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Aug-20, 1946-
J. L. PoTi'ER ,
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2,406,252
FISHING DEVICE
Filed Nov. 23,- 1944'
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FISHING DEVICE
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Patented Aug. 20,’ 1946
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Joseph L. Potter, Indianapolis, Ind.
ApplieationNovember 23, 1944; Serial No. 564,769‘ .
'eonims. (Cl. 43-.-49‘)
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therethrough the line'l6 preferablywith-aireé-é
This :invention relates to a IcomblnatiQmnsh
ing device made in two. sectionswherebyshift
runnlng?t.
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To facilitate entran'ce‘of therlinelfintoithe
ing'of one section relative to the other section
longitudinal slot IS; a mid-portionfofthe member
willpermit passing of a line betweenthe sections
to‘enter a groove carried inatleast one. of those UK H is cut away from the‘ outer side back‘to' the
slot to form the recess 'IT- longer than the- width‘
sections. The invention permits not only the use
of the member [0, Fig,» 3. ‘The line IG'Y-may-Lbe
of: the structure as a?oat for. still ?shing, but
looped under the member I0,~Fig. 3, in the posh
provides for .its use as a casting plug, and also
tion indicated by the dash lines and then‘ pulled’
when properly weighted, asa means for disengag
ing. a hook on a line fromsome'submerged ob 10 over the member ll until it drops into the slot
15, when the member Ill isturned rel'ativeto the
J'ect,v such as a log. Other. objects and advan
member H to some such" position as indicated‘ in»v
tages of .the invention will .becomeapparent to
Fig. 3 whereby ends of the‘reces‘s lf‘lareluncov-r
those versed in the art-in the following descrip
ered. The purpose ofithelirecess l1~~ ls'i to=give
tion of the invention as illustrated in the accom
panying drawings, in which
clearance between the two'membersllltandfjl
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.Fig. 1 is a view in. side "elevation. of a structure
embodying the invention;
"Fig.2,atop plarwiew;
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‘When the line I6 is thus. posltione'd'ithrough‘
the slot I5 thee-members 10‘ and; H are relatively" '
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turned one with respect to theotherbackto‘their:
Fig. 3, an under-side. elevation: with one ioflthe'
positions as indicated in Figsll, 2;“an‘dl4'.»7 »'I»‘h_e
sections revolvedin relation to the other 90 de 20 interengaging
means-the bolt-l2 intl'lel present‘ >
grees from the normal position; '
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form, is preferably made to hold theseitwo-mem-i‘l
Fig. 4, a view in transverse vertical section on
the line 4-4 in Fig. 2;
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Fig. 5, ajview in side elevation of a‘ slightly
modi?ed form of the invention;
Fig. 6, atop plan view thereof;
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. Fig. 7, a bottom plan view withthe ‘under-sew
tion revolved 90 degrees‘ in respect tothe upper
bers lU'and’H ?rmly one against the othe'f‘to
prevent normal displacement; [A safety means
, may‘ beadded; herein shown as in the-nature»
of a split ring ‘I8, whichl elastically; engages
around the two membersv l0’ and -'l I 1 to Y prevent‘
relative turnin‘gg thereof one in~= respect to‘. the
other.
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.,Fig. 8, a view in side elevation of vthe ‘struc 30 The line l6 may be allowed- to run-freely
through the slot I5 if desired so that there‘is
ture'with its elements disposed. as indicated. in
relative movement between the‘?oat and the line.v
Fig. 7.
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Itmay be desirable to attach a hook [9 to the"
,Like characters of reference indicate .like parts
?oat, such as through the ilea’der’20' by a' clasp
throughout the several viewsin the drawings.
2| passing through the eye“ of the bolt head IE3.
Referring ?rst to that form‘of the invention
A knot 22 may be placed in the-line [6. to limit
as illustratedin Figs. 1-4, the float is“formed:.by
the relative-outward travel of thej?oat along the‘
upper and lower members “I and II respectively
normally held one against the other preferably ' line‘ 16 particularly in reference to the extreme
outer'portion of the line I6 which may carry a '
with frictional or compressive engagement by any
suitable ‘means, herein shown as by meansiof a 40 sinker ‘23. Of course, the’outer end‘of'the line
It may carry a hook (not shown) in the‘ usual
through bolt l2, the underside of whichis provid
manner whereby the members Ill and If-being
ed with a head l3 having an eye I4 therethrough.
of any suitable buoyant material will serve'inv the
When the two sections In and Hare aligned one
customary manner as a?oat.
