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April 18, 1950 B. M s L 2,504,738
I CANTEEN FOR SADDLES Filed Oct. 18, 1948 INVENTOR. Ear-Zia M Shields Patented Apr. 18, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CANTEEN FOR SADDLES Bartis M. Shields, Madera, Calif. Application October 18, 1948, Serial No. 55,045
1 This invention is directed to, and it is an object to provide, a novel canteen especially designed for attachment to a saddle in a practical and effective manner.
Another object of the invention is to provide a canteen, for attachment to a saddle, whichwhen in place-does not interfere in any way with free movement of either the horse or rider.
A further object of the invention is to provide a canteen which is formed for connection to, and support by, a conventional saddle; the canteen extending in generally symmetrical relation transversely on the rear portion of the saddle directly to the rear of the cantle.
An additional object of the invention is to provide a canteen, as in the preceding paragraph, which includes a novel arrangement for detachably securing the canteen to saddle.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a canteen, for a saddle, which is designed for ease and economy of manufacture.
A further object of the invention is to provide a practical and reliable canteen for saddles, and one which will be exceedingly effective for the purpose for which it is designed.
These objects are accomplished by means of such structure and relative arrangement of parts as will fully appear by a perusal of the following specification and claim.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the canteen as in use on a saddle.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged elevation of the canteen.
Referring now more particularly to the characters of reference on the drawings, the device comprises a metallic tank or canteen I, which canteen is elongated, and at substantial width and depth.
The bottom 2 of the canteen l is concave in the direction of elongation of said canteen.
The upper corners of the canteen I are beveled, as at 3; the top of the canteen being flat between the beveled portions, and centrally includes an upstanding filler neck 4 normally closed by a removable screw cap 5.
The beveled portions 3 are fitted, on top. with longitudinal attachment straps 6 of metal, and at their outer ends, which project slightly beyond the corresponding ends of the canteen I, such straps are fitted with swing eyes 1.
Adjustable tie straps 8 lead at a downward and outward incline from the swing eyes 1 for attachment to saddle rings 9.
The above described canteen is used in the following manner:
The canteen, after filling, is disposed transversely on the rear portion In of a saddle ll 2 directly rearwardly of the cantle I2; the canteen being firmly secured in place by tightening the tie straps 8 between the swing eyes I and saddle rings 9.
As so mounted the canteen is in an out-oithe-way position and does not interfere at any time with free movements of the horse or rider.
When it is desired to drink from the canteen it is only necessary that one of the tie straps 8 be detached, whereupon the canteen can be swung free of the saddle II for drinking from the filler neck 4 after removal of the screw cap 5.
The described canteen, for saddles, is a very practical device for use by horsemen in transporting drinking water when in the field on horseback; the design of the canteen being such that it can be manufactured with economy.
From the foregoing description it will be readily seen that there has been produced such a device as substantially fulfills the objects of the invention as set forth herein.
While this specification sets forth in detail the present and preferred construction of the device, still in practice such deviations from such detail may be resorted to as do not form a departure from the spirit of the invention, as defined by the appended claim.
Having thus described the invention, the following is claimed as new and useful, and upon which Letters Patent are desired:
For a saddle, a rigid metallic canteen elongated for engagement transversely on the rear portion of a saddle to the rear of the cantle, the side and end walls of the canteen being substantially straight vertically, the bottom of the canteen being longitudinally concave to matchingly engage the saddle, the upper corners of the canteen being beveled longitudinally of the canteen, rigid metallic straps fixed to the beveled corners lengthwise of the canteen and projecting a short distance beyond the lower edges of the corners, swing eyes mounted in the outer ends of the straps, ti straps mounted in the ages, and a capped outlet in the top of the can- BARTIS M. SHIELDS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 47,889 Wilkinson May 23, 1865 1,003,856 Adams Sept. 19, 1911 1,219,502 Straus Mar. 20, 1917