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, S. SZEWCZYK ANGLERS CREEL Filed Feb. 20. 1925 Patented Mar. 9, 1926.
.STATES PATENT1 FIECE.
STANISLAW SZEWCZYK, OF PASSAIC, NEW JERSEY.
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Be it known that I, S'rAN'IsLAw Sauwczrii, a citizen of Poland, residing at Passaic, in the county of Passaic and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in an Anglers Creel, of which the following is al specification.
This invention relates to an improved creel or bag which is especially adapted for use by anglers or the like.
The invention has more particular reference to a carrying creel which is' formed from rubberized fabric to render it substair tially water proof, 'and is so designed asto provide an aerated Afish containing pouch, and a tool carrying kit, the same being formed into a one-piece structure so that it may be swung over ones back to be carried conveniently through the medium of a shoulder strap.
The various features and advantages derived from the novel construction and arrangement of parts will become apparent from the following description and drawing. v
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 represents a perspective view of an anglers creel constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional and elevational view showing the details of the structure formed precisely.
As before stated, the improved bag or creel is formed of rubberized fabric, the pieces of which are secured together to provide an outer fish containing pouch 1, and an inner kit 2 for carrying paraphernalia used in fishing. By preference the pouch is somewhat shorter in height than the kit. The pieces of fabric forming these two containers are secured together through the medium of rubber cornices 3, and additional wear pieces l arranged especially upon the bottom cornice. The cornices 3 are more accurately in the form of binders, the same being formulated as thoroughly elastic rubber strips. For the purpose of maintaining the expanded condition of the pouch, a substantially U-shaped metal frame r5 is arranged at the top thereof as shown in Figure 2, the rubber strip 3 in this instance forming a binder for the upper edge of the pouch, covering and retainlng the frame in place- A flap (iis fastened to the outer wall 'of the kit 2 as at-7 and constitutes a cover for the open top of the pouch, this Hap bcing formed'with a multiplicity ofA air holesA S for thoroughly aerating the pouch. As shown in Figure 1, the free'end of the flap extends down over the outer wall of the pouch and is fastened by a snap fastener or its equivalent 9. The tool kit 2 is also open at its top and a cover flap 10 extends over the saine by extending the outer wall laterally as Vshown in Figure 2, the freeend of the flap depending as indicated at 11 and,
therevbeing retaining straps 12 appropriately fastened thereto. The straps are adapted to cooperate at their free'ends with buckles of suitable design 13 for maintaining the flap closed. It will be noted from Figure 2 that a strip or bar of wood 111 extends crosswise of the outer face of the kit at the top vthereof to reinforce the structure and to serve as anchoring means for eye carrying straps 15. These straps 15 carry eyes 16'to which an appropriate handle 17 has its ends connected. In addition, snap fasteners 18 aresecured to the eyes and these snap fasteners connected with a shoulder strap 19. Thus, it will be seen that the contrivance can be suspended over the anglers shoulder when carrying the same over a great distance, but when moving the same about during the fishing period, the handle 17 will suffice.
From the foregoing it will be seen thaty I have evolved and produced an exceeding ly novel ereel for use by fishermen, the same being made up of material which is water proof. The same embodies properly separated compartments, one for the tools and the other for the fish, the tools being held against displacement, but being readily accessible and the fish likewise being held against displacement. The rubberized fabric from'y which the device is composed in the main is comparatively flexible and is foldable so that under certain conditions it can be folded into a comparatively compact package. These and other features and advantages of the invention have doubtless been made apparent by the foregoing description and the accompanying drawing. Therefore, a more lengthy description is deemed unnecessary. f
Although the preferred embodiment of the invention has been shown and described, it is to be understood that minor changes coming- Within the field of invention claimed may be ii'esorted'to if desired.
Having` thus described. the invention, what I claim is 1. Ak creel comprising;- a substantially U-shnped frame, front, end, and rear Walls on said freine and n bottom forming With said Walls, :t substantially foldable :fish pouch, an upper extension carried by said rear Wall, a toolkit vformed integral With the rear Wall of said pouch, si reinforcing strip vcarried by seid extension, Asafid'extension 'forming :t cover' for said tool kit, means for closing seid cover over said tool kit, a flap on the ivnterrnediateportion `of said eX- tension having a plurality of openings formed therein and adapted to cover said pouch, rneztns for securing said covernover said pouch, :L handle secured to said'reinforcing strip, und-Ineens adapted to be tttached to lseid handle forsuspending siti-d creelfroni the shoulders of `a'user.
'2. Arubberized fabric ereel comprising Y a U-shaped -n'ietal frame, front, rear, and
able against: the same,y a reinforcing :strip 11nd,:ameztnsnttaehed to said handle allowing a suspension of the ereel.
3. A combinedfoldablepouchnnd :ttool kit of rubberizedfftbric, comprising,` 'a rigid VU-shapedifrzirne for said pouch, van. upper extension on therear Wall of ksat-id pouch adapted to form aA closingflap for said tool kit, a longitudinal ;reinforeingstrip V'enrried by thefintermediate portion of lsaid eX- tensiorna handle'fhaving its-ends secured in sztidstrip saidihan'd'le adapted to receive and hold a strap for suspending thedevice from a support, yande front Hap hit-ving@V plureility-` of air holes formed' therein attached tothe frontpart of saideXtensiomto eover sai d pouch,- fineztns.- fon-closing.- sa-id Y flap.' l,over seid tool ikit, @meansifor -elosingj said "front -fl :1p 4.over i said pouch, r Yand =reinfor.cing;` cornices for the 'meeting 'edges of :fthe kit'zund pouchr E amdsaidfiapuand: cover.
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