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July 30, 1963
E. H. HALVERSON
3,099,256
SLINGSHQT ARRANGEMENT
Filed Aug. 16, 1962
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ATTORNEYS
United States Patent O?iice
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3,69,25h
Patented July 30, 1963
2
3,999,256
SLINGSHQT ARRANGEMENT
Emmett H. Halves-son, 194 E. Clarendon Sta,
Prespect Heights, Ill.
Filed Aug. 16, 1962, fs‘er. No. 217,478
3 Claims. (Cl. 124-20)
shot 10 comprises a body portion 12 having a depend
ing handle portion 13 and a pair of upwardly extending
arms 14 and 15. An elastic sling indicated ‘generally
at 16 is secured to the upper ends of the arms 14 and
'15 by positioning one end of a pair of resilient bands
17 and 18 within a pair of crossed slots v19 and 249 in
the ends of the arms 14 and 15. The sling 16 is com
This invention relates to slingshots and, more particu
pleted by means of a generally U-shaped clip member
larly, to a slingshot which is adapted to engage an ar
indicated at 25' and most clearly illustrated in FIG. 2.
row near the tip end thereof to propel the arrow toward l0 As shown in FIG. 2, the clip member 25 comprises a
a target.
ibight portion 26 and a pair of upstanding arm portions
It is an object of the present invention to provide a
new and improved slingshot arrangement which can ‘be
27 and 28. The other ends of the bands 17 and 18
are secured to the upstanding arms 27 and 28 by any
used with an arrow having a collar near the head thereof
suitable means. For example, small elastic hands 17a
for propelling the arrow toward a target in which dam 15 and 18a may be employed, as shown in FIG. 1, which
age to the elastic bands of the slingshot Zby the collar
hold the free ends of the bands 17 and 18 in a loop po
of the arrow is prevented.
sitioned around the arms 27 and 28. The upper ends
It is another object of the present invention to pro
of the arm portions 27 and 28 of the clip 25 are turned
vide a new and improved slingshot for engaging an ar
inwardly and downwardly to provide the end portions
row near the tip end thereof wherein a U-shaped clip 20 29 and 301 which extend below the ‘bight portion 26,
member is employed to engage the collar on the arrow
the ends 29 and 30 forming a seat or bearing surface
and guard means are provided {for preventing damage
for the arrow collar.
to the resilient bands of the slingshot as the arrow is
In accordance with the present invention, the arrows
released‘.
A further object of the present invention is to pro
vide a new and improved slingshot for engaging an ar
row near the tip end thereof to propel the arrow toward
a target which is of simpli?ed construction and is eco
nomical to manufacture.
11 employed in connection with the slingshot 1d are of
25 the type comprising an arrow shaft 35 having a pointed
head portion 36 at the tip thereof and having a plurality
of vanes 37 at the tail thereof for ‘guiding the arrow
in its ?ight. A :collar 38 is positioned on the shaft
35 and is arranged to be slidalble ‘between the arrow
Brie?y, the above and further objects of the inven 30 head 36 and a projecting ring 40 positioned on the ar
tion are realized 'by providing a slingshot which com
row shaft 35 immediately ahead of the vanes 37. Pref
prises a ibody portion having a pair of extending arms to
erably, the collar 38, while slidable, has a substantial
the ends of which are connected the ends of an elastic
frictional engagement with the shaft 35 so that when
sling comprising a pair of elastic bands, the other ends
the arrow 11 strikes the target the collar 38 acts to
of these bands being connected to the upstanding arms 35 slow down the penetration of the arrow into the target
of a U-shaped clip member. The arms of this clip mem
as the collar slides ‘back along the shaft 35 until such
her are provided with inturned and downwardly extend
time as the collar 38 strikes the ring 40. With this
ing end portions which are adapted to form a seat for
arrangement the arrow does not penetrate deeply into
the collar of an arrow which collar is positioned near
the target and may be readily removed from the target
The inturned ends of the clip 4:0 whereupon the collar 38 is again moved forwardly on
the shaft 35 until it is seated on the shoulder 41 formed
where the arrowhead 36 is secured to the forward end
sling so that damage to these hands during use is posi
of the arrow shaft 35.
tively avoided. Furthermore, the inturned ends of the
With an arrow of this type the propelling action is
clip member provide an arrangement for exerting bal
provided by engaging the rear side of the collar 38 with
anced forces on the collar and extend downwardly to
the elastic bands. However, if a simple U-sh-aped'clip
the bight portion of the clip to provide reinforcing so
were employed the arrow collar 38 would engage only
that these end portions do not ibuckle when the bands
the bight portion of the clip with the result that the
are placed under tension.
force supplied to the arrow would be unbalanced and its
The invention, both as to its organization and method 50 direction in ?ight would not be true. In accordance with
of operation, together With further objects and advantages
an important feature of the present invention, the in
turned end portions 29 and 34} act as a balanced seat for
thereof, will best be understood by reference to the ‘fol
the collar 38 by engaging this collar at points spaced
lowing speci?cation taken in connection with the ac
the tip of the arrow.
