US 3777734 A
A bow is provided with a novel quiver-mounting element permanently secured on the side face of the rigid handle portion of the bow designed to removably receive an interfitting mounting element on an arrow-holding quiver, thereby providing a simple but effective assembly for securing the quiver on said bow handle in a manner whereby it will not interfere with the flexing or accuracy of the bow during shooting, and whereby said quiver can be quickly and easily manually removed from said bow when desired. The mounting elements telescope one within the other along an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the archery bow. The elements are releasably held together by a spring-loaded pivotal lever. The quiver has a mounting element for use in attaching the quiver to the belt of a user when the quiver is detached from the archery bow.
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United States Patent [191 Rose 1 1 Dec. 11, 1973 ARCHERY BOW AND QUIVER  lnventor: Harry J. Rose, 12247 W. Fairview Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53213 221 Filed: Jan. 10,1972
211 Appl. No.: 216,713
 US. Cl 124/24 A, 224/1 B  Int. Cl. F4lb '5/00  Field of Search 124/24, 23, 22, 30 R, 124/41, 45, 35; 224/15, -1 B; ISO/1.5 R
 References Cited V UNITED STATES PATENTS 3,116,730 1/1964 Tingley .Qi 124/24 3,601,113 8/1971 Wilkie 124/24 Primary Examiner-Richard C. Pinkham Assistant Examiner--William R. Browne AttorneyArthur L. Morsell, Jr. et al.
 ABSTRACT A bow is provided with a novel quiver-mounting element permanently secured on the side face of the rigid handle portion of the bow designed to removably re- Qceive an interfitting mounting element on an arrowholding quiver, thereby providing a simple but effecf tive assembly for securing the quiver on said bow handle in a manner whereby it will not interfere with the i'flexing or accuracy of the bow during shooting, and whereby said quiver can be quickly and easily manually removed from said bow when desired. The mounting-elementstelescope one within the other along an axis parallel to the longitudinal axis of the archery how. The elements are releasably held together by a spring-loaded pivotal lever. The quiver has a mounting element for use in attaching the quiver to the belt of a user when the quiver is detached from the archery bow.
8 Claims, 7 Drawing Figures 1 ARCHERY BOW AND QUIVER BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to the field of archery equipment, and 'more particularly to an improved mounting assembly for removably securing an arrow quiver on a bow.
2. Description of the Prior Art I-Ieretofore a number of mounting means have been designed for attaching an arrow-holding quiver to a bow, where the arrows will be readily accessible to the archer which is particularly important when hunting. Someof said prior mounting assemblies have been designed to permit the relatively easy disengagement and removal of the quiver from the bow when it is not desired to utilize the same, or when it is desired to replace an empty quiver with a full one. Examples of such prior bow-mounted *q'uivers are disclosed in U.S. Pat. No. 3,ll6,730 and U.S. Pat. No. 3,I08,725.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION As hereinabove mentioned, the general purpose of the present invention is to provide a new and improved mounting assembly for securing an arrow quiver on the -handle portion of a bow with which it is'to be used,the
mounting of said quiver on'the handle, rather than the bow limb portions, preventing said attached quiver from affecting the flexing ofthe bow, and the accuracy of the archersshot.
A further object of the invention is to provide a bowmounted quiver as described which can be quickly and easily mounted on or removed'from the bow when desired, and'without requiring the use of any special tools or equipment.
A further object of the invention is to provide a bow and quiver mounting elements as described wherein a quiver may'be detached from bow and worn as a socalled side quiver suspended from the archers belt if desired.
