Manual of Pack Transportation ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1910 - Pack transportation - 242 pages
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Page 3 - This Manual is published for the information and government of the Regular Army and Organized Militia of the United States. By order of the Secretary of War : WILLIAM CROZIER, Brigadier General, Chief of Ordnance.
Page 170 - ... is soft. In shaping the dock rub it on top as the stuffing is introduced, at the same time bringing the ends of the crupper together and bending the ends of the dock upward so as to shape the dock to the animal's tail, and the butt of the crupper to the animal's hips. Lining for crupper to be of 28-inch No. 10 cotton duck, extending from dock to within 24 inches of end each way; in cutting allow for lap of 1 inch all around; to be sewed down with slanting stitch spaced one-half inch on upper...
Page 192 - On the first and third distance rods provide an offset of three- fourths of an inch deep, length of offset to be 10 inches. The second distance rod to be straight along its length. Supports (4). — Cut a section of Norway flat iron 13f inches long, three-fourths of an inch wide and one-fourth of an inch thick. Provide an eye on each end of supports large enough to take one-half inch iron rod. Legs (4). — To be of similar material, 15 inches long, provided "with eye on each end in similar manner....
Page 172 - This iron is fastened to cincha by two pieces of good, solid leather, 11 inches long and 5 inches wide and riveted to iron. Place one end of canvas between the folds of leather facing and sew down with three seams, two seams one-half inch apart, on outer edge, and one seam around edge of hole. This hole to be 3 inches wide and 3 inches long, shaped half oval.
Page 172 - T68-inch iron rod 9 inches long; lay it over end of cincha and sew down with one seam across the end, so as to catch the short or under side of facing, and two seams one-half inch apart along the edge of conical facing. Care must be taken that the sewing extends to ends, so that the T6ff-inch iron rod will not escape.
Page 166 - Head well formed and intelligent looking, broad between the eyes; eyes clear, large, and full; ears flexible; teeth and tongue free from blemishes; neck full and inclined to arch; withers low and broad; back short and straight; belly large and deep; dock low and stiff; legs straight, standing well apart at front and rear, the former indicating good lung power, the latter full in buttocks; the hoofs...
Page 16 - Infantado)' the sumpter (pack) mules had housings similar to those of the cavalry, of rich cloth embroidered with gold, and others of brocade with halters of silk, while the bridles, headpieces, and all the harnessings glittered with silver. An imitation of this feudal custom was made in the United States Government service prior to the Spanish-American war, 1898, when the
Page 172 - ... holes, one inch apart in center. This to hold fastening, or finger loop, as it is termed, and should be of good, solid leather. Thong for fastening loop to be 12 inches long and one-half of an inch wide, of best latigo leather, secured underneath, allowing as much loop to extend on outside as possible. Its use is to hold end of latigo or tightening strap when the aparejo is cinched on the animal. The latigo or tightening strap to be from 7 to 8 feet long; width, If inches at heavy end and three-fourths...
Page 171 - The canvas is cut 4 inches shorter than the length of the body of the aparejo. It is faced on both sides with leather 4 inches wide from end to end and 5 inches wide across ends. These facings when put on must be allowed to extend over the sides and ends of canvas so as to make the cover three-eighths inch wider and longer than the aparejo; to be sewed with seam at each edge.
Page 167 - CRUPPER. (2) To be of good, solid, fair leather, tallow finish, sides to be of good spread, weighing from 12 to 14 pounds, and free from cuts and blemishes. Standard size for cruppers to be 78 inches long and 12 inches wide. To form crupper cut two sections 39 inches long and 12 inches wide. At heaviest end, counting 3f inches from one corner, cut in 4 inches to form dock; now describe a cut upward, circling to within...

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