US 2506824 A
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May 9, 1950 T. J. BROWN ETAL 2,506,824
POLE AND ROD HOLDING DEVICE Filed-Nov. 23, 1946 a Sheets-sheaf. 1
INVENTORS moms JOSEPH BROWN ELIJAH BRYANT BUSH May 9, 1950 T. 4. BROWN ET AL POLE AND ROD HOLDING DEVICE 3 Sheets-Sheet 2.
Filed Nov. 26, 1946 .INVENTORS THOMAS JOSEPH BROWN ELIJAH BRYANT BUSH May 9, 1950 T. J. BROWN ET AL 2,506,824
POLE AND ROD HOLDING DEVICE Filed Nov. as, 1946 s Sheets-Sheet s INYENTORS THOMAS JOSEPH BROWN ELIJAH BRYANT BUSH Patented May 9, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE POLE AND ROD HOLDING DEVICE lihornas Joseph Brown and Elijah Bryant Bush, Oklahoma City, Okla.; said Brown assignor to said Bush 4 Claims.
This invention is directed to adjustable pole and rod supporting device and more particularly to portable, adjustable supporting poles and other normally projecting units such as fishing rods and poles and the like.
It is an object of our invention to provide easily adjustable and detachable relatively light holding devices for poles, rods and the like which embodies novel structural details and combination of parts which provide for quickly and adjustably mounting of the projected unit in any one of a variety of positions, and which include manually pivotal means for mounting the device upon horizontal, vertical or angularly disposed objects.
A further object and accomplishment of our invention is to provide pole holding devices having horizontally swingable means and with upward and downward pivoting means and having yieldable flexible means to provide for flexing of the unit and of the pole mounted therein when a downward pull is imparted to the outer end of the pole.
A further object of our invention is to provide an adapter to be used in various uses and purposes and which is universal in its mode of use and adaptability to numerous uses. Such devices are easily applied to machines and equipment to adjust a normally separate element to any degree of angle relative to horizontal or perpendicular position of parts of such machines or equipment, including such units as benches, boa-ts, docks, bases, etc.
Other and further objects and accomplishments of our invention will be apparent from the following description and appended claims.
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Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one embodiment of our adjustable holding device.
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of a pivotal mounting yoke such as illustrated in Fig. 1 and having a reversible wedge-like mounting block thereon adapted to permit angular mountings of the pole engaging bracket.
Fig. 3 is an elevation of the yoke and an adjusting spacer block forming part of my device.
Fig. 4 is an end view with parts broken away and looking at the normally rear end of the pole bracket.
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the upper portion of said device including a spring yieldably connecting the yoke to the body of the device and employing a yoke of equivalent form though of slightly difierent shape. r
Fig. 6 is a top plan view looking at the pole retainer from above.
Referring to the drawings, numeral ll] generally designates a metal body composed principally of two substantially rounded flat metal plates i2 connected in substantial parallelism by a metal U-shaped bracket or member l I, which has its ends secured by welding or the like to the U-shaped recesses of side plates l2. Said bracket l I may also be formed integral with side plates [2, either by casting or stamping and bendmg.
Side plates 12 each have a plurality of holes 14 formed therein in a circular path within the periphery thereof and having equal radii from the center of a central hole IS in each said plate. U-shaped bracket l l defines a U-shaped throat or mouth Ha, which is adapted to be positioned or mounted over and about a portion of a portable or stationary object such as a boat seat, boat edge, stern, dock-railing, or the like and secured or clamped thereto by rotation of a hand screw I6, which is threaded in a threaded passage is of bracket H as indicated in Fig. 1. Said screw l6 may have optional cross pin or handle H to facilitate its rotation.
Numeral I9 is a metal yoke of U-shaped cross section comprising two apertured legs l9a and l9--b, pivoted by a pivot bolt 29, in the central holes of side plates l2, and having an enlarged saddle which has a central aperture therein. Said apertures in l 9-a and 89-49 are designated as [3. Said legs are of length greater than the radius of side plates l2 as indicated, so as to permit nearly complete rotation of the yoke to various angles, the scope of pivoting movement being from one edge of screw l6 around the device to the other edge of said screw.
The outer portion of yoke- 591 carries a poleholding or object-holding member or device which may be either integral with said yoke or secured or removably and rotatably attached thereto. In Fig. 1 I have illustrated one embodiment of such member made of a single rod and an attached base plate 2! which is centrally apertured and through which removable bolt 22 extends to removably and rotatably secure said base in swingable and rotatable position on said bolt and upon the end face of said yoke.
The opposite ends of base bracket 2! are preferably bent upwardly and over the two end portions of wire-like feet 24 respectively, of the poleholding member or bracket 23, (only one of which is shown in Fig.1).
Pole bracket 23 has its side members'extending upwardly in a curve and thence substantially horizontally and thence merging in a downwardly curved cross bar or rest 24a upon which a pole or elongated object is adapted to rest.
Said object-holding member carries an upwardly arched cross member or link 25 whose opposite ends are secured by welding or the like to the two side members of bracket 23, as in dicated in Fig. 2. When an elongated object has its end portion engaged under the link 25, the weight of the projecting part will cause the cross bar 24a to act as a fulcrum and normally when downward pulls or pressures are exerted upon the projecting part of the object the friction at the points of engagement with link 2'5 and cross bar 26a will be increased and the pole or object will not be pulled out by such downward movements.
