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Publication numberUS2816297 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 17, 1957
Filing dateNov 14, 1955
Priority dateNov 14, 1955
Publication numberUS 2816297 A, US 2816297A, US-A-2816297, US2816297 A, US2816297A
InventorsMalcolm N Stanley
Original AssigneePorta Company Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Portable duck blind
US 2816297 A
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M. N. STANLEY PORTABLE DUCK BLIND Filed Nov. 14, 1955 q J M 2,816,29? I Patented Dec. 17, 1957 i ll PORTABLE DUCK BLIND Malcolm N. Stanley, Newton, Mass., assiguor to The Porta Company, Inc., Canton, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application November 14, 1955, Serial No. 546,526

Claims. (Cl. 9-5) This invention relates to a blind for concealing a game or fowl hunter, and has for its objects to provide a collapsible and portable blind whose light weight-is'commensurate with that of the usual equipment carried bythe hunter, and which may be quickly erected on land or in a boat.

According to the invention the blind comprises a framework having'an arch portion, a netting having marginal portions forming an opening therebetween, said netting havinggrass-simulating material attached thereto and distributed thereover, and means-to secure the netting to the frame, covering the frame, and with said opening disposed at the arch side of the frame so that the occupant of the blind is substantially covered overhead without obstruction in said arch and opening. Preferably the'framework comprises upper and lower spaced supports to which the netting is secured with the opening disposed between said supports.

Further according to the invention the blindin'cludes a covering comprising a web of coarse netting having spaced strands and a plurality of bunches of grass-simulating material distributed over the netting and attached to the strands of the netting by a fastener encompassing both the strands of the material and of the netting.

For the purpose of illustration a typical embodiment is shown in the accompanying drawings in which Fig. 1 is an isometric view of a blind including a frame work erected in a boat and covered by a netting;

Figs. 2 and 3 are isometric views of the framework;

Fig. 4 is a side elevation of the blind assembled in the boat parts being shown in sections; and

Fig. 5 is a plan view of a fragment of the covering.

In the figures the blind is shown assembled in an elongate, collapsible boat such as that shown in my United States Patent No. 2,529,745. The blind comprises the framework portions shown in Figs. 2 and 3, including a relatively low rail 2 and a relatively high frame 3. The rail 2 includes end members 21 and 24 and cross members 22 and 23 formed of aluminum tubing and jointed by means of tongues 25 of reduced diameter fitting snugly within the tubes. Directed downwardly from the end members 21 and 24 are pins 26 and 27 adapted to fit in the oarlock holes of a boat B provided with tubular ribs R and a skin S forming a gunwale G around the boat. The pins 26 and 27 may be inserted in the hollow ends of the ribs R and the rail may be extended or compressed at the joint 25 so that the pins 26 and 27 are aligned with the oarlock holes of the boat illustrated or a conventional boat. The upper or relatively higher frame portion 3 comprises an arch portion including jointed aluminum tube members 31, 32 and 33 and a rearwardly extending leg comprising members 34, 35 and 36 telescopingly connected by detachable joints such as a pin 39 of reduced diameter which is secured to one of the tubular members and fits in the hollow end of the adjacent member. The lower end of the arch legs and of the rearwardly extending leg are fitted with rubber ferrules 38. The juncture of the rear leg and arch is secured by a wing bolt 37 passing through the tubular members 33 and 34. The upper frame portion 3 is adapted to be set on a flat surface, on the members of a conventional boat, or as shown in Figs. 1 and 4 maybe wedged between the gunwales of a collapsible boat of the typedescribed. For'this purpose the arch legs including members 31 to 33 are formed of aluminum stock sufliciently light to be flexible so that the legs of the arch may be sprung between the gunwales. If desired the rear leg'm'ay' be secured to one of the ribs of the boat by a line L. The lower and upper frame portions 2 and 3 may be completely disassembled for convenience in carrying.

The covering for the framework 23 comprises a web ly one to two inches apart. I have found that a very inconspicuous blind-may be made by attaching strands 12 of grass like material such as 'rafiia in bunches to the individual strands 11 of the netting by means of staples 13. If the bunches of rafiia strands are distributed over the entire netting a blind covering is provided which does no have the unnatural appearance of an opaque covering.

