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Louden Automatic Watering Bowl

Louden invented the first Automatic Drinking Cup for Cows

William Louden indicated to Albert Neller, his pattern maker, that the automatic watering bowl should be cupped in such a way as to fit over a man's knee.  This form had the practical purpose of neatly fitting the cow's nose as well as being easy to cleanse.  Scroll down to read more about Albert Neller.

From a Louden Catalogue page
Water Bowl

Louden Automatic Watering Bowl from a Louden Machinery Company catalogue
Water Bowl

Albert Neller, pattern maker

Albert Neller, William Louden's pattern maker, was a key to the success of the Louden Engineering Department during the 1910's and 20's.

William Louden would make a rough diagram, cut a simple pattern from an old envelope or simply describe an idea for each new invention and Neller was able to fabricate the envisioned design.

For instance, William indicated that the automatic watering bowl should be cupped in such a way as to fit over a man's knee.  This form had the practical purpose of neatly fitting the cow's nose as well as being easy to cleanse.

Louden and Neller shared the patent on several inventions between 1908 and 1914 -- Neller himself took credit for nine patents in 1908.

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