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Publication numberUS382869 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 15, 1888
Filing dateJan 11, 1888
Publication numberUS 382869 A, US 382869A, US-A-382869, US382869 A, US382869A
InventorsObange B. Fales
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 382869 A
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(No Model.) y O. B. FALES.

HOPPLE. No. 382,869.

' Patented May 15, '1888.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 382,869, dated May 15, 1888.

Application iiled January 11, 1888.

.To LZZ whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, ORANGE B. FALEs, a citizen of the United States, residing at Caneld, in the county of Mahoning and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Hopples; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon, in which- Figure lis a View showing the hepple preperly attached to an animal, together with its different parts. Fig. 2 is a detached view of the hepple proper. Fig. 3 is a detached View of a hepple, showing` a slight modification.

The present invention has relation to serving and kicking hopples; and it consists in the different parts and combination of parts hereinafter described,and particularly pointed out in the claim.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawings.

In the accompanying drawings, A. represents the collar, which is substantially of the ferm shown in Figs. l and 2. To the collar A is attached, in any well-known manner, the breast-strap B, and te the opposite end of the breast-strap B is securely attached the pulley a by means of the sheave f. The rope O is located substantially as illustrated in Figs. l and 2, and passes over and around the pulley a, as shown in said Figs. 1 and 2. To one end of the rope C is securely attached the snaphook D and its ring e. At a convenient distance from the end of the rope C which has securely attached the snap-hoek D is securely attached the pulley-block or ring d, said pulley-block or ring d being se adjusted that it will admit ef the passage of the opposite end. of the rope O, as illustrated in Figs. l and 2. ln the drawings a pulley-block is shown; but it will be understood that a ring securely attached to the rope G will accomplish the same purpose, the purpose being to hold the rope together, as illustrated in the drawings, and prevent the animal from becoming entangled. The snaphook E and its ring e are adjustably Serial No. 260,419. (No model.)

attached to the opposite end of the rope C by means of the knot F, or its equivalent.

The ebjectand purpose of adjustably attaching one of the snap-hooks te the rope C is to adj ust the hopple proper to differentsized I prefer to tie the adjustable snapover the top of the houghs, thereby preventing the hepple from slipping down. It will be seen that by my peculiar arrangement the animal can take short steps, the length of the steps being regulated by the slack of' the rope C. It will also be seen that the animal will be prevented `from kicking, as by throwing one foot backward the strain of the rope C will hold both feet. By the use of the block or ring d the rope O is held in such a position as to prevent the stallion from becoming entangled in the hopple proper. Fer the purpose of holding the breastsstrap B and the rope C up, the surcingle I is provided, and is located substantially as shown in Fig. l. The ends of the surcingle I are held together by means of the knot k, said knot being of the kind used in tying a Mexican saddle in place. It will be seen that by the use of the .surcingle I and the block er ring d the mare cannot be come entangled.

In use the cellar is first placed in position, when the rope (l is brought back, one -of the hepples placed in position,and the other hopple placed in proper position also, and the rope C properly adjusted as to length by means of the knot F, er its equivalent.

In Fig. 3 a modified form ef heppie is shown, which consists of two straps, K K, independently attached te the rings 7c. The top or upper strap takes the place ef the elastic strap Hi It will be seen that by the use of my improved device an animal can be quickly and easily hoppled, and at the same time the hopple can be readily adjusted to different-sized animals, and when placed in proper position will prevent a stallion from being kicked or otherwise injured While serving a mare. It will also be seen that by holding the rope C together the stallions feet will not become entangled With said rope.

It will be seen that by the use of the snaphooks and the knot F no buckles are re quired to hold and adjust the different parts. lt will also be seen that by the use ofthe pulley c the friction of the rope C will be greatly reduced, thereby permitting the animal to freely exercise wit-hin the limits of the hopple proper.

By the use ofthe elastic straps H it will be seen that the hopple proper will be securely held in proper position, said elastic straps embracing and hugging the leg of the animal above the houghs, and at the same time permitting the animal to properly and freely use the houglrjoints in walking. I am aware of Patent No. 54,887, of May 22, 1866, granted to E. H. Gammon, and do not lay any claim to v the construction therein shown.

Having fully described my invent.ion,whatI claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

In a serving and kicking hopple, the cornbination of the collar A, having attached thereto the breast-strap B, the free end of said breaststrap having the pulley a, the rope C, passing over said pulley @the pulley-block d, xed to said rope C, and adapted to embrace and confine the return portion of said rope C, the hopple composed of the strap G and the elastic strap H, the snap-hooks D and E, and the surcingle I, substantially as and for the purpose specified. l

In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two Witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationB68B1/00