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A. J. HEIDER HUNTERS KIT prim 25,, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 NlfENTOR. flnihonyl lie r ATTORNEYS Filed Jan. 7, 1947 Patented Apr. 25, 1959 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HUNTERS KIT Anthony J. Heider, Oceanside, N. Y.
Application January 7, 1947, Serial No. 720,568
4 Claims. 1
This invention relates to a hunters kit or mat and has particular relation to a device of this type which is adapted to serve as a mat on which the body of the user can rest and also for carrying the gun, ammunition and other articles needed by the user.
It is one object of the present invention to provide a device of the above mentioned type which can be easily and quickly put in use when needed and easily and quickly folded and conveniently carried after use.
Another object of the invention is to provide a hunters kit and mat which is provided with means for carrying guns and ammunition and forms a protective and comfortable support for the body of the user.
It is also an object of this invention to provide a device of the beforementioned type which can be easily and inexpensively manufactured, and is sturdy and resistant to wear and tear in use.
Other objects and the advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following specification and claims and the appended drawings which show by way of example a preferred embodiment of the invention, and in which Figure 1 is the top view of a device according to the invention in unfolded condition, with parts broken away;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device shown in Figure 1, in folded condition, and with a gun held by the folded mat;
Figure 3 is a sectional view along line 3--3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a sectional view along line 4--4 of Figure 1;
Figure 5 is a top View of the device in partially folded condition, and
Figure 6 is a sectional view along line 6-6 of Figure 1.
Referring now to the drawings in detail, I denotes a substantially oblong-shaped mat consisting of a suitable sheet material, preferably an impregnated water-impermeable textile material which is sufiiciently thick for providing protection from cold owing to its heat-insulating properties. This mat I has two shorter edges 2 and 2, and two longer edges 3 and 3'.
One part of the inner surface of mat I is cushioned as shown in Figures land 3, by ap- 2 plying and fastening a suitable textile fabric ZI and suitable stuffing material 22 to the mat I by means of a series of seams 23.
At its end adjacent edge 2, the mat I is provided with a series of aligned pockets 4, which are formed by fastening a long rectangle-shaped piece of sheet material 5, for example by stitches 6, to mat I, and dividing the longitudinal pocket thus formed into shorter individual pockets 4, 4, by means of transverse seams 'I. These pockets are adapted to hold ammunition. As best shown in Figure 3, the sheet material 5 forming the pockets 4 is reinforced at its inner longitudinal edge by an inwardly folded integral strip 8 of said material 5, fastened to 5 by seam 9. Pockets 4 are provided with flaps III, which are cut from a single strip of sheet material fastened by stitches II to mat I. Sheet material 5 and pockets 4, respectively, are provided with fastening means I2 for releasably fastening the flaps I0 and thus closing pockets 4. The flaps II] are bordered with reinforcing strip I3.
Between the ammunition pockets 4 and its cushioned portion, the mat I is provided with two pockets I4 and I5, these each extending transversely outward from a side edge of the mat, pocket I4 extending from side 3 and pocket r from side 3'; each pocket has its inner end permanently open, a zonal portion of the material at the open end being secured to edges 3 and 3, respectively, of the mat I in transversely aligned position. These pockets I4 and I5 are adapted to receive a gun, pocket I4 being adapted to receive the butt, and pocket I5, the end of the barrel of the gun, as indicated in broken lines in Figure 1. As shown in Figures 1 and 6, pocket I4 is formed by an oblong-shaped folded piece I6 of a suitable textile material, which is fastened to mat I by seams I6, I6, and the side edges of which are fastened to each other by seams H. The other closed end of pocket I4 is reinforced by a lining I8, consisting of a suitable material fastened by seams I8, I8. Pocket I5 is formed by a folded rectangular piece of a suitable textile material which is fastened by a seam to mat I. The outer end of this pocket is closed by a seam along edge I5, while two cooperating longitudinal edges are provided with and may be closed and opened by means of a zipper I9.
In the space between pockets I4 and I5, a fura3 ther pocket 28 is formed by a portion of mat i and an oblong-shaped piece 26 of textile material, this piece 24 being fastened to mat i by means of seams 2%. This pocket is adapted to hold a short gun and is provided with a fastening means 25. Pocket 26 extends to the vicinity of the open end of pocket It, said end of pocket 29 being stitched to the mat, the opposite end of the pocket being unstitched, the fastening means 25 serving to close such end after any content has been inserted. Since the wall of the pocket is of textile material, it lies practically flat when no content is present.
Pocket 2e lies between the open end of pockets [4 and i 5 and hence unoccupied pocket Eii will underlie the gun which may be positioned in pockets is and it. Normally, pocket 23 will be unoccupied when a gun is being carried, but is available for a small arm when the gun is absent.
