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Publication numberUS2765575 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1956
Filing dateJun 10, 1954
Priority dateJun 10, 1954
Publication numberUS 2765575 A, US 2765575A, US-A-2765575, US2765575 A, US2765575A
InventorsJoseph Gfroerer
Original AssigneeJoseph Gfroerer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chum pot
US 2765575 A
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ci. 9, 1956 J, GPROERER 2,765,575

CHUM POT Filed June 10, 1954 20 /2 Fig 3 Joseph Gfraerer INVENTOR.

CHUM POT Joseph Gfroerer, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Application June 10, 1954", Serial No. 435,865

2 Claims. (Cl. 43-4439) This invention relates generally to fishermens accessories and pertains more particularly to an improved chum pot construction.

The primary object of this invention is to provide improvements in chum pots and, more specifically, to provide structural improvements in chum pots wherein a simple, economical and yet thoroughly efiective construction is obtained.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved chum pot construction in accordance with the preceding object wherein the unit is formed from a sheet of flexible, foraminous material which is formed in the shape of an elongated cylindrical sleeve having opposite side edges thereof rigidly interconnected to maintain the cylindrical shape and wherein the opposite ends of the sleeve are closed with at least one end closure member therefor being removable so that chum may be disposed within the sleeve.

Another object of this invention is to provide an improved chum pot construction wherein the removable head cap is formed with a series of resilient gripping fingers for frictionally engaging an end of the chum pot sleeve for securely maintaining the cap thereon.

These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is an elevational view showing one form of the invention in use;

Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 but showing a modified form of construction;

Figure 3 is a central longitudinal section through the assembly shown in Figure 1;

Figure 4 is a central longitudinal section taken through the assembly shown in Figure 2; and

Figure 5 is a transverse section taken substantially along the plane of section line 5-5 in Figure 4.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the churn pot assembly is indicated generally by the reference character as seen in Figure 1 and will be seen to consist of an elongated sleeve 12 which is formed from a rectangular sheet of foraminous material such that the opposite side edges thereof are rigidly interconnected by means of solder or the like. End caps 14 and 16 are disposed on the opposite open ends of the sleeve 12 for closing the same and retaining churn Within the sleeve such that juices and oils may flow outwardly through the foraminous sleeve and permeate the water in the vicinity thereof.

As seen most clearly in Figures 1 and 3, each of the end caps consists of a flat end plate member 18 and an annular laterally projecting flange portion 20 rigidly secured thereto. The flange portion is provided with a series of notches 22 such that the flange is divided into a series of gripping finger portions 24. The end caps are preferably formed of resilient metallic material such that the grip- Patented Oct. 9, 1956 ping fingers 24 frictionally engage the ends of the sleeve 12 to maintain the same thereon. The end portions 18 of each of the end caps are provided with centrally disposed apertures 26 which slidably receive an elongated rod 28 which projects through the end caps and through the sleeve member and is provided at its opposite ends with eye portions 30 and 32 in the manner shown. In the use of the assembly as shown in Figure 1, a fish line 34- is attached to one of the eyes 30 or 32 so as to suspend the chum pot therefrom. The other eye has a sinker assembly 36 attached thereto for maintaining the churn pot at the proper depth. In association with the fish line and the chum pot, any number of hook lines 38 or 40 may be attached and as is conventional the hooks thereof are baited such as to hook fish which are drawn to the region of the chum pot.

Ordinarily, it is desirable that only one of the end cap members be readily removable from the sleeve such as to dispose chum therein and for this purpose an annular washer member 42 is rigidly secured to the inner surface of the sleeve at one end thereof to prevent deformation of this end of the sleeve such that it will be considerably more difficult to remove the end cap from this end of the sleeve than it will be from the other end of the sleeve. That is, the washer 42 will impart rigidity to one end of the sleeve and enhance the frictional effect between the gripping fingers of that end cap associated therewith and the sleeve whereas at the other end of the sleeve, the end cap associated therewith will not effect as great a frictional engagement due to the deformation without the use of the washers 42.

Referring now more particularly to Figures 2, 4 and 5 wherein a modified form of the chum pot assembly is shown, it will be seen that in this modification, the sleeve 44 is formed in an identical manner with the sleeve 12 previously described but that one end portion thereof, as at 46, is embedded within a weighted end cap member 48 such that the end cap 48 is permanently positioned thereon. The opposite end of the sleeve 44 is provided with a removable end cap member 50 constructed in identical fashion as those previously described and is frictionally and removably engaged on the open end of the sleeve 44 for the insertion of chum thereinto. Additionally, the fish line attaching member 52 in the form of a rod having oppositely eyed ends 54 and 56 is slidably received through the end cap 50 as well as the weight 48, the weight being provided with a longitudinal bore 58 for this purpose.

As shown in Figure 2, the modified form of the invention shown therein is attached to one end of a fish line 60 as are the hook lines 62. It will be noted particularly that in this form of the invention, the end cap 50 is positively maintained in engagement on the sleeve 44 by virtue of the fact that the rod 52 extending therethrough has its free eyed end portion engaging against the cap 50 to support the entire weight of the chum pot and thus obviating accidental removal of this cap while the assembly is in use.

Since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A chum pot comprising a rigid cylindrical foraminous open ended sleeve providing the principal body portion of the stated chum pot, rigid closures mounted on and closing the respective otherwise open ends of said sleeve, one of said closures being a cap which is readily applicable and removable to permit chum to be placed within the confines of said sleeve, said cap having a flat- (3 tened circular portion with an axial opening therein and a marginal annular laterally projecting flange, said flange externally embracing the adjacent end portion of said sleeve and embodying a plurality of gripping fingers frictionally engaging the end portion of the sleeve, the other closure having an axial opening aligned with the axial opening in said cap, and a rigid one-piece elongated rod passing axially and completely through said sleeve and through the axially aligned openings provided therefor in said closures, said rod being of a length greater than the length of said cylinder and having an eye formed at each end thereof, the eyes being disposed outwardly of the respective closures and being of a size greater than the diameter of the axial openings so that the eye on the capequipped end of said sleeve constitutes an abutment which is engageable with said cap.

2. The structure defined in claim 1 and wherein the other closure comprises a solid conical weight which is rigidly attached to the cooperating end portion of said sleeve, the mass of said weight serving to assist in sinking and retaining the churn pot on the bed of the body of water and in causing said rod to position the eye at the lower end against said cap and the eye at the upper end in a distance spaced beyond the apical end of said weight member.

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U.S. Classification43/44.99, 206/.5
International ClassificationA01K97/00, A01K97/02
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/02
European ClassificationA01K97/02