|Publication number||US405307 A|
|Publication date||Jun 18, 1889|
|Filing date||Mar 16, 1889|
|Publication number||US 405307 A, US 405307A, US-A-405307, US405307 A, US405307A|
|Inventors||Conrad B. Flues|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
UNITED STATES PATENT ()EEICE.
CONRAD B. FLUES, OF JACKSON, MICHIGAN.
BROW-BAND FOR BRIDLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 405,307, dated June 18, 1889.
Application filed March 16, 1889. Serial No. 303,516. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern/.
Be it known that I, CONRAD B. FLUES, of J ackson, in the county of Jackson and State of Michigan, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Brow-Bands for Bridles, of which the following is a specification.
My improvement relates to brow-bands for bridles; and the object of my improvement is to produce an ornamental article which can be made at small expense. I attain this object in the device illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a plan view of my improved brow-band. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the same, looking at the part which is toward the bottom of the sheet in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is an isometric view of one of the ornamental plates. Fig. 4 is a section on the line as 00, Figs. 1 and 2; and Fig. 5 is a plan view of one end of the blank out of which the body or main portion of the band is made.
Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
AAis the body or main portion of the browband, and is made of flexible metal.
0 O are elastic wires running the entire length of the beads D D, as shown in Fig. 5.
a a, Fig. 5, are wings extending from each side of the body A of the band.
B is a tongue extending from each end of the body A of the band, and is cut away for about half an inch from each end, forming the shoulders F F, as shown in Fig. 5. E are ornamental plates of metal, porcelain, or other suitable material, and are provided at the upper and lower edges with. the flanges e e.
D D are guiding or retaining flanges or beads formed by bending the wings a a, Fig. 5, over the wires 0 O, as shown in Fig. 4:, or by bending said wings over upon themselves in the shape shown.
B B" are loops for securing the browband to the bridle, and are formed by bending the tongue B back upon itself.
The method of constructing my improved resting against the ends of said flanges.
brow-band is as follows: A blank, Fig. 5, of flexible metal is provided of the length of the brow-band to be made and having the wings a a, along each side and tongues B at each end. The wings a a are bent over upon themselves, or over elastic wires 0 C, said wires terminating about half an inch from the end of the band, as shown in Fig. 5. One or more ornamental pieces E are then taken and a flange e inserted under each of the wires 0 O, and said ornamental piece moved along to its position. In this way the space between the flanges D D is filled up to the ends of the wires 0 O, or to the ends of the beads. The elasticity of the wires 0 C will cause said wires to press against the flanges e e and hold the pieces E firmly in place. The tongues B are then bent back upon themselves, forming the loops B B, and their ends inserted beneath the flanges D D, the shoulders F F The flanges D D are then bent down at their ends upon the ends of the tongues B, as shown at G in Fig. 1, and the ends of said tongues are secured in position by a rivet or other suitable means. The metal body of the band may be given an ornamental surface by electroplating or otherwise.
The article when constructed as above described is bent into the form of a brow-band.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, 1s-
Ina brow-band for bridles, the combination of the flexible body having its edgesbent over to form the flanges D D, elastic wires passing under said flanges, and ornamental pieces having flanged edges inserted under and held by said wires, substantially as shown and described.
CONRAD B. FLUES.
EDDY H. HovEY, JULIAN J. BENNETT.
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