US 437867 A
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(No Model.) f P. OGONNOR.
No, 437,867. Patented Oct. 7, 1890.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
PETER OCONNOR, OF GOSHEN, OHIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 437,867, dated October.` 7, 1890.
Application tiled July 2l, 1890. Serial No. 35 9.439. (No model.)
T0 all whom, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, PETER OCoNNoR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Goshen, in p the countyof Clermont and Stateof Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Halters; andIdo hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description ot the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to theletters of reference lnarked thereon.
Thisinvention relates to certain new and usefulimprovementsinharness attachments; and it has for its object to provide a device for use upon horses, by which their attention may be drawn from' one part to another. For instance, in case of akicker the attention may be drawn from the feet to some other part, saythe head or lips.
The novelty resides in the peculiarities of construction of the device and its application, all as more fully hereinafter described, shown in the drawings, and th en particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which, with the letters of reference marked thereon, form a part of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a horses head with my improvement applied. Fig. 2 is a like view of the attachment itself.
Like letters of reference indicate like parts in both views.
Referring now to the details of the drawings by letter, A designates a strap designed to go over the horses head behind the ears, and at one end this strap carries an adjustable snap and swivel B and at the other end a ring C.
D is a short rope attached at one end to the said ring and at the other end carrying a pulley E, secured thereto in any well-known way.
F is a bracket or frame, in which is journaled a pulley G and provided at cach end with a hook or analogous device d, one of which is designed to be engaged with the snap B, and the other one has suitably connected thereto one end of a rope H, the other end ot which is passed under the pulley E and thence up over the pulley G, as shown, and thence to the groom or attendant.
In practice the device is applied to the head of the horse, as shown in Fig. l, the short rope being in contact with the lips of the animal, when, if the horse should attempt to kick, a slight pull on the free end of the long rope will draw the short rope against the nerves of the upper lip and stop the horse from kicking. By the employment of a device of this character I have cured a horse of the habit of kicking in a very short time.
l. The halter described, consisting ofa headpiece, a short rope D, attached to one end of said strap, and an adj Listing-rope connected at one end to the other end of the said strap by a swivel and forming a connection between the same and the other end of the short rope, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. The halter described, consisting of the strap, the short rope connected to one end thereof, the snap and swivel connected to the other end, the short rope connected with a pulley, the pulley carried by the snap and swivel, and the rope attached at one end to the pulley-frame and passed over the pulley on the short rope and over the pulley carried by the snap and swivel, substantially as and for the purpose specitied.
In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
S. B. MYERS, JOSEPH OCONNOR.