US 1122159 A
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APPLICATION FILED AUG. 2o, 1914.
' l 9 3l :QE-Ly l 9 Patented Dec. 22, 1914.
WILLIAM RICHEY, F CHICOPEE FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR T0 A. Gr. SPALD- ING & 'BROS. MANIE"G. C0.'y OF CHICOPLE, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION 0F MASSACHUSETTS.-
' Application ined August 2o, 1914.'. seria1na 857,712.4
support and a construction of unusuall strength.
My invention consists in the novelmethod in which the throat piece is connected with the frame so as to increase the gluing sur;-
face and generally strengthen the insertion joint.
In the accompanying drawing l' .-have shown my improved 'devic'etin Figure -1 'in elevation with the joint in section; Fig.' 2 is a vertical section -taken`I centrally through Fig. l. l The handle of the racket is of any ordi#A nary or improved construction shown at a and the frame is shown at b;
My invention consists in providing the racket with an open-'throat as at c, and a' strengthening throat piece d extending be tween the lower limbs of the frame, and peculiarly inserted so as to increase the gluing surface and secure the greatest possible strength and stability. To this end, as will be seen lin Fig.'. 1-, `the throat piece l is made with taperin'gfe'nds e, and these are fitted into recesses eiitending iiitdthe lower limbs of Vthe frame, the overlapping parts ofthe frame, as at f,being, yof course, also tapering, andtherelis thus provided two gluing surfaces throughout )the eXtent ofcontact between the inserted ends e, the main body of the frame and the overlapping sections f.
'In addition to the lue -as a'binderI use a wrapping of suitab e material fas at g, yand 'an additional wrapper show-nl at It. This .provides not only a construction of great strength, but adds to the attractiveness of the` racket as Well.
" Iclaim as my invention LA tennis racket' comprising a handle, a
frame, withfa throat piece forming the lower .jend of. the-racket frame, and leaving an open` specification ofizet'rramena pmmtedmcgmggggm v wedgegshaped and jitting'` corresponding recesses'in 'the frame, with parts overlapping the endslofthel throat piece, substantially as described.
2. A 4tennis racket .comprising a, Lndle" 1 frame, athroatpiece Ihaving tapering or :wedge-shaped ends, the frame being pro- ,vided with recesses adapted-.to receive said wedge-shaped 'ends and having overlapping vsectionsf, the parts being-'glued together, and I,Supplemental binding means for theithroat *pieceand frame, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof, ,"I -aiiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
" wiLLiAM Rio'HEY. Witnesses I MILTON B. REAcH, DELMAR E. SEYMOUR.