Automatically inflating bladder and line severing means for rod and reel

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5857881
SERIAL NO

09002317

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An apparatus for connection to a rod and reel, comprised, in its preferred embodiment, of (1) an emergency flotation bladder, (2) a compact container in which said bladder is stowed, (3) connection means for connection of said container to the rod portion of a rod and reel, (4) monofilament line severing means for severing the line of the rod and reel to which the container is connected, and (5) means for automatically triggering monofilament line severing means and inflating said bladder when the article with attached container falls into water by some mishap or is otherwise immersed therein.

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Zippel, Sr David R 2720 Eagle St., Jacksonville, FL 32216 1 12

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