US 1939107 A
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Dec. 12, 1933. w CRANDALL 1,939,107
HALTER Filed Oct. 17 1932 INV NTOR. yam-W054 BY 0 OZ mom Patented Dec. 12, 19 33. v
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE v y Y'HALTER I William 11'. Crandall, Oakland, Calif. Application October 17,1932. Serial No. 638,088
' 4 Claims. (01. 54-24) I This invention relates to a halter, such' as emposite side where it passes through the snap ployed for horses when tying them up in a stall latch 11. It doubles back on itself and again or the like, and particularly to a halterwhich is passes over the head, as indicated at 18, and constructed of rope or'like material. finally passes through an adjustable holding 5 The object-of the present invention is to genlatch 19, this latch being secured to the halter 60 erally improve and simplify the construction between the ropes which are secured by the and operation ofhalters ofthe character declamps 6. scribed; to provide a halter which will be inex- The portions of the rope 17 and 18 which pass pensive to manufacture andwhich will be made over the head form the crown piece of the halter.
of rope or like material to obtain maximum These portions are held together by a pair of 65 strength and durability; to provide a halter ring clamps 20. The rope, however, passes loosely which is adjustable to heads of varying size and through them and as the free end of the rope which may be quickly applied and removed; and passes through the adjustable holding latch 19, further, to provide a halter which is provided the length of the crown piece may be adjusted to with metal reinforcements where the halter rope suit heads of varying size and length. The 70 is attached so as to reduce wear to a minimum. clamps13 and 15 rigidly secure the short rope The halter. is shown by way of illustration in 3 forming the nose piece and a part of the chin' the accompanying drawing, in whichpiece to the forward ends of the cheek pieces 12 Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the halter and 16. The free ends of the short rope 3 meet applied to the horses head. centrally under the chin, as'indicated at 21, 75
Fig. 2 is a'pers'pective view of the halter by see Fig. 5, but the free ends are here rigidly seitself; 1 cured by three sets of clamping bands,'such'as Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail view showing the indicated at 22, 23, and 24. These clamping metal reinforced portion of the chin piece of the bands serve three functions; first, that of securhalter. ing the free ends 4 of the short rope forming the 90 Fig. 4 is a cross section taken on line IV-IV nose piece and part of the chin portion of the of Fig. 3. halter; secondly, they function to secure the Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section taken on line halter, as indicated at 25; and third, they func- V-V of Fig. 4. v tion as a support for a ring 26 to which the 30 Referring to the drawingin detail, and parhalter rope, not here shown, is attached. 3:;
ticularly Figs. 1 and 2, itwill be noted that the The holder or retainer 2.5 is formed of a heavy halter is formed from two pieces of rope, a short round wire and is bent to form an elongated piece forming a nose piece 3 and a portion of loop, the free ends of the loop being laid bethe chin piece, as indicated at 4, and a longpiece tween the ropes 4 and 14, see Fig. 4, and being which forms the crown, the cheeks, and throat clamped and secured by the bands 22, 23 and 24. latch of the halter. The long rope commences Thiselongated loop retains the ring 26 in a cenat the point indicated at '5 where it is secured tral position on the chin piece and while it gives by a pair of clamping bands 6. The-rope then the ring free movement it still limits its moveextends downwardly, as indicated at 7, and is ment laterally on the chin piece and it retains 40' passed througha pair of clamping bands 8 and the ring in engagement with one or another of 8a. The rope is next passed through an eye the clamping rings 22,23 and 24. Thus, when a member 9a where it doubles back and passes pull is exerted on the halter rope the wear and through the clamps 8 and 8a. It then extends tear is taken up by the clamping bands 22, 23 upwardly, as indicated at 9, and passes through and 24, and the rope forming the halter is saved eilthe eye member ,10 which serves to receive a from excessive wear. The ring 26 does not only snap latch generally indicated at 11. It here function to retain the halter rope but it also cardoubles back on itself and is extended forward ries the eye member 9 forming the forward porto form one cheek piece 12. It is extended to the tion of the throat latch, that is, the rope section nose piece where it passes through a pair of between the clamps 8 and 8a may be termed a 50 clamping bands 13 and passes under the chin, as throat latch and the rearwardly extending por- 0 at 14, and up on the other side, and through a tions 7 and 9 may be called the throat pieces, as pair of clamping bands 15 then rearwardly to they hang under the throat of the horse at a form the second cheek piece 16. It again passes point below the crown piece, as clearly shown in through the clamping band 6 then upwardly over Fig. 1. The length of the throat latch may be *the head, as indicated at 17, and down the opadjusted by moving the clamp 8a forwardly or A halter constructed as shown has great strength and is exceedingly durable. The only.
place subjected to wear of any extent is that portion of the chin piece where the ring 26 is sup-I ported, as the pull of the halter rope will be ape plied thereto, but as the chin piece is reinforced by the clamping bands 22, 23 and 24, all wear is taken up by these bands and the halter as such is for all practical purposes indestructible. The throat latch may be readily adjusted when fitting the halter for the first time on the horse by sliding the clamp 8a rearwardly or forwardly,'as the case may be, and by adjusting the crownpiece comprising the rope sections 17 and 18. Once adjusted, the clamp 8 is squeezed tight with pliers or like tool and the halter is thus adjusted and may be indefinitely used. But inasmuch as the clamp 8a may be opened .by spreading it, the halter may be readjusted for another horse if so desired.
Whilecertain features of i the present invention are more or less specifically described, I wish it understood that various changes may be 1 resorted to within the scope of the appended claims. Similarly, that the materials and finish of the several parts employed may be such as the manufacturer may decide, or varying conditions or uses may demand.
Having thus described my inventionwhatl claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is'- l. A halter of the character described comprising a piece of rope adapted to encircle an animals nose and having ends meeting beneath the chin, a second piece of rope forming cheek pieces and a throat latch and having a portion disposed alongside the meeting ends of the first piece,
, meansclamping the ends of the first rope to the 'mals'nose and having ends meeting beneath the chin, a second piece of rope forming cheek pieces and a throat latch and having a portion disposed alongside the: meeting ends of the first piece, means clamping the ends of the first rope to the second rope, a ring retainer secured to the ropes by said clamping means, and a ring encircling both ropes and restricted by said retainer to movement along the ropes throughout the portion covered by the clamping means.
3. In a halter having a nose piece with ends meeting beneath the chin and a second piece lying alongside said meeting ends, metal clamps encircling said second piece and said ends, a ring encircling said metal clamps, and retaining means preventing contact of said ring with said nose piece and said second piece or" the halter.
4. A halter of the character described comprising a piece of ropefor encircling an animals nose and having ends meeting beneath the chin, a second piece of rope, clamping means joining said pieces of rope and connectingparts of the second piece to form cheek pieces, a crown piece and a throat latch, a detachable connection between one side of the crown piece and the throat latch, means clamping the second piece to said first named piece at'the piece ends thereof, a
'ring carried by said means, and a metal member connecting said throat latch and said ring.
WILLIAM H. CRANDALL.