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Publication numberUS200273 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1878
Filing dateJan 16, 1878
Publication numberUS 200273 A, US 200273A, US-A-200273, US200273 A, US200273A
InventorsWilliam H. Fbanklin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in horse-boots
US 200273 A
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W. H. FRANKLIN. Horse-Boots;

No. 200,273. Patented Fe b.12, 18- 7 8.



Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 200,273, dated February 12 January 16, 1878.

, 1878; application filed To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, WILLIAM H. FRANK- LIN, of the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful (lasting-Shoe, applicable tohorses and mules in the event of their losing a shoe, or in case of cracking of the hoof so as to impair it for the nailing of the shoe in the usual manner; and I do hereby declare the following to be a sufficiently full, clear, and exact description thereof to enable persons skilled in the art to make and use the said invention, referring to the drawings annexed, and forming a part of this specification, and the letters of reference marked thereon.

The nature of my invention consists in jointing the sides of the shoe, bearing calks at their rear ends, to a toe-piece, thus permitting the shoe to expa d or to contract, so as to adapt it to variations n the size of the hoof; also, in combining such jointed metallic part of the shoe with an upper leather, notched in the upper edge, secured by a strap and buckle. At the lowerrear part is another strap and buckle, and a strap, with buckle, passing through openings in the upper portion, by which it can be contracted to fit the upper portion of the hoof.

I am aware that horse-boots, or castingshoes, as they are usually called in the trade, have been made, in which two side pieces were jointed together in the front. Such shoes were objectionable, in thatAthey, when applied to a large hoof failed to adapt themselves properly. to the sides and rear of the hoof, and did not support the weight of the horse exceptin g upon the front or toe; and, on the other hand, when applied to a small hoof, the toe of the shoe projected too far in front of the toe of the hoof, and the sides cramped and pinched the rear of the hoof and injured it. The range of useful adaptability of such shoes to hoofs of diflerent sizes was therefore very limited.

The advantages of this invention are facility of application to hoofs of various sizes and shapes, effectually excluding the dirt, and avoiding any restraint of the elasticity of the hoof.

Figure 1 shows a side elevation; Fig. 2, an inverted plan; Fig. 3, a section in the line X X, Fig. 2. i

The same letters of reference apply tothe same parts in the several figures.

A represents a toe-piece; B and B, side pieces, having calks G and G at the rear, and jointed to the toe-piece A by rivets or screws atD and D. E is asole-piece, of leather, preferably cut out in the center, made to project laterally beyond the sides B and B, and fastened to them by rivets F. Attached to the sole E is an upper leather, G, cut in points or scallopsH from the upper edge, and having a strap, J, provided with a buckle, K, passed through openings formed in it, by which means it can be contracted to fit to and fasten upon the upper part of the hoof. At the lower rear portion of the upper leather G is'another strap, L, .and buckle M, by which the sides B and B can be drawn and held together at the rear end to fit the hoof.

Having described my invention, what I claim as new and useful therein is a The jointed side pieces B and B, combine with the toe-piece A and upper leather G, having straps to contract the same and adapt and hold it to the hoof, as set forth.




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US4736800 *Aug 5, 1986Apr 12, 1988Hubert RohnerFootwear for hoofed animals
Cooperative ClassificationA01L7/04