Still further objectsof the present invention are to provide a new and improved mounting assembly for a bow-mounted quiver, as described, which assembly can be formed of strong but relatively inexpensive plastic materials, which mounting assembly is simple and economical in design and constructiomwhich is durable and long lasting, which is easy to use, and which is otherwise particularly well adapted for its intended purposes.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the accompanying drawings, wherein there is illustrated one preferred embodiment of the present invention, and wherein the same reference numerals designate the same parts in all of the views:
FIG. 'l.is a rear view of a fragmentary portion of a bow with an arrow-holding quiver mounted thereon in accordance with the present invention;
FIG. 2 is a "perspective view of the quiver showing the back side thereof with one of the interfitting mounting elements featured in the present invention secured thereon;
F IG. 3 is a fragmentary perspective view of the bow handle portion showing the 'coacting quiver mounting element thereon;
FIG. 4 is an exploded perspective view of the two, coacting mounting elements in a separated condition;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view illustrating the quiver mounting elements in their assembled, interfitting condition;
FIG. 6 is a vertical sectional view of said assembled mounting elements, taken along line 66 of FIG. 7; and
FIG. 7 is a transverse sectional view, taken along line 77 of FIG. I, through said assembled quiver mounting elements.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring now more particularly to FIG. 1 of the drawing, illustrated therein is a fragmentary portion of an archers bow, looking at the same from the back, or
position of the archer, which bow is designated generally in the drawing by the numeral 10. Said bow includes a contoured handle portion 11 intermediate its length having an arrow rest 12, and extending above and'below said integral handle are the bow limb portions l3, 14 which are flexible, of course, as is well known in the art.
Attached to the handle portion 11 of the bow is an arrow-holding quiver, designated generally by the numeral 16, which quiver is preferably of the rotatable type described in detail in U.S. Pat. No. 3,337,099 previously granted to the present applicant. As is disclosed in said'prior patent (which is-intended to be'incorporated herein by reference), said'quiver 16 includes an inverted cup-like top member 17 within which the arrow heads are removably retained by rotatable holder means, a central rotatable spindle or post '18, and a resilient arrow shaft-retaining disc member 19 on the lower end of said spindle, said disc having spaced peripheral cutouts within which the arrow shafts may be removably snapped. As is brought'out in said prior patent said arrows are rotatably mounted to permit the archer to bring'a desired arrow into position for quick and easy withdrawal, which is important in many hunting situations where time is critical.
As is illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2, the quiver 16 utilized in the present invention is provided with a substantially flat back panel 20 depending from the quiver top member 17, said back panel having one of the coacting mounting elements 30 featured in the present invention bolted or otherwise rigidly secured thereon as shown, and as will be more fully described hereinafter.
In the preferred embodiment of the present invention the quiver back panel member 20 extends downwardly to a point below the arrow shaft-retaining disc 19, and as is shown in FIG. 2 the lower portion 20' of the illus' trated panel member is formed at an angle to the panel longitudinal axis and is provided with a pair of spaced slotted openings 21. The purpose of said panel design is to provide a quiver 'unit which, when it is removed from the bow 10, can be inverted and worn by the archer in the manner of the conventionalside quiver,
with his belt inserted through said slots 21 to support the quiver in a suspended position at his side. In this respect, however, it is to be understood that the latter innovation is not a critical feature of the present invention, and in accordance with the intended scope of the invention said back panel 20 can be substantially shorter, just so that it is long enough to permit the rigid attachment thereto of the mounting element 30 in a position wherein said member will be aligned with the handle portion of the bow.
With reference now to FIG. 3 of the drawing, in addition to the mounting element 30 secured to the back of the quiver as described, a second, coacting mounting element 23 is permanently secured on the side face of the bow handle 1 1, said quiver mounting element being positionedon the side of the rigid bow handle opposite the arrow rest 12. As will be hereinafter described, said elements 23, 30 are designed for telescopic interfitting engagement when it is intended to mount the quiver 16 on the bow handle as illustrated in FIG. 1, and are readily separable when it is desired to remove said quiver from the bow.
As is shown in FIGS. 3-7, the quiver mounting element 23 on the bow handlell in the present invention is generally flat and rectangular in form, having a thickness of about three-sixteenths inch, and is tapered slightly toward its upper end and provided with outwardly-beveled side edges 24, the angle of inclination of said beveled edges being about 30 in the illustrated v form of the invention. As shown, said mounting ele ment is preferably (although not necessarily) in the form of an open frame to conserve material and make the same light in weight and is provi 'ded with a central bar portion 25 having a pair of spaced openings therethrough, the illustrated member being secured to the bow handle 11 by means of vertically-spaced screws 27 (FIG. 6) projected through said openings. Itis to be understood, however, that saidmounting element could be bonded or otherwise permanently secured to said bow handle without departing from the spirit of the in? vention. I
With respect now more .particularlyto the mating quiver mounting element 30 which is secured to the back panel of the quiver as described, it will be observed in FIGS. 4-7 that said block-like member 30 is alsotapered toward its upper end, thedegree of taper being the same as that of the mounting element 23 carried on the bow handle,and there are extensions 31, 32 projecting from the top, and bottom of said member 30 having apertures through which bolt and nut assemblies 33 (FIG. 6) are projected to secure said bracket mem ber to the quiver back panel 20, although, again, it is to be understood that various other means could be employed to attachsaid bracket member to the quiver and the invention is not to be limited in this respect.
