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US 553005 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
B. G. LEEPER.
W i lgzsszs UNITED STATES4 HARTRAM G. LEElER, OF POUGIIKEEPSIE, NEV 1YORK, ASSIGN OR HALF TO GEORGE I. VARNEY, OF SAME PLACE.
SPEGIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 553,005, dated January 14,
Application iiled November 5, 1894. I
To all whom, it may concern.-
le it known that I, BARTRAM G. LEEPER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Poughkeepsie,in the county of Dutchess and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Fishing-Rod, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to fishing-rods; and it has for its object to provide a new and useful metal fishing-rod that will be entirely seamless, to insure a uniformity of strength throughout and to avoid the objectionable rib To this end, therefore,l the main and primary object of the present invention is to construct a practically perfect metal fishing-rod that will boar the strain placed thereon proportionately throughout its entire length by rca-son of the peculiar construction thereof, and also will be so constructed as to provide .for the total exclusion of Water from the in-4 terior thereof to prevent rusting.
Y lVith'these and other objects in View, which will readily appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consisis in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illust-rated and claimed.
In the drawings, Figure l is an elevation of a complete fishing-rod constructed in aecordance with this' invention. Fig. 2 is an' enlarged detail sectional View of a portion of the rod at the joint of two of the rod-sections. Fig. 3 is a detail transverse sectional view on the line a: of Fig. 2.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, l designates a metal Iishing-rod consisting of a series of jointed tubular metal sections 2.
z seamless throughout their entire The tubular metal rod-sections 2 are entirely lengths and. are closed at one ond, as at 3, and open at their opposite ends, as-at i, to form receiving-sockets for the closed ends of the rod-section adapted to be joined ttherewith, and wit-hin the open ends of the tubular seamless rodscetions 2 are tightly fitted partition-disks 5,v
that serve the purpose of entirely excluding moisture or water from the interior of the tubular sections, and also actin the capacity 1896. Serial No. 527,884. (No model.)
of stopsnto limit the insertion of the smaller 5o rod-sections 'in the open ends of the larger sections.
The construction of rod just described is substantially similar to the shape and manner of assembling the rods that are now on the market; but the salient feature of the present invention resides in the fact that the rod-sections 2 are made of seamless metal tubes that are spun, drawn, or swaged into the proper tapered shape in order to give the 6o rod the usual tapered form, and the present invention also contemplates the construction of the tubularrod-sections in varying thicknesses, so that the walls of the tubular sections will gradually decrease in thickness toward the small end of the rod, thereby producing a rod with a perfect outline and one in which the strain will be distributed proportionately throughout the entire length of the rod. 7o
From the foregoing it will be obvious that the herein described construction of rod `avoids the objectionable rib of tubular metal iishing-rods having side seams, and furthermore by reason of the construction of the rodsections of seamless tubes such sections will be provided with a uniform temper throughout and will therefore avoid the hard and soft spots found in the tubular rod-sections tempered in the usual Wayland, in short, the pres- 8o ent invention contemplates obviating the objections to the tubular metal fishing-rods new on the market that are made 'from sheetsteel -of equal thickness. In the manufacture of this rod, the sheet-steel is rolled up with the joint or seam unsolderedso that Water can freely enter into the rod, and in this construction of rod it will also be obvious that the same cannot be tempered evenly, and the united edges thereof are always lia- 9o ble to overlap orbeconie out of circular alignment.
Changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacriiieing any of the adt-antages of this invention.
Having thus described the invention, what claimed, and desired to bc secured by Lct- In testimony that I claim thc foregoing as tors Patent, ismy own I have hereto afxcdmy signature in A fishing-rod consisting of A, series of jointthc pl'esencc 0f two witnesses.
ed seamless tubular metal sections, the Walls BARTRAM G'. LEEPER,
of cach successive section proportionately lVitncsses: decreasing in thickness toward the small cud FRANK S. BISSELL, of the rod, substantially as set forth. JONATHAN DICKINSON(