The Art of Making Harness Successfully

The Art of Making Harness Successfully

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...this is done satisfactorily, make the holes in the leather with a round-pointed awl. Insert the points carefully in the holes just made, and push in slightly, just enough to engage the points firmly. Then with a small piece of copper or lead placed on the face of the ornament, so as to protect it, with a mallet tap evenly and lightly until the ornament is driven home. Abad, uneven adjustment of the ornament makes a very clumsy piece of work, and is annoying to remedy, while a little care in the preliminaries will be a great saving of time and bother. ON HORSE MILLINERY (From Harness) No well-bred horse will go out these days without a hat which is strictly up-to-date. For-this season the indications are that the fruit or peach basket effects, without the tempting embellishments, will follow a good second, while the carbriolet has found some favor among the fair sex of the human family the name is repulsive to the equine species, as it sounds too familiar and suggests work. The merry widow and Charlotte Corday are no longer in favor among the ultra fashionable. Fashions in horse millinery are as various and distinctive as in woman's head-gear. For your steed you can get a dream of a bonnet made of red and white lawn like a double decker sunshade, trimmed with white fringe and fastened on a wire frame. Or you can buy a natty Gainsborough effect in fashionable cretonne flowered like Miladays parasol, and fitted with red strings to the under chin. The most popular shape is the "Panama" made of rough straw with a slouch brim and a high crown. This seems to be the favorite. It is worn largely by cart horses; others wear it jauntilly cocked over ears, and in the park, the slick, well-grommed carriage horses are disporting this...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825357
  • 9781236825353