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with the other, they may assume the general
over-all exterior contour desired. ‘Where the 45 Referring to the other form of the invention
as shown in Figs.l5--8, the " same two- members
structure is to be employed selectively as for
H0. and III are indicated as one being a comple
a ?oat at one time and a casting Plug at. an
mentary part of the other “to form a complete:
other time, the over-all shape may be lozenge‘
?oat member. In this case, the member! l'lllllis'
formed as illustrated.
_.One of the members, herein shown'as lower‘ so_ provided with the longitudinal groove vl5 entirely
member II, is provided with a longitudinal. slot
thereacross
the other member
to receive
H0the‘
is line
providedwith
It as before.
a’ "recess"
[5 acrossits upper face normally covered by the
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cut
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enough;
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to e‘x-‘v'
upper member Ill; The bolt 12 passes‘lthrough
bothmembers l0 and“. .to one sideofthe slot.
tend over the groove. l5 whenthe two- members-i
l5. ‘The: purpose. ‘or this ,slot :Ifiis to: receive as: H0 and III are revolved 90 degrceslapart; Thel
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purpose of the recess 24 is to permit easy inser
tion of the line l6 across and within the groove
l5 without having to take apart the two mem
bers H0 and III or separate them a su?icient
distance to give clearance for the line therebe
tween. As indicated
Fig. 7, the line- I6 is
brought up into the recess 24 and then shoved
back across the face of the member I I l' until the
line may we dropped into the groove 15, _
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2. For ?shing purposes, a device to be used in
conjunction with a leader or a line comprising a
two part body; means shiftably securing said two
parts one to the other; one of said parts having
a groove thereacross to receive slidingly therein
said line; and said other part being normally po
sitioned across the groove to retain the line
therein; said securing means consisting of a post‘
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aroundvwhic'h one of said parts may rotate in
se'ouring'lé'; olt ’-l2;"is»ljplaced to 'one side;- of :the
respect- to the other; one oil said parts being re
cessed from one‘ edge on'its side opposite the
other part, said recess extending across‘ the side
As indicated in' Fig. 5, this form, as well a 3 to
said groove, said post being on the side of said
the form shown in Figs. 1-4; may be employed as" I
groove
opposite to that of said recess; said re-‘
a casting plug by placing a, line or~ even a wire
cess being in that part containing said groove.
leader 25 in the groove l5 whereby'one end of
For ?shing purposes, a device to be used
the leader 25 may carry anysuitable lure ?'6_ on,‘ I’ _ in 3.conjunction-with
a leader or
groove 15? and back ‘of‘the recess 2'4"'so as‘to be
clear of the line I 6.
a line compris-
one end and have some line engaging means on
the other end, such as the usual swivel 21. 1 Then 1
inga/two part body; means shiftably securing
in addition a hook maybe attached to the head 20 said two 'parts one to the other; one of said parts
having a groove thereacross to receive slidingly
ofthegboltylzas before, all asjmay bedesired by
therein Isaid 'line; and said other part! being
the user to meet hisown conditions and- whims.
normally‘. positioned across the groove<to'?' retain
;,,As-:above, indicated the‘members l0 and H or
the, line therein; said 'sec'uringimeans consist
tin-‘and I] lv particularlywhen used as a ?oat are
ing of a post around which one of said‘partsmay
made'outof anyv buoyant materialrsuchas wood, 25 rotate
in respect to the other; one? of said» parts
cork, and the like. Assuming that the ?oat is
being recessed-fromone edge on'i‘ts‘ side opposite
, ‘being-i used'injthe mannerv indicated in Fig. 1‘
wherein’ the line ,IB_ is free to slide through the‘
?oatparticularly under the in?uence of the sink-.
