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An arrow rest for an archery bow that is universally applicable to arrow shafts of several diametrical sizes. The rest features a unitized generally V-shaped construction having two fixed outer extremities lending support to an arrow shaft. The outer extremities of the member are in a plane perpendicular to the plane formed by a bowstring and an archery bow. A surface on one of the extremities allows an arrow shaft that is placed upon it to position itself between the two outer extremities. A hollow base portion of the arrow rest allows for passage of a vane of an arrow, without interfering with a bow or arrow rest upon release of an arrow.
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United States Patent 1191 Hartman 11] 3,760,788 1451 Sept. 25, 1973 ARCHERY BOW ARROW REST  Inventor: Robert B. Hartman, Bridgeport,
 Assignee: Remington Arms Company, Inc.,
22 Filed: Sept. 3, 1971 21 Appl. No.: 177,575
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 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 6/1964 Hoyt 124 24 10/1968 Dye 124/24 x 3/1969 Beynon 124 23 UX Primary Examiner-Richard C. Pinkham Assistant Examiner-William R. Browne Attorney-John H. Lewis, Jr. et al.
[571 ABSTRACT An arrow rest for an archery bow that is universally applicable to arrow shafts of several diametrical sizes.
. The rest features a unitized generally V-shaped construction having two fixed outer extremities lending support to an arrow shaft. The outer extremities of the member are in a plane perpendicular to the plane formed by a bowstring and an archery bow. A surface on one of the extremities allows an arrow shaft that is placed upon it to position itself between the two outer extremities. A hollow base portion of the arrow rest allows for passage of a vane of an arrow, without interfering with a bow or arrow rest upon release of an arrow.
5 Claims, 5 Drawing Figures ARCHERY BOW ARROW REST The invention pertains to an arrow rest for archery bows, and more particularly, to a universal-type arrow rest capable of accommodating arrows of several diametrical shaft sizes.
The rest allows the passage of the arrow vanes without interference with the bow or rest when the arrow is released, and is also applicable to arrows featuring tangential fletching as disclosed in my copending application for Letters Patent, Ser. No. 174,338, filed Aug. 24, 1971, entitled Tangential Arrow Fletching.
Heretofore, arrow rests which provided for different arrow sizes contained adjustment means for varying the distance between the supporting members or forced the arrow away from the bow. The present invention is so constructed that two fixed supporting members will retain various shafts, and do so without shifting their vertical center of alignment with respect to the archery bow.
Typical, non-interfering arrow rests of the prior art can be seen in the patents to:
R. A. Hoyt, U. S. Pat. No. 3,135,255, issued June 2, 1964;
C. J. Cameron, U. S. Pat. No. 1,847,593, issued Mar. l, 1932; and
W. H. Wright and G. I. Thorne, U. S. Pat. No. 213,083, issued Mar. 11, 1879.
It is known to one trained in the art that an arrow rest must have the proper spine (or stiffness) to shoot accurately and safely from a given bow. This stiffness is dependent on the arrow material and length of draw of the shooter, and weight of the point. Obviously, different materials will require different diameters to obtain the same stiffness. Typically, cedar arrows are used'for the beginner, fiberglass arrows for durability, and aluminum arrows for highest accuracy. For the same spine, each has a different diameter. Therefore, an arrow rest that can accommodate different arrow sizes has many advantages.
It is an object of this invention to provide an arrow rest which will accommodate arrows of various shaft diameters. I
It is another object of this invention to provide an arrow rest of one-piece construction.
It is but another object of this invention to provide an arrow rest for archery bows that will not interfere with the arrow vanes when the arrow is released from the bow.
It is another object of this invention to provide an arrow rest for archery bows that simplifies the placement of the arrow on the bow, and retaining it there.
