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Publication numberUS3581424 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1971
Filing dateJun 11, 1969
Priority dateJun 11, 1969
Publication numberUS 3581424 A, US 3581424A, US-A-3581424, US3581424 A, US3581424A
InventorsBloom Ben P
Original AssigneeBloom Ben P
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fisherman{3 s dekinker
US 3581424 A
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United States Patent Inventor Ben P. Bloom P.0. Box 333, Maupin, Oreg. 97037 App]. No. 832,369

Filed June 11, 1969 Patented June 1, 1971 FISHERMANS DEKINKER 5 Claims, 4 Drawing Figs.

U.S. Cl 43/4, 43/25 Int. Cl A0lk 87/00;

AOlk 91/00 Field of Search 43/1, 4, 25,

[56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,170,594 8/ 1 939 Nicholson 43/4X 2,517,089 8/1950 Dean 43/4X 2,804,711 9/1957 Kozar 43/25 3,357,126 12/1967 Klieves 43/4312 Primary Examiner-Wamer H. Camp ABSTRACT: A spring clamp includes a pair of padded jaws at one end of a pair of levers, one of which is pivotable about a fulcrum link that is rigidly attached to the other lever, and the opposite end of the levers having a compression coil spring therebetween for normally urging the jaws into engagement with each other. A line guide is attached to one lever and projects into the space between the levers: adjacent the spring.

FISHERMANS DEKINKER This invention relates generally to devices for removing twist spirals from fishermens casting lines.

A principal object of the present invention is to provide a fishermans dekinker which will remove the twist spirals from a monofilament spinning or spin casting line.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a fishermans dekinker which may be used also for removing the twists or spirals from a fly line or a braided casting line.

Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a fishermans dekinker which is constructed on the basic principle ofa simple spring clamp.

Other objects of the present invention are to provide a fishermans dekinker which is simple in design, inexpensive to manufacture, rugged in construction, easy to use and efficient in operation.

These and other objects will be readily evident upon a study of the following specification together with the accompanying drawing wherein:

FIG. 1 is a side elevation view of the present invention;

FIG. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary perspective view showing one of the jaw assemblies;

FIG. 3 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of FIG. I; and

FIG. 4 is a cross-sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of FIG. 1.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, the reference nu meral represents a fishermans dekinker, according to the present invention, wherein there are a pair of levers 11 and 12, each of the levers having a central bulging portion at 13 to which there is provided a transverse opening 14 for purpose of receiving one end ofa U-shaped fulcrum link 15.

At one end of each lever there is provided ajaw 16 and each jaw is provided with a rubber pad 17, the surface of the rubber pad being in alignment with each other when the jaws are closed together. At the opposite end of each lever there is an extending projection 18 over which one end of a compression coil spring 19 is fitted, the compression coil spring normally urging the levers to be pivoted about the fulcrum link so as to maintain the jaws in a closed position.

As shown in FIG. 2 of the drawing, one of the jaws is provided with a pair of upstanding pins 20 and 21, one of the pins being relatively shorter and the other of the pins being relatively longer than the other. The shorter pin 21 is placed on the side of the dekinker that is open to receive the line. When the jaws are open the line may be placed over pin 21 between pads 17 and 17. When the jaws are open the longer pin 20 should still extend through both pads 17 and 17 and a short distance into the opposite jaw. This arrangement permits the line to be placed between the pads easily and not slip out the other side and maybe become frayed. At a point on the levers 11 and 12 beyond the fulcrum link 15, a coiled tension spring 19 is held by two projections 18 and 18. This holds the pads 17 and 17 together under pressure. These pins are fitted into the jaw and extend through the pad. The purpose of the pins is to prevent line placed between the pads from slipping outward by being positioned between the pins. The upper ends of the pins are cushioned into the rubber pad of the other jaw.

A line guide 22 is secured to one of the jaws, the line guide comprising a spiral eye 23 having an opening to allow insertion any part of the line thereinto; the spiral eye being positioned between the levers so as to allow the fishing line to pass therethrough. The eye 23 is about midway between link and spring 19 and limits jaw opening to three-sixteenth inch.

A convenient hook 24 is integral with one of the levers for the purpose of securement of the device to a tethering line and preventing loss of the fisherman s dekinker, in case the same is dropped.

A small felt pad 25 on each jaw is located at the end of pad 17. Before placing dekinker on rod, thoroughly wet pads 25 and 25. This will enable line to slip through the jaws much more freely.

A small rubber band 26 is secured in the loop or staple 24.

Having placed dekinker in position on the line, stretch the rubber band and pass it around rod and levers and secure the end loop around the end of either lever. This rubber band holds the device in place. The tension on the reel spool must be tightened beyond normal in order to pull line through the rubber pads. The rubber band holds the device in place while this is being done.

In operative use when the dekinker is placed on a line, the line is reeled in between the rubber pads, the line being prevented from twisting as it passes therethrough, therefore the twists or spirals in the line are forced toward the remainder of the line. The portion of the line that winds on the reel has thus been untwisted. It is of course understood that the lines are passed between the pads and between the pins 20 and 2], the line passing through the open space between the enlarged portions 13 of the levers and through the spiral eye 23 of the line guide 22. It is to be noted that the guide 22 also acts as a stop, limiting the distance that the jaws may be opened. When the jaws are opened against the stop of line guide, the line may be placed over the shorter pin and the jaws closed.

Thus there has been provided a fisherman s dekinker which will aid fishermen in removal of twist spirals from monofilament spinning or spin casting lines, as well as from fly lines or braided casting lines.

What I now claim is:

1. In a fishermans dekinker, the combination of a pair of levers, said levers being centrally pivotable, one end of said levers each being provided with a jaw, and the opposite ends of said levers being provided with means for urging said jaws towards a closed position, each of said levers being provided with an enlarged portion at the center thereof, each said enlarged portion having a transverse opening therethrough, said opening receiving one end of a U-shaped fulcrum link about which said levers arc pivotable, said end of each said lever having said jaw being provided with a rubber pad, secured thereto, and the opposite end of each said lever being provided with a protrusion upon which one end of a compression coil spring is fitted, said compression coil spring extending between said levers and normally urging said lever jaws into a closed position, one of said jaws being provided with a pair of upstanding and unequal length pins between which a fishing line is placed and prevented from slipping sidewardly out while moving between said rubber pads.

2. The combination as set forth in claim 1 wherein a line guide is secured to one of said levers, said line guide comprising an eyeboltlike member having a spiral eye opening at one end, said spiral eye opening being positioned between said levers so to receive said fishing line therethrough.

3. The combination as set forth in claim 2 wherein said dekinker is adaptable for removal of twist spirals from a monofilament spinning or spin casting line and also from a fly line or braided casing line.

4. The combination as set forth in claim 3 wherein a small felt pad is located on each jaw adjacent to said rubber pad.

5. The combination as set forth in claim 4 wherein a tethering hook is integral with a side of one of said levers, and a rubber band of loop configuration is attached to said hook.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification43/4, 43/25
International ClassificationA01K97/00
Cooperative ClassificationA01K97/00
European ClassificationA01K97/00