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Publication numberUS3377999 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1968
Filing dateSep 23, 1965
Priority dateSep 23, 1965
Publication numberUS 3377999 A, US 3377999A, US-A-3377999, US3377999 A, US3377999A
InventorsKathleen I Bennett
Original AssigneeReynolds Prec Products Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Archery bow with adjustably mounted line support
US 3377999 A
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Aprii 16, 1968 R. J. REYNOLDS SUPPORT ARCHERY BOW WITH ADJUSTABLY MOUNTED LINE Filed Sept. 25, 1965 INVENTOR. ROBERT J. REYNOLDS ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,377,999 ARCHERY BOW WITH ADJUSTABLY MOUNTED LINE SUPPORT Robert J. Reynolds, Montgomery County, Ohio; Kathleen I. Bennett, executrix of the estate of Robert .l. Reynolds, deceased, assignor to Reynolds Precision Products Co., Inc., West Carrollton, Ohio, :1 corporation of Ohio Filed Sept. 23, 1965, Ser. No. 489,580 7 Claims. (Cl. 124-24) This invention relates to an archery bow reel and means for attachment thereof to a bow.

An archery bow and arrow may be used for fishing or the like. A line is attached to the arrow. The line is also attached to the bow. Support means are provided for supporting intermediate portions of the line prior to shooting of the arrow. When the arrow is shot from the bow, the line is drawn from the support means. Numerous problems have occurred in regard to the provision of a satisfactory archery bow reel.

An object of this invention is to provide reel apparatus which can be easily and readily attached to an archery bow.

Another object of this invention is to provide a bow reel which can be easily and readily adjusted angularly and longitudinally with respect to an archery bow to which it is attached.

Other objects and advantages reside in the construction of the invention, combinations thereof, the method of manufacture, and the mode of operation, as will become more apparent from the following description.

In the drawings:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a bow reel of this invention and a bow to which the reel is attached.

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged exploded perspective view showing a bow reel and means for attachment thereof to a bow in accordance with this invention.

FIGURE 3 is a side elevational view, drawn on a smaller scale than FIGURE 2, of a bow reel and means for attachment thereof to a bow.

FIGURE 4 is an enlarged sectional view taken substantially on line 4--4 of FIGURE 3.

FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 5-5 of FIGURE 4.

Referring to the drawings in detail, bow reel apparatus of this invention comprises support means in the form of a pedestal member which has a pair of tabs or lugs 12. The pedestal 10 is shown secured to a bow 14 by screws 16 or the like. The bow 14 has a string 15. The pedestal 10 may be attached to the bow 14 at any desired location and is shown herein as being in the general portion of the bow 14 which has an arrow rest surface 18, as illustrated in FIGURE 2.

The pedestal 10 is provided with a channel 20. The channel 20 is shown as having sloping opposed walls 22 so that the channel 20 is dovetail in shape. The pedestal 10 has a slot 23 in communication with the channel 20, intermediate the channel 20 and the tabs or lugs 12. A clamping screw 24 threadedly extends into the pedestal 10 and through the slot 23, as shown in FIGURE 4.

A carrier member in the form of an elongate base member 26 is carried within the channel 20. The base member 26 has a dovetail portion 28 which is slidably movable within the dovetail channel 20 of the pedestal 10.

The base member 26 has attached thereto, integrally or otherwise, a bracket 30. The bracket 30 has an opening 32 therethrough. A side surface 34 of the bracket 30 has serrations which radiate from the opening 32, as shown in FIGURE 2.

A bracket 40 is similar to the bracket 30. The bracket 40 has an opening 42 therethrough and has a side surface 44 provided with serrations which radiate from the opening 42, as shown in FIGURE 5. The surface 44 of the bracket 40 is adapted to engage the surface 34 of the bracket 39. A sleeve nut 46 having a head 48 extends into the opening 32 of the bracket 30 and into the opening 42 of the bracket 40. A stud 50 having a head 52 is threaded into the sleeve nut 46, as shown in FIGURE 4, so that the brackets 30 and 40 are secured one to the other, with the serrated surfaces thereof in engagement one with the other.

