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Publication numberUS2000015 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 7, 1935
Filing dateOct 3, 1933
Priority dateOct 3, 1933
Publication numberUS 2000015 A, US 2000015A, US-A-2000015, US2000015 A, US2000015A
InventorsFlury Godfrey
Original AssigneeFlury Godfrey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety arrow release device for bows in archery
US 2000015 A
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May 7,1935. GFLURY 2,000,015

SAFETY ARRQW RELEASE DEVICE FOR BOWS IN ARCHERY Filed Oct. 3, 1933 2 SheetsSheet 1 ATTORNEY May 7,1935; G, FLUR'Y 2,000,015

SAFETY ARROW RELEASE DEVICE FOR BOWS IN ARCHERY Filed Oct. 5, 1933 2 Sheets-Sheet. 2

INVENTOR 0 GODFREY FLURY ATTORNEY Patented May 7, 1935 smwmw imnmsonsvron Foe BOWS IN ABQHEBY:

Theinvention has for an objeot'the provision Q5 of laidevice adapted to manually grip arrow andithe string ofthe how sirriul-taneously during the archery practice so as-to' eliminate the neeesf sityof gripping the arrow and: the-string ofthe how-with tips' of fingers. It undesirable. to

grip. and hold the arrow and the strin of the nmhefs how .andarrow, and a peculiar arrange ment of handles extendingiromsaid iaiw'so asto extend into (the hand .oi the archer a most miltmntngeousmanner.v t: q j

.- Moreparticuiarly it is best toeonstmet one of mim and to leonstruet the other of the handles of a Shape sothat the fingers may engage upon the outer side thereof "to: permit eonrrement squeezingwiththe -funnel. 1 v

..Stitl rurtheritheinvention proposes a resilient means assoeinted with the jaw so as to naturally ceasefire-jaw to be ipinotedopen. r smother obieet of this it ism. ticulaaly proposed .to-ar imge alho'od upon the as handle intendedfor engagementwith the fingers, sons-to protect the fingers; v :Stilliunmer .the invention proposes arranging the handles which entendtnto the palm 5S0 asto continue down to the wristend. to'ipnovidei a 40 strap Battaehed upon the wrist portion of the handle engageable around the wrist so what the device ibe strapped upon ones hand; lstnl rnnther I invention contemplates .an adiiustment whereby the handles masnbendiusted u twbettersuitthe hand of a pantie-mar person.

:mrther the invention 'proposes the non;- stmuetion of a device as mentioned awhichis simple and durable-and which maybe manufaetured sold :at a reasonableeost. so huther ieomprehension. .of the ,innenticm, ef. rthe objects and advantages thereof, neienemerwi-ll "he had to the foilowingdescriptioh and aooommmin =drewings,= sand. :to' the. pend d slams-in which the novel tea-tines l5 eitheimnntieoane more partieulariyizset the handles of a shape so as to test within the 'thoug'hin the aohl-ve position.

' In the aeeompanying drawings forming .a maeterial part of this disclosure: 5 2

1 is an illustration of a young man oper: ating an archers bow and arrow. with a. safety arrowreleese aceordingto this invention. is

an inside enlarged view of the hand of the person illustrated in Fig. 1 which is hold irigthe releasedeviee; a g 1 fig. 3 :isa side eievational view .of Fig; 2, and a portion thereof broken away so as to illustrate interior parts the device being shown with the jaws as though in the aeti-ve position.

Fig.4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but illustrating the devise without the I rFig. 5 is a sectional view taken on the 'line 55 li ine. V

Fig. 6 is a side elevational view of Fig. 4 seen ias mough'looking 'from the top of-the-figure, the device being shown with the" jaws closed as hhough in the active position, f I1 1 ."Fig. 7 tea View simiiarto Fig. 2 but illustrating a siight modifieation. I

8 is a view similar-t0 4 but showing the device turned with-the bottom side up; 9 is a sectional view taken on the line i-nJof ig-ii. Fig. '10 is aside elevational view of Fig. 8, looking in the direction of the line 48-40, of 8 thederiee being shown withthejaws closed as Fig; 11 is a. reduced view similar to Fig. 6 net a modified form of the invention the device being shown the jaws closed. as thoiggh in the aotive'position. 3

