Posted 5 years ago
This is an old horse collar. It is marked "U.S. Hames Co No. 5". The U.S. Hame Co. was in business starting in 1902. They made horse collars, saddles, hames, & other carriage hardware. The business ended in 1917 when the name was changed to USHCO Mfg. Co. & they began making chassis for vehicles. It measures approximately 30" (76.2 cm) from front to back & 18" (45.7 cm) wide at its widest point. The opening measures about 21 1/2" (54.6 cm) long & 9" (22.9 cm) wide at it's widest point. It weighs 14lbs 6.8oz (6.55 kg).