US 2802611 A
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Aug. 13,1957 ,v JENKINS ET Al;
BOW QUIVER Filed llarch 22, 1956 I NV EN TORS mm m 5 5 KM 0 m M mv ATTD RN EYE nite 1 2,802,611 BOW QUIVER Max E. Jenkins, South Williamsport, and Donald D. Gardner, Montoursville, Pa.
This invention relates to archery, and in particular a bracket adapted to be positioned on one side of a bow with vertically spaced forwardly extended arms having spring clips in combination therewith for retaining arrows in vertically disposed positions whereby in discharging an arrow it is only necessary to slip the arrow from the ends of the arms and place it in projecting position on the how.
The purpose of this invention is to provide means for carrying arrows in combination with a bow whereby the weight of a quiver hanging from the shoulder is eliminated and wherein the arrows are carried in convenient positions for use.
The conventional bow quiver carried by a strap over the shoulder interferes with accurate shooting as the weight of the quiver loaded with arrows throws an archer off balance and absolute freedom of the arms is substantially impossible. With this thought in mind this invention contemplates a bow quiver adapted to be mounted on one side of the heavy portion of a bow whereby arms extended forwardly from the base of the quiver are positioned to carry the arrows in such positions that they do not interfere with accurate shooting.
The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide a bow quiver adapted to be permanently mounted on a bow whereby arrows may be readily retained in position for use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a bow quiver that is adapted to be positioned upon a bow by the average layman and as desired.
A further object of the invention is to provide a bow quiver adapted to be mounted on the comparatively thick portion at the center of a bow for suspending arrows in longitudinally disposed positions on the bow in which the quiver is of a simple and economical construction.
With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a substantially U-shaped bracket having flanges on extended ends with arms extended from the intermediate portion and with spring clips mounted to coact with the arms for retaining arrows in position upon a bow. I
Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawing, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the improved bow quiver.
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the upper portion of the bow with the parts shown on an enlarged scale showing the quiver mounted thereon and showing a plurality of arrows retained in the bow quiver.
Figure 3 is a cross section through the bow quiver and through a bow upon which the quiver is mounted, the parts being shown on an enlarged scale.
Referring now to the drawing wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the improved bow quiver of this invention includes a bracket having a base 10 with arms 11 and 12, a bar 13 having arcuate arms 14 and 15 extended therefrom and spring clips 16 and 17 mounted by screws 18 with wedge-shaped filler blocks 19 between inclined ends 29 of the spring clips and the bar 13, as shown in Fig. 3.
The ends of the arms 11 and 12 of the bracket are provided with flanges 21 and 22, the flange 21 having an open slot 23 therein and the flange 22 having an open tat Patent slot 24 in the extended end thereof, The slot 23 of the flange 21 is positioned to slide under the head of a screw 25 and the slot 24 of the flange 22 is positioned to receive the shank of a screw 26, the head of which is positioned against the outer surface of the flange 22.
The arms 14 and 15 are provided with arcuate outer ends, as indicated by the numeral 27, shown in Fig. 3 and the spring clips 15 and 16 are provided with arcuate outer ends 28.
The bar 13 is secured to the base 10 of the bracket with screws, as indicated by the numerals 29 and 30.
With the parts designed and assembled as illustrated and described the screws or studs 25 and 26 are installed in one side of a bow 31, which is provided with a cord 32 and arrows 33 may be snapped between the'spring clips 16 and 17 and the arms 14 and 15. With the parts in position the ends of the arms 11 and 12 are contracted whereby the slots are positioned over the shanks of the screws and with the parts in position the arms 11 and 12 are released whereby the extended ends snap outwardly whereby the bracket assumes the position shown in Fig. 2.
With the quiver secured in position upon the side of a bow, with the flanges 21 and 22 under the heads of the screws 25 and 26, an arrow may be removed from the arms and spring clips and held in the bow for shooting in the conventional manner.
By this means arrows are retained in an out of the way position whereby the bow is adapted to be used in the usual manner and the arrows may be removed from the quiver and used in the bow as desired.
The quiver may be formed in various sizes and in different materials and it will be understood that it may be used on the bow or removed from the bow as desired.
It will be understood that other modifications, within the scope of the appended claims, may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.
What is claimed is:
1. A bow quiver comprising an elongated base, an arm at each end of said base extending therefrom at right angles thereto and in parallel relation to each other, a flange on the end of each arm extending from each arm at right angles thereto in opposite directions and the flanges being in a plane parallel to the base and having open ended slots therein whereby said base may be detachably mounted on the side of the central part of a bow, a bar secured to the undersurface of the base in parallel relation thereto, an arcuate arm integral with and extending forwardly of the bar in parallel relation thereto, a spring clip secured to the undersurface of each arcuate arm and said clips and said arcuate arms adapted to grasp a plurality of arrows and retain them in parallel spaced relation to each other and to the central part of the bow.
2. A bow quiver as in claim 1, wherein wedge shaped blocks are positioned between the ends of the clips and the bar to space said clips from said bar.
3. A bow quiver as in claim 2, wherein the ends of the clips engaging the wedge shaped blocks is slightly ilitclikned to conform to the shape of said wedge shaped b oc s.
References Cited in the fileof this patent Switzerland May 6, 1947