Fig; 12 is a :bottor-n view of Fig. 1 0.

v in Fig. it the araher s bow and arrow is shown to nomprise-a bow 'W' with a conventional string 7 11- and .an arrow H Aperson shown holding the'ibow and arrow as though aiming it prior to it should he noticed. that the" hand rear :of the armw w is not gripping the arrow or the string but a device which holdsthese :parts. This device .eons'ti-tutes the invention.

. satiety arrow release comprises apeir of jaws and 4:1 pivotally mounted upon a pin i=2 and adapted to grip and hold-the rear of the armow IQ andthe string vl l". More partioularly the opposed f aeesohthe jaw are providedwi-th-inserts 4:8, seeFig. 5, donning an opening into which theend'of-the mow M may engage. 'Ihe inside faee of the jaws M H are fill-SO formed with a Nertiwl opening 4 4 through which the string 1 J may mayvihest be nndenstood by wiewing Fig. 16 in :the string is clearly illustrated. The-front ends of jewsM-and -l-.l are xtormed with enlarged portions I5 merely to provide a joint contact with the string II This may be understood by examining Fig. 4.

The jaws I0 and II have rearwardly extending handles relative to the pivot I2 and. these handles being arranged on opposite sides of the jaws, each jaw relative to the handle, that is, the handle I6 connects with the jaw Ill and the handle IT with the jaw l I. One of the saidhandles is shaped to fit within the palm of the archer. More particularly, this is, the handle I6 and it is shown constructed at the ends with an egg-shaped portion, see Figs. 2 and 4 to snugly fit within the palm; The other handle, the handle I1 is arranged'sub-' stantially at right angles to the handle I6- and-is shaped so that the fingers may engage overthe top edge and cause the outer face thereof, to: con-' veniently press the handle together. The handle and third fingers so that the fingers themselves may be. conveniently engagedover the outside of the handle IT. This will be'readily understood from an inspection of Figs. 2 and 3.

A resilient means is provided for normally holding the jaws open. This means-comprises a spring I8 disposed in between the rear ends of the jaws I0 and I I. This spring has its ends engaged into recesses formed upon the opposite inner faces of the inner ends .of the jaws. A hood I9 engages over the handle II and is attached at its edges upon the edges of :the-handle. hood is so arranged that the fingers may engage therein and thus the. finger tips are protected.

Theoperation of the device may be understood by inspecting Fig. 1 and realizing that the hand is closed upon the handles I6 and I1 so as to hold the jaws I0 and, llclosed and so hold the end of the arrow I2 and the string 1 I. After correct aimis taken it is merely necessary to. open the hand so that the spring l8 bends the jaws I0 and I I and the string and arrow is shot. The arrow I2 is shown with feathers I2 in Figs. .4 and 6 at therear end so as to cause the arrow to .travel straight, A feature of the invention is the convenient arranging of the handles. I 6 and .I I; so

that one handle nestles the. palm while the other handle may be engagedby; the fingers. This particular construction is exceptionally convenient-forthe purpose it is desired.

In Fig. 'I a slight variationof theinvention has been disclosed whichcomprises a strap Zll attached uponone endof the handle I6 and adapted' to engage around theback of the hand and be ,attachedthrough; an opening 2|. upon; the

other end of the handle I5. In Fig. 7 only a'portion of this strap has been illustratedwhichxis thought sufficient for an understanding of the construction. .--;l. l

In Figs. 8 and 10 a modifiedform of the device has been disclosed in which the handle I 6. is of a slightly different shape from that in the prior form. In this form the handle I6 has acurved portion 22 for extending into the palm and then a continuation 23 to extend allthe way down to the under side of the wrist. A strap 'Mis' attached upon the continuation 23 and; is adaptedto. be wound around the wrist for holding the device upon ones hand, The strap 24 is shown broken. .:butmust be of sufficient length so that it may claimlashew, and. desire to secure. by

