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Publication numberUS3288988 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 29, 1966
Filing dateSep 11, 1964
Priority dateSep 11, 1964
Publication numberUS 3288988 A, US 3288988A, US-A-3288988, US3288988 A, US3288988A
InventorsBoggs Jay
Original AssigneeBoggs Jay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Archer's bow lamp assembly
US 3288988 A
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Nov. 29, 1966 J. BOGGS ARCHERS BOW LAMP ASSEMBLY 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Sept. 11, 1964 R O T i w 0 fi i 5 filllkmr m m w s 4 y w 4. 2 l 00 2 M a 0 & V r 0 av N v. 29, 1966 J. @0665 3,

ARCHERS BOW LAMP ASSEMBLY Filed Sept. 11. 1964 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR 50 G GS,

United States Patent 3,288,988 ARCHERS BOW LAMP ASSEMBLY Jay Boggs, Rte. 1, Box 45, Kinta, Okla. Filed Sept. 11, 1964, Ser. No. 395,782 7 Claims. (Cl. 240-64) This invention relates to a lamp assembly adapted to be mounted on an archers bow for night hunting.

The primary object of the invention is the provision of an eflicient, light-weight, easily installed, and easily adjusted device of the kind indicated, which in no way interferes with the use and handling of an archers bow, and which is readily operable to provide constant light, in front of the bow, to provide light only to illumine a target as the target is discovered.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a side elevation of an archers bow equipped with a lamp assembly of the present invention, and showing, in phantom lines, the secondary switch operating means conected to the string of the bow, and in relaxed and in operative positions.

FIGURE 2 is a section taken on the line 22 of FIG- URE 1;

FIGURE 3 is a side elevation, on an enlarged scale, of the device, per se;

FIGURE 4 is a fragmentary elevation taken at right angles to FIGURE 3;

FIGURE 5 is a further enlarged fragmentary vertical transverse section taken on the line 5-5 of FIGURE 4;

FIGURE 6 is a fragmentary vertical section, taken on the line 66 of FIGURE 5, a related part of the bow being shown in phantom lines;

FIGURE 7 is a fragmentary front elevation of the device, with a related part of the bow in phantom lines; and,

FIGURE 8 is a fragmentary perspective view of the secondary switch operating means.

Referring in detail to the drawings, B generally designates a conventional archers bow which comprises a middle portion 10 having, intermediate its ends, an arrow rest 12, the limbs 14 of the bow extending beyond the ends of the middle portion 10. The limbs 14 have secured thereto, at similar distances from the middle portion 10, resilient mounting brackets 16 in the form of flat plates having notches 2t), and one end, which grippingly engage the limbs 14.

The brackets 16 extend at right angles to the string 13 of the bow, and extend forwardly, rearwardly, and laterally from the bow limbs 14. A lamp assembly L of the present invention extends between and is secured to the brackets 16, at one side of the bow B.

The assembly L comprises a vertically enlongated tubular cylindrical battery case 21 having upper and lower ends 22 and 24, onto which are threaded upper and lower caps 26 and 28, respectively. The upper cap 26 has suitably affixed to the underside of its top wall 30, a grounded contact spring 32, which engages the bottom contact of a column of miniature dry batteries 34. The lower cap 28 has a center contact 36, on its bottom wall 38, which engages the center contact 40 of the lowermost battery.

The center contact 36 is the head of a screw 42 which extends downwardly through a centered opening 44, in the bottom wall 38, of the lower cap 28, the contact 36 and the screw 42 being insulated from the lower cap, by means of a dielectric grommet 46. An upper retaining nut 48, on the screw 42 bears against the lower end of the grommet 46, and a lock nut 49, on the screw, bears against the underside of the nut 48, with an electrical connector clip 50 circumposed on the arrow, between the nuts. A single insulated flexible wire 52 leads from the clip 50 to one side of a toggle switch 54, whose other side is connected, as indicated at 56, to the base contact 58,

Patented Nov. 29, 1966 of an electric bulb 60. The bulb, as shown in FIGURE 5, is secured in a socket 62 which is fixed to and extends through the center of the metal parabolic reflector 64 of a lamp 66.

