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Publication numberUS3179351 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 20, 1965
Filing dateMar 20, 1963
Priority dateMar 20, 1963
Publication numberUS 3179351 A, US 3179351A, US-A-3179351, US3179351 A, US3179351A
InventorsRaymond A Ehlert
Original AssigneeRaymond A Ehlert
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Dual purpose container and hand casting free spin fish line spool
US 3179351 A
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AT TORNE Y5 R m m 2/ 6 mm 5 mm Ii 7& G A l. D w F MY MB R I \E 9M 68 2 33 w & i 'H G 2 F. w H it I! 6 2 3,17%,351 Patented Apr. 20, 1965 United States Patent Ofiiice 3,179,351 DUAL PURPGSE CONTAINER AND HAND CAST- ING FREE SPIN FISH LINE SPUUL Raymond A. Ehlert, Providence, RI. (47 2nd Ave., Cranston, RJ.) Fiied Mar. 20, 1963, Ser. No. 266,564 3 Claims. (Cl. 242-851) This invention relates to a multiple purpose container and hand casting free spin fish line spool that floats and will hold spare parts.

One of the objects of this invention is to shape a container for various articles, foods or other merchandise in such form that it may be later used for a purpose such as a hand casting fishing spinning spool.

Another object of the invention is to provide a constrnction of a container which may be used for two separate articles. 1

Another object of the invention is to provide a con tainer which may be simple in construction and yet one which may provide the dual purposes above mentioned.

Another object of the invention is to provide a container which, after serving its first purpose of containing salable merchandise, may be used as a spinning spool and may be used for the containing of accessories to fishing, such as for hooks, sinkers, bait, orother articles.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

FIG. 1 is a sectional view of a container formed in accordance with this invention;

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 but of a somewhat modified construction;

FiG. 3 is a view also similar to FIG. 1 but of a still different modified construction;

FIG. 4 is an elevational view of the structure of one of the previous figures showing a fishing line in wound position thereon; and

FIG. 5 is, a perspective view illustrating the manner of use of the container as a hand casting fishing spinning spool.

In proceeding with this invention, I have provided a container of a size which will accommodate a fishing line wound about the generally cylindrical surface thereof and be retained thereon, the container being hollow for the reception of articles of merchandise and closed at one of its ends by removable closure so that there may be access to the container, while from one of the ends there projects a handle which also may be hollow and in the form of a further container whichmay be of service in either dispensing the contents of the main container as a spout or may be utilized for additional storage of foods or articles of merchandise and which may also be provided at its end remote from the tube container with a removable cap for closing the same. This cap may also carry some articles which it may be desired should be' viewed, such for instance as a compass.

With reference to the drawings, the container comprises a main hollow tubular member designated generally 19 which isdefined by a generally cylindrical wall 11 bulged slightly at its mid portion 12 so as to be slightly tapered from this mid portion toward each of its ends by generally straight surfaces forming an apex at said bulge. Preferably the taper is greater on the section 13 for a purpose to be described. This container may have an end wall 14 formed as an integral part thereof, such as by the molding of plastic as shown in FIG. 1, or the container may have a closure of an end wall 15 provided with a flange 16 which has conventional threaded or snap connections as at 17 with the wall 11, such as shown in FIGS.

2 and 3, thus providing access to the container. by the removal of this end wall 15. At the opposite end of the tubular member 1%, I have provided a second closure which in each case is designated as 18 although this closure is variously formed in the various modifications.

In each case, however, the closure 18 will have extending away from the tubular member 10 a second tubular member 19 having a generally cylindrical wall 29 which in each case is provided with a removable closure 21 having a flange 22 with a conventional threaded or snap connection with the cylindrical wall as at 23. This closure 21 has a wall 24 bridging the end of the handle, and there may be inserted into this wall 24 a compass 25 which may be viewed through a transparent window 26 formed as a part of the closure 24.

The second tubular member 19 is attached to the main tubular container member 10 in FIG. 3 by the closure 18 by being molded as one piece with the container 10 and by a suitable enlargement as at 27. This enlargement forms an internal recess as at 52 into which a divider 53 may be snapped to separate the products in each member. In this case, of course, access then will be had either through the closure 15 which is removable or the closure 21 which is also removable, the container of the two different sizes being all one piece between.

