Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS2576624 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 27, 1951
Filing dateSep 12, 1947
Priority dateSep 12, 1947
Publication numberUS 2576624 A, US 2576624A, US-A-2576624, US2576624 A, US2576624A
InventorsJohn Z Miller
Original AssigneeAbraham Jacobson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rod holder
US 2576624 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Nov. 27, 1951 J. z. MILLER 2,576,624

ROD HOLDER Filed Sept 12, 1947 2 sPmE'rs-smm 1 Inventor John 2. Mil/er 1 Attorneys Nov. 27, 195] Filed Sept- 12, 1947 J. Z. MILLER ROD HOLDER 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 Inventor John 2. Miller WW E M55 Patented Nov. 27, 1951 ROD HOLDER 'John Z. Miller, Hagerstown, Md., assignor to Abraham Jacobson, Hagerstown, Md.

Application September 12, 1947, Serial No. 773,550

This invention relates to novel and useful improvements in fishing gear and apparatus.

An object of this invention is to lretain a holder in a convenient location, said holder being supplied with pivotally adjustable means for retaining a fishing-rod.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide means for carrying out the above mentioned function.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide improved rod holding means which is pivotally adjustable through an arc of substantially ninety degrees.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide means for supporting the rod holding means on either a conventional belt or a suitable anchor such as a peg or post.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide an extremely inexpensive article of manufacture which lends itself well to commercial manufacture.

Ancillary objects and features of novelty will become apparent in following the description of the preferred embodiment of the present invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the preferred form of the present invention, showing the same utilized in conjunction with a belt of an individual;

Figure 2 is an elevational side view of the invention shown in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a perspective view of the invention shown in Figure 1, showing a second use of the same;

Figure 4 is a sectional view of the invention; and,

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the sleeve utilized in conjunction with and forming part of the present invention.

Referring now in detail to the illustrated preferred embodiment of the present invention, like reference characters are used throughout to indicate similar elements.

This invention has been conceived and developed to provide a device for retaining fishing rods in a convenient (to the fisherman) location. It is often desirable to have full use of both hands of a fisherman momentarily. By utility of the present invention, the fish rod may be retained in a selected position thereby permitting free access of both hands.

Means for supporting the rod holding mechanism is supplied. By utility of this means the rod holding portion of the invention may be se- 1 Claim. (Cl. 248-42) lectivelysecured to the belt of an individual or if desired, maybe suitably anchored to a peg driven in the ground or other suitable post which might be supplied on a boat or the like. 1

A base plate I0 is provided of any suitable material, preferably metallic, and has a rolled bottom edge l2. The upper portion of the base plate I0 is provided with recesses l4 and I6 respectively wherein slots l8 and 20 are supplied. As is seen in Figure 1, a conventional belt 22 is adapted to extend through these slots for retaining the base plate in close proximity to a persons body. It will be noted that the rolled edge It will engage a portion of the anatomy below the belt of the individual.

Referring to Figure 3, it will be noted that a hinge member 24 is formed on the plate W for the purpose of pivotally supporting a keeper 26. This keeper 26 may be utilized for the purpose of receiving a suitable anchor post 28 therein. It is also noted that the rolled bottom portion I! will also engage the suitable anchor 28 in this supporting means.

A rod handle engaging and retaining member is utilized in association with the base plate I ll.

, This member may be noted in Figure 5 as the sleeve 30 having a slot 32 extending parallel to the longitudinal axis thereof. A bracket 34 is formed integral with the said sleeve 30 and has substantially right angular extensions 36 and 38 provided thereon. These extensions have aligned apertures 40 therein for a purpose to be described herein.

Positioned at the opposite end of the said sleeve 30 is a. bearin formed by rolling a protruding edge of the said sleeve. This bearing 42 is adapted to receive a pin 44 therethrough. Said pin 44 also extends through a pair of bearing members 48 and 48 respectively which are stamped integrally in the base plate Hi. It is quite apparent that by this expedient, the said sleeve 30 is pivotly associated with the plate Ill.

A pair of perches 50 are stamped in the said plate I 0 and a pair of links 52 are pivoted thereto by utility of a suitable pivot means such as a bolt 54, rivet or the like. A second pair of links 56 are pivoted to the said pair of links 52 by means of a set screw friction construction, generally indicated at 58. It will be noted that the last mentioned links 56 are pitman rods which are pivoted to the extensions 36 and 38 by means of a suitable shaft orif desired, a pair of rivets 60.

