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L. S. MAY.
BASE BALL BAT.
l APPLICATION FILED APR.`5, 1912.`
Patented June 3,1913.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LINCOLN SIMAYv, OF PLAINVILLE, CCNNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR OF ON E-HALF TO ARTHUR A. HADDEN, F NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT.
ASpecification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 3.1913.
Application ledv April 5, 1912. Serial No. 688,686.
To all whom t concern:
Be it known that I, LINCOLN S. MAY, a
vcitizenof the United States, residing at.
Bats, of which the vfollow-ing is a specifica-r tion.
My invention relates to improvements in base ball bats, and the object of my improvement is to improve the strength, efliciency and reliability without change in the usual normal over all dimension. y
In the accompanying drawing Figure l is a side elevation of my improved'base ball bat. same, on an enlarged scale. Fig. 3 is a View of the other end of the same. Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line m m of Fig..1. Fig. 5 is a sectional-view on the line jz/ y/ of Fig. 8, on the same scale as Fig. 1. and 7 are views similar 4to Figs. L and 5 of a modification of my base ball bat.
My base ball bat A comprises a bodyportion B of wood which conforms in exterior y formation to the usual shape and dimendle and the saine comprises an axial borefll of appreciable size relatively to the said body portion B and which boreextends through theentire length of the Said body portion from endtoend. The said bore 11 is provided with a lining C of steel tubingwhich ext-ends the full length of the bore, and the axial opening 13 in the said tubing Cl is filled w-ith a core I) ot wood.
I prefer to arrange the material of the body portiolrB and. that ot' the filler core D 'at right angles to one another so that in the extreme positions when the grain of the one member is in position. of the least resistance and strength the grain of the other member will be in theposition ot the greatest resistance and strength and inpositions between these extremes the two grains will effectively coperate with one another, so that in all directions, there will 'be essentially uniform strength and resiliency and there will at all times be a maximum of coperation ofthe two wood portions of the structures. Fur- Fig. 2 is a view of one end of thel thermore, the use of the steel intermediate body insures against breaking in two, how
ever lnuch the exterior may be damaged andl even it' theentire structure is damaged bevond repair. That is, it may be possible to bring about a condition involving bending the steel tubing but with tubing ot proper .material it will be practically impossible t0 break the same.
In the structure shown in Figs. 6 and 7 the steel tubing (l is omitted and the coro l), of wood fills the entire bore 11 of the body B1.
It is api'iareut that some changes from the specific construction herein disclosed may be made and thereforel I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the Vprecise form of construction shown and disclosed, butdesire the liberty to make such changes in working my invention as may fairly come within the spirit and scope of the same.
I claim as my invention l. A base ball hat comprising an outer body portion of wood having a. grain extending diametrically across the axis and provided with an axialbore and a`core ot' wood having a. grain extending across the axis and positioned in the said bore, the said bore being cylindrical throughout its length, the. said core fitting` and filling the said bore, and the said grain ot the wood of the outer body portion being positioned at an angular relation to the said grain of the wood of the core.
2. ln a base ball hat comprising a body portion of wood having au axial bore and a coreof wood filling the said bore, the grains of the wood of the saidbody portion and core being arranged at right angles one to the other.
3. In a base ballbat comprising -a bodyV portion having an axial bore filled with a core comprising a steel tubin1r -filled with wood, the grains of the wooo of the said body portion and core being arranged at right. angles one to the other.
'- LINCGLN MAY.A Witnesses: y
ARTHUR A. HAnnnN,
. SHEFFIELD H. CLARKE.
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