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Publication numberUS3191827 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1965
Filing dateOct 31, 1963
Priority dateOct 31, 1963
Publication numberUS 3191827 A, US 3191827A, US-A-3191827, US3191827 A, US3191827A
InventorsTofte Jr Charles F
Original AssigneeTofte Jr Charles F
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stringer holder
US 3191827 A
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June 29, 3965 C. F. TOFTE, JR

STRINGER HOLDER Filed Oct. 51, 1965 Char/e: ff Taf/e, /r.

INVENTOR.

BY W 0, Z /lbzw ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,191,827 STRINGER HOLDER Charles F: Tofte, In, 6203 Abington Way, Houston, Tex.

Filed Oct. 31, 1963, Ser. No. 320,496 8 Claims. (Cl. 224-7) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a stringer holder.

It is an object of this invention to provide a holder for stringers on which fish are retained by a fisherman, such as wade fishermen.

It is another object of the invention to provide a stringer holder mountable on the belt of a user which will receive and tightly hold a stringer from which a stringer may be quickly and easily removed without having to manually manipulate any mechanically movable part or untie cumbersome knots.

In wade fishing, both hands of the fisherman are employed in handling the rod and reel and the fish, when caught. The stringing of the fish is a difficult task and many strings of fish are lost by hasty and imperfect securing of the stringer to the belt of the user. It is an object of this invention to provide a stringer having no manually operable mechanism and onto which a stringer may be quickly and easily secured, safe from loss and convenient to the hands of the fisherman.

It is another object of the invention to provide a stringer holder as above described having means for mounting same on the side of a boat.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention has relation to certain novel features of construction and operation more particularly defined in the following specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIGURE 1 is a front elevational view of the device, in use, mounted on a fishermans belt.

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged front elevational view of the device, showing a stringer mounted thereon in dotted lines.

FIGURE 3 is a side elevational view taken on the line 3-3 of FIGURE 2.

FIGURE 4 is a cross sectional end view taken on the line 44 of FIGURE 3, and

FIGURE 5 is a front elevational view of the device as attached to a boat.

Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 1 designates a spring wire member bent to form the outer framework of the device, and the outer clamp members 2, 2 which are inclined laterally as at 3, 3 and bent outwardly in an arc as at 4, 4. An intermediate bar 5 is welded to the top of the frame 1 and extends between the outer clamp members 2, 2, said members 2, 2 abutting the bar 5 beneath the bends 3, 3. The belt mount consists of a continuous section of wire bent to form the parallel side members 7, 7 which are welded to the framework 1 and the extending end members 6, 6 form loops to receive the belt of the user.

In use, the device is mounted, on the belt of the user, the belt being passed through the loops 6, 6 and positioned as desired on the belt 8. A stringer, as 9, is grasped by the user at a point near the free end, and formed into a loop which is passed over the projecting ends 4, 4 of the members 2, 2, and drawn downwardly, clamping the ice stringer in the area between the intermediate bar 5 and the members 2, 2 adjacent the joinder of the members 2, 2 with the intermediate bar 5.

When it is desired to remove the stringer, the user pulls upwardly on one side of the projecting stringer and then on the other, readily releasing the stringer from the device. The spring wire employed in the construction of the device may be easily adjusted by manual pressure to tighten or loosen the degree of clamp on the stringer.

When it is desired to mount the device to the side of a boat, a pair of clamp members 10, 10 are anchored to the inside wall of one side of the boat, 12, with the raised and extended ends 11, 11 of the clamp bars 10, 10, extending over the bars 6, 6 and with the free end of the intermediate bar 5 pointing downwardly.

While the foregoing is considered a preferred form of the invention, it is by way of illustration only, the broad principle of the invention being defined by the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. In a stringer holder, a continuous wire framework bent to form a substantially inverted U-shaped member and again bent to form outwardly inclined clamping members within the U-shaped portion, a rigid bar anchored longitudinally to the framework and extending between said clamping members to maintain a turn in a v stringer engaged by said clamping members and means for retaining the framework on thebelt of a user.

2. In a stringer holder, a continuous wire framework bent to form a substantially inverted U-shaped member and again bent inwardly and upwardly to form clamping members within the U-shaped portion, a rigid bar anchored to the framework and extending longitudinally between said clamping members to form a wedge anchorage for a stringer and means for retaining the framework on the belt of a user.

3. The structure defined in claim 2 wherein the means for retaining the framework on the belt consists of a continous wire retainer anchored to "said framework on the opposite side from said clamping members, having parallel side members and outwardly extending end members.

4. In a fishing accessory, a continuous wire framework bent into an inverted U-shaped form with the terminal end portions within the U-shaped portion, the said ends of said framework forming yieldable clamp members, said clamp members being bent laterally forming a stringer receiving area and being outwardly arced at their free ends from one face of the framework, and an intermediate bar anchored at both ends to said framework and positioued between said clamping members to form a bight member over which a stringer may be tightly clamped.

5. The device defined in claim 4 having a rectangular belt receiving member anchored to said framework and having its longitudinal ends outwardly turned forming loops.

6. In an article of manufacture, a rigid spring wire bent to form an inverted U-shaped framework, and the end portions thereof being anchored and then being bent inwardly within said U-shaped portion and upwardly forming clamp members, said end portions of said clamp members being bent laterally above said anchor point forming a stringer receiving area on each side of said bar and being inclined outwardly from one face of the framework at their free ends.

7. In a stringer holder, a wire framework bent to form a substantially inverted U-shaped member and the end portions thereof being anchored and then again bent to form outwardly inclined clamping member within said U-shaped portion, a rigid baranchored to the framework and extending between said end portions of said clamping members and means for clamping said framework to the side of a boat.

8. In a stringer holder, a continuous wire framework bent into a substantially inverted U-shape form, the end portions of the framework being anchored and the ex tended ends outwardly inclined and extending upwardly within the U-shaped portion, a rigid bight bar mounted on the framework and positioned between said extended end portions and said end portions being bent to form a line receiving area adjacent said bight bar.

Reierences Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 188,417 3/77 Sanderson 24-261 304,188 8/84 Eastman 54-64 731,327 6/03 Simmons 24131 1,131,196 3/15 Batchelder 2242 2,93 8,252 5/60 Scheemaeker 2466 3,052,002 9/62 Lesher 243 HUGO O. SCHULZ, Primary Examiner.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US188417 *Feb 17, 1877Mar 13, 1877 Improvement in clothes-pins
US304188 *May 9, 1884Aug 26, 1884 Clip for hitching-straps
US731327 *May 16, 1902Jun 16, 1903Joseph SimmonsLine-lock.
US1131196 *Apr 9, 1912Mar 9, 1915Frank R BatchelderSheath or scabbard.
US2938252 *Feb 21, 1958May 31, 1960Emile ScheemaekerPaper clip device
US3052002 *Sep 30, 1960Sep 4, 1962Lesher Godwin FStringer holder
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4684047 *Oct 31, 1986Aug 4, 1987Michael BurgwinBelt-mounted bow and arrow support device and method
US4830244 *Mar 18, 1987May 16, 1989Brannon Cecil RFish stringer with holder
US8714420Jun 30, 2012May 6, 2014Michael William DickeyStringer spike sheath
Classifications
U.S. Classification224/103, 224/248, 24/131.00R
International ClassificationA01K65/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K65/00
European ClassificationA01K65/00