Halter for horses
US 265252 A
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( No Model.)
H. G. FARR.
HALTER FOR HORSES.
No. 265,252. Patented 0011.3, 1882.
UNrrEo STATES PATENT @rrrce.
HIRAM G. FARR, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
HALTER FOR HORSES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 265,252, dated October 3, 1882.
Application filed February 6, 188?. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HlRAM Gr. FARR, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Halters for Horses, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to an elastic halter for horses.
Heretofore halters have been made without any elasticity, generally of leather, web, or rope, fastened together by means of iron rings. Such a halter is harsh and unyielding to a horses head, often causing him to pull back when hitched, sometimes with a sudden jerk which breaks the halter, or perhaps with a steady pull, which may result in strangulation.
My invention consists in substituting for the iron rings now used solid rubber ones of the required size, strength, and thickness, as shown in the accompanying diagram.
A, B, and 0 represent the elastic rings, preferably of rubber, about halt an inch in thick ness, and from one and three-fourths to two inches in diameter. Hdwever, the size is immaterial, so that they have sufficient strength and are large enough to receive the straps or web.
In the figure the straps D, F, and G are attached to the elastic rings A and B by passingthrough the rings and being securely sewed.
However, any convenient manner of fastening will answer.
The hitching -strap H is attached to the elastic ring (J, through which the strap F also passes, as shown in the drawings. F is buckled to fit the size of the horses nose.
E represents the throat-strap.
In putting on the halter the strap D passes up over the animals head, and the straps F and G around his nose, and the strap E underneath his throat, the latter preventing the halters slipping ofi', while the elastic rings A and B allow a perfectly free movement of the jaws when eating. Then, too, if a horse pulls back quickly, the elasticity of the rings prevents a broken strap, which is the usual result, and the halter is so easy that the head is not hurt, and the horse is not aggravated into repeating the experiment.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and wish to secure by Letters Patent, is as follows:
As an improvement in halters, the combinatic rings, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.
HIRAM G. FARR. \Vitnesses:
H. L. BERRY,
E. L. LAMBERT.