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Publication numberUS1442748 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 16, 1923
Filing dateMay 16, 1921
Priority dateMay 16, 1921
Publication numberUS 1442748 A, US 1442748A, US-A-1442748, US1442748 A, US1442748A
InventorsTrauger Brooks M
Original AssigneeTrauger Brooks M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hoof pad
US 1442748 A
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Patented den. 15, 1923.


Application inea May 16,1921. serial No. 470,168.

To all whom t may concern Be it known that l, Bacone M. a citizen of the A United States, residing at Scranton, in the county of Laclrawannaand State ofPennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful lmprovements in l-loot Pads; and l do declare the following to be a full, clear7 and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilledin the art. to which it appertains to 'make anc use the same. Y

My invention relates toimprovements in hoof pads and more particularly to those formed of rubbered Afabric and rubber, formed as an integrali unit with a rigid horseshoe. ln the manufacture of Adevices of this character7 diliieulty has been encountered in properly securing therubbered tabric to the horseshoe, and the principal object of lmy invention isv toprovide a novel construction which will overcome the ditlicultiesheretofore exist-ing. K' i Another object ot the invention is to provide a rubber pad with a. convex lower side and a planar upper face, the latter being vulcanized to non-stretching fabric which is anchored at its edge portions to the shoe. This construction permits considerable upward yielding of the rubber pad when in use and therefore prevents excessive wear thereof` but the non-Stretcliing fabric prevents the pad from bulging upwardly to such an extent as to produce undesirable pressure against the frog of the animals foot.

lVith the foregoing in View, the invention resides in the novel construction hereinafter described and claimed7 the description matter beingl supplemented by the accompanying drawing.

Figurel is a perspective view of a comg plete pad constructed in accordance `with my invention,

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the partly completed device, n

Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing a further step in the construction of the device, and

Figs. 4 and 5 are sectional views as indicated by lines 4 4 and 5-5 respectively of Fig. l.

ln the drawing above briefly described. the numeral l designates a rubber pad which is co-extensive with the hoof on which it is to be used, said pad having a planar upper surface 2 and a convex lower side 3, said pad Transen,

being suitably recessed as indicated at d to provide it wijt-.h an anti-slipping tread surface. Resting on the planar 2 ot the pad l and vulcanized thereto is a sheet ori' non-stretching rubbered fabric 5 which is .preferably formed ot two plies the edge .7. A top sheet 8 of non-stretching rubber-ed fabric, preferably three-ply` is vulcanized to all of the upwardly exposed portions ot the sheet 5, said sheet 8 being co-extensive in size with the shoe 7.

In the manufacture ot the shoee the pad l ,is 'lirst molded from green rubber.y the sheet 5 is then applied to the upper surface of said pad.y and the shoe T and a rubber filler 7 between its ends are` placed upon said sheet. rlhe edge portions oi" the sheet are now notched as at (35 or they may be notched at some prior time, and said edge portions are folded inwardly around the shoe T and the liller 7 onto the central portion of the sheet. A, thin sheet of green rubber is then placed over the upwardly ei;- posed portions of the sheet and tol this sheet of rubber, the top sheet 8 is applied. The entire device isthen placed in a hydraulic press and vulcanized so that a single unitary structure is produced, in lwhich the shoe 7 is effectively anchored to the pad l.

The thin sheet of green rubber above referred to, is not shown between the inwardly turned portions of the sheet 5 and the top sheet 8, as in the completed article the rubber permeates thefabric instead of remaining in the form of a distinct sheet.

The edge portion of the pad l is suitably cut awayV at '9 to permit the attaching nails to be driven through the usual openings l0 in the shoe 7. Before the device is attached to the hoof however, if. it is desirable, the pocket 11 formed in its upper side is filled with tarred oalnnn' or other suitable material having a curative or antiseptic etl'ect upon the hoof.

Attention may here be directed to the fact that the convex lower side of the pad i causes upward yielding` of the central portion of the pad each time weight is placed thereon, so that wear is reduced to the minimum, it having been found that if no yield is permitted, the tread surface of the pad will soon wear entirely ofi". Attention is further invited to the fact that thenonstretching fabric used in the manufacture of the device, will not permit the central portion of the pad to spring or bow upwardly to such an extent as to exert undesirable pressure upon the frog of the ani! mals foot. The fabric can yield upwardly to a slight extent only, and when this limit is reached, the rubber of the pad is yieldably compressed as it supports the weight.

Since excellent results have been obtained from the details disclosed, these den tails are preferably followed. l. wish it understood however that within the scope of the invention as claimed, numerous minor changes may be made. If desired, the portions of the sheet 5 at the outer edge of the shoe 7 and filler 7, may be rubber-coated asy seen in Figs. Ll and 5.

l claim: A

l. A device of the class described cornprising a rubber tread pad, a sheet offabr ric vulcanized on the ugper side of said pad, l

and a rigid horseshoe resting on said sheet,

\ the edge portions of the sheet being folded inwardly around the shoe and vulcanized to the central portion of said sheet.

V2. A device of the class described cornpr'ising a rubber tread pad, a sheet of fabric sheet.

3. A device of theclass described co1n` prising` a rubber tread pad having a planar upper surface and a convex lower side, a sheet of non-stretching fabric vulcanized on said planar uppersurface of'said pad, and a rigid horseshoe resting on said sheet, the

Vedges of said sheet being folded around said shoe and vulcanized to the-central portion of said sheet.

4. A device 0f the class described coniprising a solid rubber tread pad having a planar upper surface and a convex lowerV side, a planar sheet of non-stretching material secured onsaid planar upper surface of said pad, and a rigid horseshoe'resting on said sheet` and secured with respect thereto, whereby said sheet non-stretchably f spans the shoev and prevents bowing of the 'V pad to an undesirable extent.

In testimony whereofl have hereunto set my hand.

, "Bsoois TRAUGER.

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U.S. Classification168/28
International ClassificationA01L1/00, A01L1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA01L1/04
European ClassificationA01L1/04