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Publication numberUS2846810 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 12, 1958
Filing dateMay 31, 1957
Priority dateMay 31, 1957
Publication numberUS 2846810 A, US 2846810A, US-A-2846810, US2846810 A, US2846810A
InventorsOry Willie B
Original AssigneeOry Willie B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dummy calf for practicing roping, lassoing and tying
US 2846810 A
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Aug. 12, 1958 DUMMY CALF FOR PRACTICING ROPING, LASSOING AND TYING l Filed May 51, 1957 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Wi//l'e B. Ory INVENTOR.

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BY andvqfww DUMMYCALF FoR rRAcTrcnsG'RoPING, f LAssoiNG Aisnrvnslo` Willie B. Ory, Clovis, Mex. Application May' 43,1,"1957, serial-'Nm 662,919 .z5-claims; (esistita-izy demounting'from the horse'and tying'the calf'down'by '.tying its legs together 'sport in which time and skill are of the essence in the has become in cow countries a 1sport.

Having the foregoing in mind the primary object of my invention is to provide a dummy calf for practicing there- -on roping and tying operations and which is realistic, durable, economical to manufacture and which is adapted to present the same problems in tying of the legs as a live calf.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operations more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a view in vertical longitudinal section of a dummy calf according to my invention with parts in elevation; v

Figure 2 is a view in vertical cross-section taken through the neck of the calf on the line 2--2 of Figure l;

Figure 3 is a view in vertical cross-section taken on the line 3-3 of Figure l;

Figure 4 is an enlarged view in horizontal section taken on the line 4-4 of Figure l;

Figure 5 is an enlarged view in perspective of one of the springs forming part of the means for attaching the legs;

Figure 6 is a view in vertical cross-section taken on the line 6-6 of Figure l;

Figure 7 is a view in perspective drawn to a smaller scale of a trunk core, leg bars, head core and resilient neck straps forming part of the dummy calf;

Figure 8 is an enlarged fragmentary view in side elevation of one of the hind leg bars;

Figure 9 is an enlarged exploded view in perspective of the spring attaching means;

Figure l is a perspective view on a smaller scale illustrating the calf tying operation; and

Figure ll is a perspective view of the trunk core on a smaller scale.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, the dummy calf of my invention designated generally by the numeral 1 comprises an outer resilient composition covering 3 preferably of sawdust and sponge rubber molded into the form of a calf, with a skin coating of plastic or the like thereon and enclosing, a longitudinal trunk core 7, a head core 9, resilient neck straps 11 connecting the head core 11 to the trunk core 7, a tail 13, and right and left front and rear leg bars 15', 17, 19, 21 extending part way out of the covering 3 and terminating in hoofs 23, 25 provided with bottom non-skid pads 27, 29.

The trunk core 7 is cylindrical with front and rear end United States"v Patent ice flattened side portions 31,

of a section of awooden utility pole..

The headvlcore 9 is of any suitable. material such as an,

are nailedat one end, as at 37 toopposite flattened front:

portions 31 of the trunk core 7 and at their other ends, as at 41, to opposite said head core yieldingly in forwardlyr spaced relation to the trunk core 7.

The front legbars 15, 17 are yieldiugly attached at their upper ends to the attened front end side portions 31, 33 of the trunk core 7 by means Aof upright snake'springs 41, 43 secured to said portions 31, 33 by transversely grooved bars 45, 47 overlapping the upper ends of the springs 41, 43: and fixed by screws as at 49, 51 to the trunk core'andfsimilar'bars53; 55 overlap the lower ends of the springs 41, 43 and are fixed to said upper ends by screws as at 57, 59.

The hind leg bars rear end side portions 19, 21 are attached to the flattened 33 by the springs 61 and grooved bars 60, 62 like the springs 41, 43 and bars 45, 47, 53, 55 attached to said portions 33 and to the upper ends of the leg bars 19, 21 in the same manner as described with reference to the springs 41, 43.

As will be seen the attaching means for the front leg bars 15, 17 forms shoulder joints and the attachment means for the hind leg bars 19, 21 forms hip joints.

The right front leg bar 15 is formed of an upper section 53 having a groove 65 in its lower end, and a lower section 66 having a reduced tongue 67 on its upper end fitting in said groove 65 and pivotally secured thereon by a transverse pin 69 and whereby the right leg of the dummy is provided with a knee joint.

The front leg bars 15, 17 are connected adjacent the upper ends of the leg-bars 15, 17 so that rearward swinging of either the right or left front leg bar will swing the other forwardly. This connecting means comprises a pull cord 71 terminally attached, as at 73, to a pair of metal reinforcing bands 74 surrounding and fixed to the upper portions of the front legs, said cord 71 slidably extending through a transverse bore 75 in the trunk core 7, covering 3 and coating 5 forwardly of the front legs, said cord inclining downwardly and rearwardly from said bore to the front leg bars 15', 17. As will be seen in Figure 4, the pull cord 71 extends out of the covering 3 and coating 5 from the front legs 15, 17.

The trunk core 7, head core 9, neck straps 11 and the leg bars 15, 17, 19, 21 form a very inexpensive frame on which the covering 3 may be molded in any suitable mold after which the skin coating 5 may be sprayed or brushed in liquid form to harden on the coating. Afterwards the pull cord 71 may be attached to one front leg bar and the covering 3 and coating 5 punctured to complete the bore 75 and the pull cord attached to the other front leg.

As shown in Figure l0 in -a calf tying operation the right front leg 77 is pulled backward and the hind legs 79 are pulled forwardly and these legs are tied together by a tying rope 81 and the success and speed of this operation depends to a great extent on the manner in which the right front leg is handled so that the calf by throwing its left leg 33 and is preferably formed` arecut from anautomobile tire .andy

sides of the head core 9 to support` The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the eX-act construction and operation shown and described,- and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope ofthe invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A dummy simulating a calf and for practice purposes in ropng and tying the legs thereof comprising a frame including a trunk core, a head core, resilient means connecting said Cores, front and hind legs, and resilient joint means connecting said legs to said trunk core, and a pull member connecting said front legs together and slidably extended through said trunk core and operative to swing one front leg forwardly at its joint in response to swinging `of, the other front leg rearwardly.

2. A dummy simulating a calf and for practice purposes in roping and tying the legs thereof comprising a frame including a. trunk core, a head core, resilient means connecting said cores, front and hind legs, and resilient joint means connecting said legs to said trunk core, and a molded resilient composition covering for said frame, said trunk core comprising a cylindrical member having flattened front and rear ends opposite said legs, said joint means comprising at undulating springs interposed between said flattened ends and said legs, are bars attachedvto said iattened ends and to said legs and clamping said springs to said attened ends and legs.

3. A dummy as in claim 2, and means for swinging one front leg forwardly at the joint in resp `use to rearward swinging of the other front leg comprising a pull cord slidably extended through said trunk core and covering and terminally connected to said front legs.

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U.S. Classification434/225, 434/433, 472/84
International ClassificationA01K15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K15/00
European ClassificationA01K15/00