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Hame Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame fastener. This design utilizes a clasp that slides along a bar. When the clasp is at the desired position relative to the hame, a pin and a locking plate on the clasp lock the clasp in place; thus the hame is fastened.
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Crump, Thomas Jefferson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "provide[s] a flexible or elastic seat, consisting of a number of thicknesses of tanned sheepskin, with the wool on, between the saddle-tree covering and the ordinary external rawhide or other covering, thus preventing the said covering from resting on the inner edges of the saddle-tree side bars, which forms a comfortable and easy saddle; and, in addition to this, [the] invention relates to the opening rearwardly and laterally in the saddle-tree for attaching the girth-rigging thereto, in place of the ordinary rings" (lines 30-41).
Date: July 6, 1886
Creator: Hake, Francis A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame Lock.

Description: Patent for a new and improved lock for hames. This design "consist[s] of the coupling branches . . . [one] being composed of the two pivoted sections forming the bell-mouth, the section having the slot and spring secured to its opposite end and pressing against the underside of the section, and the branch having the catch-tooth adapted to enter the bell-mouth and engage the slot" (lines 67-75).
Date: February 9, 1886
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoe. This design "has for its objects, first, to fasten a shoe to the hoof in such a manner that it will be firmly held in place, and in a great measure overcome the jar and concussion incident to traveling on hard roads; second, in so providing a fastening that the shoe can be secured to the hoof and removed at will without the aid of a skilled work[person] and without the use of nails" (lines 18-26).
Date: October 18, 1887
Creator: Robertson, Alexander W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoe. This design "is to provide an improved construction of shoe by which [the] contraction . . . of the hoofs of horses . . . at the heels . . . is prevented" (lines 19-24). It consists "of the plate having nail-holes, the depending flange located on the under side of said plate, extending from end to end thereof and having triangular recesses near each end, the triangular toe-calk, and the upwardly-extending beveled flanges at the rear or heel portion of plate" (lines 64-70).
Date: June 28, 1892
Creator: Custer, George
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design is "to provide a stirrup of simple and inexpensive construction, to form the buckle for attaching the side straps integral with the hanger in such position that the stirrup will hang at right angles to the saddle-skirts, and, further, to hinge or pivot the foot-rest at one end to the hanger and supported at its opposite end by means of a spring-controlled catch that automatically releases the foot-rest by means of a lever and prevents the rider's foot from hanging in the stirrup and the rider being dragged should he [or she] be thrown from [the] horse" (lines 17-29).
Date: May 24, 1892
Creator: Anderson, Lee
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design "has for its object to provide an improved stirrup wherein shall be combined lightness with strength, and wherein is provided a removable slipper and protector designed for use in winter" (lines 12-18).
Date: December 10, 1889
Creator: Turner, Ephraim M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Throat Latch Fastener.

Description: Patent for a new and improved throat-latch fastener. This design consists in a "connecting-plate for bridles, having the side and end bars, the intermediate transverse bars . . . and the central longitudinal bar, having a stud in one portion thereof" (lines 79-83).
Date: April 17, 1888
Creator: Hopson, Franklin Oliver
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Device for Controlling Runaway Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved device for controlling runaway horses. This design has for its object "to construct an apparatus whereby such a pressure may be applied by the rider or driver of the animal in connection with which the apparatus is employed, the invention consisting of pads that are supported by lever-arms pivotally connected to a bit, and of a means whereby said pads may be moved toward each other—that is, to a position so that they will bear upon the outer nostril-wall . . . [since horses] may be quickly subdued by bringing continued pressure to bear upon their noses" (lines 9-21).
Date: August 16, 1887
Creator: Grumbach, Isaïe
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stirrup.

Description: Patent for a new and improved stirrup. This design relates "particularly to a new and improved stirrup iron or body, whereby a stirrup of extraordinary strength and lightness is produced, and also one that is ornamental and avoids the discomfort of metallic stirrups now in common use" (lines 8-13).
Date: January 6, 1891
Creator: Kerns, George A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoeing Apparatus.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoeing machine. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the elevator-platform and devices for raising and lowering the same, of a pair of adjustable bolts located above the platform, and a harness consisting of a bar and a set of belts suspended from said bolts" (lines 30-35).
Date: September 13, 1887
Creator: Lindsey, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Pad for the Backs of Horses.

Description: Patent for a new and improved pad for horses. This design consists in "the air-tight cushion composed of opposite blanks of elastic air-tight material secured along their adjacent edges, and a central longitudinally-disposed dividing strip dividing the cushion into opposite compartments, and provided with openings affording communication between the compartments" (lines 62-68).
Date: April 22, 1890
Creator: Mudford, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Horseshoe.

Description: Patent for a new and improved horseshoe. This design "consists in a horseshoe constructed with a base made in two parts, hinged together at their forward ends, and having a cap, also made in two parts, attached to the base, the parts of the cap being provided at their upper forward corners with eyes and a fastening staple, and the hinged parts of the base being locked in place by a screw-rod passing through the hinged end of the base, whereby the shoe can be readily applied and detached, and will be securely held in place" (lines 22-33).
Date: November 21, 1882
Creator: Fenley, George Washington, Sr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "consists in a rubber or other elastic seat having a thick central portion with tapering thin edges and a leather covering for the same" (lines 9-11).
Date: November 4, 1884
Creator: Adams, James E. & Shero, Philip
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle Bit.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle bit. This design "consist[s] of curb-plates provided with the mouth-bar and having the upper ends provided with slots and the lower ends formed with longitudinal slots, and the cheek-plates loosely fitted to the outer ends of the mouth-bar and having their opposite ends formed with openings for the attachment of the head-stall and reins" (lines 72-79).
Date: March 11, 1890
Creator: Allen, John Hudson
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Back Band Buckle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved back-band buckle. This design "is to provide a simple and inexpensive back-band buckle adapted to protect the sides of an animal against rubbing, and capable of enabling the tug-chain to be readily secured thereto and removed therefrom and of securely holding the same without liability of the chain becoming accidentally unfastened" (lines 10-17).
Date: September 30, 1890
Creator: McCall, Dugald B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bridle Attachment.

Description: Patent for a new and improved bridle attachment. This design "consists of a contrivance of nose-clamping strap having end rings through which pass the ends of a chin-strap connected by reign-straps passing through rings of a head-strap of the attachment . . . the invention comprising also a connection of the martingale-straps with the rings of the nose-clamping straps . . . to powerfully check up the horse when required, and also to prevent rearing and plunging" (lines 9-20).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: Massey, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saddle Girth.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle girth. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the central ring and pad, of the strips and the radiating straps . . . [and] [t]he combination, with the central ring and pad, of the loop and the radiating straps" (lines 56-62).
Date: October 24, 1882
Creator: Williams, Calvin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Riding Saddle.

Description: Patent for a new and improved saddle. This design "relates especially to devices intended for use in coupling or connecting girths to saddles in stock countries or elsewhere where it is desirable to quickly adjust the saddle onto a horse . . . in drawing [a] strap to tighten the girth the inner portion, by reason of the friction of the parts passing through the rings, becomes rolled or creased up and straightened out, and loosens the girth in a short time . . . [the] invention seeks to overcome [these] objections" (lines 12-36).
Date: April 27, 1886
Creator: Newman, John W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hame.

Description: Patent for a new and improved hame. This design "consists in an attachment provided with a series of lugs or hooks for the attachment of the link of the chain trace or the eye of the tug, whereby the draft may be attached to the hame attachment at any desired point, said attachment being adapted to be secured to a hame of the ordinary construction" (lines 10-17).
Date: January 26, 1886
Creator: Hughes, Henry A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department