From the foregoing, it is quite obvious that the sleeve may be pivoted about. the shaft 44 through an arc of substantially ninety degrees 3 and retained in position by means of the thumbscrew construction 58. At one limit of the travel of the sleeve 30, the base portion thereof will engage the base plate l0.

While there has been illustrated and described but a preferred embodiment of the present invention it is apparent that various departures may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention. Accordingly, lin'litationv is sought only in accordance with the scope of the following claim.

Having described the invention what is claimed as new is:

A rod holder comprising a base plate, means for stamped in said plate and spaced from the bot tom edge thereof, a pin extending through said thereof, pairs of pitmans connected to each other REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 846,315, Keich Mar. 5, 1907 1396, 356, hindmark June 3, 1924 2,068,054 Haislip Jan. 19, 1937 2325,5265 Major July 27, 1943 FOREIGN PATENTS ber o n r i Da 7 17,798 Great Britain r Sept. '24, 1895 Great. Britain Sept. 14, 19M

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US846315 *Feb 7, 1906Mar 5, 1907Dora M KeechSunshade or umbrella support.
US1496346 *Jul 17, 1923Jun 3, 1924Lindmark Primus VBrush holder
US2068054 *Mar 28, 1936Jan 19, 1937Albert S HaislipBelt-type fishing rod holder
US2325526 *Jun 16, 1942Jul 27, 1943Major Wayne HPostman's umbrella attachment
GB189517798A * Title not available
GB190419768A * Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2719659 *Mar 17, 1952Oct 4, 1955Fred N MamerFisherman's pole support
US2733031 *Apr 19, 1951Jan 31, 1956 Mounting bases for antenna masts
US2735596 *May 24, 1954Feb 21, 1956 Device for holding a fishing pole
US2742210 *Mar 2, 1954Apr 17, 1956Bortz Jay HomerFishing rod holder
US2742211 *Sep 24, 1954Apr 17, 1956Sr Belmont H CraftFishing pole holder
US2778552 *Jan 17, 1955Jan 22, 1957Carl A ThompsonGun rest
US2781958 *Aug 18, 1954Feb 19, 1957Edward A LewandowskiFishing rod holder
US2803387 *Sep 28, 1954Aug 20, 1957John W PearceFishing rod holder
US2846129 *Mar 28, 1956Aug 5, 1958George R O'brienFishing rod holder
US2954909 *Oct 29, 1957Oct 4, 1960Colorado Fishing Rod Holder CoFishing rod holder
US2969899 *Jul 23, 1959Jan 31, 1961Riley H BrooksHolding device for fishing rods
US2995855 *Jul 15, 1958Aug 15, 1961Bell Robert OFishing rod holder
US3162408 *Mar 4, 1963Dec 22, 1964Michael MarkmanFishing rod and trolling pole holder
US3346280 *Aug 12, 1965Oct 10, 1967Pfaff & KendallAdjustable mechanism for securing an arm to a post
US3917134 *Dec 6, 1974Nov 4, 1975Alvin L TumlinsonPersonal fishing carrier
US3920207 *Aug 29, 1974Nov 18, 1975Richard C AdamaitisFlag pole holder
US4293113 *Nov 5, 1979Oct 6, 1981Gray David LUniversal fishing rod support
US4297802 *Jun 23, 1980Nov 3, 1981Normann Carl NLine routing and storing device
US4323181 *Jan 19, 1981Apr 6, 1982John SpasoffBelt-mounted fishing tackle carrier
US4587757 *Oct 25, 1984May 13, 1986Lirette Hewitt PFishing device
US4817323 *Mar 23, 1987Apr 4, 1989Dennis BraidBelt for use with a fishing rod
US4836728 *Oct 15, 1987Jun 6, 1989Emhart Industries, Inc.Blind-riveting assembly
US4896806 *Jul 24, 1985Jan 30, 1990Sanchez Jr PeteBelt mounted rod holder