The lamp 66 comprises a hemispherical housing 68 whose open end is embraced by a hook flange 70, on the perimeter of the reflector 64. A lens 72 engages the perimeter of the reflector 64, and is held in place by a rim 74 threaded on the flange 70.

At is axial center, the lamp housing 68 is provided with a lug 76 which is engaged between a pair of spaced cars 78, the ears and the lug being transversed' by a bolt 80 having a clamping wing nut 81 thereon, the ears 78 being fixed to the split sleeve 82 of a slide 84.

The split sleeve 82 is slidably circumposed on the middle part of the battery case 21 and has opposed and spaced fianges 36 on its ends, which are transversed by a clamping bolt 88, having a wing nut thereon. The sleeve 82, and hence the lamp 66 are, by the described arrangements, adjustable vertically along, and around the battery case 21, and the lamp 66 is adjustable vertically to different angles, relative to the battery case.

The batteries 34, having one side thereof grounded to the battery case 21, and thereby to one side of the lamp bulb, through the lamp housing and its reflector, a circuit to light the bulb is made when the toggle switch 54 is closed. The switch 54 has a laterally outwardly and downwardly angled rigid actuating arm 92, having a finger receiving loop 94 at its lower end. The actuating arm 92 is positioned so that the hand of the archer grasping the middle portion 10 of the bow B, can spare a finger for working the arm 92, in opposite directions, for lighting and dousing the lamp.

Secondary means for lighting the lamp 66 is provided to be operated by the archer pulling the bow string 18, as he spots a target, and comprises a flexible cord 96 which is secured, at one end, to the switch actuating arm 92, at a point above the finger loop 94, and at its other end, to an arrow nook-like member 98, having a notch 100 securable to the bow string 18. This particular arrangement makes it feasible for the archer, upon spotting a target, to draw the bow, aim at the target, and put the lamp on the target, in a substantially continuous motion.

Means for mounting the battery case 21 to the mounting brackets 16, comprises similar upper and lower vertical brackets 102, in the form of rigid channel plates 104, having laterally offset inner end portions 106 suitably affixed, as by welding, to the same side of the case 21, at similar locations inwardly of and near to the caps or the ends of the case.

The brackets 102 extend through conformably shaped transverse openings 108 formed in the mounting brackets 16, at locations spaced forwardly relative to the bow limbs 14. The bracket plates 104 are provided with central vertical rows of adjustment holes 110, adapted to receive bolts 112, which transverse also the vertical legs 114 of L-shaped stops 116, whose horizontal legs 118 bear upon the outer surfaces of the mounting brackets 16.

In view of the foregoing it will be seen that an archer can have adequate and immediate controlled light whenever he so desires, adjustable relative to the bow B, at any convenient angles, for different purposes.

What is claimed is:

1. The combination with an archers bow having a middle portion, limbs extending from the ends of said middle portion, and lateral brackets on the limbs, said brackets being spaced from opposite ends of said middle portion of the bow, of a lamp assembly extending between and secured to the lateral brackets, said lamp assembly comprising a vertical battery case containing battery means, vertical mounting brackets secured to the battery case adjacent its ends, said lateral brahkets being formed with openings through which the mounting brackets extend, and means for securing the mounting brackets adjustably to the lateral brackets.

2. The combination with an archers bow having a middle portion, limbs extending from the ends of said middle portion, and lateral brackets on the limbs, said brackets being spaced from the opposite ends of said middle portion of the bow, of a lamp assembly extending between and secured to the lateral brackets, said lamp assembly comprising a vertical battery case containing battery means, vertical mounting brackets secured to the battery case adjacent its ends, said lateral brackets being formed with openings through which the mounting brackets extend, and means for securing the mounting brackets to the bow brackets, said mounting brackets being formed with vertical rows of adjustment holes, said means comprising angle stops having vertical legs bearing against the mounting brackets, bolts traversing selected adjustment holes and said vertical legs, said stops having horizontal legs engaged with the outer sides of the bow brackets.

