21.The Combined Pocket Knife Fishing Rod Handle

Now this is an interesting patent.

Most of Colonials inventions were patented by Antonio Paolantonio, this time it was Alfonso F. Paolantonio that received the patent for Colonial.

Patent #3,312,989 was filed July 6, 1965 and was approved on April 11,1967. The patent was called a combined pocket knife fishing rod handle by Colonial.

This invention was a fishing rod where the bottom of the handle was a pocket knife. You could remove the knife and use it like any other knife. Then put it back on the rod.

Other than the illustration accompanying the patent no pictures are known to exist. If anyone ever comes across one of these, even a picture please let me know.

 

The typos and mis spelled words below are exactly as they appear in the real patent paperwork.

 
Alfonso F. Paolantonio had this to say about his invention.

” This invention relates to a combined pocket knife and rod handle, such for instance as for the reception of a fishing rod.

The invention comprises the utilization of the springs of a folding blade pocket knife for providing a means for holding a clutch to detachably receive a fishing rod by reason of the provision of means extending lengthwise of the spring beyond the knife for this purpose.

An object of the invention is to provide a simple means of providing a clutch for detachably gripping a rod so that the handle of the knife may serve the purpose of the handle for the rod as well as the handle for the knife.

Another object of the invention is to provide a combination tool which will be of simple and inexpensive construction and yet one “which will have a plurality of functions.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.”
Below is the patent paperwork for this invention.

April 1967 A. F. PAOLANTONIO 3,312,989

COMBINED POCKET KNIFE AND ROD HANDLE Filed July 6, 1965 ni 6 /9 i 5 5 INVENTOR.

ALFONSO F. PAOLANTONIO ATTORNEYS United States Patent 3,312,989 COMBINED POCKET KNIFE AND ROD HANDLE Alfonso F. Paolantonio, Providence, R.I., assignor to ICiflonial Knife Company, Inc., a corporation of Rhode s and Filed July 6, 1965, Ser. No. 469,411 2 Claims. (Cl. 7-11) This invention relates to a combined pocket knife and rod handle, such for instance as for the reception of a fishing rod.

The invention comprises the utilization of the springs of a folding blade pocket knife for providing a means for holding a clutch to detachably receive a fishing rod by reason of the provision of means extending lengthwise of the spring beyond the knife for this purpose.

An object of the invention is to provide a simple means of providing a clutch for detachably gripping a rod so that the handle of the knife may serve the purpose of the handle for the rod as well as the handle for the knife.

Another object of the invention is to provide a combination tool which will be of simple and inexpensive construction and yet one “which will have a plurality of functions.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of certain novel features of construction as will be more fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

In the accompanying drawings:

FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a pocket knife with a clutch secured to the end thereof and the fragmental portion of a rod engaged by the clutch;

FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the structure of FIG. 1 with the rod omitted; and

FIG. 3 is a sectional view substantially on line 3-3 of FIG. 2.

The knife portion of this invention comprises lining plates 10 and 11 with an intermediate plate 12 all held in spaced relation by reason of the provision between these plates of springs 14 and 15. A cover extends along the outer surface of the lining plates 10 and 11 as at 16 and 17, while there are bolsters 18 and 19 at one end of both covers. The lining plates, intermediate plate and covers are held together at one end of the assembly by a rivet 20 which extends through the portion 21 of the springs to fixedly hold the springs at this end and the other parts above mentioned in assembled relation. A second rivet 22 spaced about midway of the knife also extends through the lining plates, intermediate plate, and

3,312,939 Patented. Apr. 11, 1967 springs and cover to hold these parts assembled. The springs, however, at their opposite end are left free as at 23 in FIG. 3, while a rivet 24 extends through the cover, intermediate plates, and knife blades 25 and 26 to pivotally mount these blades, these blades being held in closed position as shown, or in open position by reason of the springs extending along surfaces 29 or 30 thereof.

Each of the springs 14 and 15 is provided with an arm 27 and 28 which extends lengthwise of the springs outwardly beyond the lining plates and cover. Upon these arms there may be assembled a clutch which comprises a sleeve 31 of a size to closely fit the arms 27 and 28 and may be fixed thereon by striking the sleeve to indent it inwardly as at 32 (see FIG. 3) to clamp it tightly upon the arms. This sleeve has integral with it and extending beyond its outer end two jaws 33 and 34 which may be threaded as at 35 so that, when the nut 36 is screwed I onto this threaded portion, the taper 37 of the nut will engage the jaws contract them for gripping a rod such as 38 when positioned into these jaws.

I claim:

1. A combined implement of the class described, hav ing a handle comprising spaced plates, spring means be tween said plates, pins extending through said plates and spring means fixing one end of the spring means with reference to said plates, the other end of the spring means being free and movable with reference to said plates, said spring means at its fixed end having arm means of the same piece of material projecting in a direction lengthwise of the plates beyond the plates, a sleeve receiving said arm means in one end portion and split to provide a plurality of jaws at the other end thereof and means for contracting said jaws.

2. A combined implement as in claim 1 wherein said jaws have external threads, and said contracting means comprises a ferrule threaded onto said jaws for contracting said jaws.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 719,275 1/1903 Swan 27942 X 1,368,944 2/ 1921 Kurose 715 1,456,844 5/1923 De Bie 7-11 2,430,638 11/1947 Hoffman 711 X 3,034,798 5/1962 Portz 279-42 WILLIAM FELDMAN, Primary Examiner.

G. WEIDENFELD, Assistant Examiner.

 

 

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