|Publication number||US1139985 A|
|Publication date||May 18, 1915|
|Filing date||Jul 5, 1913|
|Priority date||Jul 5, 1913|
|Publication number||US 1139985 A, US 1139985A, US-A-1139985, US1139985 A, US1139985A|
|Original Assignee||Gilbert Legh|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (47), Classifications (3)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
APPLICATI 0N FILED JUL-Y 5. |913.
1,139,985. Patented May18,1915.
portion of the club so as to reduce the thick er-LBnn/r. nnen,l or xmefs15mn, ENGLAND.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented May 18, 1915.
Application mea Jul'y 5, 1913. serial No. 777,397.
T0 all whom t may concern.'
Be it known that I, GILBERT LEGE, a subject of the Kingl of Great Britain, residing in Kings Lynn, England, (whose postofhce address is The Drove House, Thornham, Kings Lynn, Yin thev county of Norfolk, England,) have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf-Clubs, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to golf clubs of the kind in which the head is of the iron type and comprises a thin striking face and portions extending rearwardly therefrom at the toe and heel andforming the lateral boundaries of an intervening space.
It consists in -improvements having for their object to increase the driving qualities of an iron club of the type referred to while maintaining an appropriate weight and a proper distribution thereof, the rearwardly extending metal portions being disconnected and formed to taper upward from the bottom or sole of the head so as to correspond in thickness at the top of the head with the thickness of the thin striking face.
A solid iron club, provided it has a sole of suiiicient depth from front to rear, can be converted into a club such as contemplated in the present invention by cutting away. the metal at the back of the central ness of this central portion, say to that usually found in a light iron, and the cut away portion may be the same width from the sole to the'upper edge or may be of varying width, for example itmay increase in width from the sole toward the upper edge.v Further, the recess in rear of the centralportion of the club head 'may kbe filled up with wood or other suitable material attached in any convenient manner to the club head, e. g., by undercutting the recess and dovetaihngthe wooden. backing into the recess.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawingsY wherein- Figure 1 shows in rear elevation, cross section and plan view a cleek embodyingthe present invention; Fig. 2 shows similar views of a mashie, and Flg. 3 similar views ofa modified construction of cleek.
j-It will be understood that the invention metal blade having a` of varying may be applied to other types of clubs than those illustrated.
Referring first to Fig. 1 it will be seen that'the central or striking part a of the club head is comparatively thin, while the' toe I) and heel o are of thick metal along the loweredge d tapering toward-the upper vedge e to. the same'thickness as the striking part a. There is thus at the toe and heel 0f the club a well defined -sole from the front face to the rear face of these portions, this sole being clearly shownV in the cross sectional view of Fig. 1. The recess in rear of the striking face between the toe and heel may be of substantially uniform width from the lower edge to the up-4 as shown in Fig. v,1, or it may be width; for example as shown in the mashie illustrated in Fig. 2 it may increase in width from the lower toward the upper edge.
The improved club heads may, as shown in Fig. 2, have a slight beading or bulge f Per. edges along the lower edge of the front face, la
feature that is common to some Vlmown kinds of clubs.
The gap or recess in the rear ofthe striking face between the toe and heelmay, as shown in Fig. 3, be filled with a block g of wood or other suitable material, in which case the recess is preferably undercut as shown so as to retain the wooden backing which may simply be driven tightly into the undercut recess, or may be otherwise suitably secured therein.' o
Havlng thus described the'nature of this invention and the best means I know of carrying the same into practical eect, I claim 1. A metal golf club head of the kind referred to, comprising a blade having a comparatively thin striking face and rearwardly extending toe and heel rportions flanking a recess that is open at the top and rear, said rate one from the other and tapering upwardly from the bottom to the thickness of the striking face. f
2. A' metal golf club head of the kind referred to, comprising a blade having a comparatively thin strikingi wardly extending toe an heel portions that is open at the top and rear, said toe and face and rear-l rate one from the other and tapering npwardly from the bottom to the thickness of' the striking face and the said recess "increasing in width upwardly from the bottom or sole of the head.
3. A metal golf club head of the kind revlferred. to, comprising a blade having a comparatively thin strikin face and rearwardly extending toe an heel portions flanking a recess that is open at the top and rear, said toe and heel portions being separate one from the other and tapering manege upwardly jfrom the bottom to the thickness of the striking face, the said recess increasing in width upwardly from the bottom or l5 sole of the head,- and a non-metal filling piece fixed in said recess.
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