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Publication numberUS2351103 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 13, 1944
Filing dateJul 27, 1943
Priority dateJul 27, 1943
Publication numberUS 2351103 A, US 2351103A, US-A-2351103, US2351103 A, US2351103A
InventorsBrown Oliver H
Original AssigneeBrown Oliver H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Sight device for archery bows
US 2351103 A
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June 13, 1944. o. H. BROWN SIGHT DEVICE FOR ARCHERY BOWS Filed July 27, 1943 Patented June 13, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SIGHT DEVICE FOR ARCHERY BOWS Oliver H. Brown, Waupaca, Wis. I

Application July 27, 1943, Serial No. 496,320

6 Claims.

My invention relates to improvements in archery bows and has particular reference to a sight device to be mounted upon the bow.

An important object of the invention is to provide a sight device which is rigidly secured to the bow so that it will not be thrown out of alignment due to the whip of the bow when shooting.

A further object of the invention is to provide means whereby the sight is adjustable vertically and horizontally in straight lines.

A further object of the invention is to provide a sight device of the above-mentioned character having vertically horizontally adjustable parts which are clamped in the selected adjusted positions by a single element.

A further object of the invention is to'provide a flat plate which is clamped to the bow with its surface next to the bow provided with a groove or recess to receive the head of the clamping screw which is thereby retained out of contact with the adjacent surface of the bow when the plate is applied to the bow.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of the above-mentioned character having a slide which is vertically adjustable longitudinally of the attaching plate and a second slide which is horizontally adjustable with .respect to the first slide. I

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.

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 is a left side elevation of an archery bow showing my sight device applied thereto,

Figure 2 is a similar view, upon an enlarged scale, parts broken away,

' Figure 3 is a rear end elevation of the sight device,

Figure 4 is a vertical section taken on line 4-4 of Figure 6,

invention, the numeral l0 designates an archery bow having an enlarged intermediate portion forming a handle ll. Secured to the ends of the bow I0 is a string l2 engaging an arrow l3, to project the same.

My sight device comprises an attaching plate l4, formed of metal or the like. This attaching plate is elongated and is preferably flat. The attaching plate is provided with a longitudinal slot I5 extending throughout the major portion of the length of the same and terminating short of the ends of the plate. The rear face of the attaching plate is milled out to provide a longitudinal groove or recess IS, in communication with the longitudinal slot l5 and the groove or recess l6 extends beyond the ends of the slot [5 and terminates short of the ends of the attaching plate. The front face of the plate 14 is also milled out to provide a longitudinal groove or recess 11, in communication with the slot l5 and extending beyond the ends of this slot and terminating short of the ends of the plate I4. The grooves l6 and ll form a web between them, having the slot l5 therein.

Means are provided to rigidly secure the attaching plate l4 to the bow 10, comprising U- shaped straps l8 and H! which are adjustably secured to the longitudinal edges of the plate l4, adjacent to its opposite ends and outwardly of the recesses I6 and l I by screws 20 or the like. The plate I4 is arranged upon the front face of the bow l 0 and contacts therewith and the groove or recess I1 is next to this front face and the U- shaped straps l8 and receive the bow therein. By manipulation of the screws 20, the straps l8 and I 9 and the attaching plate l4 are rigidly secured to the how. The attaching plate 14 is also provided adjacent to its ends and outwardly of the grooves or recesses I6 and I! with screwthreaded openings M to receive pointed set screws 22, which may be adjusted so that their pointed ends will be forced slightly into the front face of the bow. These set screws and straps rigidly secure the attaching plate l4 to the bow so that the attaching plate cannot be displaced by the whipping action of the bow when shooting.

Arranged upon the front face of the attaching plate I4 is a T-shaped rear slide 23 including a vertical head 24 and a horizontal arm 25. The head 24 is provided upon its rear face with a vertical tongue 26, Figures 3 and 6, which is slidably mounted in the groove or recess H. The horizontal arm is provided upon its front face with a horizontal longitudinal groove or recess 21. The head 24 is provided with a transverse opening 28, Figures 4 and 6. The rear slide 23 is mounted upon the attaching plate 14 to be adjusted longitudinally thereof in a straight line.

Disposed forwardly of the rear slide 23 is a front slide 29, mounted within the groove of the recess 21 and the slide 29 has a longitudinal slot 30. The numeral 3i designates a clamping screw, passing through the opening 28, slot 30 and the slot and this clamping screw carries a milled nut 32 and a washer 33 preferably arranged beneath this nut. The clamping screw has a flat head 34, which is "mounted within the groove or recess l6 and spaced from the face of the how. The slide 29 is adjustable horizontally of the arm 24 in a straight line, and the single clamping screw I3 is manipulated to permit of the vertical and horizontal adjustment of the two slides and to clamp them in the-selected positions,

Rigidly secured to the free end of the slide 29 is a horizontal arm 35, disposed at a right angle thereto. This arm carries at its front end a split ring 36, having ends 31 which may be drawn together by a screw 38. The split ring is provided with an inwardly projecting lug 36'. At its rear end, the arm 35 carries a continuous ring 39, having radial screw-threaded openings 40, to receive adjustable centering screws 4|.

A tube sight is provided, including a tubular body portion'42, adapted. for insertion within the split ring 36 and the ring 39. The tubular body portion isgpr'ovided witha transverse slot or recess .42, to. receive thelug 38., whereby the tubular body portion 42 is positively held against relative longitudinal movementfldue to the whip action of the bow. J The screws 4| are adjustable to adjust or center the tubular body portion 42 which may be clamped within the split ring 36. Disposed at thefront end of the tubular body portion 42 is a ring 43 ,carryinga pin 44 provided with a bead 45." The ring 43 is clamped to the front end of the tubular body portion 42 by a ring-cap 46, having screw-threaded engagement with the end of the tubular body portion 42. At the rear of the tubular body portion 42 is a disk 41 which is clamped to the tubular body portion 42 by a ring-cap 48 having screw-threaded engagement with the tubular body portion and the disk 41 has a sight opening 49, as shown.

