The Horse Life Preserver

Patent No. 1265580, issued May 1918:

Be it known that I, Michael Zofchak, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pittsburg, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and useful Improvements in Animal Life-Preservers, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to life preservers, and more especially it is intended for quick application to a draft horse, pack mule, or other animal which is carrying war supplies and which may possibly be a cavalry horse, so that when a stream or river is reached the animal can swim across with his load and possibly with his driver and the necessity for building a bridge is avoided.
     Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 04, 2009
     Category: Animals | Inventions





Comments
interesting, but i have never heard of it before. i assume it hasn't been used. i guess in the end the inventer was just horsing around. or perhaps no one would pony up the money to build it. :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/04/09 at 07:30 AM
All opposed to Patty's bad puns say "neigh"
Posted by Kenneth on 03/04/09 at 07:39 AM
Probably the mane reason this didn't go anywhere was because of the intended use for calvary and the rapid decline of horse use from that point on.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/04/09 at 07:40 AM
I agree with Kenneth whinney says neigh.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 03/04/09 at 08:15 AM
I bet this guy never got married.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 03/04/09 at 08:47 AM
Why would you say that, KW? You think he was horsing around too much?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/04/09 at 09:58 AM
This would help me live out my dream of riding a horse to Europe, though.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 03/04/09 at 10:54 AM
When you get here KingMonkey, give me a shout and we'll have a beer or three.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/04/09 at 11:31 AM
it gives me unbriddled joy to trot out the puns, especially when i manage to get here first and the good ones haven't already been taken! :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/04/09 at 03:11 PM
Lol @ Patty! I think of some great puns....usually in the middle of the night, some 12 hours after the fact. That's also when I come up with my awesome retorts to comments made to me by idiots during the day :shut:
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 03/04/09 at 05:59 PM
Skitt - That must be idiots from another site, right? :roll:
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/04/09 at 06:57 PM
yeah skitt the best come backs always pop into my head way too late as well. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/04/09 at 09:27 PM
There are no idiots on this site, but some of us need a little therapy now and then (Patty, Skitt, 😉 )
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/05/09 at 12:39 AM
a little therapy on the big comfy couch is just what the doctor ordered downcrisis! 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/05/09 at 07:01 AM
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