Line support means in the form of a hollow cylinder 60 is carried by the base member 26. The hollow cylinder 60 has a connecting wall 62 to which the bracket 40 is attached. The cylinder 60 has a rear flange 64 and a front flange 66. The lower part of the flange 64 has a protuberance 63 provided with a slot 70.

One end of a line 74 is attached to an arrow 76, as shown in FIGURE 1. The line 74 hangs in a loop from the arrow 76 and has a part thereof removably disposed within the slot 76 of the protuberance 68. A part of the line 74 is coiled around the cylinder 60. The portion of the line '74 within the slot maintains the coiled portion of the line 74 in a plurality of loops or convolutions upon the cylinder 69. A part of the line 74 is secured in any suitable manner, not shown, to the cylinder 60, or to the base 26, or to the pedestal 10, or to the bow 14.

When the arrow 76 is shot from the how 14, the portion of the line 74 which is attached to the arrow 76 is carried therewith. As the arrow 76 travels from the bow 14, the portion of the line 74 which is within the slot 70 is pulled therefrom, and at least a portion of the line 74 which is carried by the cylinder 60 is uncoiled therefrom. However, a secured portion of the line 74 remains with the reel apparatus and with the how 14. The arrow 76 may strike a target such as a fish or the like to which the arrow 76 becomes attached. The line 74 is then used to retrieve the object, such as a fish or the like, which has been engaged by the arrow 76 and which is attached thereto.

As shown in the drawings and described above, the portion 28 of the base 26 is disposed within the channel 20. Thus, the base 26 is longitudinally adjustably movable with respect to the pedestal 10. By adjustment of the position of the base 26 with respect to the pedestal 10, the line support cylinder 60 is positioned as desired with respect to the arrow rest surface 18. The base 26 is clamped in its adjusted position with respect to the pedestal 10 by means of the clamping screw 24 which extends through the slot 23. The clamping screw 24 may be threadedly rotated to draw the sides of the slot 23 one toward the other to slightly reduce the width of the slot 23. Thus, the internal walls 22 of the channel 20* are urged one toward the other, clamping the portion 28 of the base 26 in its adjusted position within the channel 20 of the pedestal 10.

As illustrated in FIGURE 3, the angular position of the line support cylinder 60 with respect to the base 26 may be adjusted. This adjustment is performed by loosening the stud 50 with respect to the sleeve nut 46 so that the bracket 49 is loosened with respect to the bracket 30. Then the bracket 40 is rotatively moved to -a desired angular position with respect to the bracket 30. Adjustment of the angular relationship between the cylinder 60 and the base 26 changes the angle at which the coil of the line 74 is stripped from the cylinder 60 during flight of the arrow 76 from the bow 14. The angular position of the cylinder 60 with respect to the base 26 is adjusted to obtain a desired angle of the line support cylinder 60 with respect to the bow 14 for best stripping of the line 74 from the cylinder 60. After the angular position of the cylinder 60 is adjusted with respect to the base 26, the stud '50 is again tightened within the sleeve nut 46. Thus, the serrated surface 44 of the bracket 40 is held in firm engagement with the serrated surface 34 of the bracket 30, and .the bracket 40 is thus held in desired relationship with respect to the bracket 30.

When desired, the line support cylinder 60 can be readily removed from the bow 14 by loosening the clamping screw 24, followed by removal of the base 26 from the pedestal 19.

Although the preferred embodiment of the device has been described, it will be understood that within the purview of this invention various changes may be made in the form, details, proportion and arrangement of parts, the combination thereof and mode of operation, which generally stated consist in a device capable of carrying out the objects set forth, as disclosed and defined in the appended claims.

The invention having thus been described, the following is claimed:

1. For use with an archery bow and arrow, reel structure comprising;

a pedestal attachable to an archery bow, the pedestal having a channel therein,

an elongate base member disposed within the channel,

the base member being movable within the channel so that the base member is movable with respect to the pedestal,

a bracket carried by the base member,

a line support cylinder having a bracket attached to the bracket which is carried by the base member,

the line support cylinder being adapted to support a coil of line, the line having a part thereof attached to an arrow so that as the arrow is shot from the how the line is pulled by the arrow and uncoiled from the line support cylinder.

