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Publication numberUS1175742 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 14, 1916
Filing dateDec 13, 1915
Priority dateDec 13, 1915
Publication numberUS 1175742 A, US 1175742A, US-A-1175742, US1175742 A, US1175742A
InventorsWilliam E French
Original AssigneeWilliam E French
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Heater for riding-stirrups.
US 1175742 A
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1,175,742. Patented Mar. 14, 1916.


APPucAnpN FILED osc.13,1915.

Patented Mar. 14, 1916.






Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 14, 1916.

Application filed December 13, 1915. Serial No. 66,516.

and useful Improvements in Heaters for Riding-Stirrups; and I do 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 generally to riding stirrups, and more particularly to improvements in heaters for riding stirrups.

The object of the invention is to provide a heater which may be readily attached and detached from various forms of riding stirrups, and which is simple, strong, durable and inexpensive to manufacture, eflicient, reliable. and well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.

With this and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction, and the combination and arrangement of parts which will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of the specification, Figure 1 is a side elevation of a device constructed in accordance with this invention, showing it applied to an ordinary riding stirrup; Fig. 2 is a rear elevation thereof; Fig. 3 is a top plan view; Fig. 4 is a vertical longitudinal 'sectional view through the device; Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5--5 of Fig. 4; Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the fuel drawer; andFig. 7 is an enlarged side elevation, partly in section, of the clasp which engages the stirrup strap.

In the embodiment illustrated 1 represents a commonly used form of stirrup in connection with which the present invention is particularly adapted to be used, and 2 the strap for hanging the stirrup from the saddle (not shown). Detachably connected to the stirrup 1 by hereinafter described means, is an outer shell or casing 3 of metal, the exterior sides of which are covered by a suitable covering 4, preferably leather. This casing 3, when applied to use, extends forwardly of the stirrup 1, the front end 5 of the former being rounded as clearly shown in Fig. 3 of the drawings, and is moreover inclined rearwardly from its lower to its upper edge. The sides of the casing 3 are inclined inwardly from their lower to their upper ends and the rear edges 6 thereof are inclined forwardly from their lower to their upper ends to form a recess 7 for receiving the stirrup 1, the sides of the casing 3 being disposed adjacent the sides of the stirrup Threaded in an aperture in one of the sides of the casing 3 is a screw 9, the inner end of which engages the adjacent outer side -of the stirrup 1, whereby said stirrup is re tained between the sides of said casing. The front end 5 of this casing 3 is provided with a ring 10 to which is attached one end of a leather strap 11, the other end of the latter being provided with a suitable clasp 12 for engagement with the saddle or stirrup strap 2. Disposed between the ends of the strap 11 is a suitable'buckle 13 for lengthening or shortening the same, whereby said casing may be adjusted to fit stirrups of various sizes.

Disposed within the outer casing 3 is an inner casing 14, the front end 15 and bottom 16 of the latter being spaced from the front end 5 and bottom 17 respectively of the former. The front end of this casing 14 is inclined rearwardly from its lower to its upper edge and the rear end is left open whereby to provide a housing to receive the front portion of the foot of the rider, the

sides of thecasings 14 and 3 which contact with the foot of the rider being lined with a soft'lining 18, preferably of felt or carpet.

The other sides of the casing 14 are provided with an asbestos or any other suitable heat insulating lining 19.

Disposed within the outer casing 3 between the front end 5 thereof and the front end 15 of the inner casing 14, is a. shell 20, the latter having apertures 21 in its walls. This shell communicates with the outside air by means of tubes 22 and additional apertures 23 in the upper side and forward end respectively thereof, the amount of opening of said tubes 22 and apertures 23 being regulated by rotary ventilators 24.

Slidably mounted within the shell 20 is a fuel box or drawer 25, the walls of which are provided with apertures 26 which register with the aforesaid apertures 21 and 23 when said drawer is positioned within said shell. The upper end of this drawer 25 is provided with a suitable knob or handle 27 whereby to facilitate its removal, when desired.