This

' In Figs. 11 and 1i another modification of the invention has been disclosed in which an arrangement is provided for changing the angular position of the handles. More particularly, the handles I6 and I! are separate from the rear ends overlapping portions of the handles in the rear ends; of the jaws are formed with serrations or roughened portions 26 so that the handles will maintain adjusted positions. This arrangement is of advantage in that the position of the handles may be changed for the convenience of the operator for example, examining Fig. 3, it will be recognizedthat the fingers of the hand are not completelyclosed down upon the palm. Some operators may-wish the angle between the handles smaller and others greater, and with the arrangement of the adjustments this is possible.

awhile I haveshown and-described the preferredembodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed'and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications come ing'withinthexscope of the invention aszdefined in the appended .claims. Having thus'describedmy invention, which I United States LettrsiPatentiste-e V I. A- safetyarrow release for bows and arrows in archery; comprising a :pair of pivoted jaws adaptedto grip and hold the arrow and the string of an archers" bow and. arrow, and rearwardly extending handles on said jaws, one of said handles being shaped to fit in thepalm of the hand of the archer, and the other of said handles being shaped so that the fingers may engage over the edge and against the outer face so that the handles may be conveniently pressed together, said handles being substantially .at .right angles to each other when in gripping position.

2. A safety arrow release for bowsand arrows in archery, comprising a pair of pivoted jaws adapted to grip and hold the arrow and the string of an archers bow and arrow, and rearwardly extending handles. on. said jaws, one of said handles being shaped .tofit in the palm of the hand of the archer, and the other of saidhandles being shaped so that the fingers mayengage over the edge and against the outer face so that the hana dles may be conveniently pressed together, said handle for engagement by the :fingers being'substantially of. shell. shape and connected at :one edge upon-the rear end of the jaw; 2 3. A safety arrow release for bows andarrows iii-archery, comprising a pair. of pivoted jaws adapted to grip and hold the arrow and the string of an archers bow. and arrow, and 're-arwardly extendinghandleson said jaws, one of said handles beingshaped to fit in the palm of the hand of the archer; and the other of said handles being shaped 'sothat the fingers'may engage over-the edge and; against theouter face so that the handlesimay be conveniently pressedtogether; anda hood attached at-its edges upon the edges of said handle for engagement by the-fingers'so that the tips of the fingers may engage in the-hood.

4. A safety arrowrelease for bows and arrows .in archery, comprising a pair of'pivot'ed jaws adapted to grip and hold the arrowand the string of an archers bow and arrow, and rearwardly extending handles onsaid jaws, one of said han- :dlesbein'g'shaped to fit in the palm of the hand of the arches, and the other of said handles being shaped so that the fingers may engage over the edge and against the outer face so that the handles may be conveniently pressed together, and a strap attached upon one of said handles for securing the device upon ones hand.

5. A safety arrow release for bows and arrows in archery, comprising a pair of pivoted jaws adapted to grip and hold the arrow and the string of an archers bow and arrow, and rearwardly extending handles on said jaws, one of said handles being shaped to fit in the palm of the hand of the archer, and the other of said handles being shaped so that .the fingers may engage over the edge and against the outer faceso that the handles may be conveniently pressed together, and a strap attached upon one of said handles for securing the device upon ones hand; said strap being attached upon the handle attachedto fit in the palm.

6. A safety arrow release for bows and arrows in archery, comprising a pair of pivoted jaws adapted to grip and hold the arrow and the string of an archers bow and arrow, and rearwardly extending handles on said jaws, one of said handles being shaped to fit in the palm of the hand of the archer, and the other of said handles being shaped so that the fingers may engage over the edge and against the outer face so that the handles may be conveniently pressed together, and a strap attached upon one of said handles for securing the device upon ones hand, said strap beingattached upon an extension from the ham GODFREY FLURY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification124/35.2, 24/35, 124/35.1, 124/23.1
International ClassificationF41B5/18
Cooperative ClassificationF41B5/1469
European ClassificationF41B5/14F14