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Publication numberUS377709 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 7, 1888
Filing dateNov 7, 1887
Publication numberUS 377709 A, US 377709A, US-A-377709, US377709 A, US377709A
InventorsMiles Commakdeb
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 377,709, dated February 7, 1888.

Application filed November 7, 1887. Serial No.v254.525. (No model.)

To all whom it may Concern,.-

Beit known that I, MILES COMMANDER, of Greensborough, in the county of Hale and State of Alabama, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hame'Iug'S; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form part of thisspecification, in which- Figure l isa plan View of my improved metallic tug. YFig. 2 is a central vertical long'i`- tudinal section of the same. Fig. 3 is a crosssection of the tug on line x x, Fig. l. Fig. 4 is a cross-section of the same on line yy, Fig. 1.

This invention has for its objects the production of a metallic two-part hametug and buckle which shall'be both simple, light, and durable; and it consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts, hereinafter explained, and clearly specified in the claims hereto appended.

Referring to the drawings by letter, A designates the lower or inner portion of my im- 5 proved tug, and B the outer portion thereof.-

rIhe said parts are made preferably of malleable metal.

The portion A is hollowed interiorly, as shown, for the purpose of lightness, but has a central longitudinal rib, a, for sustaining the direct strain of draft. The front end of portion A is widened somewhat, as shown, at the base of the hame-clip, as is also the rib a, which rib a is extended beyond the end of portion A, forming a metallic strap, a', which is'bent over upon itself, asshown, to form the halne-clip C. In some cases, when the portion A is made of non-malleable metal, the strap a may be omitted and the clip C be cast closedv 4o andintegral with rib ,'as is-evident. The clip C rises somewhat above the inner plane surface of portion A, so as to bring its loop into proper central position with respect to the width of the same.

At the rear end of portion A is formed the hame-buckle frame D, integral with said portion and curving rearwardly and outwardly sufficiently toallow the trace to be passed through the frame beneath said bar and lie 5o smoothly upon the top -of the tug.

d designates the buckle-tongue,curved similar to the fra-me D, and hinged by its lower end in a recess, e, in the end of portion A, at the base of frame D, byla pin, E, which may be cast integral with the frame and portion A or secured thereto in any ksuitable manner. The upper portion, B, is also made hollow or recessed, as shown, for the purpose of lightness, and corresponds in contour exteriorly with the portion A, and may be ornamented 6o in any desired manner to present a neat apa pearance. The front end of portion B is widened similar to portion A over the hame-v clip C, and is provided with a channeled central longitudinal rib, G, which iits over the end a of oli-p C of portion A,'and holds the same down tightly or closed, as shown. The rib G does not extend the entire length of portion B, as n0Y strain is borne by said portion when the tug is in use.`

H h h designate rivets-or bolts employed for uniting the Vportions A B, the rivet H passing J through the front ends of said portions through proper perforations made through the central' ribs 'of both'portions and through the end a 75v A of the clip O, the rivet h, passing through perf forations made through the ribs at the inner end of the enlargement of said portions, and the rivet h uniting the portions at the buckle end, as shown. The rivet l1. might be omitted, or, if desired., more than three rivets may be employed, or other suitable fastenings used. The portion A exteriorly is providedwith the trace loop or loops J, of any proper construction. Itr will be observed that when in use almost all the entire strain of draft is upon the portion A alone, being transferred directly from the buckle at one end to the hame-clip at the opposite end. The principal object of portion B is to improve the appearance of the tug, so that it can be madefto correspond in' size with an ordinary leather tug,while being very light. In some cases for heavy harness the' portion B might be dispensed with, the loops being secured to portion A, as is evident.

Having described my invention, what I claim 1. The within-described hame-tug, having a buckleframe at one end and a haine-.clip atits Vroo l tially as described, in combination with the x5 outer portion, B, having a short central longitudinal rib channeled to receive the shank of the clip of portion A and trace-loops, all constructed and arranged substantially in the manner and for the purpose described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB68B1/04