US 411049 A
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A. McKAY. HORSE BOOT.
Patented Sept. 1'7. 1889.
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ANDREW MOKAY, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 411,049, dated September 17, 1889.
Application filed November 30, 1888. $eria1No. 292,359. (No model.)
which boots are used temporarily on the hoof of horses and mules when losing a shoe, or when the hoof is cracked, or otherwise prevents the nailing of a shoe on the hoof.
The object of my improvements is to construct a boot that will be capable of expanding or contracting equally at all parts, so as to fit hoofs of different sizes, and will bind on all parts of the base of the hoof.
The improvement consists, first, in a toepiece with slots and slotted recesses for the joining bolts and nuts which connect the side parts of the iron shoe to the toe-piece; second, constructing the side pieces of the iron shoe with ribs, so that the side leathers of the boot may be fastened to the sides of the iron shoe by rivets; third, constructing the rear part of the boot of one piece of leather cut in form as shown. I attain these objects by constructing the boot as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 represents a side view of aboot constructed according to my improvement; Fig. 2, a back view of Fig. 1; Fig. 3, a top view of the iron shoe, (the leathers forming the boot not shown;) Fig. 4, a front view of the toepiece and front leather of the boot; Fig. 5, a bottom view of one of the side pieces of the iron shoe; Fig. 6, a bottom view of the toepiece; Fig. 7, an edge view of Fig. 5; Fig. 8, a cross-section of Fig. 7 on the line Y X; Fig. 9, a plan of the rear leather forming the back of the boot; Fig. 10, a plan or view of one of the leathers forming the sides of the boot. Fig. 11 is a view of one of the connecting-bolts.
Similar letters refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
The construction of my improved horseboot is as follows: The iron parts which form the shoe or sole of the boot I make in three pieces-a toe-piece and two side pieces-=and two connecting bolts. The parts which form the boot part I make of leather, four pieces a toe-piece, two side pieces, and a heel or back piece-and two buckled straps.
The iron parts forming the sole of the boot are cast in malleable iron by preference. The 5 5 toe piece A is constructed with a tip B and slots (1 a and recesses 19 Z). (See Fig. 6.) The side pieces D are cast with a countersunk hole 9, ribs h, lugs c, and hole K.
The piece of leather E, which forms the front of the boot, is cut in form shown in Fig.
4. It has slots S S cut in it, which form loops p, for the straps F F.
The piece of leather G, which forms the sides of the boot, is cut in form shown in Fig. 6 5 10. It has slots S cut in it, which form loops p for the straps F F, a slot f for lug c, and four holes a" r r r.
The piece of leather which forms the back of the boot is cut in form shown in Fig. 9. It has slots S cut in it, which form loops 1) for the straps F F, and holes r r.
The connecting-bolt, Fig. 11, is made with a countersunk screw-driver head and square nut. 7
My improved boot is put together as follows: Thevholes g and K are cast in the side piece D. In the outer rib h are drilled four holes to correspond with the holes 1' r r r, Fig. 10, .and through these holes the side leather G is riv- 8o eted to the piece D by rivets o o o 1): (See Fig. 1.) The toe=piece A has two holes drilled in the tip B, (see Fig. 4,) by which the leather E is riveted to the tip B and toe A. The heelpiece H has holes 0 r and t it t. The leather is folded over at the dotted line, Fig. 9,-and riveted together by rivets WW, Fig. 2. The upper part forms a loop, and the lower part is riveted to the sides D by rivets through the holes K K, Fig. 3, and as shown in Fig. 1. 0 The straps are put through the loops p and buckled either on the sides or front, as may be most desirable.
To apply the boot, the straps are loosened,
so as to permit the leathers to open. The boot 5 v is then applied to the hoof, and the straps are drawn, which will close the leathers E, G, and H tight around the hoof. The slots in the toe piece A will permit the eonnecting-bo1ts to slide so as to grasp the hoof in the rear as tight as the front.
The boot may be removed by slaeiicin the straps F F.
I am aware that prior to my improvement one bolt has been used in the toe'piece for a joint. I am also aware that two bolts have been used for joints connecting the sides with the tO(3-1)IGCG, and in these cases the bolts act as a fixed joint, and the boot will on some hoofs bind harder on the front part of the hoof than the rear and on some harder on the rear than the front. I do not claim ajoint or joints made by one or two bolts as above; but
hat I claim as my improvement, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. In a horse-boot, the combination of a toepiece E and A, and straps F F, ail snbstan- 3o tially as shown and described.
ANDREW McKAY. \\"itnesses:
JOHN SHINN, Invm EISENHART.