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Publication numberUS2497797 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 14, 1950
Filing dateApr 2, 1947
Priority dateApr 2, 1947
Publication numberUS 2497797 A, US 2497797A, US-A-2497797, US2497797 A, US2497797A
InventorsDaniel Rogers
Original AssigneeDaniel Rogers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for securing oars in a rowboat
US 2497797 A
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Feb. 14, 1950 0. ROGERS 2,497,797

DEVICE FOR SECURING OARS IN A ROWBOAT Filed April 2,, 1947 INVENTOR.

p/ Daniel Rogers.

A TTOPNE'Y Patented Feb. 14, 1950 UNITED STATES. PATENT OFFICE DEVICE FOR SECURING DARS INA 5 ROWBOAII Daniel Rogers, White Plains, N. Y.

Application April 2, 1947, Serial No. 738,880

7 Claims. 1

My invention relates to animproved device for securing oars in a rowboat. There are many conditions under which a rowboat must be left unattended. It may, for example, be necessary to moor the boat to awharf or to draw it up on the bank of a pond or stream and leave it over night or for a longer period. There are many places-where a boat may be left in this way without danger that theboatitself will be molested butit is usually not safe toleave loose articles, including the oars, in thewboat. The cars are heavy and inconvenient to carry to a safe storage .place and the .general object of the invention is to provide an improved device for securingthe cars in the boat so that they may be left with the boat with reasonable safety while the boat is not in use.

In the case of some rowboats, such as the lifeboats customarily supported from davits on passenger steamers, there is little or no danger that the cars will be intentionally carried away. If they are laid loosely in the boat, however, they may easily. be misplaced or even thrown or dropped from the boat, particularly when the boat is launched during stormy weather. A further object of the invention is consequently to provide a device which may be locked to prevent unauthorized removal of the oars or which may be used simply to secure the cars in place but from which the cars may be easily released.

The invention will be better understood from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which Fig. l is a perspective view of a pair of cars secured in a rowboat by a device constructed in accordance with the invention; Fig. 2 is a view of the securing device in position to look a pair of cars to the rowboat seat, the latter being shown in cross section; Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 33 of Fig. 2; and Figs. 4 and 5 are perspective views of details.

Like reference characters indicate similar parts in the different figures of the drawing.

The oar-securing device of the invention includes a body portion [0 having a central top projection ll and two hook-shaped lateral projections II. The body with its projections is preferably formed from a flat metal sheet and may be produced by a simple stamping operation. It is preferably hardened so that it cannot be easily bent or cut and it is also preferably noncorrosive. It may be formed either of non-corrosive metal or of ordinary hardened steel which has been galvanized or otherwise treated to prevent corrosion.

One of the seats I3 of the rowboat I4 has a narrow slot it slightly larger than the cross sectional size of the projection ll of the body It. The openings l6 of the hook. shaped projections I2 face upwardly toward the seat l3 and are slightly larger than the smallest part of an car which is just beyond the inner end of the car blade as indicated in Fig. 2.

In order to secure a pair of cars in a rowboat, the handle ends ll of the oars opposite the blades I8 are laideither in the bottom of the boat or on a seat adjacent to the seat Hi to which the cars are to be secured, theblades 18 being extended along the bottom of the boat under the seat IS The smallest portions ii! of the cars just beyond the inner ends of the blades [8 are laid in the openings IG of the lateral projections 12 of the securing device which is then raised with the oars until the top projection It extends through the slot l5 in the seat l3 and until the hookshapeduprojections i2 areclose enough to the lower surface of the seat 13 to prevent removal of the cars. The cars cannot be removed lengthwise from the body it of the securing device because both the blades [8 and the handle portions H of the cars are larger than the openings IS in the hook-shaped sections [2 of the device. The body portion ID may be provided with shoulders 20 extending laterally from the lower end of the top projection H to limit and determine the uppermost position of the body it] by meeting the lower surface of the seat l3. The top projection ll of the device has a transverse opening 2| near its outer end and extending just above the upper surface of the seat l3 to receive a pin, padlock or the like 22 so that the body It) cannot drop away from the seat 13 and release the cars. A metal plate 23 with a substantially flat face and having a narrow slot 26 in alinement with the slot I5 is secured by bolts 25 with its flat face flush with the upper surface of the seat. This plate 23 adds strength and prevents injury and wear by the pin or padlock 22 on the seat surface.

One of the hook-shaped projections l2 of the body ID has an opening 26 near its outer end in which a ring 2'! is inserted, the ring 26 also passing through an opening in the projecting lower end of one of the bolts 25. Thus, when the cars are released by withdrawing the pin or padlock 22 and dropping the body In, the plate including the body [0 with its top projection H and lateral projections l2 will remain pivotally secured to the boat by the ring 26 so that it cannot be easily mislaid but will always be readily accessible.

The invention provides a device which may be very economically produced and which may be used conveniently and eifectively to secure one or more cars in a rowboat.

What I claim is:

l. The combination with a rowboat seat having an opening, of a metal oar-securing member having a, top projection fitting through said opening and lateral oppositely extending hook-shaped projections with upwardly facing openings to support a pair of cars below said seat, and means engaging said top projection to secure it in the seat opening.

2. The combination with a rowboat seat having an opening, of a metal oar-securing member having a top projection fitting through said opening and a laterally extending hook-shaped projection with an upwardly facing opening to support an car, the outer end of said hook-shaped projection being pivotally secured to said rowboat seat, and means engaging said top projection to secure it in said seat opening.

3. The combination with a rowboat seat having an opening, of a metal plate set flush into the upper surface of the seat and having an opening alined with the seat opening, a metal oar-securing member having a top projection fitting through said. openings and a laterally extending hook-shaped projection with an upwardly facing opening to support an car, and means engaging said top projection to secure it in said seat and plate openings.

4. The combination with a rowboat seat having an opening, of a metal plate set flush into the upper surface of the seat and having an opening alined with the seat opening, a bolt securing said plate to the seat, a metal oar-securing member having a top projection fitting through said openings and a laterally extending hook-shaped projection with an upwardly facing opening to support an oar, the outer end of said hook shaped projection being pivotally secured to said bolt, and means engaging said top projection to secure it in said seat and plate openings.

5. A device for securing a pair of oars in a rowboat, said device including a metal body portion having a central projection with a transverse opening .and oppositely extending hookshaped lateral projections for supporting a pair of cars, and a metal plate with a substantially fiat face and having an opening for said central projection, and means for securing said metal plate with its fiat face flush with the upper surface of a rowboat seat.

6. A device for securing a pair of cars in a rowboat, said device including a metal body portion having a central projection with a transverse opening and oppositely extending hookshaped lateral projections for supporting a pair of cars, and means for pivotally connecting the outer end of one of said lateral projections to a rowboat seat.

7. A device for securing a pair of cars in a rowboat, said device including a metal body portion having a central projection with an opening near its outer end and oppositely extending hook-shaped lateral projections for supporting a pair of oars, and a flat metal plate having an opening for said central projection, a bolt for securing said plate in the upper surface of a rowboat seat, one of said lateral projections having an opening near its outer end, and a ring inserted through said opening and loosely secured to said bolt.

DANIEL ROGERS.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification114/363, 211/8, 70/58, 70/61, 248/551, 114/364
International ClassificationE05B73/00
Cooperative ClassificationE05B73/007
European ClassificationE05B73/00C