As shown in the drawing, the arm 35 and tube sight are disposed upon the left side of the bow I0, although they may be disposed upon the right side, which can be readily effected by inverting the attaching plate l4 and parts carried thereby.

With the parts assembled as shown in the drawing, the adjustment of the tube sight with respect to the arm 35 is effected by manipulation of the split ring 36 and screws 4| and the tube sight is clamped in the selected adjusted position with respect to the arm 35. By loosening the nut 32 the two slides 23 and 29 may be adjusted vertically as a unit, while the slide 29 may be adjusted horizontally with respect to the slide 23. By tightening up the nut 32 the two slides 29 and 23 are clamped together and the rear slide 23 is clamped to the attaching plate H. The screw 3| is therefore common to both slides. Since the head 34 of the screw works within the groove or recess [6 this head is out of contact with the adjacent face of the bow and hence there is no binding action between the head and the bow to prevent the vertical adjustment of the slide 23. The attaching plate l4 being fiat and not arched, the same may be securely clamped to the how so that it will not be displaced due to the whipping action of the how when shooting. The tubular sight can be adjusted with respect to the bow to meet sighting requirements of the archer under the conditions of use with respect to the target, windage, etc. The adjustment of the tube sight is effected in straight lines both vertically and o a y- It is to be understood that the form of my invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same and that various changes in the shape, size, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of my invention or the scope of the subloined claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

1. A sight device to be mounted upon an archery bow, comprising an attaching plate, means to mount the plate upon the bow, a vertically movable slide mounted upon the plate, a horizontally movable slide mounted upon the first named slide and overlapping the same, a common clamping element to clamp the slides to-- gether and to clamp one slide to the attaching plate in the selected adjusted position, and a sight device mounted upon the second named slide.

2. A sight device to be mounted upon an archery bow, comprising a substantially fiat attaching plate to be arranged upon the face of the bow and having a longitudinal slot and a longitudinal groove next to the face of the how, the slot being in communication with the groove, means to attach the plate to the bow, supporting means mounted upon the attaching plate and adjustable longitudinally of the attaching plate, means to clamp the supporting means to the plate and adjustable transversely of such plate and including a screw extending through the slot and having a head arranged within the groove'and spaced from the face of the bow, the screw being movable with the supporting means longitudinally of the slot, and sight means carried by the adjustable supporting means.

3. A sight device to be mounted upon an archery bow, comprising a substantially fiat attaching plate having a longitudinal slot and a longitudinal groove next to the bow, the slot leading into the groove, means to secure the-plate to the how, a vertically adjustable slide mounted upon the attaching plate, a horizontally adjustable slide mounted upon the first named slide and having a longitudinal slot, a clamping screw carried by the first named slide and extending through the slot in the attaching plate; and through the slot in the second named slide and having a head arranged within the groove of the attaching plate and spaced from the face of the bow, a nut carried by the screw, and sight means carried by the second named slide, the arrangement being such that the slides may be clamped together and the vertically adjusted slides clamped to the attaching plate by manipulation of the nut.

4. A sight device to be mounted upon an archery bow, comprising a substantially flat attaching plate to be mounted upon the bow and having a longitudinal slot and a longitudinal groove next to the bow, the slot leading into the groove, means to secure the plate to the bow, a slide mounted upon the attaching plate to move longit'udinally thereof, a second slide mounted upon the first slide to move thereon at a right angle to the movement of the first slide, a common clamping screw having a head arranged within the groove, the common clamping screw serving to clamp the slides together and to clamp one side to the attaching plate an arm secured to the second slide, a tube sight, an adjustable ring carried by the arm and receiving one end of the tube sight, a second ring carried by the arm and receiving the opposite end of the tube sight, and centering screws carried by the second ring and engaging the tube sight.

5. A sight device to be mounted upon an archery bow, comprising an elongated attaching plate provided upon its opposite faces with longitudinal grooves forming a web between the grooves, said web having a longitudinal slot in communication with the grooves, means to secure the plate to the how a vertically adjusted slide mounted upon the side of the plate remote from the bow and having a part projecting into the adjacent groove, said slide having a transverse opening and a horizontal groove, a horizontally adjustable slide mounted upon the first named slide and extending into the horizontal groove to be guided thereby, the horizontally adjustable slide having a longitudinal slot, a clamping screw passing through the transverse opening of the vertically adjustable slide and through the longitudinal slot of the attaching plate and the longitudinal slot of the horizontally adjustable slide, a head carried by the clamping screw and arranged within the longitudinal groove next to the bow and being thinner than the depth of this groove to be spaced from the face of the bow, a nut carried by the free end of the clamping screw, and sight means carried by the horizontally adjustable slide, the arrangement being such that the clamping screw is movable with the vertically adjustable slide longitudinally of the attaching plate and the slides may be clamped together and the vertically adjustable slide clamped to the attaching plate by manipulation of the nut.

6. A sight device to be mounted upon an archery bow, comprising an attaching plate to be mounted upon the face of the bow, elements secured to the ends of the plate and embracing the bow, adjustable set screws carried by the ends of the plate and having pointed ends to be embedded in the face of the how, the elements and set screws serving to positively hold the attaching plate to the bow against displacement, and sight means carried by the plate.

oLrvER. H. BROWN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification33/265, 124/23.1, 124/87
International ClassificationF41G1/467, F41G1/00
Cooperative ClassificationF41G1/467
European ClassificationF41G1/467