Patent Number: 6,168,017

Title: Device for storing and dispensing fish hooks

Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for storing and dispensing small articles such as fish hooks. The dispenser is formed of two oppositely disposed side portions or with a spaced opening therebetween. Each side portion has a flexible cushioned flat surface adjacent the spaced opening. The side portions are positioned against tie flexible cushioned flat surfaces to create a means for entrapping objects between the closed surfaces of the side portions when a force is used to hold one side portion against the other. The articles may be trapped completely inside the perimeter of the closed surfaces or partially trapped, allowing portions of the articles to extend just beyond the perimeter. The force holding the two side portions together is sufficient to hold the objects securely between the side portions also enabling articles extending beyond the periphery of the side portions to be removed individually with moderate force. The disclosure also relates to a dispenser having a peripheral groove or a plurality of peripheral slits to store and dispense small articles.

Inventors: Bohmer; William (Succasunna, NJ), McGowan; Douglas K. (Hackettstown, NJ)

Assignee: Thunder Bay Fishing Company, Inc.

International Classification: A01K 97/06 (20060101); A01K 097/06 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018