3. The combination with an archers bow having a middle portion, limbs extending from the ends of said middle portion, and lateral brackets on the limbs, said portion of the bow, of a lamp assembly extending bebeing formed with vertical rows of adjustable holes, said tween and secured to the lateral brackets, said lamp assembly comprising a vertical battery case containing battery means, vertical mounting brackets secured to the battery case adjacent its ends, said lateral brackets being formed with openings through which the mounting brackets extend, and means for securing the mounting brackets to the bow brackets, an electric lamp mounted laterally on the battery case, said lamp containing an electric bulb which is electrically connected to the battery means, said lamp having a housing pivotally connected to the battery case, a vertically and rotationally adjustable clamp circumposed on the battery case, the lamp housing being mounted on the clamp.

4. The combination with an archers bow having a middle portion, limbs extending from the ends of said middle portion, and lateral brackets on the limbs, said brackets being spaced from opposite ends of said middle portion of the bow, of a lamp assembly extending between and secured to the lateral brackets, said lamp assembly comprising a vertical battery case containing battery means, vertical mounting brackets secured to the battery case adjacent its ends, said lateral brackets being formed with openings through which the mounting brackets extend, and means for securing the mounting brackets to the bow brackets, an electric lamp mounted laterally on the battery case, said lamp containing an electric bulb which is electrically connected to the battery means, said lamp having a housing containing a toggle switch, said toggle switch being in circuit with the battery means and the electric bulb, and an external rigid actuator arm for said switch, said actuator arm being located close to the middle portion of the bow.

5. The combination with an archers bow having a middle portion, limbs extending from the ends of said middle portion, and lateral brackets on the limbs, said brackets being spaced from opposite ends of said middle portion of the bow, of a lamp assembly extending between and secured to the lateral brackets, said lamp assembly comprising a vertical battery case containing battery means, vertical mounting brackets secured to the battery case adjacent its ends, said lateral brackets being formed with openings through which the mounting brackets extend, and means for securing the mounting brackets to the bow brackets, an electric lamp mounted laterally on the battery case, said lamp containing an electric bulb which is electrically connected to the battery means, said lamp having a housing containing a toggle switch, said toggle switch being in circuit with the battery means and the electric bulb, and an external rigid actuator arm for said switch, said actuator arm being located close to the middle portion of the bow, said how having a string extending between and connected to the outer ends of the bow limbs, and secondary mean for operating the switch, comprising a cord connected at one end to the switch arm and at its other end to the bow string.

6. A device of the character described, comprising an open-ended battery case containing battery means, first and second caps secured on and closing related ends of the case, one of said caps having a grounding contact spring in contact with one side of said battery means, the other cap having insulated contact means in contact with the other side of the battery means, an insulated wire leading from said insulated contact means, a lamp mounted laterally on the battery case and grounded to the case, said lamp containing an electric bulb having one side grounded to the lamp, and another side, a toggle switch mounted on the lamp and having one side connected to said other side of the bulb and another side connected to said insulated wire, said switch having an external rigid actuator arm, and mounting bracket means extending from the ends of the battery case for mounting the device to the limbs of an archery how.

7. A device according to claim 6, wherein a clamp sleeve is slidably and rotatably circumposed on the battery case, said lamp being pivotally mounted on the clamp sleeve.

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CHARLES C. LOGAN II, Assistant Examiner.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification362/197, 362/253, 124/23.1
International ClassificationF21L14/00, A01M31/00, F21V33/00
Cooperative ClassificationF21L14/00, A01M31/00, F21V33/00
European ClassificationF21L14/00, A01M31/00, F21V33/00