US 3696978 A
An adjustable quiver for carrying arrows having a bottom platform adapted for receiving the arrow points and a framework adjustable in length coupled to a rectangular cylinder above the bottom portion, the arrows being loaded through the rectangular cylinder, and a flexible cover having one end attached to one wall of the guide cylinder and another end attached to an opposite wall of the guide cylinder for covering the top of the guide cylinder and compressing arrows therein between the bottom surface of the cover and the bottom platform; the cover having a pouch therein for carrying various archery accessories or supplies, and a pair of carrying brackets for carrying a sharpening file therein.
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United States Patent Gentellalli 1 ADJUSTABLE QUIVER  inventor: Gerald F. Gentellalli, 8817 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, Calif. 92041 221 Filed: Mayl1,1970
2| Appl. N04 36,074
 US. Cl. ..224/l B  Int. Cl ..F4lb 5/06  Field of Search ..224/25 R, 25 A, l B, 2 D
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,722,958 11/1955 King et al. ..224/l B 2,771,620 11/1956 Hoffman ..224/1 B 2,691,399 10/1954 Tompkins ..224/l B [451 Oct. 10, 1972 Primary Examiner-Gerald M. Forlenza  ABSTRACT An adjustable quiver for carrying arrows having a bottom platform adapted for receiving the arrow points and a framework adjustable in length coupled to a rectangular cylinder above the bottom portion, the arrows being loaded through the rectangular cylinder, and a flexible cover having one end attached to one wall of the guide cylinder and another end attached to an opposite wall of the guide cylinder for covering the top of the guide cylinder and compressing arrows therein between the bottom surface of the cover and the bottom platform; the cover having a pouch therein for carrying various archery accessories or supplies, and a pair of carrying brackets for carrying a sharpening file therein.
1 Claim, 3 Drawing Figures PATENTEDncI 10 1912 I INVENTOR.
GERALD E GENTELLALLI 1 ADJUSTABLE QUIVER BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to an adjustable quiver and more particularly to an adjustable quiver which is top-loaded.
According to the invention, an adjustable quiver is provided having a bottom platform which is lined with a resilient material such as sponge rubber or plastic for receiving the points of arrows thereon. A framework, adjustable in length, extends above the lower platform and fixedly attaches to a rectangular cylindrical guide section through which the arrows are placed down to the lower platform section. A cover is removably attached to one side of the guide cylinder having a provision for being pulled over the top of the guide cylinder and removably attached thereto on the opposite side of the guide cylinder. The cover is constructed of a flexible material such as plastic or leather, and has a resilient layer on its under side for holding the arrows in place. An important feature of the invention lies in the adjustability of the frame extending between the lower platform and the guide cylinder in that one side can be shortened with respect to the other side which lends not only versatility in carrying slightly different length arrows, but can be utilized for heavily compressing the arrows on one side of the quiver and leaving the arrows on the other side with a light compression allowing their easy removal when in use. The quiver also has shoulder straps attached between the adjustable framework and the top cylindrical section for mounting to a users back.
An object of the present invention is the provision of an improved adjustable quiver.
Another object of the present invention is the provision of an adjustable quiver having a top-loading feature.
Still another object of the present invention is the provision of an adjustable quiver having a flexible cover for holding arrows therein.
A still further object of the present invention is the provision of an adjustable quiver having a pouch therein for carrying supplies.
Yet another object of the present invention is the provision of an adjustable quiver which is inexpensive to manufacture and assemble, and extremely convenient and safe in use.
Other objects and many of the attendant advantages of this invention will be readily appreciated as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings in which like reference numerals designate like parts throughout the figures thereof and wherein:
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of the invention;
FIG. 2 is a side view of the present invention shown during an arrow-loading process; and
FIG. 3 is a side elevation view of the present invention emphasizing the adjustable feature inherent therein.
Referring to the FIG. 1, the adjustable quiver of the present invention is shown generally at 11 having a bottom platform 12 with vertical extensions 13 and 14. Vertical extension 13 carries telescoping rods 16 and 17 which are received by rods 18 and 19, respectively.
