US 331763 A
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B. BROWNSON. HORSE GOLLAB. HOUSING No. 331,763. Patented Dec. 8, 1885 UNITED STATES Pnrnn'r @rrrcn.
RALPH BROWKSON, OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO 7 PETER B. L. HARDENBERG, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 331,763, dated December 8, 1885.
Application filed J one 22, 1885. Serial No. 169,341.
To all whom it may concernf Be it known that I, RALPH BROWNSON, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of St. Paul, in the county of Ramsey, in the 5 State of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Horse-Collar Housings, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact specification, reference being also had to the accompanying drawings.
This in vent-ion relates to the housings of horse-collars; and it consists in the construction and arrangement of parts, substantially as hereinafter shown and described.
In the drawings, Figure l is a front view, Fig. 2 is a side view, and Fig. 3 is a plan view, of the upper portion of a collar and its hames, showing my improved housing an ranged thereon. Fig. etis adetached perspective view from the outside, and Fig. 5 is a similar view from the inside, of the housing, detached. Fig. 6 is a cross-sectional view of the housing on the line was of Fig. 4.
A represents the rim, and A the body, of the collar.
B B represent the upper ends of the harnes, connected by the usual buckled hame-strap, c.
Fitting down over the upper end of the collar,between the hames and beneath the strap a, is a housing consisting of the forward concavoconvex section, and the rearward concavoconvex section, C",thetwo sectionsbeingtormed separately and united along a line that will come between the hames when the housing is in position on the collar, as shown. The section G is larger than the section 0, and both sections, as shown, will be convex on their outer surfaces, and correspondingly concave on their inner surfaces, and will be curved upward and outward, so as to form asymmetrical finish to the collar and not cause the latter to appear burdened by the housing. The convexity of the upper surface of the housing also forms a water-shed to convey away rain, snow, &c., and prevent it falling upon the collar and the neck of the horse. The two sections 0 O are strengthened on their under surfaces by a sup- (No model.)
porting-piece, D, and connected together on their upper sides by a loop or strap, D the strap a passing between the loop 1) and the housing. The loop D and support D are attached to the parts 0' G by rivets e, the same rivets being thus utilized to hold all the parts together. The loop D" by this means serves two purposes: first, as a support to the two parts of the housing,and, second, as a loop to 5 hold the housing from lateral movement by embracing the strap on the lower edges of the two parts 0 G of the housing are'secured loops E Efiadapted to encircle the hames B B, and thus still more 6: firmly support the housing and prevent its displacement.
If preferred, the housing may be made of four parts, instead of two, by forming it with another seam at right angles to the collar, as indicated at 9, thus enabling me to make the housing of smaller pieces of leather, to utilize scraps of what would otherwise be waste material.
Having described my invention and set forth its merits, what I claim isl. A horse-collar housing composed of two concavo-convex sections, 0 C united together at an angle,whereby a depression or channel is formed on the outside at the line of junction and provided with attaching-loops, substantially as and for the purpose herein specifled.
2. A horse-collar housing composed of two concavo-convex sections, 0 G", united together at an angle, as herein set forth, and provided with a brace-loop, D connecting the two sections on the outside, substantially as and for the purpose herein specified.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
RALPH BROWN SON Witnesses:
JOSEPH T. AVERY,
Lours Fnnsnn, Jr.