US 2305271 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Dec. 15, 1942;
B. PEARSON TARGET Filed June 7, 1941 I Inventor ,Bem 7 ersow A Home Patented Dec. 15,1942
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE TARGET Ben Pearson, Pine Bluff, Ark.
Application June7, 1941, Serial No. 397,125
This invention relates to targets, and more particularly, to archery targets.
An object of the invention is to provide a target of this character characterized by simplicity of construction and inexpensiveness of manufacture; and which will have material improvements and advantages over such targets as are now used.
The invention, together with its objects and advantages, will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein:
Figure 1 is a face view of a target embodying the features of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view through the target.
Referring more in detail to the drawing it will be seen that in the preferred embodiment thereof the target is in the form of a relatively fiat circular disk 5 of suitable diameter and thickness.
In accordance with the present invention the target body 5 is formed from a single strip of fabric such as burlap or cord fabric, of the desired width and length, and convoluted into a relatively large coil, the convolutes of the coil being indicated by the reference numeral 6.
The strip forming the aforementioned coil serves as a backing which holds the strands of straw or similar fibrous material in forming a continuous filler 1 between the convolutes 6 of the backing strip.
The convolutes 6 and filler l are then stitched as at 8 thus securing the convolutes and filler in a substantially solid disk-like form, completing the target structure.
A target embodying the features of the present invention will be found to be compact, strong, and well fitted to withstand the usage to which it may be put over an extended period of time.
In addition to the above, the target will be found to have other advantages over the conventional type of target now generally used on archery ranges and the like, as will be appreciated by those skilled in the art and from actual use of the target.
It will also be understood that in the manufacture of the target, the fabric, or other material strip 6 is wound under tension for compactness, and the strip carries the straw or other filling material tightly compressed to the point where the sewing takes place; the strip acting as a binder in holding the target together.
The continuous backing strip and filler serves to hold the target tight, with the greatest pressure at the center where it is most needed.
Also a target embodying the features of the present invention can be easily made by machine, thus reducing the usual cost of such target.
It is also to be understood that while I have herein illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of the invention, changes may be made therein by those skilled inthe art and making use of the target without materially departing from the spirit of the invention as herein illustrated, described and claimed.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A target of the class described comprising a backing strip of flexible material and a filler of fibrous material positioned at one side of the backing strip, said backing strip and filler being convoluted into a substantially circular disk form with the filler interposed between the convolutes of the backing strip, and stitching securing'said strip and filler together, and also securing the convolutes of said strip and filler in a tight, compact circular mass.
2. As a new article of manufacture, a target embodying substantially concentric convolutes composed of a continuous layer of fabric and a continuous layer of straw positively united to gether, said layers being spirally wound to form a disk with a layer of fabric interposed between each layer of straw, each layer of fabric having an edge exposed at opposite sides of the disk and edgewise to the flight of a projectile striking the target.
3. A target ofthe class described comprisin a fiat elongated strip of fabric and a filler strip of fibrous material placed on one face of the first strip, the two strips being wound from one end to the other to form a flat circular target