US 272715 A
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0. P. LETOHWORTI-I.
Patented Feb. 20; 1883.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFI E.
OGDEN P. LETCHWORIH, OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 272,715, dated February 20, 1883.
. Application filed December 12, 1882. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that [,OGDEN P.LETCHWORTH, of the city of Bufi'alo, in the county of Erie and State ofNew York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Halter-Trimmings, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates more particularly to an improvement in that class or halter-trimmings which are employed for connecting the chin-strap with the cheek-straps, and has for its object to so construct the trimming that a hit can be readily connected therewith, thereby enabling the halter to be used as a bridle when desiredi My invention consists of the peculiar construction of the halter-trimming, which will be hereinafter fully described, and pointed outin the claim.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of a halter provided with my improvement. Fig. 2 is an inside elevation of the trimming on an enlarged scale. Fig. 3 is a. side elevation thereofat right angles to Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a vertical section in line a: a, Fig. 2.
Like letters of reference refer to like parts in the several figures. A represents the chin or lower strap of the halter, B B the cheek-strap, G the crown-strap, and D the throat-latch, all arranged and constructed in any suitable and well-known manner.
E represents the metallic trimmings whereby the lower ends of the cheek-strapsB B are secured to the chin-strap A. The trimmings represented in the dra ings consist of a plate, f, which is provided at its sides with two loops. f f, through which the chin-strap passes, and at its'top with a loop,f, through which the cheek-strap passes. Both the chin-strap and cheek-strap are secured to the platefof the trimmings by a rivet, g.
H represents a snap-hook, which extends downwardly from the trimming, and which is cast in one piece therewith. The shank and body of the snap-hook form a downward extension of the platefof the trimming.
h represents the spring of the snap-hook, which is preferably arranged on the inner side of the hook, so that the trimming is substantially straight on its inner side, while the body of the hook projects outwardly.
i represents a hit of any suitable and Wellknown construction, and jj represent the rings at the ends of the bit. These rings can be readily engaged with the snap-hooks H on the trimmings E, as represented in Fig. 1', whereby the halter is adapted to he used as a bridle, and the bit is as readily detached from the halter when the latter is to be used for the ordinary purposes of a halter.
The snap-hooks H do notinterfere with the ordinary use of the halter, and do not materially impair or affect the appearance of the halter when the hit is detached therefrom.
I am aware that it has been common to provide strap attachments with integral snaphooks; also, that bridle-hits have been provided at their ends with snap-hooks adapted to interlock Wli h the bridle-trim ming, and these constructions do not claim; .but
1 claim as my invention- A halter-trimming provided with loopsff for the reception of the chin and cheek straps, and a snap-hook, H, cast in one piece with the trimming, substantially as set forth.
OGDEN P. LETOHWORIH.
S. P. HALLECK, RIcHD. J. MOULD.