US 1094599 A
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P.. E. SAMSON. GOLF CLUB AND OTHER SPORTING IMPLEMENT.
APPLICATION FILED APILB, 1912.
' Patented Apr. 28, 1914.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
PHILIP EDWARD SAMSON, OI LONDON, ENGLAN D.
eons-onus AND OTHER SPORTING IMPLEMENT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Apr. 28, 1914.
Application filed April 8, 1912. Serial No. 689,340.
To all whom it mag/concern Be it known that I, PHILIP EDWARD SAM- SON, of 23 Lancaster Gate, in the county of London, England, gentlemamhave invented a certain new and useful Improvement Relating to Golf-Clubs and other Sport-ing Implements, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to golf-clubs, cricket bats, croquet mallets, and like sporting implements, and consist-s of an implement of this character having a facing which is applied to its striking portion with the object of increasing its driving effect and also-with a golf clubof providing means whereby a better grip of the b-allcan be obtained so that the slicing and pulling caused by the ball slipping onthe face of the club, more noticeable in wet weather, is considerably reduced. 7
The invention will be herein described in connection with a golf club for which itis more particularly intended for use.
In the accompanying, drawings )Figure 1 represents the head of a golf club according to my invention and-Fig. 2 shows on a mag nified scale the kind of surface possessed by the facing.
I have found that a ballcan be driven considerably farther with aclub having the facing specified herein than" with other clubs. The said facing consists of a fabric which. possesses the required resiliency and which also has on its striking face the necessary formation of surface? toreduce slicing and, pulling and is of such a nature that it will be only momentarily and not permanently deformed by impact with elevated an the ball and remainunalteredand give its full value in all kinds of weather.
In carrying this invention into effect I form the facin from strands of the desired material w ich strands are interwoven or intertwined in such a manner and are of such dimensions as to give approximately a,
surface formation (for instance such as shown in Fig. 2)' which has only previously been obtained by cutting or shaping a surface which 'did not inherently possess the desiredformation. This surface as will be seen, is not erfectly smooth, but consists of d depressed portions that impart face.
' a strip to it a somewhat checkered or matted appearance.
The fabric obtained by the intertwining of the strands is, or the constituent strands are; impregnated, that is to say, saturated, with a binding substance which is waterproof and when combined with the fabric provides suflicient elasticity togive the length of drive-and sufficient hardness to prevent.
substantial deformation of the striking sur- I have found that such a fabric solidly woven from cotton strands to a thickness of approximately a quarter of an inch givessa-tisfactory results. Other materials, for example wool, linen, rhea, jute,
hemp, hair, orasbestos may be used.
Plaited, braided, knit-ted, or'woven strands or strands otherwise intertwining may be employed.
I prefer to impregnate the fabric with the 9 binding material after it is woven or other' of litharge. or other suitable drier. The enamel thus produced is heated for treatment of the fabric or the like so that it at:- tains a consistency at which it thoroughly saturates or impregnates the fabric.
' In applying my facing to the club 1, (see r Fig. 1) a recess is made in the latter, the
edges 2 of which recess may be overhung, and the facing 3 is shaped to fit such recess or whatever shape this may be whether rectangular, triangular, oval, round, or any other shape or if preferred in the form of or a number of strips or of small To this enamel may be added any desired quantity blocks let intothe surface of the head in any convenients order of arrangement, such facing being then held in place by any kind of adhesive or other means, or simply by fitting accurately under the overhung edges "of the recess. If preferred, however, the
facing may be attached to an unrecessed face, though this would be a departure from what would he usually expected.
My invention is not limited to wooden clubs, as sometimes I may find it advantageous to apply a facing as above described 'to iron clubs of any description.
I claim l. Improvements relating to golf clubs and other sporting implements comprising a resilient facing for the striking portion of the same, said facing consisting of a solidly woven fabric of intertwined strands.
2. Improvements relating to golf clubs and other sporting implements comprising a resilient facing for the striking portion of the same, said facing consisting of a solidly woven fabric of intertwined strands of suitable material saturated with a waterproof binding substance. I
3. Improvements relating to golf clubs and other sporting implements comprising a resilient facing for the striking portion of the same, said facing consisting of a coarse fabric of intertwined strands.
4. An improved golf club or like implement having a resilient striking portion formed to present a surface of elevated and raised portions of a checkered configuration, substantially as described.
5. A golf club having as its striking surc PHILIP EDWARD SAMSON.
Witnesses DOROTHY SIMPSON, FREDERICK MASTERS.