US 303290 A
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Patented Aug. 12
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UNITED STATES STEPHEN S. JEROME AND CHARLES S. PITKIN, OF KANSAS CITY, ll'llSSOURI.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 303,290 dated August 12, 1884.
the back, one that may be easily washed and quickly dried.
A further object of the invention is to provide a sweat-pad of a series of cloths or sections, whereby upon one of said cloths becoming saturated with sweat another one of the series may be readily substituted in its place,
A further obj cct of the invention provides improved means for connecting said series of cloths to form the sweat pad or blanket.
The invention consists, pri1narily,in a sweatpad consisting of a series of cloths made of equal quantities of jute and linen interwoven together.
The invention further consists in a series of cloths or sections connected together in such manner that any one of the series may be employed.
The invention further consists in the in1- proved construction of pad hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, Figurel is a perspective view of a sweat-pad constructed in accordance with our invention. Fig. 2 is asection through one of the secnring-rings and pads detached.
In the accompanying drawings, in which like letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the figures, A represents our improved pad, which consists of a series of cloths or sections, (4. These cloths or sections a are made of equal quantities of j ute and linen woven together, thus producing a pad which is cool and soft, and as there is no coloringmatter in the same, the liability of the poisoning of the horses back by the running of the dye, as in other pads, is prevented. Moreover, a pad constructed of jute and linen readily absorbs the sweat or moisture from the horses back. The said cloths or sections may, if desired, be bound with any preferable material; or they may be hemmed plain. At the front ends of the pads, 21 short distance from each side, are provided holes or open ings, in which are seated eyes 0, of metal, which secure and hold firmly in place tabs of leather, said tabs extending over the for ward edges of the sections or cloths, as shown. The pads are connected together by means of metal rings 0, of such construction that a cloth or section may be added, or one or more removed when desired or circumstances neccs- 6 sitate. It will be seen that by the use of the leather tabs above mentioned, the contact of the metal rings with the fabric, and the consequent fraying-or w caring of the same,is overcome. i 7o The pad above described is applied in the usual manner to the back of the horse, and when the under cloth has become saturated with sweat, and it is desirable to use a fresh clot-h, the saddle is raised, and the upper or 5 top one is raised and turned under next to the back of the horse. By this arrangement it will be seen that when one of the cloths or sections becomes uniitted for use by reason of its wet or sweaty condition, it may be readily substituted. by another, and in the case of a long ride by the time all of the cloths have been used, the one first employed will be ready for use, as the material from which it is made will readily dry. By absorbing the sweat, as before mentioned, the liability of the horses back to become scalded is prevented. Such scalding is frequently the case, however, when felt or wooden pads are employed.
It will also be apparent that when the abovcdescribed pad is not in use it may be readily hung up out of the way by means of the metal rings.
Having fully described our invention, what we claim as new, and desire to secure by Let- 95 ters Patent, is-
1. A saddle-pad consisting of a series of cloths removably connected, sothat upon the under pad becoming unfitted for use it may be substituted by another of the series, sub- IOO stantially as set forth.
2. A saddlepad consisting of a series of sections or cloths constructed of equal quanti- In testimony that we claim the foregoing as ties of jute and linen and reinovably connected our own we have hereto aflixed our signatures together, so that any one of the series may be in presence of two witnesses.
employed, as set forth.
5 3. A saddle-pad consisting of a series of STEPHEN S. JEROME.
cloths or sections, having holes or openings CHARLES S..PITKIN. at their forward ends, metal eyes seated in l said openings, said metal eyes securing tabs \Vitnesses: of leather upon the edges of the cloths, and O. 1?. DE I'IAND,
1o rings connecting said sections, substantial] y HENRY E. BARBER.
as set forth.