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A. 80 L. HASSELBAUER. BRIDLB.
No. 487,565. Patented Dec. 6, 1892.
WITNESSES: INVENTORS A TTOHNEYS,
ALEXANDER HASSELBAUER AND LOUIS HASSELBAUER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 487,565, dated December 6, 1892.
Serial No. 442,557. (No model.)
T0 at whom it may concern.-
Be it known that we, ALEXANDER HASSEL- BAUER, a subject of the Emperor of Austria: Hungary, and LOUIS HASSELBAUER, acitizen of the United States, both residing in New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Bit-Support, of which the following is a full, clear, and eXact description.
The invention relates to bridles and halters; and its object is to provide a new and improved bit-support which is simple and durable in construction and arranged for convenient adjustment to properly fit the animals head without the use of buckles or simi-,
lar fastening devices.
The invention consists of certain parts and details and combinations of the same, as will be fully described hereinafter, and then pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improvement as applied. Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the improvement. Fig. 3 is a sectional plan view of part of the improvement, and Fig. 4. is an enlarged plan View of the top of the crossing straps.
The improved bit-support is provided with a single strap A, doubled up to form two straps B B and B B on each side of the aniinals head, the said straps being united at their upper ends by a ring 0, as is plainly shown in Figs. 2 and 4, in such a manner that the side straps B 13 pass under the side straps B B while the latter also pass under the ring and the other straps B B over the said ring, as is plainly indicated in the said Fig. 4. The side straps B B form on their lower ends a loop D, and a similar loop D is formed on the lower end of the other side straps B B the said loops engaging the rings or eyes E E of the bit F, of the usual construction. The two side straps B B pass through a ring G, so as to bring the said straps close together at the under side of the animals head, below tliejaws, as is plainly shown in Figs. 1 and 2. The side straps B B are connected with the side straps B B near the loops D D by means of a nosestrap H, extending over the animals nostrils, as is plainly shown in Fig. 1. The strap H is'provided with two eyes I I, of which the eye I is rigidly connected with the strap B, while the other strap B passes through it, so that the length of the loop D can be regulated by moving the said strap B forward or backward through the said eye. The other eye I is rigidly connected with the strap B and through the eye passes loosely the strap B so as to adjust the length of the loop D in a similar manner to that of the loop D. It will be seen that this bit-support can be readily passed over the animals head, as shown in Fig. 1, to hold the bit F in the mouth of the animal, it being understood that the operator can quickly adjust the side straps B B and B B so as to correctly fit the animals head, as the side straps can be drawn through the ring 0, so as to lengthen one strap B to shorten its continuation (the strap B and likewise to lengthen the strap B to shorten its continuation B, a corresponding shifting of the ring G being necessary, so as to properly fit the animals head. In a like manner the position of the nose-strap H can be regulated so as to fit the animal at the proper place.
Having thus fully described our invention, we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1. A bit-support comprising a single endless strap doubled upon itself and formed into the two cheek-sections B B and the throat-latch section B B loops D D being formed at the juncture of the lower ends of the respective sections B B and B 13 a slide or ring connecting the two throat-latch sections above the bit-loops D, and a slide or ring connecting the upper crossed ends of the cheek and throat-latch sections and a nosestrap, substantially as set forth.
2. A bit-support coinprising'a single endless strap.doubled upon itself and formed into the two cheek-sections B B and the throat-latch sections B B loops D D being formed where the lower ends of the cheeksections B B merge into the throat-latch seecrossed upper ends of the four sections B B tious B B the nose-strap H, having loops I B B substantially as set forth.
secured to the sections B B and through ALEXANDER I-IASSELBAUER. which the sections B B freely pass at the LOUIS IIASSELBAUER.
5 bit-loops D, the ring or slide G, through which Witnesses:
the throat-latch sections B B? freely pass, and THEO. G. HOSTER,
the ring or slide 0, through which pass the O. SEDGWIOK.