Patent Model - Improvement in Toe-Weights and Quarter-Boot Attachments for Horses

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Henry McKinney, Patentee
Production date
Jun 29 1875
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Wood, iron, leather
2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2" (5.1 x 8.9 x 6.4cm)
3 1/2 x 1/2" (8.9 x 1.3cm)
McKinney's patent regulates "the action of a horse's fore feet by placing, and firmly attaching, a weight upon the toe, and at the same time thoroughly and effectually protect the hind part of the fore feet from injury by overreaching of the hind feet, so that the same strap which holds the weight... to its place, shall also hold the quarter-boot upon the hind part of the foot..." (Patent Number 165,014)
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