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Publication numberUS2455765 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 7, 1948
Filing dateJun 15, 1945
Priority dateJun 15, 1945
Publication numberUS 2455765 A, US 2455765A, US-A-2455765, US2455765 A, US2455765A
InventorsHarvey James W
Original AssigneeHarvey James W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fish net hanger
US 2455765 A
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Dec. 7, 1948. w HARVEY 2,455,765

FISH NET HANGER Filed June 15, 1945 Mu m INVENTOR James Wfiiaru ATTQRNEY Patented Dec. 7, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT. OFFICE FISH NET HANGER James W. Harvey. Lakeville. Conn.

Application June 15, i045, Serial No. 599,589 3 Claims. (Cl. 248-860) Hand nets are usually hung from a flshennan's belt, vest or jacket by means of a snap book so that it can be detached for use. These devices -however require considerable time and dexterity to unhook. when a fisherman wants to use his net he wants it as quickly as possible in order to land his fish. At that moment his attention is concentrated upon his rod and line and any delay is likely to bring nothing but regrets. In order to facilitate the detachment I have provided a simple construction applicable to hand net frames. This -requires a headed pin loosely suspended from some article of apparel. The handle of the net frame is provided with a socket for the pin and a latch bolt spring pressed into engagement with the head of the pin. This latch bolt has an arm arranged at the side of. the handleso that the fisherman can grasp the handle with one hand and at the same time release this latch whereupon the net is instantly freed and ready for use.

Fig. '1 is a longitudinal sectional view showing a part of a net handle detachably suspended from some partof the fishermans apparel.

Fig. 2 is a side view of a part of the handle with the latch member. s

Fig. 3 is an end view of the handle, the latch member being omitted. a

Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view on the plane of the line 4-4 of Fig. .1.

Fig. 5 is an exploded perspective view of the supporting pin and latch member.

The handle I of the net frame may be of any suitable form and at its end is provided with a longitudinal guide socket I for the supporting pin 9 and a transverse recess ll for the-latch bolt I i which is adapted tointerlock with the pin 9.

This latch bolt is preferably formed on the end of the spring arm l2 which is fastened at the side of the handle and biased to resiliently hold the latch bolt in the position of Figs. landi.

' The head or tip it of the pin is tapered so as to facilitate its entering into the hole Ii in the latch bolt and has a shoulder II which interlocks with the upper surface ll of the latch bolt when the pin is in place in its socket. The body I8 is guided in the outer end of the socket I and the neck I. of the pin is turned down to provide the shoulder It. The recess I0 is extended past the socket I as shown in Fig. 1 so that the tip of the latch bolt can abut against the wall 20 when thehandle is pulled downwardly.

The pin 9 is preferably carried by a snap hook 2| which may be supported from any part 22 of the flshermans apparel such as his belt or vest or from the pocket flap of his Jacket wherever it is most convenient.

when the net is wanted, the handle is grasped firmly with one hand and at the same time the arm I! of the latch member is compressed and the pin released so that the net may be detached instantly.

I also preferably provide a transverse passage 24 at right angles to the bolt recess so as to disclose the bolt and pin relation and also to provide a mean for hanging up the net in case the bolt is broken or lost.

This construction is very simple and inexpensive an? serves to greatly facilitate the use of the ne I claim:

so and a reduced neck with a shoulder between the lower end and the neck and a fish net having a handle with a longitudinal passage for the pin and a spring latch member having a part slidable transversely in the handle for interlocking with as the shoulder of the pin. said spring having an arm extending along the outside of the handle for manual engagement.

I 2. A fish net including a frame having a handle with a longitudinal socket extending inwardly from the outer end of the handle and having a lateral recess intersecting said socket and extending inwardly beyond the socket and having an inner shoulder, a pin removably fitted in said socket and having a tapered tip at its inner end providing a shoulder and a spring latch member having an elongated arm portion extending along the outside of the handle and fastened at one end'thereof to the handle and having a bolt portion disposed at right angles to said arm portion movable in said lateral recess, said bolt portion having an opening adapted to receive the tip of said pin when aligned with said socket, said opening having an edge adapted to interlock with the shoulder on said pin for releasably connecting the pin to the handle, the inner end of said bolt portion adapted to engage the inner shoulder in said recess as a stop when the pin is pulled outwardly while the latch member is in the detaining position.

3. A fishing implement comprising a handle having a longitudinal cylindrical socket in its end intersected by a transverse passage, a supporting pin slidable in the cylindrical socket and having a taperedtip with a restricted neck and a shoulder near the tip, a latch member for coacting with the memes pin. said lateh member beinlin the lam of an L- ahapedaprinememherhavinoneendnxedalon: onesideotthehandieandtheotherendextendin: movabl! into the transverse passage and havin: an intermediate portion pmieetinl tram the side 0! thehandleiorenmementblthehand (or releaainzthe iatch from the mnnortine pin. the movable end-o! the latch member having an openin: to receive the tapered tip and shoulder '01 the pin, the walls 0! the cylindrical 10cm Iuidin: the insertion oi the pin and preventinl the piniromtiitingintheeoeketandthewaiieotthe transverse passage tannin: abutment: limitinc thebendinlotthemovableendotthelateh andwhenvullilamliedbrthehandietendim teaeparatethehandietremthenln.


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U.S. Classification224/255, 43/11, 24/3.12, 403/329, 24/115.00G, 248/690, 24/370
International ClassificationA01K77/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K77/00
European ClassificationA01K77/00