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Publication numberUS666779 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1901
Filing dateApr 11, 1900
Priority dateApr 11, 1900
Publication numberUS 666779 A, US 666779A, US-A-666779, US666779 A, US666779A
InventorsDavid D Torpey
Original AssigneeDaniel D Torpey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Harness-peg support.
US 666779 A
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No. 666,779. Patemd 1m29, mol.v n. n. TunPEY. HARNESS Pee suPPoa.

(Application le Apr. 11, 1900.)

(No Model.)



SECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 666,779, dated. January 29, 1901.

Application filed April ll, 1900.

To atl/L 'Lv/2,0m. it may concer-rz.:

Be it known that I, DAVID D. TORPEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, (Brooklym) in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Harness-Peg Supports,of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to supports for pegs which are used in hanging harness in stables io and similar places. It has special relation to an improved support which is particularly adapted to the harness-peg shown in the Design Patent No. 31,595, granted to me October 3, 1899.

Considerable difficulty has .been heretofore experienced in properly securing wooden harness-supporting pegs to the walls or other bases from which they project; and the object of my present improvements is to prozo vide a simple and improved supporting device which will serve to maintain wooden harness-pegs effectively in projecting operative position and which will furthermore be strong,

durable, and effective in operation and can be z5 inexpensively manufactured.

In the drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of a harness-peg device embodying my improvements. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation thereof. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional 3o View. Fig. 4. is a cross-section on the line mw,

Fig. 3.

Referring to the drawings, A designates the peg proper, which is formed of wood and may be ot' any suitable or preferred construction,

embodying a shank or stem b and a head or outer end portion c, which is preferably of the form shown in my above-mentioned design patent.

D designates the body portion of the sup- 4o port for the peg A, which is preferably formed by casting or otherwise of metal and has baseiianges e e at its ends, pro vided with openings f for the passage of screws g, whereby said body D may be secured in operative position against a wall or other supporting-base, as represented at The main portion of the body D projects forwardly of the flanges e and is preferably interiorly hollow, as at 'L'. Said main portion is provided with an open- 5o ing, as at lo, extending through the front plate Serial No. 12,419. (No model.)

or wall [of the body D and forming a socket, as hereinafter-described, said socket-opening c being surrounded or extended through a flange m, which is preferably interiorly conical or tapering and projects forwardly of and from the front plate l or face of the body D. The outer edge of the cylindrical tiange mis of sufficient facial area or width to form a shoulder or seat n, the purpose of which will Vbe hereinafter described. The socketopen ing lo is also preferably extended rearwardly through a surrounding flange o, which projects into the interior or hollow portion t' of the body D and has its rear edge of sufficient area or width to form a shoulder or rear edge p, which is crossed by the end q of a projecf tion or flange 1', which extends radially with respect to the openinglc and preferably across the hollow portion t of the body D to one of the side walls s thereof.

T designates a socket-peg which is preferably constructed of wood and is adapted to be inserted from a rearward direction through the opening k before the metallic body portion D is mounted and secured in position. Said memberI T embodies a base portion u, which is preferably cylindrical and corresponds to and is adapted to fit within and be embraced by the flanges m and 0, surrounding the socket opening i, the rear end of said portion u being-provided with a circumferential or laterally-projecting flange o, which rests upon and binds against the rear edge or shoulder-seat p of the iiange o and has its periphery intersected by the end q of the radial flange or projection r. The socket-peg T may be driven to its seat against the edge Vor shoulder p, which operation will cause the end q of the projection r to enter the iiange c of the member T, whereby said latter member-is securely locked against a turning movement Within the opening 7c, formed by the flanges m and 0 of the body D. The rear end or inner face yw of the socket-peg T is preferably on a plane flush with the base or inner face of the securing-flanges e of the body D, whereby said member T will bear against the wall or surface H when the body D is mounted in operative position, and backward movement of the member T in its socket IOO f2 i y 666,779

will be thereby prevented, said member T being also locked against turning movement, as hereinabove described.

