US 2114178 A
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April 12, 1938. w. H. CRANDALL 2,114,178
HALTER Filed May 23, 1936 NVENTOR. mm 62M ATTORNEY Patented Apr. 12, 1938 UNlTED sT-A'Tas HALTER William H. Grandall, Oakland, Calif.
Application May 23, 1936, Serial No. 81,427
This invention relates to halters of the type which are constructed of rope or cord and especially to improvements in the throat and chinpiece assembly and construction.
The object of the present invention is generally to improve and simplify the construction and operation of halters of the character described; to provide an improved throat clampwhich is of non-slip construction and which may be adjusted to properly fit the halter when applied to a horse; to provide a combination one-piece clamp and ring for securing the throat-piece to the chin-piece and to provide an attachment for a halter rope; and, further, to provide a combination clamp and ring which forms a rigid non-slip connection between the throat and chin-piece so as to prevent chafing and wear between these pieces.
The halter is shown by way of illustration in the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the halter applied to a horses head;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the halter;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged perspective view showing the throat and chin-piece connection;
Fig. 4 is a cross section taken on line IVIV of Fig. 3; and
Fig. 5 is a longitudinal section taken on line V-V of Fig. 3.
Referring to the drawing in detail, and particularly Fig. 2, it will be noted that the halter is formed from two pieces of cord or rope, one cord forming one strand of the crown, the cheeks, the chin and the nose-piece, and the other cord the second strand of the crown and the throatpiece. The first mentioned cord commences at the point 2 and is bent to form the nose-piece 3,
then continued downwardly under the chin to form the chin-piece 3 The cord is next extended to form the cheek-piece 4, then brought over the crown to form one strand thereof, as indicated at 5, and it is finally extended forward to form the other cheek-piece 6.
The second named cord starts at the point I and is extended to form the second strand 8 of the crown. It is then brought downwardly and in a forward direction to form one side 9 of the throat-piece H3. The cord forms an eye H at the forward end. It is then returned to form a second strand l2 of the throat-piece and is finally secured as at M- to a snap latch [5. The two cords are joined at the several points, indicated at it, ll, l8 and I9, by standard ring clamps such as clearly shown, and while a specific form of snap latch I5 is shown any suitable type may be employed.
The important features of this application are the assembly and construction of the throat and chin-piece and the members whereby they are secured. As previously stated, the throat piece terminates in an eye ll, said eye being maintained by a ring clamp 20. Extending through the eye for the purpose of connecting the throatpiece to the chin-piece is a combination clamp and ring member. This member is formed of heavy wire bent upon itself first to form a ring 2! to which a halter rope may be attached. The wires are then brought together and are extended to form a U-shaped clamp 22 which passes through the eye and then in under the chin-piece.
The heavy wire forming the U-shaped clamp portion is pressed together when applied to the cords, as shown in Fig. 3, and as such forms a rigid non-slip connection between the throat and the chin-piece and at the same time clamps these members together with such pressure or force that sliding movement longitudinally of the cord forming the chin-piece is prevented, thus eliminating wear or chafing of the chin-piece.
By further referring to Figs. 2, 3 and 4, it will be noted that the throat-piece is provided with a clamp generally indicated at 24. This clamp consists of two clamping plates 24 and 24 secured together on opposite sides of the cord forming the throat-piece, a screw 25 extending 0 through the plates and between the cords to clamp them together. This forms a clamp which is adjustable and as such permits lengthening or shortening of the throat-piece to properly fit the horse or animal to which the halter is applied, that is, by loosening the screw 25, the clamp may be slipped back further on the throat-piece until the proper adjustment is obtained, when the screw will again be tightened to secure the clamp.
The clamp just described and indicated at 24 forms a positive non-slip clamp and for this reason is an improvement on the throat adjusters ordinarily employed. It is essential, or at least desirable, to employ an adjustable throat clamp such as here disclosed in order to properly fit the halter to a horses head due to the fact that some horses are thicker through the jaws or throat than others. This clamp being a nonslip clamp stays adjusted once it is adjusted and maintains a proper fit at all times.
The halter as a whole is exceedingly simple, strong and rugged in construction. It is cheap to manufacture and as all clamps and connections are of the non-slip type, chafing and wear 55 between the several parts forming the halter are prevented and while these and other features of the invention have been more or less specifically described and illustrated, I wish it understood that various changes may be 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 invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:-
1. In a halter of the character described the combination with the chin and throat-piece, of a single member for securing and clamping the throat-piece to the chin-piece and against movement with relation to each other, said member terminating in a ring to receive a halter rope.
2. In a halter of the character described the combination with the chin and throat-piece, of a combination clamp and ring for securing the throat to the chin-piece, said clamp and ring being composed of a heavy piece of wire bent upon itself to form a ring with two extending parallel legs, said legs being bent to form a U- shaped clamp which passes over the chin-piece and through the throat-piece and then extends in under the chin-piece to clamp the throat with relation to the chin-piece and against movement with relation to each other.
WILLIAM H. CRAN'DALL.