Improvement in combined boot and shoe for horses
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HENRY e. HAEDRIGH AND EDWARD M.. HAEDRIGH, 0E PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
Letters .Patent No.' 105,068, dated July 5, 1870.
in Gombined AHorseshoes and Boots; andA do hereby declare the following to bea full, clear. and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
Ourinvent-ion relates to the device for which Lett-ers Patent No. 96,104 were granted to H. G. Haedrich, October 26, 1869, and is designed to eheapen the construction of such combined shoes and boots, as well as to inake them more effective and generally'useful.
It consists, first, in the form of the top and the mode of applying the straps thereto; and, second, in the mode ot' securing the top to a shoe.
' In order to enable others skilled in the art to which our invention appertains to make and use the same, we will now proceed to describe its construction and operation, referring to the annexed drawing, which forms a part of 'this specification, and in which- Figure l is a side elevation, and
Figure 2 a rear view of the combined shoe and boot.
Figure 3 is a plan view, the top being broken to show the manner in which the same is secured to the shoe.
A represents the shoe, and
B the top of leather or other suitable material.
The top B is turned under, so that its lower border lies fiat ori the upper surface of the shoe, and a plate' or strip, C, of metal, leather, or other suitable maf. terial, is laid ou top of said border, the parts being :united with rivets.
By thus turning under the border of the top, besides strengthening the boot and cheapening its construction, we obtain the mechanical advantage of niathe plate G, if made of metal, must be broken at the joints But if such plate is of leather, or other pliable substance, it may be a continuous strip, or in twof or more sections joined together, or meeting, or with intervals between the ends ot' the sections.
The two back parts of the top B 'are made stifliciently large to overlap each other, and they are also made concave, as shown in figs. 1 and 2, so that when the straps D and E are buckled, and the back parts of the tops thus drawn together, the concavities conform to the pastern of the horse, and the boot is thus securely attached to the hoof, While the overlapping parts ofthe top at the same time protect the tender parts of the horses limbs immediately above'vthe hoof from being chafed by the instelling-strap D.
The strap E extends in and out through holes cut in the top, us shown, passing obliquely around. the top, said strap being in front, about one-haii' an inch below the upper edge ot' the top, so vthat this strap shall come below or be entirely clear .of the coronet when the boot is on the'horses hoof.
The object of this is, first, to obtain a more secure fastening for the boot; second, to prevent breakage of the fastening by distributing the heavy strain which falls upon it when the horse is in motion, especially when he starts; and, third, to cause the strain to 'fall on the horny part of the hoof rather than upon the Coronet or exposed iicshy parts-of the horses limbs immediately above the hoof.
The above-described improvements are equally applicable to shoes with or without joints.
Having thus fully described our invention,
What we claim as new Letters Patent, is-
1. lThe top B, provided with two concave 'overlap- I ping parts at the heel, substantially as and for the purposes herein set forth.
2. The combination of the shoe A, top B, strip C,` and straps D E, all constructed and arranged substa-ntially as shown and described, and forl the pur.
poses specified. HENRY G.- HAEDRIGH.' EDWARD M. HAEDRICH.
GEO. Patronat., g WILLIAM ROBINSON.
and desire to secure by