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Publication numberUS1327493 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 6, 1920
Filing dateMay 8, 1919
Priority dateMay 8, 1919
Publication numberUS 1327493 A, US 1327493A, US-A-1327493, US1327493 A, US1327493A
InventorsLevi Schwoyer
Original AssigneeLevi Schwoyer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Antislipping attachment for horseshoes
US 1327493 A
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APPLICATION FILED MAYB I919 Patented J an. 6, 1920.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 6, 1920.

Application filed May 8, 1919. Serial No. 295cm.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LEVI SoHwoYnR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pottstown, in the county of Montgomery and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Antislipping Attachments for Horseshoes; and I do declare the fOllOWiIlg 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.

My invention has for its object to provide an extremely simple and inexpensive yet a highly eflicient and durable anti-slipping cushion for attachment to the rear ends of horseshoes, regardless of the size or shape of the shoe, novel provision being made to permit the ends of the cushions to be cut off in case of exceptionally narrow shoes.

With the foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully de scribed and claimed, the descriptive matter being supplemented by the accompanying drawing.

Figure 1 is a bottom plan view of a horseshoe showing the invention attached thereto; and

Figs. 2 and 3 are sectional views on the planes indicated by the lines 22 and 33, respectively, of Fig. 1.

In the drawing above briefly described, the numeral 1 designates a well-known form of horseshoe in connection with which rubber pads and frog protectors are often used. The shoe 1 is provided with the usual front calk 2 but the rear calks are eliminated and the present invention attached in their place, to also render the use of frog pads unnecessary.

Each of the attachments consists of a socket member 3,'a screw 4 for attaching said socket member to the rear end of the shoe, and a cushion 5 of rubber or other suitable yielding material, vulcanized in said socket member. The socket member 3 comprises a top plate formed of two vertically offset horizontal portions 6 and 7 and a vertical part 8 connecting them, together with flanges 9 extending from all edges of the top plate except the inner edge thereof. The part 6 contacts with the lower side of the shoe, the vertical portion 8 abuts the inner edge thereof, and the screw 4 is threaded into the shoe and countersunk into said part 6.

The cushion 5 is snugly held in the socket question may be closed by a plug 11 of rubber or other suitable material. Preferably, the screw is provided with a square opening to receive a similarly shaped tool for applyin% and removing said screw.

y constructing the device in or approximately in the manner shown and described, it will be highly efficient and desirable, not only to form a cushion heel for the shoe, but to provide an anti-slipping device which will be equally effective in all sorts of weather and upon roadways and streets of' different characters. At least a part of the edge of flange 9 is by preference sharpened at 12 to serve as an additional anti-slipping means, and if desired the pads may be roughened.

From the foregoing, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the simplicity and advantages of the invention will probably be apparent, but I wish to direct particular attention to the offset parts 6 and 7 of the socket member 3 and to the portion I 8 connecting them, since this construction enables attachment of the device to the shoe by means of one fastener such as the screw 4.. I also attach great importance to the open inner sides of the socket member and to the cushions extending through and beyond such sides, to be cut off in case of necessity. Since probably the best results may be obtained from the details. shown and described, they may well be followed, but it is to be understood that within the scope of the invention as claimed, numerous minor changes may well be made. Also, the device may be'made in numerous sizes as required.

I claim:

1. An anti-slipping attachment for horseshoes comprising a metal socket member consisting of two vertically offset horizontal portions and a vertical portion connecting them, the lowermost of said horizontal portions being adapted for contact with the lower side of the shoe and said vertical portion being designed to abut the inner edge of the shoe, and a cushion held in said socket member.

2. An anti-slipping attachment for horseshoes comprising a metal socket member ineluding atop plate having two vertically offset horizontal portions and a vertical portion connecting them, the lowermost of said horizontal portions being adapted to contact with the lower side of the shoe and having an opening to receive an attaching member, the vertical portion of said plate being designed for contact with the inner edge of the shoe, said socket member having side 15 member and projecting through and beyond 20 said open side thereof.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.


Witnesses WM. EDELMAN, HOWARD Rnx.

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US6092605 *Apr 6, 1998Jul 25, 2000Cisneros; Timothy L.Horseshoe traction devices and systems
U.S. Classification168/13
International ClassificationA01L7/00, A01L7/06
Cooperative ClassificationA01L7/06
European ClassificationA01L7/06