From the front end of the base portion u of the socket-peg T extends a pin a', preferably cylindrical and integral With the main portion of the member T and of wood, which projects forwardly of' the front or outer end of the socket-opening flange m.

The rear end of the harness-peg proper, A, is provided with a bore or recess b', correspending to and adapted to receive the projecting pin e', and a secure permanent connection between the walls of the recess b and the surface ofthe pin a is provided, preferably, by means of glue or any other suitable adhesive substance, as represented at c in the sectional views. When the harness-peg A is thus secured to the pin ci', its rear edge or face df, surrounding the recess or bore b', will abut securely against the seat-shoulder n of the front flange m, as shown.

When the members A and T are permanently connected together in the manner above described, they are virtually integral, and a lock against both forward and rearward movement is effectively provided, respectively, by the bearing of the flange o of themember T against the shoulder-seat@ and the bearing of the rear edge d of the member A against the shoulder-seat n, while turning movement is also prevented by the hereinabove-m entioned lock connection of the member T with the socket-.bodyD- It will be noted that in the preferred construction of the device, as shown in the drawings, the socket-opening 7c, extending th rough the front wall Z of the body D. and surrounded by the flanges m and 0, tapers forwardly, and the base portion or body u of the socket-peg T, which is received by and rests within said socket-opening 7c, is correspondinglyY tapered forwardly. This relatively taperingv construction enables a tight and secure joint and seating of the socket-peg T when the latter is driven home to its seat, in the socket-opening kin a rearward direction.: Said taperjoint Or Seat also yserves as, an eective lock against forward movement of the socket-peg- T after it is once driven to its. seat and provides a tig-ht connection, which renders unnecessary any adhesive, connection of the portion u of the peg T with the walls of the opening Ic.

It will be noted that the. construction and arrangement embodied in my invention and improvements are. such that the harness-.peg A may be secured in position after the, socket body portion D is operatively mounted and secured to the wall orsurface H and that it is securely connected against any breakage or detachment resulting from ordinary wear orusage. The device is simple and inexpensive,and its operation and advantages will be readily understood from the foregoing description and the annexed drawings. It provides a most effective means for mounting or supporting Wooden harness-pegs.

I do not restrict myself to the details of construction and arrangement as herein shown and described, but reserve the right to all such variations and modifications as properly fall within the-spirit and scope of my invention and improvements and the terms of the following claims.

Having thus described my invention, I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patentl. An improved device for hanging harness, comprising a body portion adapted to be secured to a wall or base and provided with a socket-opening forming a seat at its rear end and at its front end, a socket-peg fitting in said opening and having a lateral projection or flange at its rear end bearing forwardly against the rear sockeut-openingr seat upon the body portion, said socket-peg having a piu projecting forwardly of the body portion, and a harness-.peg having a bore or recess receiving said pin and bearing at its rear edge surrounding said recess rearwardly against the front socket-opening seat upon the body portion.

2. An improved device for hanging harness, comprising a body portion adapted to be secured to a wall or base and provided with a socket-opening, a socket-peg fitting in said opening and having a projection or flange at its rearend, said socket-peg having a pin pro jecting forwardly of the body portion, a projection or flange upon the body portion engaging said rear ange or projection upon the socket-meg, and a harness-peg having a oore or recess 'receiving said pin and bearing at its rear end rearwardly against a seat upon the body portion.,

3. The herein-.described device for hanging harness, comprising a, body portion adapted IOO to be secured to a wall or base and provided with a socketopening surrounded by flanges forming rear and front seats or shoulders, a Socket-peg fitting insaid opening and having a projection or flange at its rear end bearing forwardly against said. rear seat, said socketpeg having a pin project-ing forwardly of the front seat, a. flange or projection provided upon the body portion radially with respect te said rear Seat, and engaging the rear flange or projection upon the. socket-peg, and a harness-peg having a bore or recess in its rear end receiving said pin and bearing at its rear end rearwardly against the front seat of the socket-openingdange.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name, inthe presence of the subscribing witnesses.





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