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US849668A
US849668A US30783806A US1906307838A US849668A US 849668 A US849668 A US 849668A US 30783806 A US30783806 A US 30783806A US 1906307838 A US1906307838 A US 1906307838A US 849668 A US849668 A US 849668A
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No'. 849,668. PATENTBD APR. 9,` `1907'. w. H. PAILOR. TRACE.
APPLICATION FILED MR.24, 1908.
wiLLiAM n. rAiLon, or eARLisLE, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 9, 1907.
Application filed March 24, 1906. Serial No. 307,838.
To all whom 'llt may concern.-
Be it known that l, WILLIAM H. 'FAiLoiL a citizen of the United States, residing at Carlisle, in the county ot Cumberland and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Traces, of which the following is a speciiication, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to improvements in traces, and more particularly to one made of two detachable sections, one of which is carried by the harness and the other by the vehicle, so that the horse or draft-animal may be quickly and conveniently hitched and unhitched without the necessity oi' adjusting and `fastening the holdback-straps or passing the traces through the usual guides on the shafts and attaching their rear ends to the swingletree.
The object ot the invention is to provide a two-part trace of this character having a simple and practical detachable coupling and means for supporting its sections or members from the harness and the shafts or thills of the vehicle.
Other objects and advantages of my invention, as well as the structural features by means of which these objects are attained, will be made clear by an examination ot' the specification, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which the same referencenumerals indicate corresponding parts throughout, and in which* Figure 1 is a plan view of a portion of a vehicle shaft or thill and a harness, showing the application of my improved draft-trace. Figs. 2 and are perspective views ot' the two members of the trace-coupling; and F ig. 4 is a transverse sectional view, on an enlarged scale, taken on the plane indicated by the line 4 4 in Fig. 1 and looking in the direction of the arrow.
Referring to the drawings by numeral, 1 denotes my improved trace, which is Vformed of two sections 2 and 8, adapted to be quickly and easily connected and disconnected by means of a coupling consisting olE two members 4 and 5. '.lhe trace-section 2 has the coupling member 4 upon its Vforward enel, and its rear end is secured to the swingletree 7 on the cross-piece of the shafts; but any other suitable connection may be cmployed. The trace-section 3 has the coup- [ling member 5 upon its rear end, and its viront end is connected in the usual maimer to the breast-strap or collar of the harness S.
The coupling member 4 is preferably in the form ol a hollow rectangular body or casting in one end. oi which the trace-section 2 `is secured by rivets or similar `fastenings 9. The other end of this body or castingI is rounded and open to receive the spring jaws or arms 10 upon the other coupling member 5. The top and bottom oi' said body or casting is recessed or cut away slightly at said open end, as shown at 1.1, and in said top and bottom are Vlormed recesses or openings 12, which 'form seats vfor the spring-arms 10. Upon the inner side oi the body or casting adjacent to its open 'forward end is provided a loop 13 to receive a strap or similar connection 14, which passes loosely around the sh af t 6 and supports the forward. end ol the tracesection 2, so that the latter will always be within convenient reach. As shown, the loop 13 is cast integral with said body 5 but it may be formed. separate and secured thereto. The coupling member 5 is also in the vform' of a hollow casting having the rear end of the trace-section 3 secured in one ol its open ends by rivets or the like 15. arms 10 are pivoted in the other open end et this casting by rivets, bolts, or the like 16, passed transversely therethrough, and their projecting outer ends are `forced apart by a flat spring 17, disposed. between them, as shown. Said outer ends of the arms 1() are beveled, as at 1S, to permit them to readily enter the open end of the coupling member 4, and upon their outer laces are 'formed vertically-projecting lugs 19, which are adapted to enter or seat in the recesses or openings 12 in the top and bottoni walls of the member 4 to lock the latter to the member 5. ln order to permit the arms 10 to be readily forced together, so that they can be easily inserted in and removed from the member 4, l provide them with linger-pieces or buttons 20, which enter the recesses 11 in said member 4 when the two members are coupled. Upon the top of the body or casting oit the member 5 l provide a loop 21, to which the usual holdback-strap 22 is connected, so that the rear end ol the trace-section 3 is thus supported and it will not be necessary to adjust and fasten the holdback eac'h time the animal is hitched up to the sha'lts. As shown,
The jaws or IOO IOS
this loop 21 spans the member 5 and is secured to it by the upper rivet or bolt 16, which passes through its apertured ends.
The construction, use, and advantages of the invention will be readily understood from the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings. lt will be noted that when these improved traces are used the animal may be quickly and easily hitched and unhitched by simply connecting and disconnecting the two members of the coupling and without the necessity of adjusting and fastening the holdbacl-straps or securing the rear ends of the traces to the swingletree. The coupling is of simple and durable construction and, if desired, may be made ornamental.
Various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
Having thus described my said invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
l. The combination with a trace consisting of two sections, one carried by a harness and the other by a vehicle, of a coupling connecting said sections and consisting of detachable members, means for connecting one of said members to a shaft, and means for cons necting a holdback to the other of said members.
2. The combination with a trace consistl signature in presence of two witnesses.
ing of two sections, one carried by a harness and the other by a vehicle, of a coupling connecting said sections and consisting of detachable members, a loop upon one of said members, a band upon said loop to loosely engage a shaft, and a loop upon the other of said members to receive a holdbacli-strap, substantially as described.
3. The combination with a trace consisting of two sections, one carried by a harness and the other by a vehicle, of a coupling connecting said sections and comprising two hollow members having the ends of the tracesections secured therein, one of said members being formed with recesses or openings, spring actuated jaws or arms pivotally mounted in the other of said members and adapted to engage said recesses or openings, means upon one of said members to receive a holdback, and means upon the other of said members for attachment to a shaft, substantially as described.
4. The combination with a trace consisting of two sections, one carried by a harness and the other by a vehicle, of a coupling connecting said sections and comprising two hollow members having the ends of the tracesections secured therein, one of said members being formed with recesses or openings, arms pivoted in the other of said members, a spring between said arms for forcing them apart, lugs upon the beveled outerends of said arms to enter said recesses or openings,
` a loop upon one of said members, a band upon said loop for engagement with a shaft, and a loop upon the other of said members to receive a holdbacl-strap, substantially as 1 shown and described.
In testimony whereof l hereunto aix my WILLIAM H. FAILOR. vWitnesses:
E. T. HEFFELFINGER, C. A. BURKHOLDER.
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