Improvement in sheep-protectors
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0. GILBERT. Sheep-Protector.
Patentd Jun 18, 1878..
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GEPHAS GILBERT, OF BUGKSVILLE, ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF AND THOMAS W. BEATY, OF GONWAYBOROUGH, SOUTH CAROLINA.
IMPROVEMENT lN SHEEP-PROTECTORS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 204,864, dated June 18, 1878; application filed May 7, 1878.
To all whomit may concern:
Be it known that I, CEPHAS GILBERT, of Bucksville, in the county of Horry and State of South Carolina, have invented a new and Improved Sheep-Protector, of which the following is a specification:
The object of my invention is to provide a device to be worn by sheep for protecting them against the ravages of dogs. The same is a neck-collar having pointed bars attached,as shown in Figure 1 of accompanying drawing.
A is an oval collar, made of a strip of metal, such as ordinary hoop-iron, with the overlapping ends a b, which are straight and parallel. In end a there is a rivet, c, the head of which projects through a slot, 0, in the end 1).
One end of the slot is enlarged to admit of introducing and removing the head of the rivet therefrom, so as to fasten around or take oft the sheeps neck at will. The smaller end of the rivet projects through the collar end a, to receive the two cross-bars f, which are secured to the collar by the rivet 0, and are bent downward at their ends and pointed.
The collar is placed on the neck of the sheep by springm g it apart, and is fastened by passbe utilized, in connection with a board, B, forholding sheep while being sheared. The spring t, attached to the board, is inserted through the collar, thus holding the neck and head of the sheep on the board, while its legs are secured to bars 0 by means of cords g. 1
What I claim is- The combination, with the collar A, having the lapped ends a b, of the rivet c and the pointed bars f, substantially as shown and de scribed.
OEP HAS GILBERT.
W. E. HARDWIGK, WVM. F. GILLEsPIE.