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Publication numberUS3122854 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1964
Filing dateOct 14, 1959
Priority dateOct 14, 1959
Publication numberUS 3122854 A, US 3122854A, US-A-3122854, US3122854 A, US3122854A
InventorsBoertlein Sr Paul L, Fowler Jr Emmett L
Original AssigneeBoertlein Sr Paul L, Fowler Jr Emmett L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Article holders
US 3122854 A
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March 3, 1964 P. L. BoERTLElN, SR., ETAL 3,122,854

ARTICLE HOLDERS Filed Oct. 14, 1959 5 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN VEN TORS' PAUL. K .BoEzW-LEN 52. 3o Byf EMMETT L, FouJLEE .,M?.

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rama-:mclane HO F16-J O United States Patent O 3,122,85i AR'HCLE HULBERS Pani L. Boertlein, Sr., Camp Springs, Md. (5001 Dublin Ave., Washington 23, D.C. and Emmett L. Fowler, Jr., Rte. 3, Box 795, Clinton, lvld.

Filed Get. 14, 1959, Ser. No. 846,281 4 Claims. (Cl. 43-57.5)

This invention pertains generally to improved holders for articles which include a protruding hook portion, and more specincally, to containers especially adapted to holding fishing lures, and the like.

An objective of the invention resides in the provision of a holder of the type described which serves to secure the lure in a selected location on the holder and to prevent the accidental loss thereof regardless of the handling of the holder. ln certain embodiments of the invention, the holders are intended for attachment to the apparel of a fisherman, and in holders of this type it is most desirable to provide a holder which secures the lure in place in the manner discussed above and yet renders said lures easily accessible to the user. The holders of the later type, in addition to providing ready access to the lures, further render the lures easily visible so that the desired lure may be selected without undue inconvenience.

An object of one form of the invention is to provide a lure holder for iishing lures of the type known as llies which serves to maintain these lures in crush proof and dry condition.

Another object is to provide an operating means for moving the novel holding means presented herein to an open position and rendering the lures held in the holder readily accessible to the user by a one-hand operation.

Another object is to provide a lure holder of special adaptability to displaying lures for sale.

Still further obiects and advantages of this invention include the provision of lure holders of the class described supra which are non-complex in construction and assembly, inexpensive to manufacture, and durable to use.

Other and further objects and advantages will become more apparent from a consideration of the following specification when read in conjunction with the annexed drawing, in which:

FlGUl-lE l is a perspective view illustrating a iirst form of article holder constructed and assembled within the scope of this invention;

FlGURE 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the holder seen in FIGURE l, illustrating the means of placement or removal of a fishing lure;

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on the line 3--3 of FIGURE l, looking in the direction of the arrows;

FGURE 4 is a detail, cross-sectional view on section line lS-- of FIGURE 3;

FEGURE 5 is an enlarged, detail cross-sectional view taken on line 5--5 of FlGURE 2, looking in the direction of the arrows, illustrating one manner of removal of a lure, or the like, from the holder;

FGURE 6 is a view similar to FIGURE 5, but showing the manner in which a lure is secured to the holder;

FIGURE 7 is a perspective view of a second form of holder within the broad scope of this invention;

FlGURE S is an enlarged cross-sectional view on line 3-3 of FlGURE 7, looking in the direction of the arrows;

FGURE 9 is a further enlarged, detail cross-section on ine 9 9 of FGURE 8, looking in the direction of the arrows;

FIGURE l0 is a perspective view of a third form of the invention;

3,l22,854 Patented Mar. 3, 1964 lCe FIGURE l1 is an enlarged cross-sectional view taken on section line ll-ll of FIGURE 10;

FEGURE l2 is a perspective view of a fourth modification of the invention;

FGURE 13 is an enlarged, detail cross-sectional view on line l3-l3 of FGURE 12, looking in the direction of the arrows; and

FIGURE 14 is an enlarged sectional view of the holder illustrated in FGURE l2.

Proceeding now to a more detailed description of the invention, attention is first directed to FIGURES l through 6 of the drawings wherein the first form of the invention is illustrated. n this form of the invention the holder per se is denoted generally by reference character Ztl.

in FIGURES 2 and 3 it is seen that the holder 2t) comprises a substantially rectangular back panel 22 having oppositely disposed upper and lower end portions 24, 26, which include end edges 28 and 3@ respectively. The back panel 22 is preferably formed of a thin, flexible fabric, such as plastic or canvas, and includes a frontal face 32. and a rear face 34. The holder Ztl further is provided with an intermediate panel 36, formed of a material or" heavier gauge than the back panel 22, having v upper and lower end portions 33, 4G, including respective end edges 42, 44, and opposite faces 46, 48. The intermediate panel 36 has a plurality of spaced-apart apertures S@ formed therein which are arranged in rows both vertically and horizontally. The intermediate panel 36 is further provided with a pair of elongated slots 52, S4, which, as seen in FlGURE 2 are provided in order that a belt 56 or the like may be passed therethrough to secure the holder 2li to the apparel of the user. If desired, the back panel 22 and intermediate panel 36 may be suitably colored so as to provide a contrasting background for the lures to be held.