member are spaced so as to provide clearance bet-ween
the collar on the arrow and the elastic ibands of the
companying drawings, in which:
symmetrically with respect to the center of the arrow shaft
35 and in line with the connection of the elastic bands 17
and 18 to the upstanding arms ‘27 and 28 of the clip
row embodying the principles of the present invention;
25. Furthermore, the collar 38 is positively prevented
FIG. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the U-shaped
from touching the elastic bands 17 and 18 as the arrow
clip member employed in the slingshot of FIG. 1;
is used. This is because the arrow shaft 35 is positioned
FIG. 3 is a top elevational view showing the U-shaped
clip member of FIG. 2 together with an arrow positioned 60 within the wedge-shaped slot formed by the inturned
FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a slingshot and ar
ends 29 and 3t) and these inturned end portions act as a
properly for shooting;
FIG. 4 is a side elevational view similar to FIG. 3;
FIG. 5 is a sectional view taken along the lines 5—-5
guard to prevent the arrow shaft from moving sidewardly
by an amount sufficient to permit the collar 38 to rub
against the resilient bands 17 and 18 at the points at
65 which these bands are connected to the upstanding arms
FIG. 6 is a sectional view taken along the lines 6-—6
27 and 28. As a result, wear on these bands due to
of FIG. 5.
rubbing by the arrow collar 38 is positively prevented
Referring now to the drawings, the slingshot and ar
and the useful life of the slingshot is substantially in
row combination of the present invention is shown therein
creased.
as comprising a slingshot indicated generally at 10 which 70
It will also be noted that by virtue of the fact that
is shown with an arrow indicated generally at 11 in po
the inturned ends 2s and 30 extend downwardly below
of FIG. 4; and
sition for being propelled toward a target.
The sling
the bight portion 26 of the clip 25 a reinforcing action
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is provided such that these end portions do not buckle
resilient bands and a U-shaped clip member, each of said
when the elastic bands 17 and 18 are placed under
bands being connected to one of said extending arms and
one of the arms of said U-shaped clip member, said arms
tension. It will, however, be understood that if the clip
25 is made of material having sufficient strength, the
of said U-shaped clip member being turned inwardly and
end portions 29 and 30 may be positioned above the
downwardly to form a wedge-shaped slot for the shaft
bight portion 26 while still providing the above described
of an arrow the inwardly and downwardly turned por
tions of the arms forming a bearing surface for the collar
advantages of guarding the arrow collar 33 so that it
of the arrow which collar is positioned near the tip of
does not rub against the resilient bands 17 and 18 and
also providing a balanced application of force on the
the arrow, said inturned ends being spaced from the arms
arrow collar 38 so that the ?ight of the arrow is true.
10 of Said U-shaped clip member 1by an amount su?‘icient
to provide clearance between said resilient bands and the
While the invention has been described in connection
collar of an arrow when positioned on said seat.
with a particular embodiment of the invention, it will
3. A slingshot comprising, a body having a pair of
be understood that various modi?cations may be made
extending arms, an elastic sling comprising a pair of resil
thereon which are Within the true spirit and scope of
the invention as de?ned in the appended claims.
15 ient bands and a U-shaped clip memberyeach of said
bands being connected to one of ‘said extending ‘arms and
What is claimed as new and desired to be secured by
Letters Patent of the United States is:
one of the arms of said U-shaped clip member, the ends
1. A slingshot comprising, a body having a pair of
of said arms of said U-shaped clip member being turned
extending arms, an elastic sling comprising a pair of
inwardly and downwardly to form a wedge-shaped slot
for the shaft of an arrow the inwardly and downwardly
resilient bands, one end of each of said bands being se
turned portions of the arms forming a bearing surface
cured to one of said extending arms, a U-shaped clip
for the collar of the arrow which collar is positioned
member, means securing the other ends of said resilient
bands to the upstanding arms of said U-shaped member,
near the tip of the arrow, said inturned ends extending
said arms of said U-shaped member being formed with
downwardly over the bight portion of said U-shaped
a reverse bend so that the ends thereof extend downward 25 clip member so that said inturned ends do not buckle
ly across the ‘bight portion of said U-shaped clip to form
when said bands are placed under tension, and said in
an inclined bearing surface which is adapted to receive
turned ends being spaced from the arms of said U-shaped
the collar of ‘an arrow which collar is positioned near
clip member by an amount suf?cient to provide clearance
the tip of the arrow, said ends of said U-shaped member
between said resilient bands and the collar of an arrow
when positioned on said seat.
being spaced from said arms thereof by an amount su?‘i
cient to provide clearance between said resilient bands
and the collar of an arrow when seated on said bearing
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
surface.
UNITED STATES PATENTS
2. A slingshot comprising, a body having a pair of
extending arms, an elastic sling comprising a pair of 35 2,876,760
Halverson ___________ __ Mar. 10, 1959'
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