US5014891 *May 14, 1990May 14, 1991J. D. KingFishing aid
US5024018 *Apr 19, 1990Jun 18, 1991Ferrigno Michael RAdjustable belt-attached fishing rod holder
US5044109 *Jul 2, 1990Sep 3, 1991Fast Jacob BFishing rod holder
US5052146 *May 22, 1987Oct 1, 1991Resnick Joseph AFishing equipment
US5105574 *May 28, 1991Apr 21, 1992Fast Jacob BFishing rod holder
US5209009 *Dec 26, 1991May 11, 1993Fast Barbara LTackle box fishing rod holder
US5331761 *May 13, 1993Jul 26, 1994Louis KuthyCombination fishing tackle box and fishing pole holder device
US5385161 *May 16, 1994Jan 31, 1995Loker; Keith G.Umbrella support
US5386932 *Feb 28, 1994Feb 7, 1995Gross; Charles E.Self-tigtening, belt-attachable fishing rod holder
US5628141 *Aug 21, 1995May 13, 1997Crawford; Robert J.Line stripping basket
US5772163 *Oct 5, 1995Jun 30, 1998Young; Robert P.Device for holding and tipping a container of liquid
US5797212 *Nov 13, 1995Aug 25, 1998Kistner; ThomasFishing gear holder
US5842620 *Jun 24, 1997Dec 1, 1998Koudakis; Stavros A.Belt-mounted tool holder device
US5855086 *Jun 17, 1997Jan 5, 1999Pandeles; John P.Fishing rod belt
US5953846 *Jan 28, 1997Sep 21, 1999Shelton; Billy R.Fishing rod controller
US6089524 *Mar 29, 1999Jul 18, 2000Lai; Jung-TzuSupporting assembly for a fishing rod on a boat
US6209253 *Feb 4, 1999Apr 3, 2001Daniel Saldana, Jr.Clothing mounted fishing rod holder
US6237821 *Jan 25, 2000May 29, 2001John Robert William OwenFishing rod holder
US6591542 *Oct 19, 2001Jul 15, 2003Gary JordanBody support harness for a fishing rod
US7140148Jul 29, 2004Nov 28, 2006Williams Ii Wallace WFishing line retaining device
US7146763 *Aug 15, 2005Dec 12, 2006Roland StantonFishing pole holder
US7275668 *Nov 14, 2003Oct 2, 2007Emmitt CarrollUmbrella/cup holder device
US7621066 *Aug 6, 2007Nov 24, 2009Mathison Matthew BFishing rod holder
US7739827 *Jan 26, 2007Jun 22, 2010Keller Cyril NFishing rod holder
US7900392 *Jul 10, 2008Mar 8, 2011Musto Albert CStripping basket for fly fishing
US8333358Sep 24, 2009Dec 18, 2012Jim CarnesFishing rod holder device and associated methods
US8714511Dec 15, 2011May 6, 2014Raymond ZoetemanUmbrella stand
US20040025404 *Aug 4, 2003Feb 12, 2004David ThompsonFishing rod holder
US20040123509 *Sep 12, 2003Jul 1, 2004Louis BorgeatFly fishing rod having a detachable reel seat and waist holder therefore
US20050120608 *Oct 4, 2004Jun 9, 2005William MayCocking plate
US20070169394 *Jan 26, 2007Jul 26, 2007Keller Cyril NFishing rod holder
US20080156840 *Dec 29, 2006Jul 3, 2008Robert SanfilippoHolder for spackling items
US20100005705 *Jul 10, 2008Jan 14, 2010Musto Albert CStripping basket for fly fishing
US20100018104 *Jul 23, 2008Jan 28, 2010Pedersen Edward KFishing rod holder
US20100072338 *Sep 24, 2009Mar 25, 2010Jim CarnesFishing rod holder device and associated methods
US20110131862 *Dec 9, 2009Jun 9, 2011Magarelli Gaetano DFishing Rod Attachment Apparatus
US20140047758 *Aug 20, 2013Feb 20, 2014Mark Ramon CiciullaFishing pole mount apparatus
US20150059230 *Aug 27, 2014Mar 5, 2015Jerome EnnisUniversal Fishing Rod Holder
U.S. Classification248/514, 224/922, 224/200, 43/21.2, D22/147
International ClassificationA01K97/10
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/10, Y10S224/922
European ClassificationA01K97/10