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Publication numberUS1139843 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 18, 1915
Filing dateOct 16, 1913
Priority dateOct 16, 1913
Publication numberUS 1139843 A, US 1139843A, US-A-1139843, US1139843 A, US1139843A
InventorsRobert B Brown
Original AssigneeRobert B Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Handle-grip.
US 1139843 A
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R. B. BROWN.

HANDLE GRIP.

APPLICATION FILED OCT. 16, l9l3.

191399843.. 4Patented May 18, 1915.

1/wanton ROBERTB. Rpwrv- '0 l ICE.'

ROBERT B. BROWN, 0F WASHINGTON, DISTRICT 0F COLUMBIA.

HANDLE-emr.

Specification of Letters Patent. l Patented llay 18, 1915.

Application led October 16, 1918. Serial No. 795,584.

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, ROBERT B. BROWN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Imrovements in Handle-Grips, of which the ollowing is a specification.

This invention relates to a non-slipping handle grip, and is of special utility as a grip for the handles of golf clubs, but capable of general application to analogous sticks, bats or clubs.

In wielding a golf stick to drive a golf ball, the same should be swung in the arc of a circle which is in a vertical plane, the

slightest deviation from which will send theball in an undesired direction. It will therefore be apparent that in order to maintain the accuracy of the stroke, a firm and sure grip upon the handle of the club is absolutely essential. Also, as well known to the users of goli:l clubs, the moisture from Water or perspiration aects the grip, and various other conditions cause the slipping of the hands over the handle of the stick, which is now commonly made of leather. Wax and similar substances are often used on leather handles to prevent slipping, but the same is not satisfactory, and furthermore, the pliability of leather prevents a firm grip. Furthermore, carrying about and constant withdrawal and replacing of the clubs causes the leather handles to rapidly wear out or become scarred or gashed so that they are soon unfit for use.

Therefore, it is one of the objects of the present invention to obviate these prevalent defects in handle grips and provide a nonyielding grip that will present a friction surface unsusceptible to varying conditions of the atmosphere, and which may be used in connection with means to absorb moisture on the hands, and thereby insure a solid dry grip on the handle of the club or stick as the case may be. Further, in connection with the non-yielding characteristic of the strip forming the hand gripping surface, it may be said that when the strip is once attached to the handle it becomes rigidly fixed there-- to, so that it will not under any circumstances stretch or give, or in other words will not become elastic. Elastic grips Whether Wound spirally or otherwise rot from their fastenings from perspiration and deteriorationl of the elastic and immediately possess the same objections` at rubber or similar elastic grips now in usev are subject to, and which will enable the player to :firmly embed his flesh and fingers in the same to more rigidly clutch the handle of the stick.

A further object of the invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive hand grip construction that can be as readily applied to handles now in use, as Well as to those which are originally equipped with the same, and which will be thoroughly reliable under all service conditions. Further, in this connection, the materials contemplated in the construction of the present grip are of long wearing qualities, more so than those now commonly in use for the same purpose.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangements of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings-Figure 1 is aview showing the application of the invention to a golf stick. Fig. 2 is an enlarged view of the invention. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of the construction shown in Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a detail elevation of the absorbent base forming a part of the invention. Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail plan view of a portion of the outside gripstrip. Fig. 6 is an enlarged view partly in section showing a modication of the invention. v

Similar reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several figures of the drawings.

In the accompanying drawings, the invention is shown as applied to a golf club merely for the purpose of illustration one form of its use. However, it will be understood that its application is practically unlimited, and the same will be of practical value in many instances not specifically mentioned herein.

The handle stock or other object to which the invention is attached, is designated by the letter A, and is shown as having a portion thereof covered with an absorbent base practical and possible to have the strip wound otherwise, and in fact the same may be made in the form of a sleeve if it should be found expedient to do so, and the same slipped over the member A. Regardless of the particular form of the said absorbent base 1, it is preferably secured at each end to the member A by means of suitable fasteners 2, and'l it may also be further secured to the said member by cementing, if desired. However, should 4such a method be adopted, it would be necessary to utilize the cement in such a manner that it would not interfere with the absorbent qualities of the base, which is designed to absorb moisture o n the handle from perspiration or other causes and keep the handle in condition to always maintain a dry grip. It is obvious, that owing to the structure or material of the absorbent base member 1 that the same may have a certain degree of softness. However, this will not affect the firmness .ofthe grip, inasmuch as the same is rigidly secured to the handle in such a manner that any longitudinal movement is impossible.