Vertical extension 14 forms a protective shield requiring the removal of arrows from the side which provides a safety feature. Rods 16 and 18 are locked by a fitting shown generally at 21, and rods 17 and 19 are shown in an unlocked position having a tapered fitting 22 fixedly attached to rod 19 and a lock ring 23 dimensioned for a snug reception over fitting 22. Straps 24 and 25 are slidably carried by rods 16 and 17.
Rods l8 and 19 are fixedly attached to rectangular guide cylinder 26 by any convenient means, such as riveting, as are straps 27 and 28 which terminate in the vicinity of straps 24 and 25 and are adapted through holes 29 to be adjustably attached thereto. Flexible member 31 has a hook 32 on one end for coupling to strap 24 and slidably coupled on the other end to strap 25. Brackets 33 and 34 carry sharpening file 36.
A cover portion, generally shown at 37, has a top portion 38 with a resilient coating 39 thereon and four mounting fittings 41 adapted for cooperation with fittings 42 on guide cylinder 26. Fittings 43 are adapted for cooperation with fittings 44 on another wall of cylinder 26. Top portion 37 has a pouch 46 therein.
Referring to FIG. 2, the adjustable quiver is again shown generally at 11 having a bottom platform 12 with vertical extensions 13 and 14. An arrow 15 is shown being passed through guide cylinder 26 with cover 38 being in the open position exposing the top portion of cylinder 26 and pouch 46.
Referring to FIG. 3, the adjustable quiver is again shown generally at 11 having a bottom platform 12 with vertical extensions 13 and 14. In this view, telescoping rod 17 is shown received by rod 19 and telescoping rod 16 is shown received by rod 18 and held in place by their respective fittings. Rod 17 has been received further than rod 16 which results in a heavier compression of the arrows toward rods 17 and 19 than the arrows toward rods 16 and 18.
OPERATION Referring now to all the FIGS., it can be seen that the arrows are first placed through the top of guide cylinder 16 with their points resting on resilient layer 20 of lower platform 12. At this time, the top portion 37 is snapped into place via fittings 41 and 42 and cover 38 is pulled over the top of guide cylinder 26 with resilient layer 39 compressing the arrows against bottom layer 20. Fittings 43 and 44 then hold the arrows in a relatively rigid position between layers 20 and 39. Prior to the installation of top portion 37, pouch portion 46 can be utilized to carry various supplies. Should it be desirable, rods 17 and 19 can be tightened (in this case FIG. 3) compressing the arrows in their proximity slightly more than the arrows from the unloading side (the side closest to rods 16 and 18).
A sharpening file 36 is shown conveniently carried by brackets 33 and 34 for sharpening arrow points in the field. Strap 31 can be utilized for restraining binoculars and is preferably made of a stretchable material such as elastic or rubber. Hook 32 conveniently stretches strap 31 between back straps 24 and 26 after back straps 24 and 26 are in place through holes 29 in back straps 27 and 28.
It should be understood, of course, that the foregoing disclosure relates to only a preferred embodiment of the invention and that it is intended to cover all 3 4 changes and modifications of the example of the inventom portion of said frame; and tion herein chosen for the purposes of the disclosure a resilient cover attached to said cylindrical section which do not constitute departures from the spirit and for covering said cylindrical section after arrows scope of the invention. have been loaded through said cylindrical section The invention claimed is: 5 to said platform, said resilient cover being pliable 1. An adjustable quiver for carrying arrows comprisand being attached on one section of said cylindriing: cal section and folding over the top of said cylina rectangular cylindrical guide s tio drical section and being removably attached to an a platform section; opposite section thereof, said cover having a an dj bl f id f a b i adjustable in resilient layer on its underside for holding the arl rows in place and being removable from the top said cylindrical guide section being fixedly attached opfmmg to permit loadmg of h arrows the to a top portion of said adjustable frame and said qulver through the l of the gulde platfonn section being fixedly attached to a bot- 5