Title:
Arrow
United States Patent 2277743


Abstract:
This invention relates broadly to arrows, and more particularly to archery arrows. An object of the present invention is to provide improved means for securing the fletching feathers to the shaft of the arrow to the end that the arrow having the feathers attached thereto in a manner contemplated...



Inventors:
Burns, Crossman Robert
Application Number:
US39712641A
Publication Date:
03/31/1942
Filing Date:
06/07/1941
Assignee:
Burns, Crossman Robert
Primary Class:
International Classes:
F42B6/06
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Description:

This invention relates broadly to arrows, and more particularly to archery arrows.

An object of the present invention is to provide improved means for securing the fletching feathers to the shaft of the arrow to the end that the arrow having the feathers attached thereto in a manner contemplated by the present invention will be more accurate in flight, and will be free of any projections as might catch or cut the hand .as the arrow leaves the bow, or as might cause the feathers to tear or break loose from the arrow shaft.

The invention, together with its objects and advantages, will be best understood from a study of the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing wherein: Figure 1 is an elevational view of an arrow having the fletching feathers mounted thereon in accordance with the present invention.

Figure 2 is an elevational view of the featherequipped end of the arrow shaft, with the feathers removed and showing the shaft grooved in accordance with one form of the invention.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view taken substantially on the line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 2, and Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 2 but illustrating the application of the invention where a substantially spiral arrangement of fletching feathers is desired.

Referring more in detail to the drawing it will be seen that 5 indicates the arrow shaft and 3 6 indicates the fletching feathers.

Ordinarily the feathers 6 are fastened to the shaft 5 by gluing the feathers to the periphery of the shaft with the result that the glue joint between the feathers and the shaft forms raised ' portions on the shaft. These raised portions, as the arrow is projected from the bow, generally scrape against the hand of the archer resulting either in a cutting of the hand of the archer and/or the tearing of the feathers away from the 4 shaft, and in all events materially affecting the flight of the arrow and consequently the marksmanship of the archer.

It will also be understood that the feathers are secured to the shaft to extend either longitudinally thereof, or spirally with respect to the axis of the shaft, as found desirable.

As the description proceeds, it will be appreciated that my invention is applicable whether the feathers be secured to the shaft to extend 5 longitudinally thereof, or spirally with respect to the axis of the shaft.

As shown in Figures 1 to 5, inclusive, the shaft 5, at the end thereof having the feathers 6 secured thereon, is provided in its periphery with grooves 7 elongated longitudinally of the arrow shaft and of considerable depth. These grooves are spaced circumferentially about the shaft and are of a length to accommodate the feathers 6, The base portions 8 of the feathers are accommodated within the grooves 7 as clearly shown in Figure 3, and are glued, or otherwise secured within said grooves.

It will thus be seen that with the feathers 6 thus secured within the grooves 7, the feathers, as they wipe against the hand of the archer, will fold substantially flatly inwardly of the grooves 7 so as to offer no obstruction as will engage the hand of the archer or otherwise result in the tearing of the feathers from the shaft or interfering with the flight of the arrow.

Where it is desired to have the feathers 6 extend spirally around the shaft 5, the shaft 5 is then provided with grooves 7a, as shown in Figure 6, and the grooves 7a extend spirally with respect to the axis of the shaft as shown in said Figure 6.

The grooves Ta may be cut for either right or left-hand spirals, as found desirable.

It is believed that the many advantages of an arrow embodying the features of the present invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art without further detailed description.

While I have herein illustrated and described 15 what is considered the preferred embodiment of the invention, I am fully aware that in actual practice minor changes may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the invention as herein described or claimed.

10 Having thus described the invention what is claimed as new is: 1. In an archery arrow, a shaft provided at the feather-equipped end thereof with elongated grooves, and feathers having the base portions 5 thereof anchored within said grooves, said grooves being adapted to receive the feathers completely therein when the latter are compressed by wiping contact with objects when shot from a bow.

0 2. In an archery arrow, a shaft provided at the feather-equipped end thereof with elongated grooves, and feathers having the base portions thereof anchored within said grooves, said grooves being elongated longitudinally of the 5 shaft and in parallelism with the axis of the shaft and adapted to receive the feathers completely therein when the latter are compressed by wiping contact with objects when shot from a bow.

3. In an archery arrow, a shaft provided at the feather-equipped end thereof with elongated grooves, and feathers having the base portions thereof anchored within said grooves, said grooves being disposed spirally on the shaft with respect to the axis thereof and adapted to receive the feathers completely therein when the latter are compressed by wiping contact with objects when shot from a bow.

4. A method of securing fletching feathers to the shaft of an archery arrow which consists in first grooving the shaft of the arrow to a depth adapted to completely receive the feathers when the latter are compressed, and then adhesively securing the body portions of the feathers within said grooves.

ROBERT BURNS CROSSMAN.