they will appear to be formed of one circle or diameter.
I am aware that it is not broadly new to construct a tree-protector of two parts of uuequal size, and am also aware that in wire fences it is not new to form depressions in the wire for the reception of the pales. V
In my device the two sections of the bands are practically the same length, and the parts, when knocked down for shipment, rest snugly one within the other.
Having thus fully described the nature and object of my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is.
1. A tree-protector made of two parts of different diameters, each part consisting, essentially, of semicircular bands or hoops having depressions therein, and a series of slats separated, as shown, and secured within the depressions in the semicircular bands or hoops, the two parts being united by overlapping and securing together the ends of the bands, substantially as set forth.
2. In a tree-protector, a supporting-hoop formed in two sections semicircular in form, of different diameters, and having depressions formed therein for a lateral support for the slats, substantially as described and set forth.
3. A tree-protector made in two parts of different diameters, each part consisting, essentially, of semicircular bands or hoops having depressions formed therein, slats secured within the depressions in the bands or hoops, and the stakes 0, all of the above parts combined substantially as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 3d day of September, A. D. 1885.
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