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Publication numberUS2783572 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1957
Filing dateJul 24, 1956
Priority dateJul 24, 1956
Publication numberUS 2783572 A, US 2783572A, US-A-2783572, US2783572 A, US2783572A
InventorsRohan Norman E
Original AssigneeRohan Norman E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Goose decoy
US 2783572 A
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March 5, 1957 N. E. ROHAN 2,783,572

GOOSE DECOY Filed July 24, 1956 NOI'MUITE. fPa/mn IN VEN TOR.

United States Patent GOOSE DECOY Norman E. Rohan, Victoria, Tex. Application July 24, 1956, Serial No. 599,785

2 Claims. (Cl. 43-3) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in goose decoys and has for its primary object to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a device of this character having a natural, life-like appear ance when viewed from substantially any position or angle.

Another very important object of the invention is to provide a decoy of the character described which may be expeditiously assembled for use and compactly folded or collapsed for storage.

Other objects of the invention are to provide a foldable goose decoy of the aforementioned character which will be comparatively simple in construction, strong, durable, attractive in appearance and which may be manufactured at low cost.

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 bad to the accompanying drawing forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure l is a perspective view a goose decoy constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device, showing the body and wing plates separated;

Figure 3 is a view in vertical longitudinal section through the device;

Figure 4 is a side elevational view, vicej folded; and

Figure 5 is a top plan view, showing in broken lines how the neck may be bent to position the head as desired.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, it will be seen that the embodiment of the invention which has been illustrated comprises a vertical body plate 6 of suitable metal having the outline of a goose. The plate 6 includes an integral bendable neck 7 terminating in a head 8. At its rear end, the plate 6 terminates in a tail 9 having extending longitudinally into its upper portion a notch or slot 10 providing a lug 11. Extending longitudinally into the front or breast portion 12 of the body plate 6 is a substantially V-shaped slot or notch 13. Affixed at an intermediate point to the plate 6 and depending therefrom is a spike or stake 14 to be driven into the ground in a manner to support the decoy for swinging or rotary movement with the wind.

Removably and foldably mounted on the body plate 6 is a downwardly bowed resilient wing plate 15 of suitable metal. The plate 15 has formed longitudinally therein a slot 16 for the reception of the plate 6. The length of the slot 16 is slightly greater than the distance between the inner ends of the notches or slots 10 and 13 when the downwardly bowed plate 15 is straightened out or flattened. I

It is thought that the use of the invention will be readily apparent from a consideration of the foregoing.

showing the de- Briefly, to assemble the device, the wing plate 15 is slipped downwardly on the body plate 6 and the forward end of said wing plate is engaged in the notch 13. Of course, the slot 16 in the plate 15 accommodates the plate 6. With the forward end thereof seated in the notch 13, the plate 15 is straightened out or flattened to clear the lug 11 for engagement in the notch 10. The plate 15 is then permitted to assume its downwardly bowed or sagging shape for permitting the seating of said plate in the notches 10 and 13. The plate 15 is thus supported only at its ends and the downward bow of said plate prevents same from turning or swinging on the plate 6. Thus, when the decoy is in use, the plate 15 is maintained in operative position without the use of braces or other extraneous retaining means.v The spike or stake 14 is then inserted in the ground for supporting the decoy to swing with the wind. Of course, the device is painted to closely resemble a goose. The construction and arrangement of parts is such that the decoy has a natural, life-like appearance when viewed from any position, particularly from above. To fold the decoy for storage or other purposes, the plate 15 is again straightened or flattened out for lengthening the slot 16 and disengaging the ends thereof from the closed inner ends of the notches 10 and 13. The straightened plate 15 being thus loosened, may now be rotated or swung on the plate 6 into substantially face-abutting engagement with the opposite sides of said plate 6, as shown in Figure 4 of the drawing. As suggested in Figure 5 of the drawing, when the device is in use the neck 7 may be bent to position the head 8 as desired to further enhance the life-like appearance of the decoy.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of'the principles of the invention. Further, 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 and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the invention as claimed.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A decoy of the character described comprising: an elongated vertical plate having longitudinal notches in its end portions, and an elongated wing plate mounted on said vertical plate and having a longitudinal slot therein accommodating said vertical plate, said wing plate having its end portions engaged in the notches, the length of said slot being slightly greater than the distance between the notches, said wing plate being resilient and downwardly bowed.

2. A goose decoy comprising: a stationary, horizontally elongated, vertical body plate having notches extending longitudinally thereinto from the ends thereof, a bendable neck integral with said body plate, a head integral with said neck, and a foldable, removable wing plate mounted on the body plate, said wing plate being elongated and having a longitudinal slot therein for the reception of said body plate, said wing plate being of resilient material and downwardly bowed and having its end portions seated in the notches, the length of the slot being greater than the distancebetween the notches for permitting said wing plate to sag on said body plate.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 735,314 Syms Aug. 4, 1903 2,234,439 Larson Mar. 11, 1941 FOREIGN PATENTS 21,898 Finland Aug. 8, 1947 Patented Mar. 5, 1957

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U.S. Classification43/3
International ClassificationA01M31/00, A01M31/06
Cooperative ClassificationA01M31/06
European ClassificationA01M31/06