US 3154880 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 3, 1964 F. R. CAMPBELL 3,154,880
CONTAINER Filed April 30, 1963 2 Sheets-Sheet l 76 INVENTOR @4 FLQYD R. CAMPBE L-L.
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ATTOlQ/VE VS United States Patent Office 3,154,889 Patented Nov. 3, 1964 3,154,886 QGNTAINER Fioyd R. Campbell, 1123 W. 49th North, Wichita, Kans., assignor of forty-five percent to Ervin L. Eunningham,
Wichita, Kans. Filed Apr. 30, 1963, Ser. No. 276,861 2 Claims. (Cl. 43-575) This invention relates to containers for carrying and storing various articles, and more specifically, to a container particularly adapted to carrying and storing fishing lures of the type which include a hook having a lure body on the shank portion thereof, such as flies, and the like.
It is an object of this invention to provide a container of the type indicated which serves to store a maximum number of articles in a relatively small space; one which is adapted for attachment to the apparel of fishermen, and which is unlikely to become snagged or snarled on clothing, underbrush, or other items.
A primary objective of the present invention is to provide a lure carrier comprising a body portion having upwardly angled top walls meeting in a central apex portion having an opening therein, and having a belt with lure attachment means thereon, means being provided to rotate the belt to position the attachment means in access position with respect to the opening.
Another object resides in the provision of novel attachment means in association with an endless belt carrier including a rigid plate having an overlying resilient band or slat.
Still another object is to provide a carrier of the character indicated having a transparent cover or closure for the access opening thereof to permit visual selection or examination of the articles prior to removal.
Among the additional objects and advantages of this invention is to provide a carrier of the type indicated which is non-complex in construction and assembly, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and sell, and durable and convenient in use.
Other and further objects and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from a consideration of the following specification when read in conjunction with the annexed drawings, in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a lure carrier constructed and assembled in accordance with the teachings of this invention;
FIGURE 2 is a longitudinal cross sectional View of the carrier along the section line 2-2 of FIGURE 1, looking in the direction of the arrows;
FIGURE 3 is a transverse sectional View taken substantially along the section line 33 of FIGURE 2, looking in the direction of the arrows;
FIGURE 4 is a view through the carrier, partially in section along the line 4-4 of FIGURE 2, looking in the direction of the arrows;
FIGURE 5 is another perspective view, showing the carrier rear side wall;
FIGURE 6 is an enlarged, detail view of a portion of the belt and attachment means hereof;
FIGURE 7 is a further enlarged, fragmentary, detail view, taken in section along the line 7-7 of FIGURE 6, looking in the direction of the arrows; and
FIGURE 8 is a sectional view along the line 88 of FIGURE 7, looking in the direction of the arrows.
Proceeding now to a more detailed description of the invention, the carrier is generally designated in the drawings by reference numeral 10, and comprises a hollow casing or body portion 12 including a bottom wall 14, front and rear side walls 16, 18, respectively, and arcuate end walls 20. The casing 12 also has converging top walls 22 extending upwardly from each end wall 20 and merging at an elevated, central apex portion 24. The rear wall 18 may be an initially separate element and joined, as by bonding, during fabrication for ease of assembly.
As seen in FIGURES 3, 4 and 5, the rear wall 18 has fixed thereto a plurality of clips 26 for convenient attachment of the carrier 10 to a belt, or like item of apparel.
Referring to FIGURE 4, as seen therein, the side walls 16 and 18 have bearing bores 28, 30, 32 and 34 formed therein, the bores 28 and 30 constituting a transversely coaxial pair adjacent one end wall 20, and the bores 32 and 34 constituting a second pair adjacent the other end wall. A pair of substantially cylindrical idler rollers 36 are vprovided, each including end walls 38 and 40 from which project shafts or stub axles 42. Stub axles 42 are seated in the bearing bores 28-34, and serve to rotatably mount the idler rollers between the side walls 16 and 18. As further shown in FIGURE 4 and in FIGURE 3, the rear side wall 18 has an internal, central bearing bore 44 formed therein in a plane above the plane of the bores 32, 28, and the front side wall 16 has a coaxial opening 46 formed therein and extending therethrough. A main actuating roller 48, of substantially cylindrical form, is
provided, and has end walls 50, 52, from which project bearing bosses 54, 56. The boss 56 has a stub axle 58 thereon seated in the bore 44, and the boss 54 carries a coaxial, elongate axle 60 extending through the opening 46. The axle 60 has a turning dial or knob 62 secured to its outer end whereby the actuating roller 48 is manu ally rotatable, the knob 62 including an inwardly projecting boss 64 which serves to correctly locate the knob on the elongate axle 60.
