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Publication numberUS2221042 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 12, 1940
Filing dateMay 13, 1940
Priority dateMay 13, 1940
Publication numberUS 2221042 A, US 2221042A, US-A-2221042, US2221042 A, US2221042A
InventorsJoseph Carter
Original AssigneeJoseph Carter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Horse collar
US 2221042 A
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2 Nov. 12, 1940. J. CARTER HORSE COLLAR Filed May 15, 1940 Patented Nov. 12, 1940 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements, in horse collars, and the primary object of the present invention is to provide a horse collar with a pneumatic neck pad so hacked and applied as 5 to insure maintenance of the neck pad in an effective operative position, so as to minimize destructive strain on the pneumatic neck pad, and so as to insure convenient inflation or application or removal of the pneumatic pad.

With the above objects in view, the present invention consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed.

In the drawing:

Figure 1 is an elevational view, partly broken away, showing a horse collar provided with a pneumatic neck pad in accordance with the present invention, the pneumatic pad being partially 20 applied; and

Figure 2 is an elevational View, partly broken away and in section, of the pneumatic neck pad per se.

Referring in detail to the drawing, 5 indicates a conventional horse collar which is open at the top and has its ends connected at this point by means of the usual straps as at 6.

In accordance with the present invention, the collar 5 is provided with the usual trough-shape 3Q neck protector i which is fitted in the upper portion of the collar and disposed to extend around the side walls thereof. However, instead of acting in its usual capacity as a neck pad or protector, the protector 1 acts as a continuous backing for a pneumatic neck pad 8 fittedand secured in the upper'portion of the collar. This pneumatic neck pad consists of an elongated elastic tube molded in inverted V-shape and having its ends contracted and sealed as at 9,

40 the intermediate portion of the pad 8 being provided with an upwardly projecting inflation valve id. In accordance with the present invention, the leather neck protector 1 has a central aperture at H upwardly through which the inflation Valve 10 of the pneumatic neck pad 8 extends, and a nut H is threaded on the stem of the inflation valve Ill and against the upper or outer surface of the leather neck protector l at the opening H so as to secure the central portion of the pneumatic pad 8 in place.

The central portions of strap l2 surround and are cemented to the end portions of the pneumatic pad 8, and these straps are adapted to be extended about the adjacent portions of the collar 5 so as to detachably secure the ends of the pneumatic pad in contact with the inner periphery of the collar proper 5. In this way, the pneumatic pad is effectively backed and secured in place with its inflation valve disposed for ready access. At the same time, the nut l I may be readily removed and the strap 12 unfastened whenever it is desired to remove the pneumatic pad. Lateral or forward and backward shifting of the central portion of the pneumatic pad is prevented by the engagement of the inflation valve in the opening at H in the leather protector I. Also, the buckle for connecting the straps 6 in the usual wayis not exposed for engagement with and damage to the pneumatic pad 8.

From the foregoing description, it is believed I that the construction and advantages of the present invention will be readily understood and appreciated. I

. What I claim as new is:

1. In combination with a conventional horse collar open at the top and having the ends thereof connected by straps, a trough-shaped leather 20 neck protector arranged in the upper portion of the collar and extending about the side walls thereof, saidleather neck protector having a central opening, a pneumatic neck pad consisting of an elastic tube of inverted V-shape form provided intermediate its ends with an upstanding inflation valve passing through the opening in the leather neck protector, a nut applied tothe stem of said inflation valve and having clamping engagement with the outer surface of the leather neck protector to detachably fasten the intermediate portion of the pneumatic pad in place, and straps on the ends of the pneumatic pad adapted to encircle the collar and detachably fasten the ends of the pneumatic pad in place.

2. In combination with a conventional horse collar open at the top and having the ends thereof connected by straps, a trough-shaped leather neck protector arranged in the upperportion of the collar and extending about the side walls40 thereof, said leather neck protector having a central opening, a pneumatic neck pad consist ing of an elastic .tube of inverted V-shape form provided intermediate its ends with an upstanding inflation valve passing through the opening in the leather neck protector, a nut applied to the stem .of said inflation valve and having clamping engagement with the outer surface of the leather neck protector to detachably fasten the intermediate portion of the pneumatic pad in place, and straps on the ends of the pneumatic pad adapted to encircle the collar and detachably fasten the ends of the pneumatic pad in place, said last-named'straps encircling and being cemented to the pneumatic pad, and said 55 pneumatic pad comprising a tube having contracted and sealed ends.

JOSEPH CAR'I'ER.

Referenced by
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US5329751 *Dec 22, 1992Jul 19, 1994Wadsworth LegrandVentilating pneumatic animal harness
Classifications
U.S. Classification54/19.2, 54/67
International ClassificationB68B3/00, B68B3/10
Cooperative ClassificationB68B3/10
European ClassificationB68B3/10