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April 49 [email protected]
Filed July 9, 1948
Patented Apr. 4, 1950
»Lawrence-Davidßltoberts, Mount Vernon, N. Y.
Application Julyß, 1948,.lSe'ria,1 No. y37,861
'5 Claims.
(Cl. 289-17)
This-invention relates “to'a'fishing leader vise,
»Figure ä‘i yis ran enlarged <section on line '4-il
and'more particularly;relates to a device adapted
vto hold‘ two kstrands 'of a'?i‘shing ‘leader in aman
of Fig.' 1.
AFigure iâ'isra section `on lirici-‘5 of Fig. 1.
Figure 6 is'a side elevational view of another
ner topermit their beingknotted together with
5 -formI ofthe'device.
Figure '7 is a section, cut in the same planev
By‘way of background, it may be' noted -that
kas the V47section :'3--3 4through a modified form of
the‘knot .most favored in making lor repairing
strand holder.
fishing leaders‘o'f'such material as nylon or nat
VReferring `to `the 4drawings in detail, a sup
ural silkv worm gut,` is the blood knot. This knot,
is, in fact, generally used by all manufacturers 10 ‘porting frame >`comprises an elongated base ‘8
"supporting upstanding end arms 9 andan up
of ‘ñshing leaders. 'The’knot is very difñcult‘to
standing medial arm Ill. In the collapsible
tie, and it has heretofore‘beenthe case that one
ffratrie illustrated 'in Fig. l, thefend arms 9 are
tying the knot ‘ beìpossessed of -good eyesight v‘and
pivotally connected atll I to the‘baseß, so'as to
considerable dexterity, ‘if -a vgood blood 'knot is
l5 "permit them to> be swung‘from 'their upright posi
to be tied; and' in aminimum of time.
Avtions "shown into an inoperative position wherein
The `main purpose >Aof -the present invention,
'the'y‘will lielongitudinally of thebase. When
in thisconnection,is‘to'provide a~`device as gen
erally Vsetl'forth'above‘that will retain >the'sep
Varate‘strands'to be knotted in such-relative posi
íbrought to upright 'positions-Y as shown, they come
'against stops- r2 rigid with the base 8.
broken duringa-flshing-trip.
"the spaced'arms cl‘eñnedby the slot embracing
upstanding middlefarm at the'center of the" base,
lthebaseffor limiting movement of the arm I Il
Vtions as yto _permit Uthetying of the blood knot 20 The' medial arm I0 is also pivotally connected
to the base 8, as shown'at'll‘and as to this con
desired, with ease and facility.
Yneet-ion, it is preferred that‘a Vpositive lock be
A further important vobject is to provide 'a
provided for'holding the arm I0 upright. Many
'device as stated that’is simple in'construction,
formsfof'locking arrangements could undoubtedly
will occupy a-small space, and is readily adapted
ífor folding. Thus, vthe device can'be vcarried in 25 vbe'employed-forthisfpurpose, and as an example
loffone-sueh arrangement, I show va-construction
the pocket, Vor'can‘occupy an inconspicuous place
Iwherein ‘the ’medial arm ¿I0 is 4slotted upwardly
in ñshing equipment, thus to permit blood knots
`íorfmosto‘f 3its‘lengt'h as shown at I4 (Fig. 5),
to be tied speedily and easily when a leader is
To this end, the 'invention `embodies a sup ‘30 -theebaseßïß for passage of the pivotal connection
>I3 Vtherethrough. The base 8 can be formed
porting frame `which >includes a base, an up
with stops or shoulders -I5 at opposite sides of
standing end arm'at `-each end of “the base, an
inone direction. 'Movement `of Aarm I (I in the
strand Ahold‘ers'on the'end arms each ‘having -‘a
longitudinal ; groove, ‘ and 'a Amiddle strand holder :',5 À>other "direction is Vprevented y=by« outpressed ` leaf
Vsprings-'Hil (Figßl), which can move into recesses
'II-'I lof I‘the‘base 8, and which are connected vat
fone Ã`end tothefbase -as at I8. vThe coil spring
-on the-'medial armï‘having crossed grooves.
With the foregoing’and Vother yobjects in view
which will -appear as the description proceeds,
the invention consists of certain novel details of
construction and combinations ofpparts, herein
I-9 Ipresses‘the'leaf lsprings yI5 away from each
140 vother, and thus the ’medial arm IU is locked in
v'an-rnczri'ght position. "When‘it is desired to col
after more fully described Vand pointed out in
the claims, it being understood‘that changes may
be made inthe construction and arrangement of
parts without departing from the spirit of the 45
lapse "the arm ïlß'against the ‘base 8, it is only
zn‘ecessary‘that one fpress the Vrsprings Ißitoward
invention. as claimed.
downwardly. 'The arm when -collapsed will of
r`course hold «the springs I6 >in their respective
Referring to the drawings:
‘ Figure .1 i is .a Vside elevational > yView of l.oneform
¿eac-h ~« other, >so las I‘to move them into the re
cesses I1, whereupon the arm I0 can be swung
of fishing leader vise constructed in accordance
Carried at the free ends of the end arms 9 and
50 medial arm I0 are strand holders, which I be
with the invention.
lieve can be secured to the arms in any of Various
Figure 2 is a top plan view, the dotted lines
ways. In the present instance, arm I0, for ex
indicating strands of a ñshing leader that are
ample, has at its free end yoke arms 20 (Fig. 5),
to be joined by a blood knot.
cooperatîngvto define between them a dovetail
Figure 3 is an enlarged section on line 3-3
55 -groove 2| . The strand holder 22, formed of soft
of Fig. 1.
rubber material, is fitted snugly in the groove 2|,
the base may swivel. Rod 36 can be suitably se
and is embraced by the yoke arms 2D, so as to
be held against movement relative to the arm l0.
