US 1197602 A
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UNITED STATES IJI'ENI FFIQE.
MILES CASSIDY, OF ARDMORE, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALE TO WILLIAM CHAMBERS, OE MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application led July 24, 1915.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, MILES Crissier, a citizen of the United States, residing at Ardmore, in the county of Montgomery and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Horseshoes, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in horse shoes, the object of the invention being to provide a horse shoe composed of a T-bar which may be shaped to fit any hoof, and which is especially adapted for use lin connection with a pad, providing a continuous ground engaging web without employing either toe or heel calks, and sustaining the weight of the animal on a continuous surface.
A further object is to provide a shoe of the character stated which protects the hoof, which insures an anti-slipping grip on the surface of the road, and which may be used on any kind of draft animal with but slight modification.
IVith those and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1 is an inverted plan view illustrating my improved shoe in three-quarter size-1n connection with a hoof pad. Fig. 2 is a view in section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a view in section on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is an inverted pla-n view illustrating my shoe when full size, and Fig. 5 is a view in end elevation of Fig. 4.
My improved horse shoe is composed ofa T-iron bar 1, having a horizontal base 2 relatively wide, with a vertical web 3 extending from the lower face of the base 2, and of the same depth or height throughout its length, Vwhereby a uniform relatively narrow bearing surface 4: is provided throughout the length of the shoe.
The base 2, outside of the web 3, is provided with openings 5 for the reception of nails (not shown) to secure the shoe to the hoof.
In Figs. 1, 2, and 3, the shoe is shown of three-quarter size, and is illustrated in connection with a hoof pad 6. This pad 6 con- Speccation of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 12, 1916.
serial no. 41,638.
lforms in shape to the shape of the hoof, and is provided at the heel with a relatively large cushion 7, and it will be noted that the ends 8 of the three-quarter shoeeiitend to the cushion, hence while the shoe sustains the greatest portion of the wear, the pad offers a cushion to the hoof. The cushion 7 has an extension including two inclined lateral prongs which intersect the lower surface of the pad G, and this extension, together with the lateral prongs, forms a support adjacent the middle of the shoe, the inclined prongs serving to defiect the dirt and permit any dirt which collects within the middle of the shoe to be readily removed. Furthermore. it will be noted that no heel or toe calks are employed7 so that the shoe has a uniformly smooth surface upon which it rests, and the entire hoof is supported uniformly.
In Figs. d and 5 I have illustrated my improvements in connection with a complete shoe in which an inwardly projecting V- shaped web 9 is employed connecting the two sides of the shoe at the heel, but in this forms, as in the form shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, the web l extends throughout the length of the shoe, and supports the weight of the animal.
With my improved shoe, I can shape the saine so as to fit any hoof, and it is not necessary to construct the shoe in a great many sizes and shapes, but the ordinary horse shoer can, after heating the same, bend the shoe just as he desires, so that it will exactly fit the hoof and conform in shape to the shape of the particular pad with which it is especially adapted for use.
Various slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts described without departing from my invention, and hence I do not limit myself to the precise details set forth, but consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
I-Iaving thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A horse shoe comprising a' T-bar having its vertical web portion relatively flat and of the same height and width throughout the entire length of the shoe, said web spaced from both side edges of the shoe and a pad covering said shoe and having a cushion heel having its lower surface flush with the bottom of said vertical web, said cushion having an extension including two inclined lateral prongs which intersect the lower surface of the pad cover within the space provided by the web7 substantially as described.
In combination with a covering pad having a cushion heel, a three-quarter shoe tting the pad and having its ends located at the ends of the cushion at the heel of the pad, said slice comprising a T-bar having its vertical web portion relatively flat and of the same height and width throughout the entire length of the shoe, said web spaced from both side edges of the shoe, said pad covering said shoe and having the lower surface of the heel cushion on the same level as the bottom of said vertical web, substantially as described.
3. A horse shoe comprising a T-bar including a Vertical web portion extending through the entire length of the shoe, and an inwardly projecting V-shaped web eX- tending directly from the rear end of the shoe whereby the shoe may be readily changed in shape without destroying said latter web, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of `two subscribing witnesses.
WVM. CHAMBERS, MARIE JACKSON.
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