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US2484589A
US2484589A US577237A US57723745A US2484589A US 2484589 A US2484589 A US 2484589A US 577237 A US577237 A US 577237A US 57723745 A US57723745 A US 57723745A US 2484589 A US2484589 A US 2484589A
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    • FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
    • F42AMMUNITION; BLASTING
    • F42BEXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
    • F42B6/00Projectiles or missiles specially adapted for projection without use of explosive or combustible propellant charge, e.g. for blow guns, bows or crossbows, hand-held spring or air guns
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:2, no I6 Oct. 11, 1949. c gs 2,484,589
ARROW NOCK 1 Fild Fb. 10, 1945 Fug. I
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Kenneth D. Richards Patented Oct. 11, 1949 UNITED v-S '.-IATI' I*IS PATENT- OFFICE ARROW NOCK KennethD. Richards, Gardner; Mass. Application February .10, 1945, Serial No. 577,237
13 Claims. (01. 273-1065) This invention relates .to new and improved arrow nooks.
Objects of the invention include the provision of a new and improved nock constructed and .arranged to provide a comfortable finger grip which will not squeeze the .fingers as in the conventional nook, so that .sore fingers are obviated in archery and a smoother release .and greater accuracy result; the provision of an improved nook providing a more secure finger grip thereon and which allows quicker hocking on the bow string while at the same time providing against accidental slipping of the arrow, said nook .feeling and actually being more securely held han those of the prior art and therefore again increasing accuracy; and the provision of a new arrow nook having a tip indicating the position of the cock feather, said tip being so arranged as to be quickly and easily recognized both visually and tactilely, so that the cock feather :is more easily and quickly found than in prior art arrows.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear hereinafter. I v
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing in which Fig. 1 is an enlarged view in side elevation of an arrow nook according to my invention;
Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the nook'of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 illustrates the nook in place on the arrow; and
Fig. 4 illustrates the =nook in use; I
Fig. 5 is a side elevation of a modified form of the invention;
Fig. 6 is a top view of the nook of Fig. 5.
As seen in Figures 1 and 2, the new and improved arrow nook comprises a cylindrical body portion it having a depression I 2 for receiving the feather end of one arrow shaft 14. The opposite end of the neck provides the noveliconstruction of the neck herein disclosed.
The sides of the mock in the area of the fingers of the archer are made'substantially flat and generally parallel see I6 and 18. However. it is preferred that the opposite fiat sides shun-id :be curved to diverge forwardly to merge into the outline of the cylindrical body portion, see :20, both for appearance and to form a flat trough or channel for the fingers. Hence the flat sides described are actually identations formed at op-- posite sides of the cylindrical body portion, and it is to be understood that the sides need not be flat, but preferably they should have a portion wherein they are substantially parallel as at the thinnest section of the mock. In the nook illustrated, the sides are in curved diverging planes.
As shown in Fig. 4, the archers fingers l 2 straddle the .nock adjacent the closest approach of the sides 1.6 and I8 and these sides give the fingers comfortable surfaces of relatively large extent. instead of rounded surfaces as in the conventional nook. Hence the fingers .are not squeezed against an unnaturally shaped surface as the bow is bent but. merely grip the flat sides l6 and 18 to a greater degree, and it will be clear thatthe present nook Will not cause sore fingers regardless of the pressure exerted. Equally clearli the fingers will be allowed to provide .a smoother release and this results in greater accuracy, as the smoothness of, the release is the Secret of good shooting.
The sides It and 48 also diverge at points 2.4, 25. to provide gripping surfaces for the fingers. This construction results in flared ends forming a Wider element in the nature of a finger stop,
this element preventing slipping of the .arrow and resulting .in keeping. the, arrow on the string snugly at all times. .Hence perfect control of thearrow .is achieved and accidental release or other malfunction .is rendered extremely unlikely. Obviously the flared ends enhance the smoothness of release due to better control and agreater feeling of security and grip. Also, the arrow. .is capable .of quicker and more accurate neckin as the archer need not make an effort to grip the nockin the right manner, this being substantially automatic.
The lower surface of thenockis relieved at 2.8, thus avoiding interference with the bow, and in this region .of the hook the opposite surface is curved upwardly as at 3B, the string notch being located centrally of the arrow and between the tip 30 and surface .23. The curved tip is located in line with the cook feather 32,, and may be formed by a depression 34. The curved tip provides an easily seen and felt indicator for locating the cock feather, and in combination with the fiat sides 16 and LIB achieves a construction providingfor instant correct holding of the hook without thought .or care.
It will be apparentfrom the above description and disclosure that this invention presents a great improvement over conventional nooks which tend to roll in the fingers and which are made so that the .fin erstend to slide from the narrow rear ends thereof ,Also, the usual squeezing of the fingers against the convex sides of the known nooks is avoided, and the flat slim end and body of: the present invention permits the smoothest release possible, a smooth release being the sine qua non of good archery. The flamed ends-provide for-perfect contro a all times and there is never ,anyneed to search for 3 the cock feather due to the fiat sides and curved tip.
A different form of arrow nock is illustrated in Figures 5 and 6 wherein the body I is substan tially the same, and the finger grip side surfaces are similar to those described. However, the end of the nook is here shown as symmertical, the surfaces 36 and 38 being formed on similar curves,
instead of having'the upper or cook feather indieating surface extending upwards. A tail rudderlike element 40 acts as the indicator in Figures and 6 and is capable of being seen or felt just the same as the part 3|! and for the same reasons.