In order to provide the main gripping surface for the hands, they absorbent base 1 is covered with an outside grip strip 3 which is preferably non-yielding. The said grlp strip 3 which is made preferably of hard fiber, aluminum or other inelastic wear-resisting material, is provided with a plurality of apertures 4 whereby the 'absorbent base is exposed as well as presentingflesh engaging edges to greatly improve the grip.

In connection with the particular form of the friction grip strip 3, it may be said that the same is preferably in the form of a narrow strip similar to the absorbent base and wound spirally about the latter so that its several convolutions are opposed to those 'of said base. However, it will be understood that other forms of the friction grip are possible, and the present showing only indicates a preferred and practical one. The said grip strip 3 may be secured to the base 1 and handle memberA by suitable fastening means, and should they at any time become loose, the opposing convolutions of the coils of the strips 1 and 3 will tighten under pressure and thereb hold fast to the handle or other member thus forming a most effective grip.

By reference to Fig. 3 it will be observed that tufts of the absorbent base 1 project materially aids in increasing the solidity'of the construction, which is the most essential characteristic for a device of this particular type, and also better exposes the absorbent pase for the absorption of water and moisure.

One end of the strips may be covered and protected by thread wrapping or a suitable ferrule 5, and the other end is likewise provided with thread wrapping or an end cap 6 which is preferably secured to the handle member A by means of a suitable fastening element 7, therebv forming a finished handle ith further reference to the friction grip 3, it may be said that the material of which the same is made affords means for stamping, pricking, or punching the name or.

nated by the numeral 3'* is provided with a plurality of perforations 4 and is wound spirally about the absorbent base 1a so that the latter is forced to project outwardly between the convolutions of the strip and beyond the outer surface of the same as indicated at 8 to form a continuous spiral rib R of absorbent material. It will also be observed that the base material 1' projects through the perforations 4a forming yielding tufts 9, which will compress under pressure and permit the flesh to engage the edges of the perforations 4, while at the same time increase the moisture absorbing surface of the grip.

' From the foregoing description it is be lieved that it will be apparent that a most effective non-slipping handle grip has been devised. The absorbent base provides for taking up moisture which is one of the most common and annoying causes of slipping, while the perforations in the outer strip cooperate with the absorbent base and form sockets which afford a positive hand grip because the flesh may be embedded therein.

It is believed that many other features and advantages of the present construction will be apparent without further description, and it will be understood that minor changes in the details of construction, such as hereinbefore referred to, may be resorted to without sacrificing the spirit of the invention, or departing from the scope of the 'appended claims.

I claim:

1. A non-slipping handle grip including in combination with the handle, an absorb- 1,139,843 Y. l y

ent base, a surface of non-yielding wear resisting material applied over and about said absorbent base and including means to expose said base, and means for attaching said materials to the handle.

2. A non-slipping handle grip including in combination with a handle, an absorbent base, a surface of non-yielding perforated wear resisting material applied over and about said absorbent base,v and means for attaching said materials `to said handle.

3. A non-slipping handle grip includingy in combination with a handle, an absorbent base, a strip of non-yielding material pre-vl senting a friction surface wound spirally about said absorbent base, and means for securing said base and strip to the handle.

4. A non-slipping handle grip including in combination with a handle, an absorbent base in the form of a strip wound spil-ally around the handle, a non-yielding grip strip wound spirally around the absorbent base, y

and including means to expose said base, the convolutions of the outer strip being opposed to the inner strip, and means for 'securin bothstrips to the handle.

5.- non-slipping handle grip including in combination with a handle, an absorbent base in the form of a strip wound spirally about the handle, a non-y1elding grip strip having a plurality of openings and wound 4spirally around the absorbent base and exposing portions thereof,V the convolutions of the outer strip being opposed to those of the' lnner strip, and means for securing Vboth strips to the handle.

ing opposite those of the latter member,

means for securing said strips to the handle, and means for covering the ends of each stri 7.p A non-slipping handle grip including in combination with a handle, an absorbent base, a 'perforated non-yielding grip strip wound spirally about the base and exposing the latter through the perforations and between the convolutions thereof, so that 'por,

tions of said base project beyond the surface of the strip, and means for securing the base and strip to the handle. 4 8. A nonslipping handle grip including in combination with a handle` an absorbent base strip, a perforated non-yielding grip strip wound spirally about said base and exposing the latter through the perforationsv and between the convolutions thereof in the form of yielding tufts and a continuous spiral rib, and means for securing the strip and base to the handle. v

'Y In testimony whereof I hereunto alix my y .signature in the presence of two wltnesses.

, v ROBERT B. BROWN.

f Witnesses:

" EMORY L. GRAFF,

JAMES H.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/302, 280/821, 190/115
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/14