The rear end of the chamber 28 formed between the bottoms l6 and 17 of the casings 14 and 3 respectively, is closedby a hinged or otherwise removable closure 29 for a purpose hereinafter described. 7

Additional ventilators 30 are mounted opposite apertures 23 in the upper side 3l of the casing 3 to allow the heated air contained therein to escape at the control of the rider, the ventilators being opened to allow more air to escape and to reduce the amount of heat 1n the casmg, and closed to retaln the heat therein. I r In operation, the device is attached to a stirrup in the hereinbefore' described manner and a block of charcoal or other suitable fuel is placed in the fuel drawer 25 and lighted. The drawer is then inserted in the shell 20 and the ventilators 24 areadjusted to obtain the proper circulation of air through the drawer 25, thence out through the alined apertures 21 and 26 into the chamber 28 and front portion of the casing 3, and then escaping into the air through the ventilators 80, provided however, that the latter are opened. It may bethus seen that the. hot air andgases circulate in the cas- 7 ing around the foot of the rider and keeps the same warm and comfortable in cold weather. V

The ashes which fall through the apertures 21 and 26 into the chamber 28 may be cleaned out through the closure-29. This chamber 28 may, if desired, be'usedto store reserve fuel. 7

From the foregoing it may be seen that a reliable and efiicient means has been provided for carrying out the objectsof the invention. However, it is to be understood that various minor changes in form and proportion may be resortedto without departing from the spirit of this invention, and hence I do not wish to be limited to the construction herein shown and described other than set forth in the appended claims.

end and the front end of the inner-casing,

said shell having apertures in its Walls, a fuel drawer slidably mounted insaid shell, the former having apertures therein regis tering with those in the latter, and ventilators mounted on said outer casing and having communication with the interior of said shell to supply air to the same.

2. A device of the character described comprising an outer casing, the rear edges of the sides of which are inclined forwardly from their lower to their upper ends to form r a recess for receiving an ordinary riding st rrup therem, an inner casing arranged withinsaid outer casing for receiving 'the foot of the rider therein, the front end and bottom of said inner casing being spaced from the front end and; bottom respectively of saidouter casing a shell arranged Within said outer casing between the front end thereof and the front end ofsaid inner casing, a fuel drawer slidable within said shell, means for ventilating said "drawer, Iand means'for detachably connecting said outer casing to I said stirrup.

3.-A device of the characterl described comprising an outer casing, the rear f edges of the sides'of which are inclined forwardly A from-their lower totheir upper ends to form a recess for receiving an ordinary riding stirrup therein, the front-endofsaid casing being rounded and inclined rearwardly from. its lower to its upper edge, an inner casing'arranged within said outer casing, 'thejfront" end and bottom of said inner cas- .i'ngbeing spaced from the frontend andbottomrespectively of said outer casing, the

rear end of said-inner casing being open to receive-the foot of the rider, a shell arranged within said outer casing between thefront fend thereof and the front end of saidinner casing and having one of its ends open, a

fuel drawer slidable'within saidshell, said shell and; said drawer being provided with alinedap'ertures, meansffor admitting and regulating the flow of air to the interior of said outer casing, andmeans foridet achably 1% connecting said outer casing, to the stirrup.

4. Adevice of the character described comprising a casing having a recess in its rear end to receive the front end of an ordlnary riding stirrup, said casing extending forwardly'of said stirrup, the sides of the former" being disposed. adjacent the-sides of the. latter, a. screw threaded in one side of said casing and'having engagement, with the adjacent side: of said. stirrup, a strap connected at: one'end' to the front end of said casing, means for detachably connecting the other end of saidstrap to the strap of said stirrup, and heating means disposed within said casing.

In testimony" Whereof' I have hereunto set my hand; in presence of two subscribing witnesses- V v. V


' Witnesses: V


- Mrs. FRENCH-Li Sopies 91 this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing. the (Commissioner of Patents Washington,.;D. 9,8 1

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US6568160 *Mar 18, 1999May 27, 2003Rita Ellinor CortesiStirrup and leather covers
U.S. Classification126/206, 54/47
Cooperative ClassificationA61F7/032