Box-loop for harness-saddles
US 223761 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
-G. ROSENORANS. Box-Loop for Harness-Saddle.
No. 223,761. Patented Jan. 20, 1880.
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N. PETERS, PHOTOYUTNOGRAPHER. WASHINGTON. a c,
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES ROSENGRANS, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
BOX-LOOP FOR HARNESS-SADDLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 223,761, dated January 20, 1880.
Application filed November 18, 1879.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES ROSENOR ANS, of the city and county of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Bearers or Back- Band Loops for Gig-Saddles; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which Figure l is a longitudinal vertical section of a skirt of a harness-saddle with my loop in position; Fig. 2, a plan View of the same, and Fig. 3 a detail showing the loop detached and slightly modified in its covering.
The object of my invention is to provide an improved box-loop for the skirts of harnesssaddles. The same is constructed as follows:
Referring to the drawings, A indicates the loop, which is oblong and rectangular in shape, and provided With two lugs, B B, on the under side and transverse parallel ribs F on its top and lateral sides, both of which are cast solid or in one piece with the body of the loop.
The lugs B B project from the middle portion of the solid bottom of the loop A, and serve to attach the latter to the skirt D of the harness-saddle, being for that purpose passed through holes in the same and through corresponding holes in a metal plate, E, which is placed beneath the skirt, and having their ends riveted, as shown.
By constructing the loop with a flat solid bottom and providing it with lugs arranged as shown, I avoid the chief objections to use I of such loops as are struck up in a semi-cylindrical shape, and have prongs or claws projecting from the four corners thereof, since, in my case, the saddle-skirt is not weakened by so many holes, although the loop is firmly secured, and the riveting of the lugs is quickly effected by inserting a metal bar in the loop, to subserve, for the time being, the purpose of an anvil. I
The loop may have two ribs, as shown in Figs. 1 and2, or three ribs, F, as shown in Fig. 3.
The ribs keep the leather covering in its place, and also protect it from abrasion and wear.
In place of a covering of leather, I may use other material, such as rubber or celluloid; or the covering may be dispensed with and the body of the loop may be japanned, tinned, or nickel-plated bet-ween the ribs F. In either case the loop presents an ornamental appearance,
I do not claim, broadly, a box-loop, nor one provided with ribs; but
What I do claim is As an improved article of manufacture, the harness-loop A, provided with transverse ribs for the purpose stated, and a solid flat bottom having centrally-projecting lugs, all constructed substantially as shown, for the purpose set forth.
J OHN S. DANIELS, WM. CUMMINGS, J r.