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May 30, 1961 Filed June 29, 1959 M. R. GAZZARA 2,986,187
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y 30, 1951 M. R. GAZZARA 2,986,187
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United States Patent ARROW HOLDER Filed June 29, 1959, Ser. No. 823,644
8 Claims. Cl. 150-15 This invention relates to arrow holders and more particularly to an arrow holder which is considerably more easily used than previous arrow holders.
An object of the invention is to provide an arrow holder which has one or more arrow grips mounted pivotally but holding the arrows firmly and substantially so that the arrows are prevented from making noise in a quiver but yet, the arrows are released quickly by either pulling the arrow up or down this being the prerogative of the user.
The arrow holder is designed especially for bow huntingwhere noise is prohibited. However, the arrow holder may be used in numerous other capacities. it
A feature of the invention is found in the arrow grip.
Patented May 30, 1961 2 ble, elastic and resilient. In a multiple grip arrangement as shown in Figure 2, the grips are spaced by means of smooth spacers 18, for instance stainless steel or other types of material washers mounted on spindle 14 and located between the confronting surfaces of the grips and between the end grips and the walls of quiver 10. The purpose of the spacers is to assure that movement of one grip will not cause movement of an adjacent grip since the spacers provide a reasonably low coefficient of friction for confronting faces of the grips and the spacers.
Typical grip 16 is shown in Figure 5. This grip is made of a body 20 of a flexible substance as mentioned here-:
inbefore. There is a bore 22 extending completely transversely through the body and through which spindle 14 extends. A transverse passage 24 extends completely through the body and is laterally spaced from passages.
22. Bore 24 has an entrance 26 registering therewith,
this passage opening through the front wall 28 ofthe It is made of resilient substance, for instance rubber or an elastomeric substance, and the arrow fits in place in a locked position very firmly. The hinged arrangement for the grips allows the arrows to be simply lifted or lowered thereby pivotally oscillating the grip and cansing the locked portion of the grip to release by a lever action which automatically takes place as the grips are oscillated by a lifting or lowering force applied by the hunter onto the arrow. f 1
Anotherfeature of the invention is the. smoothness of operation There is "no hitch in the movement of the huntera's herernoves an arrow from one of the arrow' gripsg seemingly a'minor. feature, but to'a hunter'or' archer, it improves the general tenor of hunting and archery of other types.
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 a perspective view of an arrow holder in accordance with the invention;
Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 2-2 of Figure 1;
Figure 3 is a sectional view showing one arrow in one of the grips and showing in dotted lines the movement of the grip when the arrow is lifted up to release it;
Figure 4 is a sectional view similar to Figure 3 but showing in dotted lines the positions assumed by the grip when the arrow is released by moving it down;
Figure 5 is a perspective view of a typical grip in accordance with the invention;
Figure 6 is a perspective view showing that the grip may be applied to an object other than a quiver; and,
Figure 7 is a fragmentary top view showing a multiple body. The passage has a pair of spaced sides, 30 and 32, and the spacing therebetween is smaller than the diam eter of a typical arrow shank 34. Bore 24 is smaller or 1 approximately the same diameter as arrow shanks 34 and forms a pocket in which the arrow shank is nested. The entrance to passage 26 is beveled by having angulared walls 36 and 38 that form an outwardly opening mouth. The forward part 40 of the body has tapered sides in order to assure that there will be no interference between arrow grips during the use thereof and further; additional substance in this region of the grip is unnecessary.
Figure 1 shows that the grips may face alternately-t0 opposite sides of the entrance 12. Figure 6 shows thata f H typical grip 16a which is identical in all-respects to-gripj '16, may be attached to' a bracket '50 which is engaged; over the belt 52 of an archer'or hunter! Bracket Silis,
made of a pair of essentially parallel plates; 54, and- 56 connected by a transverse bight portion 58 and, forming a pocket in which belt 52 is received. Thereis a pair of parallel mounting ears 60 and 62 which'extend laterally from-plate 56 and to which spindle 14i; is connected; f In.
be clipped onto a quiver, a pocket, a strap' or any other object.