Further included in the holder 20 is an imperforate front panel St having upper and lower end portions 6i), 62, respective end edges 64, 66, and a frontal face 68 and rear face 70.

it is of importance to note that both the intermediate panel 36 and front panel 58 are formed of a clear plastic material possessing an inherent degree of exibility.

As seen in FIGURE 3, the front panel 58 is also formed of a thicker gauge of material than is the rear panel 22. The material selected for the rear panel is of relatively thin gauge in order that the back panel will conformably t against the hook portions of the fishing lures thereby holding said hooks in a substantially locked or fixed location.

The front panel 58, the intermediate panel 36, and the rear panel 22 are secured to one another by a line of stitching 72 which extends thru the respective end portions 66, 3S, and Z4 adjacent the edges 64, 42 and 2S. The back panel 22 and intermediate panel 36 are further secured to one another by a second line of stitching 74 which is passed thru the end portions 26 and di) adjacent the edges 3i? and 44. Snap fastener means 76 is provided with the male portion thereof projecting from the frontal face d6 of the panel 35, and the female portion thereof mounted to extend from the rear face 70 of the front panel 5S. Thus, the fastener means '76 is mounted adjacent the respective end portions 26, 40 and 62.

'l'he holder 2t? is adapted for use in the storage of fishing lures 78 which have one or more hook portions 8l) projecting from an end thereof. In FIGURE 4, it will be noted that the apertures 56 in the intermediate panel 36 are of a sufcient diameter to allow the barbed portions of said hooks to be passed therethrough. FIGURE 2 is illustrative of the mani er in which the lures 73 are placed in, or removed from the holder in the first-described em- 3 bodiment of the invention. lIn view of the fact that the intermediate panel 3d and the rear panel 22 `are normally in closely facing adjacency to one another, thereby closingoff the passage of material through the apertures 50, the user of the holder manually bends the intermediate panel 36 by placing one nger on each side of a selected horizontal row of the apertures v5t), and exerting a compressionable force on said panel. -In view of the inherent flexibility of the panel 36, an outwardly projecting fold or gathering 82 is created by this manipulation of the panel, thus drawing that portion of the panel 36 which has the apertures 50 formed therein away from the rear panel 22 and placing the `opening substantially in a piane perpendicular to the rear panel. With the elements in the position last described, a hook 8d may be easily inserted in, or withdrawn from, a selected aperture 50'. When the user releases his grasp upon the panel 36, it returns to the position seen in FIGURE 3 wherein it bears tightly against the panel 2.2, with the aperture 5@ lying in a vertical plane parallel to the aforesaid pmel and thus eectively preventing removal of the lure 7 8 from the aperture 50. Further protection against accidental or inadvertent withdrawal of the lure is provided when the front panel 6-8 is retuined to the yFIGURE 3 position thereof and the fastener means 7 6 is closed.

In FIGURES 7, 8, and 9, a second form of the present invention is illustrated wherein the holder per se is designated by general reference character a. The holder 20a is identical in construction and assembly to the holder '20, and like reference numerals have been applied to the corresponding parts thereof with the addition of an a thereto. However, in this form of the invention additional rows of stitching 100 are provided and extend longitudinally of the back and intermediate panels 22a and 36a between the horizontal rows of apertures 50a.

Spreading means 162 is provided for each of the aforesaid horizontal rows of apertures in the second embodiment of the invention. As seen in the drawings, the spreading means 102, is formed of relatively rigid material, such as metal, and comprises a sinusoidal or serpentine bar 104, having a centrally disposed, elongated handle 106 formed integrally therewith. 'I'he handle 166 is provided with a bent tab l1G23 `at the distal end thereof, and with annular tween horizontal rows `of apertures 50c, thus forming rows of chambers having the elements 300 forming their side walls to protect the lures rom crushing. 'In FIGURE 12, it is seen that the elements 300 extend the full width of said panel.

