|Publication number||US2461356 A|
|Publication date||Feb 8, 1949|
|Filing date||Dec 30, 1946|
|Priority date||Dec 30, 1946|
|Publication number||US 2461356 A, US 2461356A, US-A-2461356, US2461356 A, US2461356A|
|Inventors||Sus Joseph E, Sus Jr Anton|
|Original Assignee||Sus Joseph E, Sus Jr Anton|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (12), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
'Fell 8, '1949. 1 E, SUS ET AL y 2,461,356
AUTOMATIC FI SH POLE HOLDER Filed Deo. 50, 1946 INVENTORS JOSEPH E.SUS ANTON SUS JR.
ATTORNEYS Patented Feb. 8, 19.49
' Application Our invention refers to fish rod holders and it has for its primary object to provideia iixedcircular shell having nested therein a similar rod carrying shell under spring control, the same being locked in one position under spring. tension by Aa trigger which is released -uponan initial load strain upon the rod, wherebysaid rodis rocked from its normal low soaking or trolling position to approximately a vertical position whereby a iish is automatically gaed and lifted through the water.
Aiurther object of our invention is to provide a spring oontrolledfriction locking trigger for the rod carrying shell.
A still further object of our invention is to provide a key connected hub secured to fixed shell carrying the inner end of a coil spring whereby tension of the spring may be varied.
With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds,'the invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts, substantially as hereinafter described, and more particularly dened by the appended claims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the herein disclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims.
In the accompanying drawings is illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of the present invention constructed according to the best mode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 represents a front elevation of a rod holder embodying the features of our invention.
Figure 2 is a cross section of the same, the section being indicated by line' 2 2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a sectional elevation of the rod holder, the section being indicated by line 3 3 of Figure 2. l
Figure 4 is a plan sectional View through the rod holder, the' section being indicated by line 4--4 of FigureV 1.
Referring by characters to the drawings, I indicates a clamping bracket for the iish rod holder I having an apertured arm I extending upwardly therefrom.
Fitted into the arm aperture I is the threaded shank 2 of a polygonally faced key-hub 3. The
polygonal end faces of said hub being seated in a correspondingly shaped recess 4 of a centrally apertured outer flange shell 5, as best illustrated in Figures 2 and 4 of the drawings.
The central aperture of the shell 5 is mounted upon the hub shank 2 with its face in frictional December so, 1946, serial No; 719,170 Y 1 claim. (o1. V24a- 42) engegementwitn me erml I' of the bracket. The
outer shell 5 isithusheld in a xed position 'with reference tothe ybr-acketfarm' by a thumb nut 2', whichengages the endof the shank Zivi-hereby all partsV are drawn tightly together( y f l" Rotatably mounted-tinthef'xed out-er Yshell is a correspondingly shaped flangedV innerfshell', which 'shell isV journaledA upon a screw threaded head 'l engaging a central aperture yof 'the face of theinner shell andvrotatableuponthe walls Aof may readily be mounted;
The eurer wen ofthe rotatable inner sneu has riveted. thereto'ajp'oleV `carrying sleeve 8 uwhich extends across'.the'lfaxisfofV thefshellf' The said sleeve carries'a'leaf spring '8f secured by one of the sleeve rivets', rv'vhereby `friction is `'exerted' upon a shing rod C, `as indicated in dotted lines,fFig'- ure 1, said rod'being shownV in Aits loworsoaking @position with reference to the holder.
As best indicated in Figures 2-4 inclusive, the iiange 6 of the inner shell is out away approximately one-quarter of its diameter to form a slot 9 having notched ends 9'-9", as best shown in Figure 3 of the drawings.
The peripheral iiange of the outer shell has itending upwardly therefrom a sleeved housing Mounted in the housing is a plug II, which plug is reciprocatively secured by a slot and pin I2 that is seated in the housing in engagement with said slot.
The upper end of the sleeved housing is shouldered for the reception of a, coil spring I3 interposed Abetween said shoulder and the head II' of the plunger whereby the lower reduced end I I" of said plunger is normally held clear of the inner ange 6', said plunger being in eiect a spring controlled trigger.
The slot 9, formed in a flange 6', also has normally extending therein a threaded stop-pin I4, as best indicated in Figures 3 and 4 of the drawings, the same being approximately at an angle of 90 from the friction trigger and spaced slightly from the end of the slot 9".
Secured to the hexagonal hub 3 is the inner end of a coil spring I5, the outer end of which spring is secured to the inner faceV ofthe rotary shell flangeV 6', the spring, as shown in Figure 3, exerting a rotating action from left to right upon the inner shell.
Should it be desired at any time to increase the tension of the coil spring, it may be effected In this rewind movement it is understood that A the stop pin may be lifted from the periphery of the flange 6' to permit a partial rewinding movement irrespective of the position of the slot.
As shown in Figure 3 of Athe drawings, when the holder is set for fishing, the innei` -shell is rotated from left to right to load the coil spring l5 and incidentally shift the olset end 9 of the slot 9 to a position approximately alining the end f portion ll' of the springcontrolled plunger. Now :as the operator holds theinner shell in this position, the plunger will `be ,manually depressed whereby the end llr-I thereof will enter the slot 9. Hence, when pressure .is .relieved by the op- :crater from the inner shell, the action of Vthe `coilspring '.willcause thefoiset end of the slot 9 to frictionally engage theplunger end i I whereby'these `fparts are held in their locked position. Thus vthe rodisheld and :inclined at a low nangle for trolling or soaking, it being noted that the-end 9" of .the slot is slightly spaced away .from the stop-pin I4.
Under this set pole position, in the event a fish ,should strike, the pole -Will be ycaused to move f ,slightly downward in the direction of the arrow A, Figure 3. This `slight downward movement will `cause the inner shell to rotate againstits spring tension slightly from left-.torright whereby the end Aof the plunger .I I is relieved of :its friction lock V,and said plunger Awill immediately move upward to clear the flange 6 whereby the inner shell will rotate from right to left as indicated by the arrow B of Figure l, and the pole C will assume practically a vertical position being held in said position due to the fact that the end 9 of the slot will have engaged the stop-pin I4. Thus the sh will automatically be hooked and the pole swung upward through approximately a radius of 90 whereby the said fish is drawn through the water and can thenreadily be landed. Y
It'shouldbe understood that our automatic pole holder may be used effectively in ice fishing.
A iish rod holder comprising a stationary flanged circular shell, an inner flanged shell rotat ably mounted upon the iiange of the stationary shell, Ka Vslot formed in the flange of the inner shell having offset ends, a xed hub extending from the stationary shell, a coil spring having ends secured to the fixed hub and ange of the inner shell, ,a radially disposed sleeve extending from the outer shell flange, a spring controlled reciprocative plunger mounted lin the sleeve for frictionally engaging one of lthe offset ends -of thespring controlled `shell slot, whereby upon a slight back movement of the spring controlled outer shell, the 'spring controlled plunger is released from its frictional engagement with the offset slot end, and a stop-pin carried by the outer shell extending into the inner shell slot.
JOSEPH E. SUS. -ANTON SUS, JR.
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|U.S. Classification||43/16, 248/538, 43/15|
|International Classification||A01K97/11, A01K97/10|