2. Reel structure for an archery bow and arrow comprising:

a pedestal attachable to an archery how, the pedestal having a channel therein,

a base member slidably disposed within the channel and adjustably movable with respect to the pedestal,

a line support cylinder,

means adjustably connecting the line support cylinder to the base member so that the angular relationship between the cylinder and the base member can be adjusted.

3. Reel structure for an archery bow and arrow comprising:

a pedestal attachable to an archery bow, the pedestal having a channel therein,

a base member slidably disposed within the channel and adjustably movable with respect to the pedestal,

a bracket attached to the base member,

a line support cylinder,

a bracket attached to the line support cylinder,

means connecting the bracket which is attached to the base member to the bracket which is attached to the cylinder, said means including means for adjustable rotative movement of one bracket with respect to the other bracket,

the line support cylinder being adapted to support a line which has a portion thereof attachable to an arrow which may be shot by the bow.

4. The combination:

an archery bow,

a pedestal attached to the archery bow,'the pedestal having a dovetail channel,

an elongate base member provided with a dovetail portion along the length thereof, the dovetail portion of the base member being disposed within the dovetail channel of the pedestal,

a bracket carried by the base member, the bracket having an opening therethrough, the bracket having a serrated surface provided with serrations radiating from the opening,

a line support cylinder, the line support cylinder having a connecting wall,

a bracket carried by the connecting wall of the line support cylinder, the bracket having an opening therethrough, the bracket having a serrated surface provided with serrations radiating from the opening,

the serrated surface of one bracket being in engagement With the serrated surface of the other bracket with the opening through one bracket being in alignment with the opening through the other bracket,

a threaded sleeve nut extending into the opening of at least one of the bracket members,

a threaded stud threadedly extending into the sleeve nut so that the threaded sleeve nut and the threaded stud urge the brackets one toward the other, the brackets being relatively rotatively adjustable by threadedly losening the stud with respect to the sleeve nut,

the line support cylinder serving as means for supporting a line Which has a portion thereof attached to an arrow which is arranged for shooting by the archery bow.

5. Apparatus of the type described comprising:

support structure attachable to an archery bow,

carrier means adjustably carried by the support structure so that the carrier means is movable with respect to the support structure,

line support means adjustably carried by the carrier means so that the line support means is angularly movable with respect to the carrier means.

6. Reel apparatus for an archery bow comprising:

support structure attachable to an archery bow, the support structure having a dovetail channel, the channel having side portions,

screw means threadedly attached to the side portions of the channel and operable to relatively move the side portions of the channel,

carrier means having a part disposed within the channel, the carrier means being movable with respect to the support structure as said part of the carrier means moves within the channel,

the screw means being operable to move the side portions of the channel one toward the other to secure the position of said part of the carrier means within the channel,

a bracket carried by the carrier means,

line support means having a bracket attached to the bracket of the carrier means, the line support means being adapted to support a portion of a line which is attachable to an arrow for shooting by the archery bow.

7. For an archery bow,

support means provided with -a channel,

carrier means having a part disposed within the channel, the carrier means being adjustable with respect to the support means as said part of the carrier means moves within the channel,

means for securing said part of the carrier means with respect to the channel,

line carrier structure for supporting a line,

the carrier means including mean adjustably supporting 6 the line carrier structure so that the line carrier struc- 3,084,467 4/ 1963 Bromweil 124-23 XR ture is angularly movable with respect to the carrier 3,286,961 11/1966 M dola e 124-24 XR means- 3,305,235 2/1967 Williams 27379 XR References Cited UNITED STATES PA S 5 RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Primary Examiner.

2,731,756 1/1956 Nelson 4322 XR W. R. BROWNE, Assistant Examiner.

2,938,514 5/1960 Berg 12424

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Classifications
U.S. Classification124/88, 124/23.1, 43/22, 43/19
International ClassificationF41B5/14
Cooperative ClassificationF41B5/1488
European ClassificationF41B5/14H2