The intermediate parts of leg portions of yoke l9 each have holes or openings 21 therein which are preferably arcuate slots such as illustrated in Fig. 3. A bolt or clevis pin 28 is removably mounted in said openings 22 and the correspondingly aligned holes 14 of plates i2.
In Fig. 2 I have illustrated a yieldable pivotal mounting for yoke [9 which said yoke has an apertured end portion or ear iEic bent downwardly and which served to anchor one end of spring 29. The opposite end of spring 29 is removably and adjustably connected to a cross pin or bolt 30 which is removably positioned in any pair of aligned holes M and whose position may be easily changed according to the position of the yoke l9 desired at a particular time. When a pole, rod or long object is positioned in the described manner, as for example fishing rods, the downward pulls on the outer end of the rod will cause slight stretching of spring 23 as well as some degree of flexing of the metal object holding device and said spring will return such rod to substantially original position.
In Fig. 3 we illustrate a wedge block or spacer 3! of triangular cross section which is suitably secured upon the saddle or upper face of yoke I9 by screws or equivalent fasteners. Said block carries a threaded lug, a bolt or screw 32 secured therein. The base portion of the rod or objectholding device is removably secured by said bolt 32 in angular position with respect to the plane of the saddle of yoke !9 so as to permit adjustable mounting of said rod holding device of practically and desired angle. Said wedge block or spacer may be reversed end to end so as to position the bolt 32 in the other position to the right looking at Fig. 3 and to provide for selective positioning of the rod holding device in different directions and at different angles.
The pole or object may be easily rotated along with the mounting bracket 23 about the pivot bolt 22 which may normally be allowed to remain loose, or when it is desired that the pole or rod be held in a given direction, said bolt may be tightened.
The wide variety of objects, i. e. boat seats, sterns, parts, dock parts, etc., have edge portions thereof extending horizontally, vertically and at various other angles, and the throat of my device may be slipped about any of such variously positioned objects and the device may be quickly clamped on such object; and thereupon the user may remove and re-insert the pin or bolt 28 to position the yoke in any desired position so that the rod, pole or other object will, when mounted as stated, be maintained at the desired angle and position.
As indicated in Figs. 4, 5 and 6 I illustrate a modified form of pole holder 3'! preferably formed from a continuous metal strip or bar which carries upon one end thereof an upwardly extending flange or extension which is formed integral with the apertured bracket 34. Bracket 34 is centrally apertured, and the swivel bolt 22 passes therethrough and mounts said bracket so that it is rotatable with respect to the yoke. Said pole holder 3'! is preferably secured to the extension of flange 35 by welding at 36 and the same is preferably in inclined position as indicated in Fig. 5. Said holder 31 has its forward end bent first upwardly and then downwardly to form intermediate forward cross bar 38, and its rear end portion 39 is arched upwardly to provide a retaining recess whose underface engages the pole or article when the same is positioned therein in the manner described.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 5 at least one of the side plates i2 have graduations 26 thereon and also optionall graduations 33 which may also be designated by indicia (not shown) which will indicate to users the angular position of the yoke. Said graduations are especially advantageous when the device is used as a holder for objects or tools in machining and manufacturing operations as same would constantly indicate the position of the yoke and holder. The graduations 26 are preferably so positioned in a circular path so that the point of the adjacent yoke leg would be over the same to facilitate easy reading.
We are aware that various changes may be made in the embodiment of the invention herein specifically described without departing from or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention or any features thereof, and nothing herein shall be construed as limitations upon the invention, its concept or structural embodiment as to the whole or any part thereof.
1. An adjustable article holding device comprising; a metal annular body having; a pair of parallel side plates, said plates having a plurality of holes adjacent their peripheries; adjustable clamping means on said body adapted to provide for releasable mounting of said body; an apertured yoke pivoted at one end on said body and swingable about said plates; 3. releasable locking pin extending through said yoke and through certain of said side plate holes; and an outwardly projecting bracket adapted to provide for mounting an elongated object therein; and a pivoted swivelly mounted plate connecting said bracket on said yoke.
2. An adjustable article holding device comprising; a pair of spaced apart side plates, said plates having apertures adjacent the peripheries thereof; said plates being recessed; a clamping bracket connecting said plates; screw means for adjustably mounting said bracket; an apertured yoke pivoted at one end centrally of said plates; a releasable pin normally extending through said yoke and said side plate apertures; and an outwardly projecting bracket swivelly connected to said yoke; said bracket being adapted to support an elongated object therein in varied projected positions in relation to said side plates.
3. An adjustable article holding device comprising; a pair of spaced apart side plates, said plates having apertures adjacent the peripheries thereof; said plates being recessed; a clamping bracket connecting said plates; screw means for adjustably mounting said bracket; an apertured yoke pivoted on said plates and adapted to swing substantially around the peripheries of said plates; a manually releasable pin normally engaging said side plate holes and holding said yoke in desired position; an outwardly projecting artiole-holding bracket formed of a continuous bar and having a base portion; said base portion being rotatably connected to said yoke; said articleholding bracket having an upwardly arched cross bar and a forward supporting bar upon which an article is normally supported.
4. An adjustable article-holding device as described in claim 2 wherein the side portions of the yoke have arcuate slots therein for limited pivoting movement of said yoke, and having a spring yieldably connecting the outer portion of said yoke with said side plates.
THOMAS JOSEPH BROWN. ELIJAH BRYANT BUSH.
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