US 1639073 A
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H. F. BERBAUM STIRRUP PAD Aug. 16, 1927. 1,639,073
Filed nec. v.. 1925 2 sheets-sheet 1 W'Zfbese; lait/Liar H. F. BERBAUM STIRRUP PAD Aug. 1e, 1927. 1,639,073
Fiied neg. v. 1925 zysheetsfsneef. 2
Patented Aug. 1K6, 1927. y i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HENRY F. BERBAUM, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application led December 7, 1925. Serial No. 73,689.
My invention relates to stirrup pads, more corresponding substantially to the frame or particularly to tread pads for stirrups asiron 9. Said pad body 13 is made with a sociated with saddles for riding purposes, depending central portion let conforming to and my invention has for its main object the shape of the opening` 12 so as to have 6U Vp; the provision of a simplified construction snug fit between the sides and curved which will embody certain desired features ends 11' composing the frame or iron 9. of efficiency and convenience, and which will As best illustrated in Fig. 2, the dependbe economical and durable in use. One of ing central portion 111 is preferably of less the important objects of the present inventhickness than the thickness of the frame or 60 m tion is to provide a stirrup pad so constructed iron 9, and it is produced with a depending and arranged that it may be quickly secured rim flange which extends to the underface to the stirrup frame without the employof the stirrup frame or iron and which has ment of any auxiliary parts or fastening de tight frictional contact with the inner edge vices. of said frame or iron. The rim flange 15 is 7U i5 Other objects will appear hereinafter. made. with oppositely directed retaining The invention consists in the combinations members in the form of lugs 16 which are and arrangements of parts hereinafter deadapted, when the pad is applied to the stirscribed and claimed.l riip, to interlock with the underfaces of the The invention will be best understood by elongatetL sides 1() of the stirrup frame or 75 2o reference to the accompanying drawings iron, as best illustrated in Figa. The top forming a part of this specification, and in or tread surface of the pad body is preferwhich, ably corrugated as at 17 The central de- Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my impending portion 14; which its within the proved stirrup pad showing it as applied to elongated opening 12 of the stirrup frame or 80 a stirrup; iron, strengthens and reenforces the pad Fig. 2 represents a longitudinal section body and in addition serves as a brace havthrough the pad and stirrup, this view being ing wedging action to keep the rim flange 15 taken substantially on the line 2-2vof Fig. 1; in tight frictional engagement with the stir- Fig. 3 is an underneath plan view of the rup frame or iron. Obviously, the retaining 85 3o stirrup pad detached; lugs 16, when engaged over the underface Fig. 4 represents a vertical sectional view vof the stirrup frame or iron, prevent the taken through the pad and stirrupy this view pad body from being accidently Withdrawn being taken substantially on the line lf-4: from the stirrup frame or iron. The stirrup, 9 of Fig. 1; pad of the present invention may be very 90 Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a suitable economically produced as a one-piece article tool for connecting the pad rwith the stirrup from suitable rubber material. Moreover, frame g and the stirrup pad of the present invention does Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view through not require, for its securement to the stirrup a stirrup and showing in end elevation how iron or frame, the employment of auxiliary 95 4o the tool is employed in attaching the pad to parts or fastening devices. By the employthe stirrup frame. ment of the tool 18, illustrated in Figs. 5 and With more particular reference to the ac- 6, the stirrup pad may be very quickly and companying drawings, the numeral 7 deconveniently applied to the stirrup frame. notes as a whole a saddle stirrup of the type From the drawings, it Will be noted that the 100 commonly employed for riding purposes and tool 1S comprises a piece of spring metal comprising yoke arms 8 and an elongated bent upon itself to produce the cooperating tread frame or iron 9 having elongated sides spring jaws 19 having hook-like ends 20 10 and rounded ends 11 with which the yoke adapted to engage over the outer sides of the arms are connected and having also a central retaining lug 16 so as to draw them together. 105
elongated opening 12. The jaws 19 having Abeen engaged with the The tread pad of the present invention, lugs 20, the tool is taken downwardly in its preferred embodiment as illustrated through the elongated opening 12 so as to in the accompanying drawings, comprises draw the pad body to its seat and to release a pad body 13 of a form adapted to rest fiat the retaining lugs 16 for engagement with '110 upon the stirrup frame or iron 9 between the underface ofthe stirrup frame or iron.
the yoke arms 8 thereof, and of a contour While I have illustratedand described the prelierred forni of construction Yfor Carrying my invention into el'feet, this is capable of variation and inodiiieation without depart-- ingu r'roin the Spirit el? the invention. l, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details ot Construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such Variations and modifications as come within the Seope of the appended elaiin.
Having described my invention, what l claim as' new and desire to Secure by Letters Patent is:
fr stirrup pad of solid rubber including` a flange projecting horizontally outwardly all around its body to repose upon the top Side oli the stirrup frame; an integral flange pro-- jeeting downwardly from said pad all around its body at the base of the first mentioned flange to engage the edges of the stirrup traine; and two integral lugs projecting horizontally outwardly from opposite sideb oi? the second mentioned flange to engage on the underside or the stirrup frame; the second mentioned flange and Said lugs cooper-V ating together to retain said pad in place and being bendable relatively to the body of said pad to provide for the ready application and removal of Said pad, substantially as described.
ln testimony whereof I have signed my naine to'this specification HENRY F. BERBAUM.