US 3034789 A
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May 15, 1962 w. o. MOORE 3,034,789
NoN-SLIP ARROW Nocx -Filed Jan. 28, 1960 W/Voo/PE INVENTOR ATTORNEYS Patented May l5, 1962 spaanse NUN-SMP AW NCK Winfred 0. Moore, 1209 15th St., Aurora, Nebr.. Filed dan. 28, 19ML Ser. No. 5,1162 4 Claims. (Cl. 273-1065) This invention relates to arrow 'construction used in archery, `and more particularly to the nook end thereof.
The primary object of the invention is to provide an arrow nock having means for preventing the larrow from slipping or becoming displaced from the bow string, during the pull back of the arrows, thereby insuring against a defective release of the arrow by the archer.
Another object `of the invention is to provide an arrow securing device which will not only prevent accidental displacement of the arrow during the pull back of the arrow, but one which will permit the bow string to move freely over the securing device upon release of the 'arrow in executing a shot.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a plastic 'arrow nock which may be readily 'and easily mounted on the nock end of an arrow, thereby providing the conventional arrow with an arrow holding device to insure accuracy in the draw back in executing an larrow shot.
Other and further objects and advantages of this invention will be hereinafter described and the novel features thereof dened in the appended claims.
Referring to the drawing:
FIGURE l is an elevational view of an arrow provided with a nook, constructed in `accordance with the invention, illustrating the arrow las positioned for releasing.
FIGURE 2 is a sectional view taken on line 2-2 of FIGURE l.
FIGURE 3 is ya sectional view taken on line 3-3 of FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4 4 of FIGURE 2.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the bow of a conventional how `and arrow construction is indicated generally by the reference character 5, and the bow string which has i-ts ends connected -to the ends of the bow 5, is indicated by the reference character A6.
The `arrow indicated by the reference character 7 is of the conventional structure, and is supplied with ya nook, constructed in accordance with the present invention, the nock being indicated generally by the reference character 8, the nook being formed preferably of plastic material formed into a sleeve 9 to be readily slid over the nook end of the conventional arrow.
The nock is formed with a slot providing spaced members 10 between which the bow string 6 passes, in entering the nock.
`One of the members 10 is formed with yan elongated opening 11 extending therethrough, the opening housing ya leaf spring 12 which is shown as having the end i3 thereof embedded in an end wall of the elongated opening 1l, the intermediate portion of the leaf spring being curved so that `it extends to ia point in a line with the transverse axis of the arrow '6. The other end of the leaf spring rests within the elongated opening, adjacent to the other end of the elongated opening, :as better shown by FIGURE 2 of the drawing. Thus it will be seen that due to this construction, the string on entering the nock, will pass over the curved portion 14 of the leaf spring 12 and rests `against the inner curved edge of the nock. From this position the arrow is guarded yagainst accidental displacement, as the arrow is drawn in executing a shot with the arrow, to the end that accidental displacement of the arrow from the bow string will be prevented.
It will also be seen that when the arrow is released, the construction of the spring is such that it will offer little or no resistance in releasing the arrow under the force of the stretched bow string.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that while I have provided a means for securing the arrow yagainst taccidental displacement on the pull back of the arrow in executing a shot, the securing mechanism which embodies the leaf spring, will at the same time release the arrow properly and accurately.
It might be further stated that the construction of the plastic nock is such that the sleeve portion 9 thereof may be fitted over the `conventional arrow at the nock end thereof, thereby providing a securing device for the arrows.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
l. An arrow comprising a shank having a nock at one end thereof embodying spaced rigid members for the reception of a string of ya bow therebetween, and a spring guard member connected with one of said rigid members only, a portion of said spring guard member extending transversely into said nock intermediate said spaced rigid members and in the line of travel of the center line of the bow string contacting with the bow string in passing through said nock, said guard releasably engageable with the bow string to prevent accidental slippage of the arrow from the bow string on the pull back of the arrow and bow string.
2. An arrow comprising a shank, a nook attachment secured on `one end of said shank, said nock attachment embodying spaced rigid members between which the bow string of a bow may be positioned, one of said spaced members having an elongated opening formed therein, a leaf spring guard member held within said opening, with its ends concealed in said opening, the intermediate portion of the spring being curved and extended into the nook in the path of travel of the bow string passing into said nock, securing said A'arrow `against accidental displacement with respect to said bow string during the pull `back of the yarrow and bow string in executing a shot.
3. An arrow comprising a shank, -a nock attachment secured to one end of said shank, said nock attachment embodying spaced members between which the bow string of `a bow is positioned, one of said spaced members having an opening elongated longitudinally thereof, a leaf spring guard member mounted within said elongated opening, one end of said leaf spring being secured in the wall of said elongated opening, the other end of said leaf `spring being `free to move within said opening, the intermediate portion of said spring extending into the space between said spaced members, within the path of -travel of -a bow string moving into said nook, restricting the arrow against accidental displacement during the pull back of the bow string and arrow, in executing a shot with the arrow.
4. An Iarrow comprising a shank, ia nook at one end of said shank, said nook embodying spaced rigid members, a leaf spring guard member secured to one of said members only, the intermediate portion of said leaf spring being bowed laterally and disposed in the path of travel of a bow string moving into said nock, to releasably secure said arrow to the bow string to prevent accidental displacement thereof during the pull back of the bow string and arrow in executing a shot.
Cole June 16, 1925 Donash June l0, 1941