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Publication numberUS2136115 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 8, 1938
Filing dateApr 4, 1938
Priority dateApr 4, 1938
Publication numberUS 2136115 A, US 2136115A, US-A-2136115, US2136115 A, US2136115A
InventorsMccaleb Ruth F
Original AssigneeMccaleb Ruth F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment for long-eared dogs
US 2136115 A
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Nov. 8, 1938. I R. F. M CALEB 2,136,115

GARMENT FOR LONG-BAKED DOGS Filed April lt 1938 7?;507": R Lei/a Fffc C'dle the ear covering garment being v piece of canvas or Patented Nov. 8, 1938- UNITED STATE-S PATENT OFFICE;

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My invention contemplates and provides coverings to be worn by a long-cared dog, e. g., a

cocker spaniel or springer spaniel, tog'protect its ear from contact with mud, burs, its food,

etc.

The object of the in coverings which may be (a) easily and securely applied to a dog, (b) comfortably worn by the dog, (0) readily laundered, or otherwise cleaned, and (d) economically manufactured. -In the hereinafter described embodiment of my invention, the ear coverings are in the form of pockets wherein and wherewith the ears of the dog mayhang and swing more or less naturally, such pockets forming portions of a unitary. garment which preferably is formed, wholly oras to its pocket portions, of a strong textile fabric such, for example, as canvas.

These and other features, objects and advantages of my invention will appear from the following description wherein reference is made to the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. l is a view in perspective which illustrates worn by a long cared dog of one of the species for. which such garment is intended; i f

. Fig. 2 isa plan view of the garment; Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the gar ment when draped to substantially the configuration which it takes while being applied to the" dog; and

Figs. 4 and 5 are cross sectional views taken, respectively, on lines 44 and 5-5 of Fig. 2.

Similar characters of reference refer to similar parts throughout the several views. l

The ear covering garment desirably comprises a-single piece of flexible material, e. g., a strong textile fabric such as canvas, which is so shaped, edgebound, folded and stitched upon itself, as to define the two pockets 6, the pocket suspending web I, and the throat flaps 8. To the tip of each flap 8 may be attached a tie-tape 9,

When the garment is formed largely from a other textile fabric, its edges are preferably embraced by and stitched to a suitable binding tape Ill. The folds ll provide the bottoms of the pockets 6, and the sides of the pockets conveniently are closed by additional ention is to provide suchamount to extensions of the inner walls of the 7 pockets, are then crossed at the dogs throat and their respective tapes 9 are carried around the dogs neck to be tied together at; the back of the neck, as indicated at iii in Fig. 1. Thus the 5 garment is held on the dog in such manner that the dog cannot dislodge it with teeth or paws or by dragging the bottoms of the pockets against the surface over which the dog is traveling.

The means for holding the crossed flaps 8 in 10 position, with respect to the dog's neck and each other, .may be in the form of fastening instrumentalities other than the tapessa However,

I prefer to employ tie-tapes for such purpose.

Instead of being made largely of canvas, the 15 garment may be formed, either wholly 01' partially, of water-proof material.

The garment usually is colored to correspond or blend with the coat of the dog to which it is applied. However, when the garment is applied 20 to a hunting dog, it is usually of a bright red color, for the same reason that deer huntersadvisedly wear-red garments.

What I claim is new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

, 1. A garment for a long-cared dog comprising a pair of upwardly opening flexible pockets, in

- which the dogs earsmay hang and swing naturally, a flexible web connecting the upper portions of the outer sides of the pocketsandadapted to an be extended over the dog's head, and flexible fastening means, connected with the upper-portions of the inner sides of the pockets, adapted to be crossed-in the vicinity of the throat and to be tied together at the back of the neck. 2. A garment, arranged to flt on and besupported by the head of a long-cared dog, provided with upwardly opening flexible pockets for the reception of the dog's ears, said pockets having the upper portions of their outer sides connected 40 by a supporting web arranged to extend over the dog's head to carry the pockets in their appropri ate ear-receiving positions.

3. A garment for a long-eare'd'dog comprising a pair of pockets for receiving the dog's cars, '45 means connecting the pockets adapted to be extended over the dogs head to support the pockets in ear-receiving positions, and fastening means connected with the pocketfand adapted to be overlapped at the throat. 4'. A garment, arranged to flt and be supported by the head of a. longeeared dog, provided with pockets in which the dogs ears may hang and swing naturally. Y s 5. A garment for a long-cared dog c mprising 55 a. pair of upwardly opening ear-receiving pockets in which the dog's ears may hang and swing natthe reception of the. dog's ears, 2. flexible web connecting the upper portions of the outer sides of the pockets and. adapted to be extended over the dog's head, and flexible fastening means arranged to extend between the pockets and. under 5 the dogs throat.

RUTH IE. MCCALEB.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification54/80.1, 119/850, D30/145
International ClassificationA01K13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K13/006
European ClassificationA01K13/00H