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Combined Buckle and Trace or Breeching Loop

Description: Patent for a "device whereby, in a harness, the back-band and belly-band may readily be connected to a trace-buckle, or a breeching-loop or 'trace-square'" (lines 10-13) without sewing the buckle into other harness pieces.
Date: August 10, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Hame Attachment.

Description: Patent "to provide a hame of strong and durable construction, simple in its arrangement, and having means of ready application of the necessary devices used in connection with harness attachments" (lines 14-18).
Date: August 30, 1898
Creator: Davis, Isaac Polk
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Buckle Connection.

Description: Patent for a new buckle connection design "which is peculiarly adaptable to harness" (lines 10-11) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 21, 1911
Creator: Savage, John W.
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Whiffletree

Description: Patent for a whiffletree, a type of doubletree, which is part of a horse's harness.
Date: November 4, 1902
Creator: Stansell, William H.
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Trace-Carrier

Description: Patent for trace carrier for a plow "especially designed to support the trace adjustably in a vertical direction, so as to vary the line of the draft upon the plow and also provide a guide and support for the reins" (lines 9-13), including illustrations.
Date: September 25, 1900
Creator: Smith, William F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Whiffletree-Clip.

Description: A patent for a whiffletree hook and accompanying attachments meant to replace lap-links in harnesses. Illustrations and material recommendations included.
Date: February 25, 1902
Creator: Curry, Jasper
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame and Trace Connector.

Description: Patent for a hame and trace connector. "The object of the invention is to provide a hame and trace connection having means to prevent the parts of the same from becoming disconnected." (lines 14-17)
Date: March 6, 1906
Creator: Lindsay, George F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chain-Link.

Description: Patent for a harness ring for connecting and disconnecting from other fastening hooks, chains, or rings, including illustration.
Date: November 13, 1860
Creator: Kirk, John P.
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Harness Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness buckle. This design calls for a central cross-bar, upon which the frame rests, with fold-able arms that form a loop beneath the side-bars with the assistance of metal pins (lines 57-62). This design eliminates the need for stitching the strap being buckled.
Date: March 15, 1881
Creator: Garrett, Charles William
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ox-Yoke Key.

Description: Patent for an ox-yoke key that holds the bows in place. The key makes movement easy because of a swinging plate. "By this arrangement the plate may be swung so as to move the key away from the bow, and so as to move it toward the same; and in operation of advancing and retracting the key, the plate swings in the manner described abode" (lines 20-25).
Date: March 26, 1895
Creator: Johnson, Benjamin W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snap-Hook.

Description: Patent for a snap-hook that holds together the miscellaneous parts of a harness and dispenses "with a spring for holding the parts together and which cannot in use accidentally open" (lines 12-14).
Date: January 7, 1896
Creator: Nalley, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Animal-Poke.

Description: Patent for an animal-poke that is "placed over the animal's neck and provided with spurs, whereby the animal is pricked when he attempts to pass a fence or other barrier" (lines 9-12). This invention doesn't prick the animal while it is grazing and is more comfortable to wear than similar animal-pokes.
Date: January 14, 1896
Creator: Dickey, John S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thill Carrier for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved thill-carrier for harnesses. This design utilizes a loop or ring, and "[b]y this construction of the thill-carriers it will be seen that the trouble and annoyance of running the thills into and backing them out of the thill-carriers are entirely overcome, and by means of the loops or rings . . . the thills are perfectly confined in the carriers . . . [they] may be made very cheap, and also very ornamental to the harness" (lines 66-76).
Date: March 13, 1883
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
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Tug and Hip Strap Attachment for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved tug and hip strap attachment for harnesses. This design "relates to an improved tug and hip strap attachment for harness which shall admit of the rapid and convenient attachment or detachment of the horse or horses to or from the vehicle, and which, in case the animal becomes unruly, shall enable it to be instantly detached, thereby avoiding danger of accidents; and it has for its object to provide a device of this class which shall possess superior advantages in point of simplicity, durability, and general efficiency" (lines 22-32).
Date: September 1, 1885
Creator: Lain, John James
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness-saddle. This design is "to provide a harness-pad and saddle-tree in which the pads or saddle shall be self-adjustable to the backs of the animals to which they are applied, and this without the employment of inner plates to enable the tree to be used for folded-leather, slip, or stuffed pads, as may be desired" (lines 9-15).
Date: May 18, 1886
Creator: Kay, William V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness-Pad Hook.

Description: Patent for a harness-pad hook meant to attach the pad to the harness for gig-saddles. The hook "will be capable of adjustment to suit the size of the gig-saddle with which it is used, to the end that the hooks may be manufactured after all the same pattern" (lines 14-18). The hook won't damage the gig-saddle and the hook has finger-grasps.
Date: September 10, 1895
Creator: Sone, Charles W.
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Hame-Hook.

Description: Patent for a strong, simple, and durable hame and trace attachment that can be easily detached and reattached without tools.
Date: June 6, 1893
Creator: Rosson, Alpine B.
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Back Band for Harness.

Description: Patent for a new and improved back-band for harnesses. This design "relates to back-bands for that class of harnesses wherein chains are used for traces; and [the] invention consists, principally, in providing the back-band at its ends with metal loops through which the traces pass to protect the leather of the back-band from wear. The invention also consists in connecting snap-hoops to the metal end-pieces by means of metal loops" (lines 7-15).
Date: January 18, 1887
Creator: Johnson, Ike
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a simple, strong, and durable back-band and chain trace attachment that connects the two. This holds "the chain trace and back-band in their proper places and thus prevent[s] chafing of the horse, &c., by the trace chain when it slackens" (lines 12-15).
Date: June 27, 1893
Creator: Camp, John Cecil
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trace Carrier.

Description: Patent for improvements to a harness back band buckle and chain carrier, so that "strain is taken off from the center of the buckle, where the ordinary buckles often break" (lines 71-73), including illustrations.
Date: January 31, 1893
Creator: Nichols, Edward A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Harness Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved harness attachment. This design "compris[es] the pad having apertured ends, the buckle-frame, the loop therefrom having a beveled end provided with a lug or projection, the securing-plate having apertured ends, and the trace or tug" (lines 70-75).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Du Bose, Wade Hampton
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back-Band Buckle.

Description: Patent for an improved back-band buckle and an improved hook that connects the buckle with the trace-chain. The lever-hook snaps "into position and is held secure in a pane substantially flush with the lower portion of the buckle-frame when the buckle is closed by the forcing down of the lever" (lines 15-19).
Date: April 20, 1897
Creator: Brown, John Staddart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ox-Yoke.

Description: Patent for a new ox yoke design to reduce wear of the yoke, including illustrations.
Date: January 3, 1888
Creator: Herren, William Willison
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department