Said mounting element 30 is provided with a'recessed front face 34 which is open at the bottom and which is provided with beveled longitudinal flanges 35 which project outwardly at the same angle as the beveled side edges 34 of the other mounting element 23 hereinabove described. Said recess 34 is designed to receive the element 23 when the latteris inserted into said open bottom and urged upwardly therein, said flanges 35 and beveled side edges of the member 23 closely slidably interfitting to provide a snug fit. In addition, said block-like'member 30 is provided with a transverse slotway or recess 36 adjacent its bottom edge which is so located that the bottom 23 of the mounting element 23 is positioned immediately thereabove when the latter element has been fully inserted within said member 30. Carried within said transverse slotway 36 is a lever arm 38 having a spring 40 positioned therebehind adapted to provide continuous outward pressure thereaginst, said lever arm being pivotally retained by a transverse pin 42 (FIG. 7) adjacent one end thereof,
and adjacent the opposite end of said lever is a second pin 43 which functions as a stop member to prevent said spring-loaded lever from being urged out of said slotway 36. Intermediate its ends said lever arm 38 is provided with an integral, forwardly-extending lug 39 (FIG. 7), and when the interfitting mounting element 23 has been fully inserted in the recess 34 in said member 30 said lug 39 engages beneath the bottom edge 23 of said first mounting element 23 (FIG. 6) to prevent the latter from being inadvertently withdrawn from the open bottom end of said member 30, thereby securely retaining the arrow-holding quiver 16 in position of the bow handle 11 as shown in FIG. 1.
When it is desired to insert or remove the interfitting element 23 from the member 30, to install or detach the quiver from the bow handle, it is merely necessary to manually grasp the laterally-projecting end 38' of the aforementioned lever arm 38 and urge the same rearwardly within its slotway (as shown in broken lines in- FIG. 7 against the tension of the spring 40, thus retracting said lever lug portion 39 and permitting said mounting element 23 on the bow handle to be inserted or withdrawn from said block member 30. l
It is to be understood that while the relatively flat mounting element 23 is ordinarily mounted on the bow handle, as described, so as to minimize the bulkiness of the bow when it is not desired to use the same with the quiver attached thereto, saidmounting elements 23, 30 can be transposed if desired. This may be, particularly desirable where it is intended to utilize the quiver not only .as a bow-mounted quiver but where the archer may alsosometimes wish to use the same asa so-called side quiver, suspended from his belt, and wherein the mounting of the smaller, less protruding element 23 on the quiver panel 20 in lieu of the larger, box-like member 30, creates less of an uncomfortable obstruction when the quiver is positioned against the side of the archers leg.
In summary, and as hereinabove mentioned, one of the principal advantages of the present means for attaching an arrow-holding quiver to a bow is that with the present invention the quiver is secured solely to the rigid, handle portion of the bow. The result is that unlike prior bow-mounted quivers, which are secured to the limb portion of the bow, the present assembly does not impair the flexing of the bow during shooting which can affect the accuracy of the shot. Moreover, the mounting assembly comprising the present invention permits the quiver to be mounted on or removed from a bow with a minimum of time and effort without the use of any tools, said mounting assembly is simple and relatively inexpensive in design and construction, and it is otherwise particularly well adapted'for its intended purposes.
While one preferred embodiment of the present invention has been illustrated and described herein, numerous variationsor modified forms thereof may occur to those having skill in this art and what is intended to be covered herein, therefore, is not only the illustrated form of the invention but also any and all variations or modifications thereof as may come within the spirit of said invention.
