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ented June' 10, 1884.
:15 ATTORNEYS UNITED STATES PATENT ()FFICEQ JAMES MCGUIRE, OF BENSON, VERMONT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 299,995, dated June 10,,1884.
Application filed October 20, 1883.
To wZZ whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, J AMES McGUIRE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Benson, in the county of Rutland and State of Vermont, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Harness-Girths, of which the following is a specification, reference ,being had therein to the accompanying drawing.
This invention has relation to improvements in harness-girths; and it consists in the construction and novel arrangement of the same, whereby one girth may be used on the harness for securing the harness-saddle and thills of a vehicle, thus dispensing with a second girth for securing the thills, all as will be hereinafter more fully explained.
The annexed drawing, to which reference is made, fully illustrates myi-nvention, in which the figure represents a plan view of my device.
Referring by letter to the accompanying drawing, A designates a harness-girth,which is provided at each end with abuckle, at, having a cross-bar, b, on which the tongue rests, and at the extreme end of said buckle is a cross-bar, c, to which is secured one end of astrap, d, the outer or free end of which is looped around the thills, and the end thereof is secured to a (No model.)
buckle, e, 011 said strap. The saddle-straps of the harness are secured to the girth A by 30 the buckles a, secured to said girth, and both the saddle and thill or end straps, I, pass through loops 9 g.
Itwill be observed from the above description that by my construction I am enabled to 3 5 dispense with the second girth commonly used on harness. At the same time it is durable and cheap to manufacture.
Having described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s
As an improvement in harness-girths, the combination, with the buckle a, secured to the ends of the girth A and provided with the cross-bar c, of the thill-strapsd, one end se- 5 cured to said cross-bare, and the buckle e, the free end of the straps d adapted to pass around the thills, the whole constructed and arranged as shown, described, and for the purposes specified. I
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
J AMES MoGUIRE. \Vitnesses:
GEO. M. FULLER, PATRICK MALEY.