In the showing in FIG. 2, the closure 18 has the end wall 39 provided with flanges 31 which have conventional threaded or snap connection as at 32. with the end of the container 16, and the second tubular member 19 is molded as an integral part of this closure 18 but extending from the radial wall 39 of this closure 18. Thus the second tubular member and closure 18 are removable as a unit from the tubular member 10 as shown in FIG. 2.

In FIG. 1 the closure 13 is provided by means of a radial wall 35 having a flange 36 with a threaded connection as at 37 with a container 10 and also provided with a flange 38 having a threaded connection as at 39 with the second tubular member 19. A radially inward flange Sit in the closure 18 provides a seat for the end of member 19 and also a product divider 51. Thus the main container 10 or the member 19 may be removed from this closure, or both may be removed from the closure as requirements dictate.

This type of a container as described above may be utilized for containing foods or other merchandisable articles by there being access to the container through any of the closures therefor, and it may be formed of plastic or some moldable material which will maintain its desired rigidity although permitting of some flexibility. By virtue of its construction, divider means may separate the two members so that more than one product may be merchandized therein. Also the container may be of a size to accommodate standard vacuum jars (see phantom in FIG. 1) and thus serve merely as a premium device.

The container above described by reason of the central bulge at 12 being of no greater outer diameter than the outer diameter of the end enlargements provides a shape which also has the very advantageous use of serving as a fishing spinning spool for hand casting. The fishing line 40 may be hand wound upon the hollow tubular member 10, and by reason of either the closures provided or the enlargement such as 27 or the enlargement as at 29 as shown in FIG. 1 or the closures 18, a means is provided which will prevent the fishing line fromsliding off the ends of the tubular member 19 which may act as a Spinning spool, and after the line is wound thereon, it may be grasped by the member 19 which serves as a handle such as shown in FIG. 5 by one hand, While the other hand may be utilized for casting the line having a hook 42, sinker 44 and bobber 43, together with adjustment means 45. As long as the axis of the device is 3 pointed in the direct-ion of the cast, the line will free spin from the lower section below the bulge 12. The reverse taper of section '13 serves to retain storage line thereon for it requires more force to free spin line from this portion although it can occur,

The container is principally designed to merchandise a product in member 10 and premium items in member 113. After consumption of the main product, the storage of extra bobbers, sinkers, hooks or swivels may be had Within the container 10 or the handle 19 (see the parts in phantom in FIG. 1) which together may be also of a size to contain a degorger as Well as extra fishing lines should the one in use become snagged, fouled or cut in some way which doesnot permit it to be further used.

I claim:

1. A hand casting fishing spinning spool comprising a first hollow tubular member, said member having a cen tral bulge with generally straight tapered surfaces axially extending therefrom at a small angle to a line parallel to the axis of the member, said tapered surfaces forming an apex at said bulge, enlargements at the opposite ends of said member to assist in retaining a fishing line wound thereabout from shifting axially over an end thereof, the outer diameter of the central bulge being no greater than the outer diameter of said enlargements, closures for the opposite ends of said member, one of said closures comprising a cap having a disc to extend transversely across said first'tubular member with a flange embracing the end portion of said member and forming the said enlargement at one of the ends of said member, means to removably secure at least one of said closures thereon, and a second tubular member forming a handle of a diameter less than said first tubular member extending from one of said closures to be grasped by a hand of the user.

2. A hand casting fishing spinning spool as in claim 1 wherein said second tubular member handle has a removable closure at its end remote from said hollow member.

3. A hand casting fishing spool as in claim 1 wherein the tubular members are interiorly separated by a divider partition.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS D. 193,144 7/62 Marriott.

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U.S. Classification242/405.2, 242/224, D22/137, 43/27.4, 43/54.1, 242/387, 242/905
International ClassificationA01K91/02, A01K97/06
Cooperative ClassificationA01K91/02, A01K97/06, A01K89/08, Y10S242/905
European ClassificationA01K91/02, A01K97/06