1. In combination with a bow, a handle with a rigid portion, flexible limb portions, an arrow rest, an arrowholding quiver, a first mounting element attached to the side face of the rigid handle portion of the bow on the side, opposite the arrow rest, and a second mounting element on the quiver, means on said first and second mounting elements to permit said first mounting ele ment to betelescoped ment of one of said mounting elf ements along a line generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the bow whereby said second mounting element is hooked onto said first mounting element removably secure said quiver in assembled relationship with to the rigid portion of said bow handle without contacting the bow flexible limb portions.
2. The combination recited in claim 1 and including means for releasably locking said elements in their telescoped relationship against separation by gravity.
3. The combination recited in claim 2 wherein said releasable locking means includes a manually operable spring-loaded pivotal lever. r
4. ln combination with a bow having a handle with a rigid portion and having an arrow rest, an arrowholding quiver, a first mounting element secured on the side of the rigid handle portion of the bow opposite the arrow rest, said first mounting element being generally flat with outwardly beveled longitudinal side edges; a second mounting element secured to and protruding from the quiver, said second mounting element having a recessed outer face with beveled longitudinal side flanges thereon and the bottom of said recessed outer face being open, the beveled side edges of said first mounting element closely slideably fitting within the beveled flanges on said second mounting element, said first elementtelescoping into the open bottom end of saidsecond mounting element; and means for releasably retaining said mounting element in said telescoped interfitting relationship, and after the first element has been urged upwardly, to detachably secure said quiver in position on the bow handle.
5. The combination recited in claim 4 wherein said means for releasably retaining said mounting elements in said telescopic interfitting relationship comprises: a transverse slotway opening in the front face of said second mounting element adjacent the bottom thereof, said first mounting element being adapted to be urged upwardly in said second mounting element to a position wherein the bottom of said first element is positioned immediately above said transverse slotway; and a lever arm pivotally mounted in said slotway having a portion positionable beneath the bottom edge of said first mounting element when the latterhas been fully inserted in said second element to releasablylock the same in position therein. 7
6. The combination recited in claim 5 and including: third means housed in said second mounting element for exerting continuous outward pressure against said lever arm to retain the same in said first mounting element retaining position, said lever arm having a free end projecting laterally outwardly from said second mounting element designed to be manually pivoted inwardly against said third means to retract said lever arm to permit the insertion or withdrawal of said first mounting element relative to said mating second mounting element when it is desired to attach or remove said quiver from the bow.
7. In combination with a bow having a handle with a rigid portion and having an arrow rest, an arrowholding quiver, a first molded plastic substantially rectangular mounting element permanently secured on the side face of the rigid handle portion of thebow on the side opposite the arrow rest, said first mounting element being generally flat and being tapered toward its upper end with outwardly beveled longitudinal side edgesja second molded plastic mounting element permanently secured to and protruding from the quiver in a position wherein said second element is alignable with said first mounting element on the bow handle, said second mounting element being box-like in form with a recessed outer face tapered upwardly at the same angle as said first element, there being beveled longitudinal flanges on the sides of the recess of said outer recessed face and the bottom of said recessed face being open, the beveled side edges of said first mounting element closely slideably fitting within the beveled flanges on said second mounting element when said first element is telescopically inserted into the open bottom end of said second mounting element and urged upwardly therein, said second mounting element having a transverse slotway opening in its front face located adjacent the bottom thereof, said first mounting element being adapted to bevurged upwardly in said second mounting element to a position wherein the bottom of said first element is positioned immediately above said transverse slotway; a lever arm pivotally mounted in said slotway having an integral outwardlyprojecting lug thereon positionable immediately beneath the bottom edge of said first mounting element when the latter has been fully inserted in said second element to lock the same in position therein; and spring means housed in said second box-like mounting element for exerting continuous outward pressure against said lever arm to retain said lug in its outwardlyprojecting position, said lever arm having a free end projecting laterally outwardly from said second mounting element and adapted to be manually grasped and temporarily pivoted inwardly against said spring tension'to retract said lever lug portion to permit the insertion or withdrawal of said first mounting element relative to said mating second mounting element when it is desired to attach or remove said quiver from the bow.
8. The combination recited in claim 7 wherein said quiver includes means whereby when it is detached from the bow it can be inverted and suspended from a users belt in the manner of a side quiver.