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APPLICATION FILED JAN.20, 1.9.19.
1 ,84 1 900, v I A Patented June 1, 1920.
Ml 555 v BE/V I r I BERNARD HAnLon, or LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, cAnAnA;
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 1, 1920.
Application filed January 20, 1919. Serial No. 272,171.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, BERNARD HANLON, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of the city of Lethbridge, in the Province of Alberta, Dominion of Canada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hopples, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in hopples and the objects of the invention are to prevent the buckle of the hopple from,
galling the animals foot, to permit of the hopple being adjusted to give a greater travel to the ring to which the flexible member is attached in hoppling the animal, and generally to adapt the hopple to better perform the functions required of it.
With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists essentially of the improved construction particularly describedand set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings forming part of the same. V
In the drawings;
Figure l is a perspective view of the improved hopple.
Fig. 2 is a sectional planview of the same.
Like characters of reference refer parts in the several figures.
Referring to the drawings, A represents the improved hopple comprising a strap 10, one end of which passes around the central pin 11 of the buckle B, the said end being bent backwardly on the strap. The free end of the strap 10 is formed with a plurality of holes 12 adapted to engage with the pin 13 of the buckle B, the outer end of the buckle is also formed with a roller to facilitate passage of the strap therethrough.
It is desirable that when this hopple is placed on the foot of an animal that the buckle B should not gall the same and to prevent this I provide a cover strap 14, one end of which extends beneath the buckle B and the said strap and the strap 10 are secured adjacent to the buckle by means of the rivet 15.
By reference to the drawings, it will be seen that the free end of the strap 14 projects beyond and below the buckle so that when the strap 10 is let out to its maximum to like length to form a large hopple the position of the extension or cover portion of the strap 14: is always located below the buckle B.
That end of the strap 14 remote from the rivet 15 is secured to the strap 10 by means of the rivet 16 and adjacent to the free end of the strap 10 so that a large guide space 17 extends almost completely around the hopple, and in this guide space the ring 18 is mounted.
The ring 18 is provided with a roller 19 which makes rolling contact with the inner and outer faces of the strap 10 and 14 respectively, and permits the said ring being freely moved to any part of the guide space.
The strap 14 it will be thus seen always provides adequate protection to the animals foot and prevents galling due to any move ment of the ring '18.
From this description it will be seen that I have invented a hopple in which the buckle and ring are protected in such a manner that they cannot chafe or gall the animals foot on which the hopple is secured, the several parts of the hopple being of a simple nature capable of giving the best possible results.
As many changes could be made in the above construction and many apparently widely different embodiments of my inven: tion within the scope of the claim, constructed without departing from the spirit or scope thereof, it is intended that all matter contained in the accompanying specification and drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense;
What I claim as my invention is 2- A hopple of the class described, compris- I ing an outer strap equipped at one end with a buckle and having its other end adapted to be passed through the buckle and secured thereto, a separate inner strap having an intermediate portion adjacent to one .end thereof secured to the outer strap in immediate proximity to the buckle to provide a 7 fixed flap permanently underlying the buckle and extending therebeyond, the outer end of the inner strap being made of gradually diminishing thickness and secured to the outer strap at a point locatedthe maximum possible distance from the first'point of connection between the straps, in order to In Witness whereof I have hereunto set plipvilde auclear spec? between SEILld straps my hand in the presence of two witnesses.
w ic wi exten a most entire y aroun t i s the leg of the animal when the hopple is at r BERNARD E 5 tached, and a ring freely movable between Witnesses:
said straps to a position on either sideof ALFRED GooNs, the buckle. R. BROWN.