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Ugly Coyote

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I was looking through a box of mostly arrow rests and thought what a variety there is for something you would think should be so simple.

These are just the tip of the iceberg. It seems like there was always someone trying to reinvent the wheel, or in this case, the arrow rest.

Some of these did not have any info with them. So, if anyone knows anything, please feel free to chime in.
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I wonder how well the felt cover held up? I imagine it was compromised if it got wet.

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This is a combination rest and holder.

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This is made of thin spring stainless steel and covered with felt. The rest compresses to cushion the arrow. You can see a metal track used to guide the rest as it compresses.

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The same idea as the one above, but made with foam.

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This one fits in the insert for a plunger.

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The next two are basically a variation on the same theme.

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This feather rest is from Nottingham Archery.

12.jpg This one is probably from Nottingham. It's different from most feather rests of this type because it includes a plastic side plate.

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Another feather rest. this one from Neet.

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You had to bend the metal prong before installing this adhesive backed stainless steel rest.

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Flipper Rest II.

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  A different take on the Flipper.

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The next three are from Hoyt.

17.jpg  18.jpg  19.jpg Remember when Yamaha was selling archery tackle? Note the instructions on the back of the package are in Japanese. At least I think that's Japanese.

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A cheap plastic rest from E. Bud Pierson. I guess it got the job done. The square in the center is more plastic.

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A beat up Bear Weather Rest. If it could only talk.

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A couple more plastic flipper types.

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Shankland Saxon Corporation was best known for the Para-Rest. Here's something a bit different.

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This is the original Saxon Para-Rest.

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The Para-Rest came in a number of variations. It was Hugh Rich's favorite elevated rest. He gave me a few to try and I've still got them on 3 bows. He liked them so much that he bought the remaining inventory and tools from Shankland Saxon when they closed in 1972. The Hugh Rich version does not have the Saxon name or other logo imprinted on the leather plate. A couple of archery suppliers are selling what looks like the plain plastic version. Don't know who makes those.

Here's the basic version made from a mascara or eyebrow brush. The 2 light colored items are the double sided tape used to attach the rest to your bow.
3.jpg  A few more. That's bubble level, 3rd from the right.

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A page from a Hugh Rich Archery catalog.

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Nice collection of rests. I used to make one that was a combo of the stainless and foam rests.
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Maybe it's the metal worker in me coming out but the stainless spring rests just seem right to me. What a super cool group of rests though!!!
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Back in the sixties Max Hamilton made plastic fletch that was all the rage with FITA target archers. You needed to have a near perfect release or the fletch which was hard plastic would explode and the arrow went down range fletchless. That spawned the evolution of flexible rests for target shooting. Hoyt was among the first and most innovative in my book. Soft fletch came later but still required an elevated and forgiving rest.
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Ira,

Do you have a second home to keep all your stuff in?  Thanks for posting.  It's always appreciated.  Frank

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Charles, good info there. Thanks!
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Frank, I'm lucky enough to have an insulated 2 car garage and a second bedroom. For a time, before the bulk of the collection went to the NFAA, some things were stored in a Burbank special effects shop, (Hugh knew the owner), Easton's Van Nuys headquarters and 2 different storage facilities.
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Guess I am old. I have a few of those rests. I still use the Pararest. Only ever had one fail since 1972.
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I am really intrigued by this rest.  Is that a wire "bristle" attached to the leather?

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I peeled back a bit of the double sided tape on one that was without the packaging. It does definitely have its origins in a bristle brush. Imagine a section of a nylon brush where the bristles are encased in twisted wire. Like a bottle brush. Where the wire goes through the leather the ends have been bent and flattened. Glue may have been used on the ends to secure them before the double sided tape was applied.
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The 50+ year old York Super Crest I bought at an antique store last summer had the remains of what appeared to be one of those Para Rest on it.
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I really like the looks of those Neet rests. Never seen them before. I have a horizontal feather rest on a Wing and a vertical feather rest on a Shakespeare. I also have a pararest brush rest and some of those plastic ones. I used to shoot some of the old Hoyt style rests (leather back) on old Shakespeare's that I had in the 60s. Those Neets look real functional though.
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Wow guys does it mean I’m getting old if I remember all those rests? LOL time machine!
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