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held to the overshoe. Projecting from the
upper surface of said toe-calk is a dovetailed
portion 1K2, which is adapted to engage a re-
cess in the under surface of the overshoe,
5 whereby the toe-calk may be more securely
held to the overshoe.
In Fig. 4 of the drawings I have shown two
screws 1)' instead of one, as illustrated in Fig.
1, whereby the overshoe may be adjusted to
1o fit shoes of different widths, leaving the heel
ends of the overshoe and shoe independent.
In case of lightening the weight of the over-
shoe for use on shoes of trotters, I propose to
employ the forms illustrated in Figs. 10 to
5 12, inclusive, in which I shorten the overshoe
and dispense with the rear portions of the
heels thereof and pass a bolt N, Fig. 12,
through the two vertical flanges at the heels
of the overshoe and through a registering
20 hole in the heel-calk. In this form the bot-
tom of the heel-calk of the shoe is flush with
the bottom of the overshoe, as shown in Fig.
10 of the drawings, the plotted line in said
view showing the rear end of the overshoe,
25 while in Fig. 11 the parallel lines indicate the
flanges through which the bolt passes.
By the provision of a horseshoe embodying
the features shown and described it will be
observed that a simple and efficient means is
30 provided for attachment to an ordinary horse-
shoe to prevent the same slipping either side-
wise or forward or backward, and by the pro-
vision of the detachable plates which are
fastened to the overshoe the same may be
35 easily replaced when they become worn out.
While I have shown a particular detailed
construction of apparatus illustrating my
overshoe for horseshoes, it will be understood
that I may make alterations as to the details
of construction, if found desirable, without 40
in .any way departing from the spirit of the
Having thus fully described my invention,
what I claim as new, and desire to secure by
Letters Patent, is--5
1. An overshoe for horseshoes having a
flange projecting from its upper face and turn-
ing rearward, flanges rising from the overshoe
at the heel thereof, a bolt passing through said
flanges and adapted to engage the heels of a 5o
horseshoe, removable heel-calk plates, screws
passing through said overshoe and engaging
said plates, said screws being engaged and
held in place by said bolt, as set forth.
2. An overshoe for horseshoes having an 55
upwardly and rearwardly extending toe-flange
adapted to engage over the toe of a horseshoe,
parallel flanges at the heel ends of the overshoe,
longitudinal plates having integral calks there-
on, threaded holes leading into said calks, 6o
screws countersunken in apertures in said
overshoe and engaging said holes, a bolt pass-
ing through said flanges and adapted to en-
gage a recess in the heel of a horseshoe and to
bear against the heads of said screws, as set 65
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my
signature in presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM 0. HARMON.
A. L. HoUGH.
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Harmon, William O. & Smith, Albert. Horseshoe, patent, June 21, 1904; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth509614/m1/4/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.