In addition, the flared end at 38, Fig. 6, is more pronounced, and in Fig. 5 it is disclosed how the name and registration number of the owner are' depressions alined with the cock feather, said prov jection being in a position to be engaged manually when the arrow is ready to be projected.
2. An arrow nock having a bow string notch at one end thereof, and a finger gripping portion adjacent the notched end, the finger gripping portion being in the form of a depressed part extending lengthwise of the nook, and merging into the body of the nock at one end, and into the notched rear end at the other, a portion at least of said depressed part being flattened transversely of the notch, said nock being enlarged at the notched end to provide a finger stop at thetermination of the finger gripping portion. I v
' 4. An arrow nook having a generally cylindrical shape with a reduced end, lateral depressions appearing, in the nook adjacent the reduced end thereof, said depressions presenting a reduced finger hold, a projection at the rear end of the neck to indicate the cock feather, said depressions forming finger abutments at the small end of the nook-when the bow string is retracted to project the arrow.
5. An arrow nook having its trailing end reduced, a notch in the reduced end, a radial projection extending outwardly from said reduced end, a finger hold forwardl of the reduced end, said projection lying in position to be engaged by the thumb when the fingers are in place on the finger hold and in position to indicate the position of the cock feather.
. 6. An arrow nook having a pair of oppositely disposed concave depressions adjacent the trailing end thereof forming a finger hold, said depressions extending lengthwise of the nook and merging into the trailing end to form a finger stop, and being flattened transversely to prevent bow string will tend to press the fingers inwardly against the finger hold as the bow is bent.
7. In an arrow having a cock feather and a hook, a reduced portion on the nook and a generally radial projection on the reduced portion, said projection being alined with the cock feather and in position to be engaged by the thumb when; the arrow is about to be projected.
8. An arrow having a'cock feather and a nook, said nook having oppositely disposed depressed finger grip portions extending lengthwise of the nook and merging at their ends with the nock, portions at least of said depressions being flattened transversely to prevent accidental rotation of the arrow, said flattened portions lying on 0pposite sides of the plane of the cock feather and being substantially parallel therewith.
9. An arrow as recited-in claim 8, including a projection to the rear of saidreduced portion, said.
projection being alined'with the cock feather and in position to be engaged by the thumb when the arrow is about to be projected.
10. An arrow as recited in claim 8 including a: widened part to the rear of the reduced flat portion, the latter being a finger hold and the widened part acting as a. finger stop.
11. An arrow as recited in claim 8 including a flaring rear end on the nook, a projection on the flaring end in line with thecock feather and engaged by the thumb when the arrow is about to be loosed, .and a transverse notch below the proie t I 12." An arrow nock comprising an elongated solid body, having an arrow receiving portion at amend and a bow string notch at the other, said body being reduced at opposite sides for a substantial portion of its length from the notch toward the hollow end, forming a relatively thin finger grip portion transverse to the notch and in advance thereof, said'reduced portions being symmetrically located on opposite sides of the longitudinal axis of thenock, and being flattened 1 transversel for at least a portion thereof, whereaccidental rotation of the nook, and a bow string notch at the trailing end and extending into the depressions forming the finger hold, so that the REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,328,967 R'eaben Jan. 27, 1920 1,542,159 Maxwell June 16, 1925 2,245,187 DOIiaSh June 10, 1941 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 172 Great Britain 1886 OTHER REFERENCES Archery, by Longman and Walrond, published in London by Longmans, Green, and 00., page 77,
Fig. 4, 1894.
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US2691973A (en) * 1950-10-13 1954-10-19 Alton W Hutson Combination arrow and slingshot
US2828965A (en) * 1955-06-01 1958-04-01 Schwitzki Elvino Arrows and darts
US3085560A (en) * 1960-01-06 1963-04-16 Erhardt N Peters Arrow and projector therefor
US3415239A (en) * 1965-08-05 1968-12-10 William E. Swett Launcher with adjustable-tension elastic bands
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US2691973A (en) * 1950-10-13 1954-10-19 Alton W Hutson Combination arrow and slingshot
US2828965A (en) * 1955-06-01 1958-04-01 Schwitzki Elvino Arrows and darts
US3085560A (en) * 1960-01-06 1963-04-16 Erhardt N Peters Arrow and projector therefor
US3415239A (en) * 1965-08-05 1968-12-10 William E. Swett Launcher with adjustable-tension elastic bands
US3658335A (en) * 1971-02-10 1972-04-25 Charles A Saunders String holding arrow nock
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US4703744A (en) * 1986-10-02 1987-11-03 Stewart A. Taylor Apparatus for shooting a projectile
US5306019A (en) * 1992-11-04 1994-04-26 Guest Elmer F Arrow with nock assembly
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USD418191S (en) * 1998-06-03 1999-12-28 Delmonte Nicholas J Attachable fletch for arrow
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US9028347B2 (en) 2012-04-06 2015-05-12 Out Rage, Llc Self centering nock
US9618304B2 (en) 2013-10-11 2017-04-11 Feradyne Outdoors, Llc Vibration damping nock construction
US9423220B2 (en) 2013-10-11 2016-08-23 Out Rage, Llc Method and apparatus for increasing the visibility of an arrow utilizing lighted fletchings
US9151580B2 (en) 2013-10-11 2015-10-06 Out Rage, Llc Method and apparatus for increasing the visibility of an arrow utilizing lighted fletchings
US9423219B2 (en) 2013-10-11 2016-08-23 Out Rage, Llc Vibration damping nock construction
US9140527B2 (en) 2013-10-11 2015-09-22 Out Rage, Llc Vibration damping nock construction
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