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PATENTED MAR. 6, 1906.
H. H. TARTSGH ANCHOR FOR DEGOYS.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE '1, 1905.
Inventor Attorneys UNITED STATES PATENT- orrron.
HENRY H. TARTSCH, OF MCCOOK, NEBRASKA.
' ANCHOR FOR DECOYS.
N 0. 814,097. Specification of Letters Patent. Patented March 6, 1906. Application filed Juno 7, 1905. Serial No. 264,195.
To all whom, it may concern: view of the additional weight used upon the Be it known that I, HENRY H. TARTSCH, a anchor.
citizen of the United States, residing at Mc-' Like characters of reference designate cor- Cook, in the county of Redwillow and State responding parts throughout the several of Nebraska, have invented a new and useful views. Anchor for Decoys, of which the following is In its preferred embodiment my invention a specification. comprises a decoy having the usual integral My invention relates to decoys, and has for body 1 of any desired conformation and here its object to facilitate the anchoring of the shown as the image of a duck.
Within the under side of the decoy-bod y is 1o decoy in the lace where it is to be used.
' formed an externally-opening cavity 2, hav- It is Well own that to retain a decoy in operative position it often becomes necessary ing a shoulder 3 formed adjacent the opening. Through one side of the decoy-body is formed.
to anchor it. With the means commonly in use the anchors become lost and the cord a trunnion-receiving opening 4, extending 1 taut.
5 It is the object of my invention to providev an anchor which is always secured to and carried by the decoy and always at hand when re uired.
20 further object of my invention is to pro-- vide a reel for Win the anchor, which, together with the woun cord, is inclosed wi thin the decoy-body.
A further object of my invention is to pro-' 2 5 Vide an anchor-cord-winding reel which may be applied to the ordinary integral body decoy without materially increasing the cost of production.
'A further ob'eet of my invention is to pro- 0 vide a decoy o the usual integral body type,
in the under side of which an externallyopening cavity is formed porportioned to contain the anchor-cord reel. The anchor is pro ortioned to form a closure for the cavity and conforms substantially to the surface of the decoy.
With these and other objects in view my present invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts, as will be 0 hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawings, and particularly pointed out 1n the appended claims, it being understood that changes in the form, proportion, size, and minor details may be ma continued to form the opening 5 in the opposite. wall of the cavity. An anchor 6 is so proportioned as to form a closure for the cavity 2 when resting on the shoulder 3. The anchor 6 is retained within the cavity 2 and upon the shoulder 3 by any approved means, as the undercut side 7, engaging the beveled edge 8 of the anchor, and the lug 9, engaged within the opening 10 and secured by the latch .11.
On some occasions it is found desirable to use an anchor of greater holding capacity, for which purpose an additional weight 12 is secured to anchor 6 in any approved manner, as by the dovetail groove 13, the sides of which engage the beveled edges 14 of the weight 12. The weight 12 is proportioned to be placed Within the cavity 2 fortransportation.
Within the cavity 2 is rotatably mounted an anchor-cord-windin reel 15, having one trunnion 16 journaled 1n the opening 4 and provided with an angular shank 17, adapted to seat a key, as 18. The other end of the reel 15 is mounted upon the trunnion H), journaled in the opening 5, and a tension de- 9 5 vice is provided, as the spring 20, interposed between the wall of the cavity and the disk 21 of the reel and encircling the trunnion 19.
For the purpose of removing the ed 15 e without departing from the spirit or from and placing it in the decoy-body the loo sacrificing any of the advantages of my inshaft is divided longitudinally to form the ti semicylindrical ortions 22 and 23 of equal In the drawings, Figure 1 is a vertical seclengths. To hoi d the portions 22 and 23 in tional view of" an integral body decoy with operative relation, a sleeve 24 is disposed 50 my improved anchor mounted therein. Fig. about the bifurcated portions. The disk 21 1o 5 2 1s a transverse sectional view of the decoy. I is provided with an aperture 25, through Fig. 3 is a detail view of the anchor-cord reel which the shaft portion 22 may pass during in position for insertion into the decoy. the operation of removing or placing the reel. 4 is a view of the keyused to wind the anci'io'r- The shaft portion 22 is provided adjacent 55 cord upon the reel. Fig. 5 is a persp ctive I the shoulder 26 with a hole 27, and the exthrough and opening into the cavity 2 and 70 I I tremity of shaft portion 23 is provided with a notch 28, which when in .operative position registers with the hole 27. One end of a cord 28 is passed through notch 27 and hole 26 and sleeve 24 slidably passed. over the cord to retain the cord upon the shaft. The other end of the cord 28 is secured to the anchor 6, as by passing through the hole 29 and formmg knots 30, or in any approved manner.
