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7, 1939. c;,w ROBERTS v 2,146,350
ROD AND REEL STABILIZER Filed Oct. 2, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY Feb. 7, 1939.. c. w. ROBERTS Y 2,146,350
ROD AND REEL STABILIZER Filed Oct. 2, 1936 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Carey Wia erfay INVENTOR 10 ATTORNEY S Patented Feb. 7, 1939 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIQE ROD AND REEL STABILIZER Carey W. Roberts, Jacksonville, Fla.
Application October 2, 1936, Serial No. 103,753
This invention relates to stabilizers for fishing rods equipped with reels and has for the primary object the provision of a device which may be easily and quickly adapted to .a rod and to the arm of a person used to support the rod and which will permit the person to easily steady the rod to prevent the latter from swinging to the right and to the left of a person during the winding in of a fish.
With these and other objects in view, this invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed.
For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is 'a perspective View showing my invention adapted to a rod and to a persons arm and constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a side elevation, partly in section, illustrating a stabilizer constructed in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 3 is a top plan View illustrating the same.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary plan view illustrating one end of an adjustable arm and which end forms a part of an adjustable pivot for arm engaging jaws.
Figure 5 is a sectional View taken on the line 55 of Figure 4.
Figure 6 is a side elevation illustrating one of the arm engaging jaws.
Figure 7 is a plan view illustrating one of the sections of the rod engaging clamp.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral I indicates a rod engaging clamp, 2 an adjustable arm and 3 an adjustable arm clamp. The clamp I is adapted to be attached to a rod 4 adjacent the reel and the arm 2 extends upwardly and outwardly from said rod and the clamp 3 engages a persons arm adjacent the elbow, as shown in Figure 1, this arm being employed for supporting a rod while the other arm and hand of the person is used for operating the reel. This device adapted to a rod and to the arm of a person as described will permit the person to support the rod in a steady manner, preventing the rod from swinging sideways of the person during the winding in of a fish.
The arm 2 is composed of telescopic sections 5 and 6. The section 5 fits onto the section 6 and may be rotated relative thereto to bring the clamp 3 in proper position to engage with a persons arm; The sections 5 and 6 may be secured against movement relative to each other by a set screw 1. One end of the section 6 terminates in a disc-like portion 8 apertured to receive a bolt 9 having a wing nut I0. One end of the section 5 terminates in a disc-like portion II apertured to receive a bolt I2 having a wing nut 53 threaded thereon. Opposite faces of the disc-like portion II are provided with spaced notches I4 to be engaged by pins I5 carried by the jaws iii of the arm clamp 3. The pins are adapted to ride into and out of the notches during the adjustment of the jaws Iii relative to each other. The jaws I6 may be held in their adjusted positions by tightening the wing nut I3 on the bolt I2.
The clamp l consists of jaws I1 and I8 preferably having roughened faces, as shown in Figure 2. The jaw I8 is integral with a plate I9 and said plate terminates in a disc-like portion 20 apertured to receive the bolt 9. A pin 2i is carried by the plate-like portion 20 to ride into and out of notches 22 formed in the plate-like portion 8 of the arm 2. An apertured ear 23 is formed on the plate I9 and receives a bolt 24. The bolt extends through spaced ears 25 formed on the jaw I! of the clamp l. A tie bolt 26 is pivotally connected with the plate I9 and extends through an opening 21- in the jaw I! and has threaded thereon a wing nut 28 providing means whereby the jaws l1 and I8 may be adjusted relative to each other and when adapted to a rod may be caused to tightly grip said rod.
The connection between the arm 2 and the clamp I permits said arm to be adjusted into different positions with respect to the clamp after being applied to the rod so that the arm clamp 3 may be readily adapted to a persons arm adjacent the elbow. The jaws IS of the clamp 3 being adjustable permit the clamp 3 to be adjusted to accommodate arms of persons of different sizes.
Having described the invention, I claim:
1. A stabilizer for fishing rods comprising an arm having interfitting sections, one slidably and rotatably mounted relative to the other, an adjustable clamp adjustably secured to the outer end of one of said sections and adapted to a fishing rod, and an arm clamp adjustably connected to the outer end of the other section of said arm and adapted to be applied to a persons arm em ployed for supporting the rod.
2. A stabilizer for fishing rods comprising an arm fashioned with a sleeve and a shaft fitting said sleeve, a clamp adjustably secured to said shaft and including jaws adjustable relative to each other and adapted to be applied to a rod, and a clamp including .a pair of jaws adjustably connected to said sleeve and adapted to be applied to a persons arm employed for supporting the rod, said shaft rotatably and slidably adjustable within said sleeve whereby to effect adjustments of said clamps relative to each other.
CAREY W. ROBERTS.