These and other objects of the invention will be better understood and become apparent with reference to the detailed description in which:
FIG. 1 is an isometric view of an archery bow containing the arrow rest of this invention; I
FIG. 2 is an isometric view of the arrow rest of this invention;
FIG. 3 is a back view of an arrow with tangential fletching passing through the arrow rest;
FIG. 4 is a back view of an arrow with standard radial fletching passing through the arrow rest of FIG. 1; and
FIG. 5 is a back view of an arrow of larger diameter than that shown in FIG. 4, passing through the arrow rest of this invention.
rest without interference, when the arrow is released from the bow.
Now referring to FIG. 1, an archery bow 1 is shown. The arrow rest 2 of this invention is shown disposed in the sight window 3 of the bow 1.
FIG. 2 depicts the arrow rest of this invention. The arrow is made to rest between supports 4 and 5, respectively, as illustrated in FIGS. 3 through 5. A smooth surface 6 extends upward from point 4. An arrow laid upon surface 6 will tend to slide downward to its support position between surfaces 4 and 5. Surfaces 4 and 5, being in a plane substantially perpendicular to a plane formed by a bow and bowstring, may be covered with a sound-deadening material 21 so the arrow will not squeak when it is drawn over these surfaces. The rest has a base portion 20 having a hollow section 7 through which a vane of an arrow will pass without interference when the arrow is released from the bow.
FIGS. 3 through 5 show variations in arrow size and fletching being accommodated by the invention. In FIG. 3, an arrow having tangentially extending vanes 8 and a shaft 10 is shown passing through the arrow rest 2. Tangentially vaned arrows are disclosed in more detail in my copending patent application Ser. No. 174,338, filed Aug. 24, 1971, for Tangential Arrow Fletching. The vertical center line 19 of the shaft extends a distance d from the wall 16 of the how 1.
In FIG. 4, a conventional arrow having a shaft 15 and standard radially extending vanes 11 is shown passing through the rest 2. It will be observed that vanes 11 do not interfere with the rest as was similar with tangential vanes 8. Shaft 15 also has its vertical center line 19 extending a distance d from the wall 16 of the bow 1.
In FIG. 5, a larger shaft 9 is shown compared to shaft 15. Vanes 12, while extending further than either vanes 11 of FIG. 4 or tangential vanes 8 of FIG. 3, nonetheless are free from interference. In addition, it will likewise be observed that the vertical center line 19 remains the same distance d from the wall 16 of the bow 1.
It will be noticed that larger sized arrow shafts on other arrow rests generally extend laterally further outward than smaller shafts from their supporting surface. The unique design of the present rest, however, allows the same vertical center of alignment for several different sized arrows, i.e., the distance d will not vary with different shaft sizes.
With the present design, the arrow rest can be integrally formed of plastic to provide a unitized piece. The plastic may be flexible or it may be structurally rigid so that the arrow may be supported by, and held accurately in place on the rest by the hunters finger with the nocking in the string when the hunter is in the field.
Many other arrow rests cannot support an arrow so situated.
Of course, materials other than plastic may be used.
Modifications and changes obvious to the skilled practitioner in the art are deemed to lie within the purview and scope of the invention as represented by the appended claims.
What is claimed is:
1. An arrow rest for an archery bow, said arrow rest comprising a one piece generally v-shaped arrow member having two outer extremities spaced a distance apart sufficient to accommodate alternatively arrow shafts of several diametrical sizes and said extremities being aligned and in a plane that is substantially perpendicular' to the plane formed by a bowstring and an archery bow, the V portion of the member receiving a vane of an arrow through said member without interdeadening covering.
@2 3? UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CERTIFICATE OF CORRECTION Patent No. $7 7 Dated September 25, v1973 I v ROBERT B. HARTMAN It is certified that error appears in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:
F- Colum'n 3, line 7, "arrow" should be deleted. 1
i,igz -:.:d and sealed this: 2nd day Of April 1971p S5); A L Attest:
I LFLETCFERQJR; "c. mm 'Attesting Officer 1 Commissioner, of Patents