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Publication numberUS1133622 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 30, 1915
Filing dateJun 8, 1914
Priority dateJun 8, 1914
Publication numberUS 1133622 A, US 1133622A, US-A-1133622, US1133622 A, US1133622A
InventorsWillis A Darling
Original AssigneeContinental Rubber Works
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1133622 A
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Patented Mar. 30, 1915.

To all whom it may concern.

"State of New York, have invented certain arms ra'ra warms aunannme, or NEW scan, it. Y1, assren'on T0 concrmnnrar. Rosana woaas,


nannnn-covnamsi Be it known that I, WILLIS A. DARLING, a citizen ofthellnited States, residin at vNew York city, in the county of New ork and.v

new and useful Improvements in Handle- Qoverings; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as -Wlll enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use thesame, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and

to the letters .of reference marked thereon, forming part-of this specification.

My invention relates to handlecovers for- -'such articles ,as tennis rackets, fish-poles,

golf-sticks, &c., and has for its' object the provision of a covering for such handles composed of a soft, resilient material provided with a cloth-like exterior, and with means at'each end of such covering to cause the ends thereof to fit the handle snugly.

My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings as-follows, viz

Figure 1, illustrates the handle of a tennis racket with my improved handle covering thereon. Fig. 2, illustrates" the handle-grip of a steel fish-pole, provided with'niy improved handle-covering. Fig. 3, is a longitudinal section of a handle covering made in accordance with my invention, suitable for a tennis racket. Fig. 4, is a like sectionof a handle covering made in accordance with my invention, suitable for a fish-pole.

In these drawings A, indicates a sleeve of resilient material, preferably rubber, which is preferably molded in suitable shape to correspond with the shape of the handle it is designed to cover, care being taken that be of slightlyless diameter than the-diam- Specifipation of Letters Eetent. -Payfl5 g m1bggffi Mam 3% 11915, a gsuc neamea June's, 1914. Serial No. 843,783.

thereupon the material of-the sleeve will be slightly stretched. On the interior portion of each end of this sleeve I provide a bead-B, or" the same material as the bodyof the sleeve, which causes the termini of the sleeve to tightly bind the handle upon which it is placed. I

In making my improved handle covering, the 'raw rubber is placed upon a suitable core, and is then tightly wrapped withsuitablefabric, end is then vulcanized in the usual manner, and when the vulcanization is completed, the fabric is removed, which leaves the imprint of the threads of the fabric'in the entire exterior surface of the sleeve, as illustrated by the crossed lines C, in Figs. 1 and2, the effect of which is a roughened cloth-like rubber surface to be engaged by the hand, which isvery agreeable to the touch, and enables the user to obtain a firm rip without excessive muscular efiort, whi e the beads B, at the ends of the sleeve which operate to bind the ends of '-the.sleeve to the handle and prevent accisleeve A, having an internal reinforcing bead B, at each end, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

In .testimon whereof I afiix my signature, in presence 0 two witnesses. I

. WILLIS A. DARLING. Witnessw:

CHAS. A. I-InRoH'r, B. W. Snowman.

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U.S. Classification473/549, 74/563, 15/143.1, 16/DIG.120, D21/756
Cooperative ClassificationA63B49/08, Y10S16/12