Patent Model Whip-Socket & Rein Holder inventor Ezra Caswell Lyons NY Patent # 205,785

We have the original US Patent Office tag that was issued for this item. Tag attached to model is from previous museum showing.
Mr Ezra Caswell of Lyons New York was granted patent # 205,785 on July 9 1878.

This whip holder is also a rein holder, it has a great spring type holder to grab onto the reins. When the whip is put in the holder, it presses something inside which exerts pressure on the area where the reins have been placed.Special lugs and pivot bearings are use.

A very good idea so the whip doesn't bounce out when moving and the reins are in place when "parked"