US 2763953 A
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Sept. 25, 1956 s. CRIDDLE SPINNING LURE Filed June 14, 1954 INVENTOR STUAT CRIDLE United States Patent SPINNING LURE Stuart Criddle, Treesbank, Manitoba, Canada Application June 14, 1954, Serial No. 436,592 1 Claim. (Cl. 4342.16)
and useful devices in casting or the like, the essence provide a device which induces rotation for the minimum for- My invention relates to new spinning lures for trolling, of my invention being to the maximum amount of ward movement.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device of the character herewithin described which includes means to prevent rotation of the spindle with the subsequent twisting or fouling of the line.
Another object of my invention is to provide a device of the character herewithin described which is readily adaptable to various color combinations which may be required in order to increase the attraction thereof to the fish.
Still another object of my invention is to provide a device of the character herewithin described which is extremely simple in construction, economical in manufacture, and otherwise well suited to the purpose for which it is designed.
With the foregoing objects in view, and such other objects and advantages as Will become apparent to those skilled in the art to which this invention relates as this specification proceeds, my invention consists essentially in the arrangement and construction of parts all as hereinafter more particularly described, reference being had to the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my device.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken along the lines 2-2 of Figure 5.
Figure 3 is a view substantially along the lines 33 of Figure 1, but with the hook omitted.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary perspective view of the stabilizing blade taken from the opposite side to Figure 1.
Figure 5 is a side elevation of the spinning plate per se.
In the drawings like characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the different figures.
It is well known that a fishing lure, to be effective, should provide the maximum amount of movement for the slowest possible forward speed and this is particularly important in the class of lures known as spinners. The majority of spinning lures require a considerable for ward speed in order to rotate the spinning element fast enough to cause an attraction for fish and my device is designed to overcome these undesirable features inasmuch as a considerable increase of rotational speed of the spinner is obtained without increasing the forward movement of the lure through the water.
Proceeding now to describe my invention in detail, it will be seen upon reference to the accompanying drawings that it consists of a spindle 1 having what I define as a stabilizing blade 2 secured adjacent to the leading end 3 thereof and a hook element collectively designated 4 pivotally secured to the trailing end 5 thereof.
Mounted for rotation upon the remainder of the spindle between the stationary stabilizing blade 2 and the hook element 4 is my spinning plate collectively designated 6.
The stabilizing blade 2 is formed from flat sheet and is oppositely deformed along the longitudinal axis thereof thus providing bearing channels 7 for the spindle 1. The rear edge 8 is turned over as at 8' to retain the eye 9 formed in the leading end 3 of the spindle 1 thereby locking the plate 2 to the spindle. This also prevents rotation of the spindle 1, together with the subsequent twisting or fouling of the fishing line (not illustrated), but which is attached to the eye 9 formed on the leading edge 3 of the spindle.
The spinning plate 6 comprises a substantially rectangular plate twisted through approximately thirty degrees 0n the longitudinal axis thereof. This plate is also distorted oppositely along the longitudinal axis so that it can be mounted for rotation upon the spindle 1 and in Figure 1 the reference character 10 illustrates one of the bearing portions formed by this distortion.
A series of lobes 11 are formed upon the edges 12 of the plate 6, these lobes being formed by the provision of a plurality of splits 13 made within the edges and it will be seen that these slits include inwardly and forwardly from the edges 12 of the plate. The lobes thus formed are then angulated along a line 14 substantially at right angles to the slits 13 and it will be appreciated that the lobes on one side of the plate are angulated in one direction from the transverse axis thereof, whereas the lobes on the opposite side of the plate are angulated in the opposite direction from the transverse axis thereof.
Further bearing support for the spinning plate 6 is provided by turning portions of the front and rear ends 15 of the plate and aperturing same as at 16.
Conventional bearing washers 17 are provided upon the spindle in order to assist the rotation of the spinning blades thereon. The thirty degree twist applied to the spinning plate, together with the angulated lobes, induces considerable rotation of the spinning plate with relation to the spindle 1 with the minimum forward movement of the lure through the water. It will also be noted that the leading end 2 of the stabilizing blade is rounded, thus giving a streamlined effect to the entire lure. The trailing end 5 of the rod 1 is formed into an eye 5' upon which the bait 4 is secured, and by turning the extremity 5' of the rod over part of the shank thereof, the bait 4 can readily be disengaged for replacement as desired.
Since various modifications can be made in my invention as hereinabove described, and many apparently widely different embodiments of same made within the spirit and scope of the claim without departing from such spirit and scope, it is intended that all matter contained in the accompanying specification shall be interpreted as illustrative only and not in a limiting sense.
What I claim as my invention is:
A spinning lure for trolling and the like, comprising in combination a spindle, a stabilizing blade secured adjacent to the leading end of said spindle, a spinning plate mounted for rotation on the remainder of said spindle, and a hook element upon the trailing end of said spindle, said spinning plate comprising a substantially rectangular, elongated plate, said plate being twisted on its longitudinal axis through substantially thirty degrees, and a plurality of lobes formed on the longitudinal edges of said plate and defined by diagonal slits in the edges of said plate, said lobes on one side of said plate being angulated in one direction from the transverse axis, said lobes on the other side of said plate being angulated in the opposite direction from the transverse axis, said diagonal slits inclining forwardly and inwardly from the edges of said plate, said plate having transversely bent portions along said spindle.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Wright et a1 Oct. 22, 1929 4 Carlson Mar. 17, 1931 Hick July 17, I934 Larson et al. July 5, 1938 Angell Mar. 17, 1953 FOREIGN PATENTS Canada Dec. 28, 1920