However, both gun and small arm may be carried concurrently if the latter is positioned with its butt end toward the closed end of the pocket where it would be out of the path of the gun barrel, the gun being positioned in overlying relation to the top of the pocket, the textile ina'terial permitting the top wall of the pocket to accommodate thecon'diti'ens set While pockets if and: is each extend: outward froma side: of the mat, and each has an open inner end within the mat zone, the two pockets differ in that pocket is is additionally equipped with the zipper l'twhi'ch extends in direction of length of the pocket, and thus permits the top of the pocket to be opened. This difference. in pocket formation is to make possible the positioning of the gun, thebutt end of which is slipped into po'ciret itwith the intermediate portion overlying pocket By then creating the flap characteristic to the top of pocket by opening the zipper, the end zone o' the barris slid: laterally into the opened st, after which the zipper is closed, thus securely mounting the gun within the assembly. While this leaves the intermediate portion of the gun uncovered, this gun portion is actually protected when the assembly is up, since the open ends of the pocket are within the side limits of the mat so that when: the mat placed in the rolled-up condition, it overlies such intermediate portion of the gun.
Mat l is folded outward along its edge 2', forming a strip which is fastened to mat l by seams 28 is provided with fastening means 2-1,- which are secured to opposite corners of mat l, as shown in Figure 1, and are adapted to cooperate with fastening means arranged along edges 3 and 3, respectively, of mat Handles 28 are secured to the end of the mat at edge 2, as shown in Figures 1, 4 and 5.
The longitudinal edges 3, 3 of mat i are also .3.
folded outward, and the folded strips 29 and3ll are fastened to the mat l by means of seams 29' and 36'. These strips are also provided with several spaced fastening means 3!, adapted to cooperate with fastening means 2?.
When in use, themat l is spread on the ground as shown in Figure 1, and the body of the user rests on the cushioned surface of the same. In
order to carry the mat, it is folded as shown in Figure 2. The users gun and, if desired, one or more blankets are enwrapped in the mat, and the fastening means 2? are fastened to one of the cooperating fastening means 3 i.
It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present: invention is not limited tof the 4 specific details described above and illustrated in the drawings. The fastening means 2? are male parts of snap fasteners of the customary type which cooperate with one of the fastening means 35 which are female parts of the snap fasteners. Other suitable fastening means may be, of course, used instead of snap fasteners. These and other modifications may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
What is claimed is: 1. A hunters kit comprising a sleeping mat which is oblong in shape and which is rollable upon itself into a compact roll for carrying pur- 7 poses, a pair of. looped handles fastened to the outer end of saidrollable mat, said handles being made of relatively flexible material to enable them to encircle the rolled mat and to meet at a ill point diametrically opposite the end of the mat to which they are aifixed, whereby said handles may be used to carry the rolled mat, a pair of substantially aligned pockets projecting laterally outward from the sides of the opposite end of themat, communication being provided between said laterally extending pockets, whereby they are adapted to receive and accommodate agun inserted therein: transversely of the mat as a whole, ammunition pockets formed at the end of the matadja cent saidgunpockets' and a cushiorr provided on said mat on the opposite side of said gun pocket zone, whereby the mat may be rolled into a compact roll. with its ammunition and gun pockets forming the core zone of the roll, the cushioned portion of the mat being wrapped around said ammunition pockets to protect the ammunition: and the gun against jarring;
2'. In a hunters kit, wherein the kit is adapted for transportation in rolled formation and usable as a mat w-hen unrolled; said kit comprising an elongated mat of flexible material, said mat havin one end zone formed. into a succession of flapped. pockets arranged: side by side in the direction of width ofthe" mat for ammunition-carryihg purpose's, saidmat having an adjacent zone carrying lateral extensions from the opposite ends 6f the: zone, each extension being of pocket formation with an inner'open end and with the open end located! wi-thin the width of the mat, said extension pockets serving as enclosures respectively for: the butt and barrel ends of a gun with the intermediate zone of the gun overlying the matsaid mat having the succeeding adjacent zone formed as of tufted type serviceable for resting purposes when the kit is unrolled, the opposite end zone" being equipped with handles, the mat between such handled end zone and the tuftedzone having length dimensions sufficient to serve as a wrapping cover for the rolled kit, whereby the rolled kitwill'present the rolled assembly with the ammunition zone and the guncarryingszon'e presentedas the core of the rolled assembly with the gun butt and barrel end zones extending outward of the mat and protected by the extension pockets and with the core zone including the intermediate zone of the gun protectedbythe tufted zone wrapped thereabout and with the'tufted zone protected by the wrapping zone of the mat.
3. A kit as in claim 2 characterized in that the gun-carrying zone of the mat includes an elongated pocketformation located between the open ends of the extensionpockets, with such elongated. pocket formation openat one end-and provided: with releasable closure means, said elonaccuse gated pocket formation being adapted to underlie the intermediate zone of the gun when present and/or carry a weapon of the small arms type.
4. A kit as in claim 2 characterized in that the extension pocket for the barrel end includes a longitudinal slit on its upper face with the slit extending from the open end of the pocket to the bottom zone of the pocket, with the slit equipped with a closure of the zipper type to thereby permit the pocket walls to be opened for the positioning or removal of the gun relative to the kit.
ANTHONY J. HEIDER.
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