The mounting and operation of my improved decoy-anchor are as follows: The sleeve 24 is slidably moved along the shaft toward the trunnion 16, and the shaft portion 22 is passed through the aperture 25, thus reducing the length of the reel. The spring 20 is next placed upon the trunnion 19 andthe trunnion 1.6 passed through the opening 4. The reel is then extended to its full length and the trunnion 19 is placed within the opening 5, with the spring 20 bearing against the wall of the cavity 5 and the disk 21 and the shaft portions 22 and 23 engaging at their plane sides. The sleeve 24 is then slidably moved to embrace the portions 22 and 23 and retain them in operative relation.
The anchor-cord 28 .s then secured at one end to the anchor 6 and its other end passed through the notch 27 and the hole 26 and the sleeve slidably moved to engage it. The key 18 is then seated upon the angular shank 17 and the reel 15 rotated to wind the cord 28 to allow the desired length to remain without the decfij nd the eel '18 then held at the desired adjustment by the tension-spring 20, l- 2? which the decoy may be set at the desired place and held by the anchor 6. Should the current be swift or the wind high, additional anchor-weight may become desirable,
' in which case the weight 12 may be secured to the anchor 6.
When the decoy is to be transported, the weight 12 is placed within the cavity 2 and the cord 28 wound upon the reel 15, the anchor 6 closing the opening and being retained in.position by the lip 7 and latch 11.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is- 1. A decoy provided with an opening, an anchor proportioned to serve as a closure for the opening, a cord secured to the anchor and means within the opening for winding the cord.
2. A decoy provided with an opening, a winding-reel disposed within the opening, a cord wound upon thereel and an anchor secured-upon the cord and proportioned toclose the opening.
3. A decoy provided with an opening, a
winding-reel disposed within the opening, a cord wound upon the reel, an anchor secured upon the cord, means for operating the reel, and means for securing the anchor within the opening.
4. A decoy provided with a cavity opening externally upon the underside, an anchor proportioned to form a closure for the cavity, a cord secured to the anchor and means for winding the cord within the cavity.
5. A decoy provided with an aperture within the under side, an anchor proportioned to form a closure for the aperture and to conform substantially to the surface of the decoy, a winding-reel disposed within the. aperture, a cord wound upon said reel and secured to the anchor and a' tension device engaging the reel.
6-. A decoy provided with a cavity, an anchor, a weight proportioned to be placed 'within the cavity, means for securing the weight upon the anchor, a cord securing the anchor to the decoy and means for varying the length of the .cord.
7. A decoy provided with a cavity, an anchor proportioned to form a closure for the cavity, a cord securing the anchor to the decoy, a weight proportioned to be placed within the cavity and means for securing the weight to the anchor.
8. A decoy provided with a cavity, an anchor proportioned to form a closure for the cavity, a winding-reel rotatably and horizontally mounted within the cavity and transversely of the decoy-body, a cord secured at its opposite ends tothe anchor and the reel, means externally of the decoy-body for winding the cord upon the reel and a tension device engaging'the reel arranged to hold the reel at a desired rotary adjustment.
9. An integral decoy-body provided with an externally-opening anchor-receiving cavity and a removable anchor-cord reel mounted within the cavity.
10. An integral decoy-body provided with a cavity opening externally in the under side and a removable anchor-cord recl rotatably mounted within the cavity.
11. An integral decoy-body provided with a cavity opening externally in the under side and a removable anchor-cord reel rotatably fro 12. A decoy-body provided with a cavity, an anchorcordwinding reel rotatably mounted within said cavity, said reel having its cer tral shaft formed in separable sections ard held in operative relation by an encirciing sleeve. 1
13. In a decoy, an anchor-cordwir'rding reel mounted to rotate upon an axial shaft the said shaft being divided longitudinally into separable sections and a retaining-sleeve encircling the shaft-sections.
14. .A decoy provided with a cavity, an anchor-cord-winding reel rotatably mounted within said cavity upon an axial shaft extending transversely of the decoy-body, the
said shaft being divided longitudinally into separable sections and a retaining-sleeve slioably encircling the shaft-sections.
15. A decoy provided with an externallychor, means externally of the decoy for rotating the reel, a tension device engaging the reel and arranged to hold the reel at a predetermined rotary adjustment, a weight proportioned to be disposed within the cavity aild means for securing the weight to the ane or.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
HENRY H. TARTSCH. Witnesses J. R. MoCARL, J. F. OORDEAL.