Letters Patent Volume 15

Letters Patent Volume 15

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...2. When the horse is backed into the thills, the breeching strap iron is made by the operator to assume the position shown in red in figure 2, and thus may be readily adjusted into the position shown in black in said figure. It will be evident, that, when thus adjusted and the traces of the harness properly hitched, the holdback will efficiently operate, not only to sustain the thills in a horizontal position, but prevent the carriage from pressing forward upon the horse. In figure 2 the thill A is shown broken away beneath the holdback, for the purpose of exposing a gain or slot j cut in the thill, in order to permit the detent/to turn therein. Supposing the holdback to have been in use, and the horse about to be detached from the carriage, the operator unhitches the traces, and upon the forward movement of the horse in the direction of the arrow, the breeching strap iron is turned over from the position as shown in black in figure 2, into the position as shown in red in the same figure, and thus becomes, as it were, automatically disengaged from the plate a and stop b. In figure 4 I have illustrated the application of the shaft tug h for sustaining the thills in a horizontal position, and for holding back the carriage by means of said tug and iron i. I have also, in the same figure, shown the shaft tug, in red, in the act of being drawn off the thill in such manner, by the movement of the horse, as to cause the tug to twist and bind upon the thill, a difficulty often experienced. In lieu of the sloty in the thill, a portion of plate a may.be so elevated as to allow of the turning of the detent/. In case the action of the horse in travelling should cause the breeching strap iron to rattle on the plate a, a strip of India rubber, if...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832930
  • 9781236832931