Patent Number: 6,305,627

Title: Fastener and retainer

Abstract: A fishing reel including a crank handle retained to a threaded end of a crankshaft by an attachment which comprises a nut for threadedly fixing the crank handle to the crank shaft, wherein one end of the nut has a hexagonal cross section and the other end includes an outward flare, and a plastic retainer for the nut comprising: a first inside cavity shaped to receive the hexagonal portion of the nut such that the nut is nonrotatably captivated relative to the retainer; a second inside compartment shaped to receive the outward flare of the nut such that when matably received, the retainer is secured to the nut; a pin protruding from the retainer to be received by a hole in the crank handle to prevent rotation of the retainer relative to the crank handle; and a smooth outside surface.

Inventors: Stiner; Roy E. (Tulsa, OK), Nose; Saburo (Ueda, Nagano, 388-11, JP), Bagby; Robert D. (Bixby, OK)


International Classification: A01K 89/015 (20060101); A01K 89/00 (20060101); A01K 089/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018