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Patented June 21, 1904.
WILLIAM O. HARMON, OF SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF
TO ALBERT SMITH, OF BOWIE, MARYLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 763,283, dated June 21, 1904.
Application filed March 3, 1904. Serial No. 196,357. (No model.)
To (all whom, itmay cOTcern:
Be it known that I, WMLLIAM O. HARMON,
a citizen of the United States, residing at San
Marcos, in the county of Hays and State of
5 Texas, have invented certain new and useful
Improvements in Horseshoes; and I do declare
the following to be a full, clear, and exact de-
scription of the invention, such as will enable
others skilled in the art to which it appertains
co to make and use the same.
This invention relates to new and useful im-
provements in horseshoe attachments; and the
object of the invention is to produce an over-
shoe for attachment to an ordinary horseshoe
'5 to prevent slipping, and comprises means
whereby an overshoe may be provided with
suitable calks and may be securely fastened to
a shoe without the use of nails and so con-
structed as to be readily applied to and do-
20 tached from a shoe.
The invention consists, further, in various
details of' construction and in combinations
and arrangements of parts,which will be here-
inafter fully described and then specifically
25 defined in the appended claims.
My invention is illustrated in the accor-
panying drawings, which, with the letters of
reference marked thereon, form a part of this
application, and in which--
3o Figure 1 is a top plan view of a horseshoe
with my overshoe attached thereto. Fig. 2 is
a side elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a vor-
tical central section through the overshoe.
Fig. 4 is a detail view of the heels of the shoe,
35 one being shown in section. Fig. 5 is a bot-
tom plan view of the overshoe. Fig. 6 is a
sectional view on line 6 6 of Fig. 5. Fig. 7 is
a detail sectional view through the heel of the
overshoe. Fig. 8 is a detail view of a toe-
40 calk. Fig. 9 is a detail view of a heel-calk
plate. Fig. 10 is a side elevation of a.slightly-
modified form of the heel of the overshoe.
Fig. 11 is a bottom plan view of the modified
form shown in Fig. 10, and Fig. 12 is a cross-
45 sectional view of the modified form shown in
Reference now being had to the details of
the drawings by letter, A designates a horse-
shoe, which may be of any desired shape and
provided with a toe-calk A', which is shown 5o
only in Fig. 3 of the drawings as comprising
a widened portion of the toe projecting from
the under surface thereof.
B designates the overshoe, which has an
upwardly and rearwardly projecting flanged 55
portion B', which is adapted to engage over
the toe of the shoe, as shown clearly in Figs.
1 and 3 of the drawings, whereby the toe of
the shoe may be securely held to the overshoe.
The heels of the shoe are adapted to rest be- 6o
tween the flanges C, (shown in Figs. 1 and 2,)
and in Figs. 1 to 3 I have shown a bolt D,
which passes through registering apertures in
said flanges C and engages threads formed in
the wall of one of said apertures, whereby 65
the bolt may be securely held in place. The
bolt engages a recess in the rear or heel ends
of the shoe, whereby the same may be securely
held to the overshoe.
E designates a plate having integral calks 70
E' and E2 formed thereon, a detail of one of
said plates being illustrated in Fig. 9 of the
drawings. It will be observed that the calk
E2 is disposed transversely of the length of
the plate, while the calk E' is longitudinally of 75
the plate for the purpose of providing means
for preventing a forward and backward or
lateral slipping of the shoe. Said plate is re-
cessed over each calk, one of said recesses be-
ing shown in Fig. 7 of the drawings, and the so
wall of the hole or recess is threaded to re-
ceive a screw F, which is passed through an
aperture in the heel ends of the overshoe and
its head countersunken therein. After the
calk-plate is fastened to the overshoe by means 85
of the screw, as illustrated in Fig. 7, the screw
is held securely in place by means of the bolt
D. The upper face of the overshoe interme-
diate said flanges has a recessed portion there-
in to receive the heel-calk of a horseshoe, as 90
shown in Fig. 7 of the drawings.
K designates a toe-calk plate which is made
on the arc of a circle and provided with three
apertured lugs, (shown clearly in Fig. 8 of the
drawings,) each aperture in said lugs adapted 95
to receive a screw K', Fig. 6 showing a sec-
tional view through the toe-calk and illustrat-
ing the manner in which said toe-calk plate is
N . 763, 283.
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Harmon, William O. & Smith, Albert. Horseshoe, patent, June 21, 1904; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509614/m1/3/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.