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Publication numberUS772685 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 18, 1904
Filing dateNov 26, 1902
Priority dateNov 26, 1902
Publication numberUS 772685 A, US 772685A, US-A-772685, US772685 A, US772685A
InventorsFrederick Symons
Original AssigneeFrederick Symons
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Cushion for horseshoes.
US 772685 A
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- PATENTBD 00T. 18, 1904. P. SYMONS.




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above the shoe on the-hoof.

.body during manufacture.


. SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 772,685, dated October` 18, 1904.

` Application filed November 26, 1902. Serial No. 132,889. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom, it Ivi/Ly concern.'

Be it known that I, FREDERICK SYMoNs, farrier, a subject of the King of Great Britaim.

Cushion for Horseshoes, of which the following is a specification. l

This invention relates to an 'improved cushion of resilient material. such as indiarubber or the like, to be insertedbetween the ordinary iron or steel horseshoe and the hoof of the horse.

This improved cushion for horseshoes .is kept in position at the heel by taking against angles or rabbets on the edge of a heel bar or pad and at the toe by the ordinary horseshoe-nails, whichl after passing through the shoe also pass through the cushion into the hoof.l This improved cushion is peculiar in that it has a comparatively thick pad or bail joining the two ends or'heel of the shoe-shaped cushion and in that it tapers in thickness from heel to toe in the part or body which is inserted This improved cushion has a further peculiarity, which is beneficial but not indispensable, in that it has `an upper lining or surface to take against the hoof, made of wire-gauze or the like, integral with the body. and molded or placed on the -If desired, also the cushion may have a web holding the peripheral part or body togetheigwhich .web may sometimes be cut away to expose the frog and at other times may be formed as a reverse hood to take overthe-frog.y Y

In order that this invention may be clearly understood, reference will now be made to the drawings herewith, in which-.

Figure 1 is a plan of the lower or ground face (with the shoe removed) of a horseshoe.

cushion constructed according to this invention. Fig. 2 is av view of the upper or hoof face of the same cushion. Fig. 3 is a similar view to Fig. l of a modiliedrconstruction ofimproved horseshoe-cushion having a larger heel-pad. Fig. 4is a central sectional view `on line 4 4, Figs. 1 and 2, of the improved cushion and the horseshoe. Fig. 5 is a similar sectional view on line 5 5 in Fig. 3. Fig. 6 is an edge view of the cushion of Fig. 3 and its horseshoe.Y Figs. 7, 8, and 9 are sectional views of the cushion and the shoe, taken on the lines bearingthese respective numbers in Fig. 1; and Figs. 10, 11, and 12 are similar views on similarlynumbered lines in Fig. 3.

This improved cushion for horseshoes is made or molded of india-rubber vulcanized or otherwise treated or of similar resilient, springy, or elastic material. eral body 13 approximating to the horseshoe shape and tapering in thickness from the heel to the center of the toe, where the material is as thin asmay be. During the manufactureormolding there is placed on the upper or hoof face a lining or facing 14, of wiregauze or similar material. Across the space betweenV the tvvo ends of this body is a heel bar or pad 15, with a diamond or cross corrugated or roughened face 16, adapted to` protrudeA below the'ground-'face of the shoe 17. The outer end edges of this bar or pad 15 form angles or rabbets, against which the inner edges of the body of the shoe 17, shaped for this purpose, take or grasp, and thus hold the back of the cushion in place. This bar is also, preferably,curved or arched downward .upon its upper side, so that pressure of impact upon the road will not to its full extent be transmitted directly to the central portion of the frog, but will be at least partiallyv distributed to the heels.

In use a horse is shod as ordinarily, the improved cushions being placed after the shoe is Vfitted below the hoof and above the shoe, and the ordinary nails are then driven through 6o It has a periphshoe and cushion, which is then trimmed and structive eXudations from the hoof and from gatherings between the cushion and the hoof picked up from the roadways, but also gives the effect of a firm grip to the hoof itself.

Having now particularly described and ascertained the nature of my said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed, I declare that what I claim is A horseshoe-cushion of rubber tapering from its heel toward its toe, of substantially horseshoe shape, having a wire-gauze of similar shape molded into its upper surface and an integral bar connecting the heel portions of the cushion, the ends of said bar extending short of the marginal portion of the cushion and being rabbeted, and said connecting-bar having a substantially7 central depression in its upper surface, the lower surface thereof being rougbened.

In testimony whereof l have signed lny naine to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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US2705536 *May 1, 1950Apr 5, 1955Ellis H PhreanerCushioned horseshoe
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Cooperative ClassificationA01L7/02