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No. 329,193. 'Patented oct. 27,1 1885.
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DAVID MEREDITH, OF SYRAOUSE, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 329,193, dated October 27, 1885.
Application filed February 19, 1884. Renewed September 16, 1885. Serial No. 177,307. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, DAVID MEREDITH, of Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Horseshoe-Pads, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention consists in a novel construe tion and combination of the constituent parts of a horseshoe-pad designed to be readily applied to a horses foot and as readily removed therefrom when desired to obtain access to the foot for cleaning and taking care of the same on the arrival of the horse at the barn.
The invention is fully illustrated in thel an# nexed drawings, wherein Figure I is a view of the under side of a horses foot provided withv my improved pad. Figs. II, III, and IV are transverse sections taken,'respectively, on lines w fr, y y, and a e in Fig. I; and Fig. Vis a detached top view of the pad, with a portion of the upper leather cover broken away to better illustrate the construction and arrangement of the subjacent plates of the pad.
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S represents the horseshoe, of the usual form. A is a solid metal plate, formed with a perimeter corresponding to the inner edge ofthe shoe, and iitted to abut against said edge. Upon the plate A lies a plate or disk, B, of leather or other similar elastic material, and of the same size as the aforesaid plate. Over the leather disk B is placed a metal rim or plate, d, the outer edge of which coincides with that of the plate A, and abuts likewise against the inner edge of the shoe, as shown in Figs. III and IV of the drawings, and over the plate d lies another leather disk, f, of the saine size as the plate A and disk B. All of vided with a rigid lug, a, which projects from the forward edge of the rim, and is adapted to engage the top ofl the forward portion of the Similar letters of reference indicate corre-V shoe, 'as illustrated in Fig. II of the drawings. On the upper side of the rear portion of the rim d are pivoted lugs or keys b b, the pivot of which passes through said rim and through the plate A, on the under side of which latter it is provided with a head, e, adapted for the application of a wrench for turning the keys. By turning said keys so as to cause them to project from the outer edge of the rim d, as represented by dotted lilies in Fig. V of the drawings, the projecting portion of the keys is made to engage with the top of the adjacent portion of the shoe, as shown in Fig. IV of the drawings. It will t-hus be observed that by simply turning the keys b b so as to lrelease them from the shoe the pad can be removed from the horses 'foot by raising the rear portion of the pad out of the shoe, and then drawing the pad rearward to withdraw the lug c from its engagement with the shoe. The heads e of the keys b, I elongate, so that when ythe keys are turned to engage the shoe the elongation of the heads thereof stands parallel with a line drawn from the centerof the toe-calk through the center of the frog, as shown in Fig. I of the drawings. Said disposition of the heads e tends to prevent their being accidentally turned by their encount-er with the road-bed during the travel of the horse.
C is a cross-bar fixed to the under side of the plate A, near the rear portion thereof, and projecting over the bottom of. the shoe, so as to'obtain a bearing thereon. This bar is designed more particularly for use during the summer season, or when the ground is bare. It serves to brace the pad and to a great eX- tent protect the frog of the foot against eX- cessive pressure of the pad. By placing the bar C in range with the two heads e e of the keys b b and providing said bar with apertures n n, surrounding the aforesaid heads, the latter are very much protected from Wear and abrasion.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
l. The improved horseshoe-pad having its perimeter corresponding to the inner edge of the shoe, and composed of themetal plate A,
leather disk B, re-enforcing rim d, provided ed keys b b, substantially as described and shown.
2. In combination with a horseshoe, the plates A, B, and d, fitted to abut against the inner edge of the shoe, the lug` a, pivoted keys b, and the cross-har C, attached to the under side of the plate A, and projecting` over the bottom of the slice, substantially as described and shown.
3. In combination with the horseshoe-pad having pivoted keys b b, provided with heads e, as shown, the cross-bar C, fixed to the under side of the pad and having apertures 1L, surrounding the heads e, substantially as described and shown.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my naine and affixed my seal, in the presence of two attesting witnesses, at Syracuse, in the county of Onondaga, in .the State of N ew York, this 11th day of February, 1884.
DAVID MEREDITH. [L s] W'itnesses:
FREDERICK H. GIBs, WM. C. RAYMOND.