|Número de publicación||US2595966 A|
|Tipo de publicación||Concesión|
|Fecha de publicación||6 May 1952|
|Fecha de presentación||17 Sep 1948|
|Fecha de prioridad||17 Sep 1948|
|Número de publicación||US 2595966 A, US 2595966A, US-A-2595966, US2595966 A, US2595966A|
|Inventores||Majors Robert R|
|Cesionario original||Majors Robert R|
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|Citas de patentes (11), Citada por (14), Clasificaciones (11)|
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R. R. MAJORS May 6, 1952 ANCHOR Filed Sept. 17, 1948 mh Gm, Ww 9 my hw fo ATTORNEYS.
Patented May 6, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE ANCHOR Robert R. Majors, Muskogee, Okla.
Appiication September 17, 1948, Serial No. 49,839
1 claim. (ci. 4ax-s) This invention relates to anchors, and more particularly, has reference to an anchor for de- -coys, light boats, or the like.
An important object of the invention is to provide an anchor arrangement for decoys without the necessity of following the usual procedure of wading out into the water for the purpose of placing the decoys specially.
Another important object is to provide an anchor which will be equipped with a pulley means, to permit it to be used efciently and easily for the purpose of anchoring a line of decoys, in a manner whereby the user can stand on the bank, or remain in a boat, and from one location set out his entire group of decoys, and from the same location, retrieve all the decoys.
Another important object is to provide an anchor arrangement as described of simple construction, which will nevertheless be capable of long service, and which will comprise few parts simply arranged in a manner whereby they will not readily get out of order.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts, hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claim, it being understood that'changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawings Figure 1 is an elevational view, showing the device in operation with a string of decoys attached thereto.
Figure 2 is a view of the anchor partly in eleva tion and partly in longitudinal section.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Figure 4 is a plan view of a modied fluke construction for the anchor.
Figure 5 is another modification of a fluke or ground-engaging portion of an anchor.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the body I0 of the anchor is of relatively elongated and cylindrical construction, this being readily fashioned from tubular material. In the illustrated example, the body I0 has at its opposite ends reduced threaded extensions, designated Il, and these are adapted to be closed by caps I2 and I3 respectively, internally threaded to cooperate with the threads of the extension.
From what has been so far described, it will be observed that the anchor is capable of being lled with dirt, sand, or other material, after which the caps are tightened, so that a heavy anchor is provided which will sink immediately to the bottom of a stream. pond, or the like. After use, one need only remove one or both of the caps I2 and I3, so as to remove the material, thus to reduce the Weight of the anchor considerably when it is not in use.
Formed in one of the caps I2 is a central aperture, and extending through the aperture is a swivel connection I4, on which is swivelly mounted the pulley housing I5, containing the pulley I6. The purpose of the swiveled connection of the pulley to the anchor is to permit relative turning of the anchor'or pulley to prevent fouling of the line extending from the pulley during use of the anchor.
I also provide for the anchor a ground-engaging portion I'I, fashioned readily from a at piece of sheet material, and cut to provide the spaced radially extended prongs I8, here illustrated as being 4 in number. Prongs I8 are curved slightly in the direction in which pull would be exerted upon the anchor, as readily seen from Fig. 2.
The ground-engaging portion I'I of the device is formed with a central opening, so that said portion can be slipped over one or the other of the extensions Il. After having been positioned in this manner, the cap I2 or I3, as the case may be, is threaded tightly against said ground engaging portion as illustrated at Fig. 2 thus, to secure it immovably but detachably to the bodyV IU.
It is to be noted that in keeping with the stated object of providing an anchor arrangement of simple construction, which will comprise few parts simply arranged, the ground-engaging portion illustrated in Fig. 3 is readily fashioned from a flat piece of sheet material which in blank may conveniently be formed to a rectangular configuration. It has not been considered necessary to illustrate said rectangular blank, but as noted above, the piece of sheet material is cut to provide the spaced radially extended prongs I8, and by study of Fig. 3, it may be noted that the ends of the prongs deiine the corner portions of a piece that would be substantially rectangular when in blank. In any event, regardless of the outer configuration of said piece before cutting thereof, the respective edges of the piece are cut inwardly along curving lines, the medial or deepest portion of said curvilinear cut extending close to the periphery of the circular hollow container I0, this arrangement forming the spaced apart, radial prongs I8.
In this connection, it may be noted that in the illustrated example, I have mounted the ground engaging portion of the anchor at the opposite end of the body from the pulley I6. However, this is not a critical arrangement, and I believe that it is quite possible that one may desire to mount said portion I1 at the same end of the device as the pulley I6. This is readily permitted, because either cap I2 or I3 is adapted to engage the portion I7.
As a modified form of uke portion, I provide a construction illustrated in Fig. 4, wherein the entire iiuke or ground-engaging portion is fashioned from wire material of suitable rigidity and strength. In the illustrated example, there is a Wire ring 20, to which is xedly connected.vas by Welding or the like, the Wire prong member formed to provide the prongs 2I. This is secured to the body I in the same manner as the iluke member I'I.
Another modified -construction is illustrated in Fig. 5, and in this instance, a simple construction is shown wherein no prongs are employed, the form of Fig. 5 thus having the advantage of eliminating the possibility of snagging of the prong or prongs of the other forms. The form of Fig. 5 is readily fashioned from a piece of sheet material, stamped or cut to circular shape as shown at 22, and formed with a central opening 23 permitting attachment of the member to the body I0, exactly as in the case of the other two forms of fluke memberpreviously described herein.
Trained, around the pulley I6 is the inlet line 24, and as seen from Fig. 1, this can be readily slipped over a stake or post A imbedded in the bank of the stream or pond. Secured at spaced intervals along the line 24 are the branch lines 25, each having detachably secured thereto a decoy B.
It may now be readily noted that in use of the device, one need only fill the body I0 with sand, dirt, or similar material. The fluke portion is secured at whatever end of the body I0 seems suitable under the known conditions of the stream bed. Then, caps I2 and I3 are tightened, and the decoys B, after the anchor has been thrown into the stream, are secured to the branch lines 25, and the endless line 24 paid out as desired. y
When it is desired to retrieve the decoys, it is necessary only that the user pull upon the endless line 24, and as each decoy B arrives within reach, he need only remove the decoy. The anchor, then, can be left in position, or can itself be retrieved.
Obviously, the anchor has value also as an anchor for small boats, such as row boats or the like. In this instance, the branch lines 25 would not be used.
What is claimed is: A
An anchor including a hollow cylinder of circular cross sectional configuration, both ends of the cylinder being formed open and being threaded, one end of the cylinder comprising a ller vent for ballast material, a cap removably closing said end, the other end of the cylinder being provided with a reduced threaded extension dening an annular shoulder surrounding said extension, a plate having a central opening fitted over said reduced extension and bearing against the shoulder said plate having a plurality of intersecting edges each of which is cut inwardly from locations close to the point of intersection with the edges immediately adjacent thereto, said edges being cut inwardly along curving lines, the medial portions of said cut away edges being disposed close to the circumference of said cylinder, whereby to form a plurality of radial flukes on the plate, said threaded ends of the cylinder being of identical diameter, and a second cap threaded on said extension a'nd bearing against the plate to secure the plate immovably to the hollow body, said second-named cap closing the other end of the body, both caps being of identical diameter.
ROBERT R. MAJORS.
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|Clasificación de EE.UU.||114/300, 43/3, 114/303|
|Clasificación internacional||A01M31/06, B63B21/24, B63B21/32, A01M31/00|
|Clasificación cooperativa||A01M31/06, B63B21/32|
|Clasificación europea||B63B21/32, A01M31/06|