US 831150 A
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"BATENTED SEPT; 18, 1906;
` D. FRASER. FISHING TAGKLE. .-APPLLCA'TIOI FILED-AUG. 14. 1905.
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DONALD FRASER, OF MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin.'v
vSpecification of Letters Patent. I
A Patented Sept. 18, 1996.
Application filed August 14, 1805. Serial No, 274,063-
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known thatl I, DONALD FRASER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Milwaukee, in the county of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fishing- Tackle; and I do hereby declare that the vfollowing is a full, clear, and exact description thereof. l
My invention consists in certain peculiarities of construction and combination of parts hereinafter particularly set forth, with reference to the accompanying drawings, and subsequently claimed, its object being tpinsure retention of afishing pole or rod at a predetermined place of rest against an angler Without interference with a ready`.variation of its' angle'by said angler while engaged in p'laying aiish caught on a line in connection with a reel attached to said pole or rod.
Figure i-lof the drawingsrepresents a side elevation of the butt of a fishing-rod having a line-reel attachment and provided with a flexible friction device by which said rod is i retained by pressure against an angler, this device being shown in section; and Fig. 2, a half-section end elevation of said flexible friction device.
Referring by letter to the drawings, A indicates the butt or handle portion of a fishing-rod provided with a finger-'grip B and a line-reel C, as is common practice. Slipped over the usual-ferrnle D on the rod-butt is a hollow shank E of the preferred form of a flexible friction device, the remainder of this device being comparatively thin, a disk F constituting a broad flat base that is preferably cellular 'or otherwise irregular to im prove its adherence under pressure to a place or rest against the person of an angler using the rod. The flexible friction device is preferably of a good quality of rubber properly vulcanized,jand being held under pressure at a predeterr'ninedplace against an angler it prevents automatic displacement Of the rod, although it has ready yield to cmnpensate for various desirable changes of angle of said rod, which yield must take at the junction of the shank and disk portions of'said device, as will be apparent by reference to Fig. 1. Itis also a cushion to prevent injury to the body of the angler, its ,disk or cushion end being of any preferred diameter. In the form shown the disk or cushion end of the iiexible friction deviceis of considerably greater diameter than that of thef'shank of same that fits snug onthe pressure against the person butt-end of the rod, and it will retain its position vin contact l'with an angler under slight pressure longitudinali of said rod. It has been found that the iiexib e friction device tends to 1 revent displacement of a fishing-pole or ro therewith when the same is laid in a boat, whereas such a pole oro'd unprovided with a device of the character described tends to slip about.
The material, structure, and connection of the flexible friction device with a fishing pole or rody may vary somewhat from what is herein vshown and described without departure from the scope of my invention, that contemplates ready yield of'said device at the junction of its shankand disk portions to compensate for various desirable changes of angle of said pole or rod held so asvto have said disk portion of the aforesaid device under of an angler, and that the disk be of materially-greater diameter than said shank to provide against rock or slip of said disk in contact under pressure against an angler, it being sufliciently flexible to compensate for inequalities of surface in opposition thereto.
Having thus described my invention, what l' claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is" a 1. A fishing pole or rod attachment consis-ting of a iiexible friction device comprising a hollow shank for the engagement of the butt-end of the rod or pole and a broad, flat base with which the shank has flexile junction; the base being for contact under pres,- sure against an angler in automatic conformity to inequalities of Opposing surface without rock or slip incidental to yield of said shank to compensate for various changes of angle of said rod or pole.
2. A fishing pole or rod attachment 'consisting of ay flexible friction device comprising a hollow shank for engagement with the buttend of the rod or pole and a thin, flat disk with which the shank has flexile junction; the diameter of the disk being materially greater than that of said shank.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand, at Milwaukee, in thel county `of Milwaukee and State of Wisconsin, in the presence of two witnesses.
l DONALD FRASER. Witnesses: i I
N. E. OLIPHANT, GEORGE FELBER.