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Publication numberUS465579 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1891
Filing dateJun 29, 1891
Publication numberUS 465579 A, US 465579A, US-A-465579, US465579 A, US465579A
InventorsJasper Knudsen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 465,579. Patented Dec. 22,; 1891.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 465,579, dated December 22, 1891.

Serial No. 397,795. (No model.)

o @ZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JASPER KNUDsEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Reels for Fish-Lines, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact dcscription, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specication.

My invention comprises certain combinations of mechanism, and relates to the gearshifting devices which serve to connect and to disconnect the gear-wheels employed for winding a fish-line around the reel-spool; also to the construction of the spool-casing and the arrangement of the gearing audits shifting mechanism, so as to occupy a narrow chamber of the reel, as hereinafter set forth.

Figure l of the drawings represents a plan view of the reel with its outer attachments. Fig. 2 represents a sectional view taken at line a; a: of Fig. 3, showing the interior of the` chamber in which the gearing and gear-shifting mechanism are inclosed by the removable cap or cover A. Fig. 3 represents a central transverse section of the reel, showing the gear-wheels in mesh with each other and t-he connection of the gear-shifting devices therewith. Fig. fi is asimilar section showing the gear-wheels outI of mesh and exhibiting the gear-shiftingmechanism in a correspondingly different relation thereto.

The object of my invention is to furnish certain improvements in the construction of reels for iish-lines, which improvements are set forth in this specification, and defined in the claims.

In the drawings, C C denote the screwthreaded couplings for attaching a fishing-rod centrally to the reel.

D denotes the crank-arm and its handle for j winding the spool, having its axle journaled works on the spline secured to said journal.

The spool Gr has cone-shaped axle boxes or bearings, into which the cone-shaped pivotal ends of screws Il B t and on which the spool revolves and runs freely without friction.

The cam E has an inclined or beveled face and is 'fixed on the journal attached to the gear-shifting crank E. rlhe shifting pinion B2 is embraced between the two branches F F2 of the flat steel spring F, secured at I to the reel, as shown in Figs. 3 and 4. These branches of spring F are connected with a circular block having a beveled upper sur.

face corresponding with the beveled lower sur-A face of the circular cam E', and the opening through said block and spring is large enough to allow them to be adjusted withoutimpinging upon the journal of the crank E, and to permit freedom of movement of the shift-ing pinion B2 the ends of the branches F F2 of spring F are cut away, as seen in Fig. 2. The

pinion B2, which slides freely longitudinally Y on the spool-journal, (when lbeing adjusted,) is also free to movewithin certain limits between the branches F F2, which embrace it, and when the spring F and its branches occupy the relative position, as shown in Fig. 3, pinion B2 will be in mesh with gear-wheel D and crank-arm E will occupy the position against stop e, as shown in Fig. l; but when it is required to disconnect the spool from the windinggearing the crank-arm E will be turned to the position shown in dotted lines in Fig. l and in contact with stop e', and this adjustment will cause a partial revolution of cam E', which will act against spring-block FB and depress spring F and its branches F F2, which will move pinion B2 out of mesh with gear-wheel D as shown in Fig. 4. The


out of gear with wheel D, the spool will be.

free to revolve rapidly as the line is thrown out by a person in the usual way, and as the spool is supported only bythe cone pivots the line may be thrown to a greater distance than from the reels of different construction.

Having described my in'ventioml claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. In a ishing-reel, gear-shifting mechanism consisting of bifureated strut-springs secured to the frame and embracing the reelstud and its loose gear, and aorank-pin having a beveled block thereon for engaging a beveledblook on the strut-springs.

2. A risking-reel having a suitable gearcasing, a reel-stud journaled in said casing, a gear-wheel loosely splined on said stud for engaging the crank-gearing, bifuroated strutsprings having one end secured to the casing or-frame, the opposite ends embracing the reel-stud and engaging theloose pinion thereon, and a crank-pin having a beveled block 'thereon-and engaging a similar block on. the


in testimony that I claim the invention above'set forth I'have affixed my signature in 3o presence of two-Witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA01K89/015