ARMSTRONG ADJUSTABLE COLLAR AND HAMES.
Armstrong and Larsen, 39-41 West Washington street, Chicago, have patented an improved adjustable collar and hames, remarkable for its strength, durability, lightness, and simplicity in operation. It is adjustable in length and width at both top and bottom, and has a drop throat, whereby choking is rendered impossible. The hames are of the best cold drawn, seamless steel tubing. The lock works instantly, two phosphor bronze springs operating it. The horn side has an adjustment widening the hames and collar one and one-half inches at draft, so that it cannot become unlocked. An adjustable universal draught, raised or lowered at will, relieves the hames and horse’s shoulder of two-thirds of the twisting strain, so that there is always a direct line of draught between shoulder and load. The lengthening adjustment is a special feature of these hames, and to adjust the length the two clamping bolts are simply loosened a few turns on each’ hame and slipped up or down as needed. With the bolts tightened the hames might be of one piece. The jaws of the hinge are longer than ordinary and have holes for the bolt which for adjustment is removed and placed in holes desired. The nut on this bolt is constructed with a clamp and screw, and, when tightened can never work loose. These hames are interchangeable in all their parts— each piece being an exact duplicate of parts carried in stock. Any style or make of collar can be used.