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APPLICATION FILED MAR- 6. I918.
Patented Nov. 12, 1918..
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MARTIN JENDRO, OF CASSELTON, NORTH DAKOTA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 12, 1918.
Application filed March 6, 1918. Serial No. 220,789.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MARTIN J ENDRO, a citizen of the United States, residing at Oasselton, in the county of Cass and State of North Dakota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Tug-Buckles, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to harness, and particularly to buckles designed to operatively connect the back band and belly band, and to support the tug or trace at its intersection with the back of the belly band.
The general object of the invention is to provide a buckle of this character so constructed that it will prevent the wearing out of the tug after the latter comes in contact with the back band and belly band.
A further object of the invention is to provide a buckle of this kind having means whereby the buckle may be securely clamped upon the tug to prevent the longitudinal shifting of the tug with relation to the buckle.
A further object is to provide a buckle of this character which is very simple in construction, may be cheaply made and to which the tug may be readily applied without the necessity of threading the tug through the buckle.
Other objects will appear in the course of the following description.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a face View of the buckle and coacting straps;
Fig. 2 is a section on the line 22 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is a face view of the buckle without the straps.
Referring to these figures, it will be seen that my improved buckle comprises a relatively flat body 10, the middle portion of which is reduced in thickness so as to provide a channel 11 for the tug 12. The middle portion of the plate or body 10 in the middle of the channel is provided with an outstanding tapering pin 18 and at the top and bottom the plate 10 is formed with the longitudinally elongated integral eyes 14 and 15, one for the attachment of the back band 16 and the other for the attachment of the belly band 17, these bands or strips having their tongues passed through the eyes 14 or 15 and through keepers in the usual manner.
Disposed at each end of the eyes 14 and 15 are the outwardly projecting lugs 18 which are interiorly screw-threaded, and extending across the face of the tug 12 and bearing thereagainst are the clamping bars 19 and 20, each of which is formed with eyes at its ends for the passage of screws 21 which engage in the screw-threaded studs or lugs 18. The bar 20 is also formed with a transversely extending eye 22 to receive a breeching strap.
With this construction it is not necessary to thread the tug or trace 12 underneath the cross bars 19 and 20, but when it is desired to apply the buckle to a tug the cross bars are readily removed, the plate disposed behind the tug with the pin 13 passing through a hole in the tug and then the cross bars are clamped down against the tug by means of the screws, thus binding the tug securely to the plate so that no strain will come upon the pin 13. It is obvious, of course, that the back band and belly band may be readily connected to their respective eyes, so that the buckle will be supported in proper position upon the harness. This device prevents the tug from chafing against the back band and belly band which ordinarily pass behind the tug and this in turn increases the life of the tug. Where the tug passes beneath the straps, the tug and the straps will wear by chafing against one another, whereas this buckle keeps the tug in one place so that there is no wear upon the tug. Of course it is to be understood that the tug 12 extends forward to the hames and rearward to the usual chain, and that this device is particularly adapted for heavy work harness.
WVhile I have illustrated a particular form of my invention, it will be obvious that many minor modifications may be made in the tug, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having described my invention, what I claim is A buckle of the character described comprising a plate formed with a longitudinally extending tug channel, the upper and lower margins of the plate being formed with elongated eyes for engagement With a back band and belly band respectively, and the el'lgagelnent with a tug disposed in the 10 plate belng formed at lts inlddh) W1th en channel.
outstanding pin adapted to be passed In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my through the tug and at its corners with outsignature in the presence of two \VitI'lGSSGS. wardly projecting lugs interior-1y screw- MARTIN JENDRU threaded, cross bars adapted to be dlsposed upon said lugs, and screws passing through Witnesses:
the cross bars and the lugs and when in H.XV.M1LLER,
position urging the cross bars into binding CLAY D. SMITH.
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