US 341200 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HYLAS WOOD, OF MARYSVILLE, OHIO,
SPECIPICATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 341,200, dated May 4, 1886.
Application filed March 3, 1886. Serial No. 193,830. (No modeLl T 0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, HYLAS Wool), a citizen of the United States, residing at Marysville, in the county of Union, State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Halters, of which the following is a specification, reference being Izad therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to halters for horses, 850., formed of rope or webbing; and its object is to construct an adj ustablc halter from a single length of material, whereby I avoid the joining of pieces, and thus effect a saving of labor and make a stronger halter from a given size of material.
Afurther obj ectis to so construct such a halter as to render it adjustable without the use of buckles or special castings. This object is attained by thearrangement shown in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 illustrates the preliminary bend forming the noseloop, the fiXed adjustingrings being shown in their proper relative positions. Fig. 2 illustrates in perspective the completed halter. K
I have illustrated in these drawings a halter made of rope, the adjusting-rings and fastening-clips being circular; but it will be understood that I do not confine myself strictly to the employment of rope and the circular adjustingrings and fastening-clips, as the ordinary ilat webbing frequently used for halters, &c., may be utilized in constructing my improved halter, and this would necessitate a change in the form of adj usting-rings and con nectingclips to give the best results.
In constructing my improved halter I take a suitable length of rope, A, and overits end A thereof I slip two iron rings, B and O, of about twice the diameter of the rope. I then bend the end A around to form the nose-loop D, in which is included both rings B and O, and secure said end A tightly around the body or shank A of the rope by any suitable means, though I prefer to use the ring-clips a shown, as they are effective, easily applied, and inexpensive. The rings B and O are now secured at fixed points by means of ringclips a, or otherwise-the ring B at a point, I), diametrically opposite the secured end A, or nearly so, and the ring 0 at a point, a, about midway between ring B and said end A. The body or shank of the rope is now bent over from the end A to and passes downward through ring B from front to rear, to form the head or neck loop E; thence around the ring and rope of nose-loop D at point I), and again through said ring in the direction of ring Otl1at is, toward the rear. It is then passed through ring 0, around the ring and rope of nose-loop D at point 0, and again through ring O in the same direction.
I prefer to make the bonds or coils at points Z) and c in the manner and direction described, as it renders the halters less bulky at the crossing-points, and provides means by which the head-loop E can be conveniently and quickly adjusted for different horses, or to secure it upon a horse without danger of slipping or being accidentally disarranged after adjustment has been made; but these bends or coils at said points band 0 can be differently arranged without departing from the principles of my invention.
To adjust the size of the head-loop E, the tie or tail A of the halter is backed through ring 0, and the slack thus caused in the bend or coil at c is taken up toward ring B. By now loosening the bend or coil atb the size of the head-loop E- can be increased or decreased, the bend at b tightened, and the slack between rings B and O, taken up through ring O and the bend at c.
\Vhat I claim is l. The method of making haltcrs from a single length of rope, consisting of bending the rope to form a nose-loop, D, and securing the end A rigidly, taking the shank of the rope from the secured end A across the noseloop, through ring B, thence around the rope at point I), and again through ring B, thence through ring O, around the rope at point e, and again through ring 0, substantially as described.
2. In a halter formed from a single length of rope, the combination of the nose-loop, the rings B and O, secured to the noseloop at points b and c by clips, and the neck-loop rising from the secured end A and passing twice through ring B and once around the rope at b, thence rearward through ring O, around the rope at c, and again through ring 0, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
Vitnesscs: HYLAS IVOOD.
JAMES W. RoBINsoN, LEONIDAS PIPER.
P. M.v YOUNG & W. H. KINCAID.
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