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Publication numberUS2813368 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 19, 1957
Filing dateFeb 15, 1955
Priority dateFeb 15, 1955
Publication numberUS 2813368 A, US 2813368A, US-A-2813368, US2813368 A, US2813368A
InventorsKnowles Edward R
Original AssigneeKnowles Edward R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fishhook holder
US 2813368 A
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Nov. 19, 1957 E. R. KNOWLES FISHHOOK HOLDER Filed Feb. 15, 1955 I .ATT'ORIVEYS United States Patent Of ice FISHHOOK HOLDER Edward R. Knowles, Fairfield, Conn.

Application February 15, 1955, Serial No. 488,205

3 Claims. (Cl. 43-515) This invention relates to a container for carrying fishhooks and artificial flies.

Heretofore, fishhooks and flies have been retained in a tackle box or' in other like devices and it has been a problem selecting and extracting the proper hook from the tangled mass of books.

To avoid this, carriers have been applied to the hat, vest or other wearing apparel into which the hooks have been secured. These, however, have the disadvantage that the hooks are not protected.

Thepresent invention overcomes these difliculties by providing a container having means therein for mounting the hooks individually and securing them in a stable manner so that they may be readily selected and removed as desired. This is accomplished by providing a container, preferably a transparent container, with a closure having a post thereon provided with truncated conical sections arranged with the base of the cone facing the top of the adjacent cone so as to provide shoulders to receive the barbed portion of the hook, with the shank portion of the hook extending along the sides of the cone in stabilized relation.

While the shoulders may directly receive the hooks it is at present preferred to provide the shoulders with means for readily receiving the hooked end.

Further, the post, being carried by one of the closure members, can be readily inserted into the container in predetermined spaced relation with the walls thereof or can be readily withdrawn from the container as the closure is applied or removed. If desired, the closure can also be provided with means for supporting the holder so that it is dependent from a carrier therefor.

Other features and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the specification and claims when considered in connection with the drawings in which:

Figure 1 shows a side view of the carrier with part of the container broken away.

Fig. 2 is a side view of the closure member and post carried thereby.

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a view of the post, partly in section, of another form of the invention.

P Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken along lines 5--5 of As shown in the drawings, the container of the present invention is preferably a tubular body and has a closure member 11 secured to one end and a second closure member 12 at the other .end, the second closure member having a neck 12a extending down into the mouth of the tubular portion to form a close friction fit therewith to seal the container and yet be readily applied to or withdrawn from the container. While the container and closures may be made of any suitable material, they are preferably formed of plastic materials with the tubular portion being a transparent plastic so that the contents within the container can be readily viewed.

In accordance with the present invention, the second 2,813,368 Patented Nov. 19, 1951 closure 12 is provided with an elongate post 13, as shown in Fig. 2, which projects from the inner face of the neck portion 12a and is provided with a plurality of frus to-conical sections 14, 15, 16 and 17, each arranged with the base of the cone facing the top of the adjacent section. These sections can be of uniform length or of any arrangement of lengths as desired to accommodate hooks of different lengths. As will be seen from Fig. 2, the base portions of the truncated sections projecting outwardly from the tops of the adjacent section provide upwardly facing shoulders 18 to receive the barbed ends 19 of the hook, while the shank 20 of the hook and/or the body of the fly extends along the sides of the cone and are supported and protected thereby.

While the post may be made of any suitable material suchas cork, rubber or the like, it is herein illustrated as being turned from a piece of wood in which the grain runs lengthwise of the post. This will enable the barbed ends to be readily inserted into the wood of the post.

In some circumstances, it may be desired to provide a protective coating over the post to prevent the material of the post from chipping when the hooks are applied thereto. For this purpose the present invention covers the post with a coating 21 of plastic composition, preferably a polyvinyl chloride type plastic which may be a polyvinyl chloride or copolymers thereof. The coating is applied by dipping the post into the solution and then holding the post in a vertical position as shown in Fig. 1. This will cause the plastic to run down and form on each of the shoulders a thickened bead 21a of plastic which readily receives the barbed ends of the hooks and protects the wood or other material of the posts from dangers of splitting by the hook.

Under some circumstances the hooks may be mounted on the post by means other than the head of plastic material. For example, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5, an annulus 22 of coil spring wire 23 is provided around the post and supported by each of the shoulders in such a manner that the barbed ends of the hooks can be inserted between and gripped by the coils of the coil spring while the shank end of the hook extends along the sides of the conical sections.

While the post may be secured to the closure by any suitable means, it has been found highly economical to secure it by means of a screw 24 as shown in Figs. 1 to 3, thus permitting a quick assembly of the elements. Further, if desired, the screw can be provided with a hooked portion 24a which can be used as a means to support the container so that it may be conveniently carried by hooking it onto a carrier such as a belt clip or to a cord around the shoulder.

A feature of the invention resides in the fact that the container and post are relatively light in weight and when the container is sealed will float should it become dropped overboard.

From the foregoing, it will be seen that I have provided a simple, yet efficient holder for fishhooks which can be easily manufactured and which is effective in use since it holds a large number of fishhooks securely in separate and readily viewed positions and can be moved into and out of the container with ease and facility making the hooks readily available as desired.

Variations and modifications may be made within the scope of the claims and portions of the improvements may be used without others.

I claim:

1. A holder for fishing hooks comprising a tubular container having a closure for one end thereof, a closure for the other end of the container having a post thereon extending into the container, said post comprising a plurality of truncated conical sections disposed with the base, of each section facingthe top of the adjacent section so that the projecting base portions form a plurality of shoulders, and a coating of plastic extending over the post and forming a thickened head on each of the shoulders to receive and hold; the-points of; fishhooks with the shanksgof the hooks extending along the sides of the conical sections;

2. A holder for fishing hooks comprising a transparent tubular container having a closure for one end thereof, a closurefor the. other end of the container havinga wooden post secured thereto and extending intothe container and a hookprojecting beyond the end of the container to form asupporting means therefor, said post comprising a plurality of truncatedconical-sectionsdisposedwith the base of each. section facingthe top of the adjacent section so that the projecting base portions form a plurality of shoulders, and a'coating-ofpolyvinyl chloride extending over the post toprotect thepost and resist splitting thereof 'andproviding a thickened head on each of the shoulders to receive and hold the points of fishhooks'with the shanks of the hooks extending, along the sides of the conical sections.

3. A holder for fishing hooks comprising a tubular container having a closure for one end thereof, a closure for the other end of the container having a post thereon References Gited inthe-file of" this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 742,040 Kurtz, Oct. 20, 1903 1,416,142 Trumble May 16, 1922 1,451,295 Driver Apr. 10, 1923 1,624,233 Grifiin Apr. 12, 1927 1,767,887 Holbrook June 24, 1930 2,596,896 Goad' May, 13,1952 2,675,640 1954 2,681,321 1954 2,693,662 1954 2,702,442 7 1955 2,708,326 Bleckman May 17, 1955

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U.S. Classification43/57.1
International ClassificationA01K97/06
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/06
European ClassificationA01K97/06