The fourth form of the holder is specifically directed to the holding of lures such as viishing nies 304 wherein it is desirable that the lures be dried subsequent to their usage. In furtherance of this objective, Ithe layer 302 of absorbent material (such as felt, cork or the like) is provided over the face 46a of panel 36C and over the elements 30G, this material 332 being connected thereto throughout its full length land width. 'The operation of this form of the invention is substantially as described in relation to the holder 20, and is shown in FIGURE 13. It has further been found that the provision of elements 309 form a channel means whereby excess water carried on a lure replaced in the holder 20c after use is laterally directed from the holder thus preventing accidental wetting of other lures.

Having `described and illustrated four embodiments of this invention in detail, it is to be understood that this invention is not to be limited by such description and illustration, and that the scope of the invention is limited only by the appended claims.

What is claimed is: Y

l. An article holder for releasably supporting therein a plurality of objects which include a hook portion, the article holder comprising a back panel; a second panel overlying the back panel throughout substantially the full length and width thereof, the second panel having a plurality of apertures arranged in at least one horizontal row formed therein to receive the hook portions of the objects to be supported; the second panel being xedly bent end portions 110 at its outer ends. Elongated slots 112 are formed in the intermediate panel 36a thru which the handle 106 projects.

The operation of the'holder 20a is similar to that of the holder 20, but the former provides for one-hand operation by reason of the provision of the spreading means 102. As sho/wn in FIGURE 7, the user merely grasps the tab 1198 'and pushes downwardly until the 'spreading means 162 is turned to a substantially horizontal position where it is Iheld by tension. Thus, the selected lures may be placed in, or `withdrawn from, an aperture 50a.

FIGURES 10 and 11 are illustrative of a third form of holder 20]: constructed and `assembled within the broad scope of the instant invention. In this form of the invention staple means 200, 264 are substituted in place of the stitching 79, 72 used in the holder 20, and the front panel 58h has a perforated severance line 206 which is provided in order that the front panel may be totally removed from the holder when in use. This form of the invention is particularly adapted to the holding of lures and other like articles for sales display purposes. Accordingly, the respective panels are formed of relatively rigid material, and an additional panel 208 is supplied for the purpose of enabling the `de-vice to be supported in easel fashion.

FIGURES l2 thru y14 yare illustrative of a fourth form of this invention in which the holder per se :is designated, 1n general, by the numeral 29C. In this form of 'the invention a plurality of substantially rectangular rigiditfying elements 300 are tixedly secured between a layer 302 of absorbent material secured to the rear panel 22C and the intermediate panel 36C at vertically spaced intervals besecured to the back panel on opposite sides of the row; and means interposed between said panels yalong the row for separating the second panel from the back panel.

2. An article holder -for articles of the type having a protruding hook portion, the article holder comprising:

(a) la first panel and a second panel:

(b) said second panel being disposed rearwardly of said-first panel:

(c) said .tirs-t and second panels being generally rectangular in outline;

(d) securing means disposed adjacent two remote edges of said first panel securing said second panel to said iirst panel;

(e) said irst panel having at least one row of hook receiving apertures, with the row `of apertures being disposed lgenerally parallel to said securing means;

(f) the dimensions of said first and second panels between said securing means being similar;

(g) said panels being formed of Iflexible material and at least one of said panels having an inherent degree of resiliency urging said panel to a planar condition whereby said second panel is normally disposed close- 4 ly adjacent the rear of said first panel for clamping protruding hook portions of articles therebetween and at the same time intermediate portions of said first and second panels are selectively separable by iiexing to space said rear panel from said irst panel to per- -mit the mounting and removal of articles; and

(h) manually operable means disposed between said yfirst and second panels adjacent the row of apertures to temporarily spread apart said `first and second,

panels generally along the row of apertures to facilitate the mounting and removal of articles. 3. An `article holder for fishing lures which includes a protruding back portion, said article holder comprising: (a) an imperforate substantially rectangular back panel including two oppositely disposed edge p0rtions; (b) a substantially rectangular intermediate panel including oppositely disposed edge portions; (c) said edge portions of said intermediate panel being 5 secured to the respective edge portions of the back panel;

(d) an imperforate substantially rectangular lfront panel including two oppositely disposed edge portions;

(e) one of said front panel edge portions being secured to a like edge portion of the intermediate panel;

(f) said intermediate panel having a plurality of spaced apertures formed therein, said apertures being arranged in spaced rows disposed generally parallel to all said panel edge portions;

(g) a plurality of spaced lines of securing means between said baek and intermediate panels so as to d- Vide said back and intermediate panels in-to sections each containing at least one row or said apertures; and

(h) separating means with each section for separating said intermediate panel from said back panel.

4. An Larticle holder as deined in `claim 3, wherein said means comprises a sinusoidal bar disposed between said intermediate panel and said back panel, and handle means which project through a slot formed in said intermediate panel.

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