er.__23;carrying; the line down toward the bottom
of; the-water; and further assuming that the lower
the other part, said recess extending-"across"Fthe
side to said groove-said postlbeing on the‘ side
of said .groove opposite to that of. said recess;
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end of'thatline; libeoomes, snagged uponsome
submergedlobject, then the ?oat may have suf
?cient weight appliedthereto to cause_,it,to sinkv
and»; slide. down the line; l?and drop: below the
submerged article so asto applya downward ‘pull
3 onthegline' rather than. an; upward pull; In
manyijnstancesthis action will tend to release:
the linefromtheqbiect. * 1
said recess being limited'inflengthiadjacenti said
post to leave full thicknessof-the recessed part
on each ‘side of the recessffor bearing [against
said other part to serve‘as'meansiretaining/the
line within said groove. -
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4. For ?shing purposes,‘ av deviceto‘ be vused
in‘conjunction with a'lea'der or a line compris
ing a two part body; meansshiftablysecuring
said two parts one to the other; oneof saidparts
having a .groove.v thereacross »»to receive‘1 slidingly
Thuslit Ji§ $130‘.qbeseen that '
invention permits _ therein
said ‘line; and said: other 'part being
wide rangeoiguses whereby thesingle structure 40 normally
positioned across the groove‘ to retain
1 maybe-employed intplace, of; many other 'struc-,
the line therein; said-securing means consisting
} 'tures‘ restricted to but one usel?'While the mem-j ‘
‘ ber 12 has been referred togas a bolt, it, may‘
3 simplybe- a postanchored-in one'member' with,
‘ theiother member rotatably mounted thereon, '
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ssentialypurpose beingjthatthere be relative,
the side to said'lgroovefsaidgpost beingon- the
sidelof saidlzgroove opposite toithat of said recess’;
‘ movement. between the. two members 1.0 andJJ:
; andwllllland'lll to permit insertion and removal
1 of thelin'ellifromtherebetween, 7;
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i thebest forms as now known to me, it is obvious '
that structural variations may beremployed, par-i
1 ticularly in the shaping _of;_t:he variousv members,‘
1 withxthe interengagement between the two body
1 membersjand other materials maybe employed,
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“For ?shing purposes, a device to be used in
, conjunction with a leader or a line, comprising a
:two part body; meansshiftably securing said'two
,partsonerto the, other; one of ,said parts having
1a. groove thereacross ‘to receive slidinglytherein
‘said line; and saidv other part, being inormally
positioned across; the groove to';1retai_n_,the1ine
ftherein; ‘said securing means consistingofa post.
laroundwhich/onev of said ‘parts may rotate in
irespect to theiother; one of said parts being re;
messed- from ;one ‘edge’ on its side opposite. the,
other; part,_-'said_recess extending across the ‘side
ltosaid groove,
said postbeingonzthe. side, of said ' 1
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saidrrecess being in said other part; » I
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a :5.-. In a ,?’shing' device to operate in" conjunc
tionwitha-leader or a'line, a two'p'art bodyl?tL
ting one part against the otherby matching'sur
faces; a-postinterengaging the two body" parts to
have one part‘ at least rotatablearoundthe'ioost
whereby the surface of one part "will Shift ‘Dar
alleliwith-that. of the other part; a’groove across
the (surface; of one part opening ,from- opposite
sides-‘thereofv and‘ deep enough to receive “slidingl'yi
said line thereacross; and thesaidsurface of-sagid
allvwithout departing from the spirit of?the; in-‘
vention," and I therefore do, not desire to‘be lim-'
ited ', to those precisev forms beyond the ,limita-V.
tions as maybe imposed by the following claims.
of a post around which one of said-parts may
rotateinrespectto-the other; i one of said ;parts
being recessed from one edge‘onvrits side-oppo
site the other part,‘ said'recess extending across
grooved part being recessed‘ inTpart for'adistance‘
greater than thelwidth' of said other partrwh'eni
rotated‘ substantially at right angles thereto.
~ ,6. In az?shing device to operate‘ in 'coniunc;
tion with-a leader or at line; a two vpart body?té'
ting one part against the-other by matching ‘sure
faces; a post interengaging the, two vbodyparts
to have one‘. part at least‘ rotatable around-the
post whereby the surface 'ofi-o'n‘e ‘part'will shift:
parallel with that of the other part; a groove‘
across the surface of Yonefpart opening from op_
posite~sides~=thereof and‘ deep enough .to receive;
slidingly. said line thereacross ; and the~said5si1r~>
face‘ ofLthe non-grooved part being rec'essediforv
av distance} from said groove to outsiderof-theiedge
of l the ‘grooved 11pm‘ {as "measured when thei'nom
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grooved part is rotated to approximately ninety
a distance greater than the width of said other
part when rotated substantially at right angles
degrees from its normal position over said groove.
thereto; said post being to that side of said
'7. In a ?shing device to operate in conjunc
groove
removed from said recess.
tion with a leader or a line, a two part body fit
8. In a bobber or carrier, two segments, and a
ting one part against the other by matching sur
post carried by one segment, the post engaging
faces; a post interengaging the two body parts to
the other segment to tighten one segment against
have one part at least rotatable around the post
the other and also carrying means for attaching
whereby the surface of one part Will shift par
a leader thereto, one of the segments having a
allel with that of the other part; a groove across
groove thereacross opening toward the other seg
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the surface of one part opening from opposite
ment to carry a line along which the segments
sides thereof and deep enough to receive slid
may travel.
ingly said line thereacross; and the said surface
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of said grooved part being recessed in part’ for
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