Figure 7 discloses an assembly 70 made of two grips 16b and which are essentially identical to grips 16 and 16a. The grips 16b and 160 are mounted for oscillation on spindle 14b in a manner similar to the mounting of grips 16 on spindle 14. The only distinction between the grips 16b, 16c and grips 16, 16a is in the staggering. Grips 16b and 16c are aligned with each other instead of being staggered as shown in Figure 1. This necessitates a tongue 72 and groove 74 connection between grips 16b and 160. The tongue 70 is made by cutting away the ends of the body of grips 16b at the bore thereof, and groove 74 is made by removing the center portion of a corresponding part of the body of grip 1 60. Then, they are interdigitated as disclosed in Figure 7.
In use of any and all forms of the invention, the arrow 34 (typical) is gripped in the pocket formed by bore 24. To remove the arrow 34 (Figure 3) it is lifted up thereby causing a turning moment to be applied to the grip by pushing it upwardly. The axis of rotation of the grip is established by the spindle on which the grip is mounted and therefore the arrow shank or shaft 34 is removed by a turning movement of grip 16 with reference to the longitudinal axis of the arrow shaft. In order to remove the arrow the grip 16 maybe moved in a downward direction as shown by the dotted line positions in Fig. 4, instead of the upward direction as shown by the dotted line positions in Fig. 3.
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those additiontoa belt mount, one ormore of the grips may g 3. skilled in the art, it is not desired tolimitthe invention to the exact construction and operation shown and descr1bed, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may"beresorted'tq'falling w'itliin'the scope ofthe' invention as claimed.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
1; An arrow'holder comprising thecombination of a spindle and a'grip, said grip including a'bodyhaving'a passage through whichsaid spindle extends mounting said body for pivotal movement on said spindle about the longitudinal axis'of'saidspindle, a bore at approximately right anglesto'saidpassage and forming. an arrow shaft pocket, said body constructed of an 'elastomeric substance, said' body ha'vingan entrance passageway registered later ally with said" pocket and 1 of a width smaller than the spindle and'a gripysaidgrip including a'body havinga passage through which said spindle extends mounting said body for pivotal movement on said spindle about the longitudinal axis of said spindle, a bore at approximately right angles to said passage and formingan arrow shaft pocket, said body constructed of an elastomeric substance, saidbody having'an entrance passageway regis tered laterallywith said pocket and of a width smaller than the diameter of the arrow shaft so that upon upward or downward'movement of an arrow shaft positioned in said pocket rotation of said body will-be effected and said shaftwillbe-pried from the body by outwardly flexing the walls of saidentrance passageway, a second arrow body adjacent-to said first body and mounted for oscillation on the same spindle as said first body, and a spacer between said bodies providing a reduced coeflicient of friction between confronting"v faces of thespacer and said bodies.
3. The cornbinationof claim 1 wherein said gripsface alternately inopposite directions from said spindle.
4. The combination ofclaim 1 wherein said grips are aligned and face in opposite directions from saidspindle;
5. The combination of claim 1 wherein there are means for supporting said spindle and to which said spindle is connected.
6. The combination of claim 4 wherein there are means to which said spindle is connected for supporting said spindle.
7. An arrow holder comprisingthe combination of a resilient body having a generally circular passage extending therethrough, a spindle passing through said passage andmounting said body for oscillatory movement on said spindle, an arrow shank pocket in said body and extending approximately normal to said passage and laterally spaced therefrom, said body havingan entrance passageway registered'laterally with said pocket and through which the shank of an arrow is adapted to pass, and the arrow being adapted to be pried from the pocket by lifting upwardly or pushing downwardly of the arrow and thereby pivotally oscillating said body and causing the arrow shank to enter said passageway and spread the walls thereof.
8. An arrow holder comprising the combination or a resilient body having a generally circular passage extending therethrough, a spindle passing through said passage and mounting said body for oscillatory movement on said spindle, an arrow shank pocket in said body andex-' tending approximately normal to said passage and laterally spaced therefrom, said body having an entrance passageway registered laterally with said pocket and through which the shank of an arrow is adapted to pass, andthe arrow adapted'to be pried'from the pocket by lifting up wardly or downwardly of the arrow and thereby pivotally oscillating said body and causing the arrowsh'anlcto enter said passageway and spread the walls thereofysaid passageway having entrance surfaceswhich are outward ly beveled to facilitate entry of the arrow'shanlcinto said passageway.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,756,902 Boyce Apr. 29, 1930, 2,707,052 Brown Apr. 26; 1955 2,816,696 Stockfleth Dec. 17 1957 2,905,218 Smith et a1. Sept.22, 1959