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Publication numberUS1852629 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 5, 1932
Filing dateJun 27, 1931
Priority dateJun 27, 1931
Publication numberUS 1852629 A, US 1852629A, US-A-1852629, US1852629 A, US1852629A
InventorsPerley C Sturges
Original AssigneePerley C Sturges
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mooring device
US 1852629 A
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April 5, 1932. P, (jA STURGES 1,852,629

MOORING DEVICE Filed June 27, 1951 n lNvENroR MZ Patented Apr. 5, 1932 UNITED STATES PERLEY C. STURGES, OF BRONXVILLE, NEW YGRK MOOIRING DEVICE Application filed June 2'?,

This invention relates to improvements in mooring devices constructed especially to provide a ready and quick anchorage of the boat, when under single-handed control re- I ardless of weather and water conditions. uch devices usually comprise some sort of spring latch closed hook having a mooring line secured thereto, and carrying a tapered socket within which the end ot a pole is held by friction. The eiiiciency of this device may be entirely destroyed by the ease with which the frictional engagement of the parts is broken by hitting the dock or buoy, resulting either in a turning oit' the hook upon the pole l5 or else a direct separation of the parts.

The object of the present invention is to provide a simple, cheap, and readily manufactured mooring device which shall obviate this diiiiculty by providing securing means adapted to prevent accidental separation of the parts. but readily disengaged by a quick jerk upon the pole when the mooring hook has been properly secured upon the mooring ring or bar carried by the dock or buoy, and this securing means may have in combination therewith guide means acting to secure the proper engagement of the securing means, and prevent rotation of the hook upon the pole.

In the accompanying drawings forming a part ot this specification, there is shown by way of illustration, a construction embodying the invention, and this construction will now be described in detail and the tea-tures forming this invention then specifically pointed out in the claims.

Figure l is a side elevation of my mooring device; and

Figure 2 is a section on line 2 2 ot Figure 1.

Referring to the drawings, A designates generally a body member formed of a metal plate or casting provided upon one side with a hook B closed by a suitabl-e latch C pivoted at l on the body member A and urged to closed position by a compression spring 2. Below the latch C and in alignment with the 50 hook B the body member A carries an eye D 1931. serial No. 547,206. l

towhich the mooring rope, not shown, secured.

On its opposite edge the body member A carries an internally tapered socket which may, with advantage, be of the form shown in which the socket is formed by two spaced annular members 3 and t, suitably internally tapered to engage -a tapered metallic sleeve E secured to the end ot a pole F in any suitable manner as by rivets 5.

The body member A is secured to the metallic sleeve F by suitable securing means which may, with advantage, be of the form shown in which a ball 6, housed within a recess 7 in the body member A, is pressed outwardly by a spring 8 to project beyond the slightly inturned outer edge 9 of therecess 7 and engage a recess lO in the metallic sleeve E. The outer edge of recess 10 may be more or less countersunk as shown at 1l to iiX the -v amount ot power necessary to release the body member A, and thereby hook B. The securing means may comprise one or more of these securing devices, `two such devices being shown in the drawings.

Means may also be provided to prevent relative rotation between the body member A and the sleeve E in order to prevent disengagement in any other way than by a direct jerk on the pole F. For this purpose the lower edge of the body member A may be provided with a suitable recess to receive a lug or shoulder 12 Vformed on the sleeve E, the lug 12 and the ball-receiving recess or recesses l0 being in vertical alignment so that the lug l2 acts as a guide for assuring the proper engagement oi the securing means.

The invention further provides for the use of the pole F as a boat hook, with or without the mooring hook secured thereto, by forming a hook 13 on and near the lower edge of the sleeve E.

What is claimed is:

l. In a mooring device of the character described, a mooring hook body member having a tapered socket, a metallic tapered sleeve in engagement with said socket and adapted to receive a pole, and one or more securing devices engaging the body member and the metallic sleeve and operating to secure the same together, each securing device comprising a recess in the body member, a ball held in the recess, a compression spring between the ball and the rear Wall of said recess causing the ball to project from said recess, and a ball receiving recess in the metallic sleeve.

2. In a mooring device of the character described, a mooring hook body member having a tapered socket, a metallic tapered sleeve in engagement With said socket and adapted to receive a pole, one or more securing devices engaging the body member and the metallic sleeve and operating to secure the same together, each securing device comprising a recess in the body member, a ball held in the recess, a compressionspring-between the ball and the rear Wall of said recess causing the ball to project fromsaid recess, and a ball receiving recess in the metallic sleeve, and means for preventing relative rotation of the body member and the metallic sleeve and operating as a guide for said securing means comprising a cooperating lug and recess Carried respectively by said metallic sleeve and said body member.

3. In a mooring device of the character described, a mooring hook body member having a tapered socket, a metallic tapered sleeve in engagement with said socket and adapted to receive a pole, one or more securing devices engaging` the body member and the metallic sleeve and operating to secure the same together, means for preventing relative rotation between the body member and the sleeve, and a boat hook member carried by said sleeve.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.

PERLEY C. STURGES.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification114/230.15, 119/802, 114/230.25, 294/82.2
International ClassificationB63B17/00
Cooperative ClassificationB63B2710/00, B63B17/00
European ClassificationB63B17/00