Patent Model - Improvement in Sun-Shade for Horses

Maker and role
Sarah Ruth (b.Unknown, d.Unknown), Patentee
Production date
Aug 25 1868
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Leather, fabric, metal
1 x 11 1/2 x 5" (2.5 x 29.2 x 12.7cm)
The objective of Ruth's improvement "is to afford better protection to horses, mules, and other draught-animals attached to drays, carts, &c. from either the vertical or oblique rays of the sun in hot weather, without preventing a free and open circulation of air between the said protector and the animal." Her patent "consists of a canopy and articulated adjustable supporting-frame..." (Patent Number 81,412)
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