Interfering-pad for horses
US 545879 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
INTBRPERING PAD POR HORSES.
No. 545,579. 'Patented sept. 10,1595.
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lNTERFERlNG-PAD FOR HORSES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 545,879, dated September 10, 1895.
Application iiled May I8, 1894. Serial No. 511,730. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ERIC ERICSSON, a subject of the King of Norway and Sweden, and a resident of the city of Wilmington, New Castle county, in the State of Delaware, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Interfering-Pads for Horses, of which the following is a full description, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making part hereof.
The nature of my invention will fully appear from the following specification and claim.
I am well aware that pads of various kinds for horses have been used before my invention, but they have been secured upon various parts of the horses legs and would fall from place or turn when in use. They were, at least, apt to do so, or, being tightly applied, would cause stoppage of the blood-circulation when the horse came even to a temporary rest. My pad overcomes these difficulties, and one of its special objects is to overcome them.
In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of my pad with its securing-strap and fixing-tongue; Fig. 2, a front broken elevation of the hoof of a horse, showing the pad in place, the shoe in transverse section, and the fixin g-ton gue interposed between the hoof and the shoe, the securing-strap being partially broken away; Fig. 3, a vertical transverse section of my pad, showing the tongue and its bent-up back, with the rivets for securing the latter to the pad, on the line X X of Fig. 1.
A is the pad; B, the flexible back thereof; C, the fixing-tongue, g-shaped, the upper or bent-up part C being secured against the inner surface of the flexible back B by rivets D. E is a strap secured, in this instance, to the upper part of one end edge of back B at the point E and pierced with holes to receive the buckle-tongue; G, a strap provided with a buckle and secured to the opposite end edge of back B, near the lower part thereof, at point F; H, a long soft rubber tube slid upon and surrounding strap G and acting as a cushion; I, a curled hair or other springing cushion packing in pad A; K, the horses hoof; L, the shoe.
I make the tongue C C of metal and the outer partsA B of the pad and straps E Gr of leather. It is, however, apparent to the mind of a skilled saddler that soft hollow or solid soft rubber may be substituted for the packed leather pad A with its back B, and that softrubber bands or straps may be substituted for the straps E and G. Any ordinaryl wellknown locking device used for detachably joining straps may be substituted for the buckle. The fixing-tongue C C may also be made of leather or soft rubber, though metal is the most reliable for this purpose. I make it of fibrous metal or steel, and by actual practice have found these selections most excellently to answer the purpose. This fixingtongue is the main feature of my invention.
In applying my device it is desirable that the horseshoer should iile or rasp a shallow recess in the bottom of the hoof of a depth about equal to the thickness of the tongue C and adapted to snugly receive the latter between the hoof and the ordinary shoe. The tongue, with the pad, can then be applied as necessity arises, and the strap can be slipped over the hoof, if of soft rubber, in one piece or can be buckled around it, the recess in the hoof being at that side of the horses leg which is to be guarded-that is, the point where it is best to place the pad to oppose the danger which it is intended to avert. The straps E G, when secured by a buckle or other device, practically form one strap, and I designate them as such in the claim. The pad can at any time be removed from the foot of the horse by releasing the strap and drawing the tongue C from its place beneath the hoof.
What I claim as new is- An interfering pad, adapted to be attached to the side of the animals hoof, comprising a pad having an angular attached tongue, connected with the interior portion of the pad and constructed to extend between the hoof and shoe, and the attaching straps, one connected to the pad near the upper inner corner and the other near the opposite lower inner corner, and a rubber tube surrounding one of v the straps, substantially as described.
In witness that the above is my invention I have hereunto set `my hand.
ERIC ERICSSON. Witnesses:
GEORGE E. BUCKLES?, W. A. NEWTON.