The end arms 9 have yoke arms ‘23 similar to
the arms 20, these embracing end strand holders
cured to a bench or lap rest (not shown) or to
What is claimed is:
1. A strand vise including a pair of end strand
holders, said holders each having a longitudinal
Formed in the upper surface of each end strand
holder 24 is an end to end longitudinal groove
holder interposed therebetween and having cross
any other suitable supporting surface.
groove in its upper surface, a, medial strand
25. The grooves 25 are preferably disposed in
ing grooves, and a supporting frame for all the
a line with the longitudinal center of the entire 10. strand holders.
2. A strand vise including a pair of end strand
device, as seen from Fig. 2.
holders each having a longitudinal groove in its
Formed in the upper surface of the medial
strand holder 22 are grooves 26 and 21, that '
upper surface, a medial strand holder having a
also extend from end to end of the. holder.
pair of crossing grooves formed in its upper sur
face, all of said holders being adapted to re
Grooves 26 and 2l, however, cross at the center
leasably retain strands to be knotted in the
of the holder.
Projections 28 extend from the ends ofthe
grooves, and a supporting frame for all the
medial strand holder 22, for a purpose which will
holders, said frame including a base, and arms
presently appear.
upstanding from the base, said arms each
adapted to support a strand holder.
In use, the end arms 9 and medial arm IU are
brought to an upright position, and a strand A
3. A strand vise including a horizontally ex
is positioned in one of the grooves 25. A strand
tending base, a pair of end arms extending up
B is positioned in the groove 25 of the other end
wardly from opposite ends of the base, a medial
strand holder- Strand A is now positioned in
arm extending upwardly from the middle of the
groove 21, while strand B is positioned in groove ,
base, strand holders respectively secured to the
upper ends of the end arms and medial arm and
The free end of strand A is now looped over
aligned longitudinally of the vise, the strand
and under strand B to provide a plurality of
holders secured to the end arms each having a
loops L. The end E of the strand A is brought
single strand~receiving groove disposed longi
back and extended upwardly through the space 30 tudinally of the vise, and the strand holder se
between the medial strand holder 22 and the
cured to the medial arm having a pair of crossed
strand-receiving grooves.
closest loop L.
The same operation is now performed with
4. A strand vise including a horizontally ex
strand B. After the operation has been per
tending base, end arms extending upwardly from
formed, the ends of the two strands are pulled
the opposite ends of the-base, a medial arm ex
upwardly, thus releasing the strands from the
tending upwardly from the middle portion of the
grooves 26 and 27, and the knot is pulled tight.
base, yokes formed on the upper ends of the re
In this connection, the projections 28 serve to
spective arms, and strand holders gripped in the
keep open to a su?ñcient extent the spaces through
respective yokes, said strand holders being formed
which the ends are moved upwardly after the Il at least partially of resilient material, the strand
loops L have been formed.
holders gripped in the yokes of the end arms
The blood knot is thus tied with ease and
each having a single strand-receiving groove in
speed, and it may be noted that better than aver
line with the longitudinal center line of the vise,
age eyesight, or special dexterity, is not required.
the strand holder gripped in the yoke of the
In Fig. 6, a modiñed form of the device is il 45 medial arm having a pair of crossed grooves, all
lustrated, this being a form of the device which
of said strand holders being aligned longitudinally
is suited more for bench work, rather than being
of the vise.
carried in the pocket. In this instance, the frame
5. A strand vise as in claim 4, and wherein the
is rigidly formed with an elongated base 29 in
strand holder gripped by the yoke of the medial
tegral with upstanding end arms 30 and a medial
arm has projections extending from its opposite
arm 3|. The strand holders are the same as in
end walls and disposed between the ends of the
the device illustrated in Fig. 1.
crossed grooves, said projections extending out
In Fig. '7, a modified form of strand holder
wardly from the ends of said medial strand
lhas been illustrated. In the ñgure, the center
holder thus to constitute spacers intervening be
strand holder is shown, but the construction can
tween the end surfaces of said medial strand
be applied as well to the end strand holders. In
holder and strand portions extending from the
this form, the strand holder instead of being
ends of the crossed grooves.
made of a resilient rubber material throughout,
is made with a body portion 32 of a hard material
such as plastic or the like. This in the present 60
instance is formed with transverse spaced grooves
The following references are of record in the
>33, in which are mounted resilient inserts 34.
ñle of this patent:_
The strand holder in the form of Fig. 7, as will
be noted, will hold the strands tightly, due to the
65 Number
resilient inserts.
It may be noted in the bench model illustrated
in Fig. 6, that the base may be formed with an
opening 35, adapted to receive a rod 36, on which
Myers __________ __ Jan. 14, 1908
Butler et al. _______ Apr. 24, 1923
Trevisan ________ __ Mar. 20, 1945
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