An endless belt 66 is trained about the rollers 36 and 48, the belt 66 being of resilient material and being tightly, frictionally engaged by the rollers whereby turning of the knob 62 and actuating roller 48 causes movement of the belt 66. The belt 66 has side edges 68, 70, an underside 72 bearing against the rollers and an outer face 74.
At plural, spaced locations along its length, the belt 66 is provided with relatively rigid, metallic, transverse slats 76 of rectangular form, each having end edges 78, 8t? coinciding with the edges 68, of the belt. A rebent, generally L-shaped tab 82 extends from each edge 73, 8t) and about the belt, securing the rigid slat or plate 76 on the outer face 74 thereof.
As best seen in FIGURES 6-8, a like plurality of resilient slats or bands 84 are provided to overlie the rigid slats 76, and have end edges 86, 88 coinciding with the edges 78, 80. Metallic clips 90 of substantially U-shape, including a bight portion 92 and depending arms 94 secure the end portions of the resilient slats to the rigid slats by bending the arms about the slats in the manner illustrated in FIGURE 8the bight portion 92 having a plurality of struck teeth 96 extending into the resilient slat. With the slats thus connected, due to the resiliency of the slats 84, a space may be provided therebetween for frictional engagement of the hook portions 98 of lures 100 having lure bodies 102 mounted on book shanks 104, or similar articles.
The apex portion 24 between the top walls 22 has an access opening 106 formed therein in vertical alignment with the actuating roller 48. One wall 22 carries a pair of upstanding hinge ears 108 adjacent the opening, a transparent door 110, formed of plastic, or the like, has hinge pins 112 extending into the ears 108 to pivotally mount the door in place, thereby to provide a closure for the opening 106. A friction catch and handle 114 is pro vided on one side of the door whereby it may be selectively latched or opened.
As seen in FIGURE 2, the positioning of the rollers and the increased diameter of the actuating roller 48 serves to maintain the belt 66 in generally parallel relation to the bottom wall 14, top Walls 22 and apex portion 24 of the casing 12. Thus, the lures 1% or other articles are sequentially positioned in a convenient, elevated location adjacent the access opening 166. Due to thetransparency of the door 110, the belt 66 may be rotated until a desired lure or article is in removal position before vopening the device.
Having described andillustratedan embodiment of this invention in detail, it should be understood that this description and illustrations are otferedmerely by Way of example, and that this invention is to be limited in scope only by the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. Alure carrier for fishing lures of the type including a hook portion having a shank and a lure body attached to the shank, the lure carrier comprising:
(a) an elongated, substantially rectangular casing having a bottom wall, front and rear side walls, rounded end walls, and converging top walls extending upwardly each end wall and meeting in an apex portion;
(b) belt clips attached to the casing rear side Wall;
() a pair of substantially cylindrical idler rollers each having a stub axle projecting outwardly from opposite ends thereof;
(d) the casing side Walls having pairs of inwardly opening bores formed therein adjacent the end walls to receive the idler rollers stub axles such that the idler rollers are rotatably mounted between-the side walls;
(e) a substantially cylindrical main actuatingroller of enlarged diameter with respect to the idler rollers, having a stub axle projecting outwardly from one end thereof and an elongate axle projecting outwardly from its other end;
(1) the casing rear side wall having a centrally disposed, inwardly opening bore therein to receive the actuating roller stub axle and the front wall having a coaligned transverse opening therein to receive the elongate axle therethrough;
(g) a turning knob secured to the elongate axle whereby the actuating roller is adapted for turning;
(h) a belt trained about the rollers;
(i) transverse rigid slats secured at spaced locations on the belt;
(j) transverse resilient slats overlying each of the rigid slats and secured at their ends to the rigid slats whereby hooks of fishing lures may be inserted between the resilient and rigid slats with the lure bodies supported thereabove; and
(k) the apex portion having an access opening thereabove aligned vertically with the actuating roller.
2. A lure carrier as defined in claim 1, and:
(a) a transparent door secured to the apex portion for closing the access opening therein.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,065,234 12/36 Martinez 4357.5 2,246,626 6/41 Grandin 43-57.5 2,669,799 2/54 Stiteler 43--57.S
FOREIGN PATENTS 912,718 '12/62 Great Britain.
ABRAHAM G. STONE, Primary Examiner.