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From: "Fleta Powell Aday" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] RE: what is a "haim"
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 13:21:55 -0600
>Subject: what is a "haim"
>I'm looking at an estate settlement from 1822 Jasper Co GA. Among the
>items inventoried are
> one lock chain & haims, traces & bell etc -- $3.00
Hames and traces are both parts of harness for work horses. The Hames are
the metal bars? brackets? that lock around the collar around the horses'
neck. You can see a photo here
http://www.horsedriver.com/cart/hames.html, or buy a set if you want, but
the price is considerably more than $3.00 and the traces, bells and chains
are not included. The traces are parts that connect the harness to the
wagon or buggy tongue behind the horses legs. Of course, the bells, lock
and chain would be other parts of this harness apparatus.
>From my electronicAmerican Heritage Dictionary: (You can buy it on CD)
hame (h³m) n. One of the two curved wooden or metal pieces of a harness
that fits around the neck of a draft animal and to which the traces are
trace2 (tr³s) n. 1. One of two side straps or chains connecting a harnessed
draft animal to a vehicle or whiffletree. 2. A bar or rod, hinged at either
end to another part, that transfers movement from one part of a machine to
Just sign me, an Ozark Farm Girl
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