According to my'invention the netting 1 comprises marginal portions 14 which form an opening 15 somewhat off the center *of the 'netting 1, and clips 16 are attached adjacent the opening 15 for securing the netting to the frame by looping the clips or the netting to which they are attached around the crossbar of the rail 2 and the arch of the frame portion 3, with the opening 15 disposed between'the arch and the rail. The remainder of the'netting or marginal portions are disposed over the frame 3 and rail 2 and thence over theg unwales G of the boat B. Preferably the netting is extended to the waterline W of theboat Band the edge of the netting tightened around the boat by means of a purse string 17 woven through the strands 11 of the netting at the edge thereof. An overhead cover for the body of the huntsman' occupying the boat is thereby provided while still allowing an unobstructed opening through the arch and netting opening 15 for observation or shooting. If the need arises for rowing the boat from one point of concealment to another the rail 2 may be lifted out of the oarlock holes in the ribs R temporarily without disturbing the attachment of the netting 1 to the rail by means of the clips 16.

I claim:

1. A portable blind comprising a frame having an arch portion, a netting having an overhead portion and marginal portions extending around the periphery of the netting, said overhead and marginal portions forming a generally upwardly extending opening oif center of the netting, said netting having grass-simulating material attached thereto and distributed thereover, and means to secure the netting to said frame covering the frame and with said opening disposed at the arch side of the frame, the marginal portions adjacent said opening extending about the lower end of the arch so that the occupant of the blind is substantially covered overhead without obstruction in said arch and opening.

2. A portable blind comprising a frame having relatively high and low spaced supports, the high support forming an arch, a netting having an overhead portion and marginal portions extending around the periphery of the netting, said overhead and marginal portions forming a generally upwardly extending opening off center of the netting, said netting having grass-simulating material attached thereto and distributed thereover, and means to secure the netting to said respective supports with the netting covering the frame and with said opening-disposed between said supports at the arch side of the frame, the marginal portions adjacent said opening extending about the lower end of the arch so that the occupant of the blind is substantially covered overhead without obstruction in said arch and opening.

3. A portable shooting blind for a boat comprising a frame of disjointable aluminum tubing having legs resting in one portion of the boat, two of said legs forming an arch transversely of the boat and said tubing being resilient so as yieldingly to hold the legs against the sides of the boat, a coarse netting having strands of grass-simulating material attached to the trands of the netting in bunches distributed closely over the netting, said netting having an overhead portion and marginal portions extending around the periphery of the netting, said overhead and marginal portions forming a generally upwardly extending opening off center of the netting, and means for securing the netting to said arch with said peripheral portions covering the frame and gunwalcs of the boat and with said opening disposed adjacent said arch the marginal portions adiacent said opening extending about the lower end of the arch so that the occupant of the boat is substantially covered overhead without obstructing shooting through said arch and opening.

4. A portable shooting blind for a boat having spaced oarlock holes in its gunwales, comprising a relatively high frame of disjointable aluminum tubing having legs resting in one portion of the boat, two of said legs forming an arch transversely of the boat, a rail of telescoping aluminum tubing having at opposite ends downwardly directed pins for insertion in said oarlock holes, said rail being extensible to register the pins with the holes, a coarse netting having strands of grass-simulating material stapled to the strands of the netting in bunches distributed closely over the netting, said netting having an overhead portion and marginal portions extending around the periphery of the netting, said overhead and marginal portions forming a generally upwardly extending opening off center of the netting, and means for securing the netting to said rail and arch with said netting covering the rail, frame and gunwales and with said opening disposed between said arch and rail, the marginal portions adjacent said opening extending about the lower end of the arch so that the occupant of the boat is substantially covered overhead without obstructing shooting through said arch and opening.

5. A portable shooting blind for a boat having spaced oarlocl; holes in its gunwales, comprising a relatively high frame of disjointed aluminum tubing having legs resting in one portion of the boat, two of said legs forming an arch transversely of the boat, a rail of telescoping aluminum tubing having at opposite ends downwardly directed pins for insertion in said oarlock holes, said rail being extensible to register the pins with the holes, a coarse netting having strands of grass-simulating material stapled to said strands of the netting in bunches distributed closely over the netting, said netting having an overhead portion and marginal portions extending around the periphery of the netting, said overhead and marginal portions forming a generally upwardly extending opening off center of the netting, means for securing the netting to said rail and arch with the netting covering the rail, frame and gunwales and with said opening disposed between said archl and rail, the marginal portions adjacent said opening extending about the lower end of the arch so that the occupant of the boat is substantially covered overhead Without obstructing shooting through said arch and opening, and a purse string at the edge of said marginal portions for securing the netting at the waterline of the boat.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification114/351, 43/1
International ClassificationA01M31/02, A01M31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01M31/00, A01M31/025
European ClassificationA01M31/00, A01M31/02B