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Publication numberUS1176031 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 21, 1916
Filing dateSep 16, 1915
Priority dateSep 16, 1915
Publication numberUS 1176031 A, US 1176031A, US-A-1176031, US1176031 A, US1176031A
InventorsJohn Deere Cady
Original AssigneeJohn Deere Cady
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrier for golf-clubs.
US 1176031 A
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1 1 76,03 1 Patented Mar. 21, 1916.

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- Specification of letters Eatent.

Patented Mar. 231, 1915.

Application filed September 16, 1915. Serial No. 50,988.

To all whom it may concern: 7

Be it known that I, JOHN DEERE Car e, a citizen of the United'States, residing at Moline, in the county of Rock Island, State of Illinois, have invented certain newand useful Improvements in Carriers .for Golf- Clubs, of which the following isa specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.

The clubs used in the game of golf'are, almost without exception, carried around the grounds during the period of play in a caused by the carrying of so much weight 5 not only detracts from his pleasure but-to] some extent, it is believed, impairs his efiectiveness in the game. a

. It is the object'of my invention to provide new and improved means for the transportation of the golf-clubs of a player over f the grounds on 1 which a game is being played, whereby the weight of the players collection of clubs will not have to be carried or lifted, except. possibly at certain places, and thereby the 'ob'ections above referred to will be avoided. riefiy stated, I accomplish this result by providing a carrier comprising a suitable frame having a-pair of supporting wheels by which it may be moved' over the ground with but comparatively little effort, such frame, in the preferred construction, being adapted to receive and hold the ordinary bagthat is now generally employed for carrying the clubs, but which frame may, if desired, be constructed to receive and hold the clubs without the use of such ordinary club-holding bag.

With either form of frame, I provide a supporting leg, pivoted to the frame and adapted to be swung out therefrom to maintainthe bag in an inclined position'that will enable the clubs to be readily removed for use or replaced after use'-such supporting leg being preferably adjustable. v

I accomplish the object stated by the constructions shown in the drawings and hereinafter specifically described.

That which I believe to be new will be pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings :Figure 1 is a sideelevation of the carrier; Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the same; Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken at line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken at line '44 of Fig. 1; Fig. 5 is a detail of the adjusting means for the supporting leg; Fig. 6 is a detail showing a modification in the construction of the supporting leg; and Fig. 7 is a view in longitudinal central section of a modified form of club-supporting frame;

Referring to the several figures of the drawings in which corresponding reference characters are applied to the same parts, 10

indicates a frame best made of. a series of metal rods spaced apart and suitably con nected together, and so arranged with respect. to eachother as to form a semi-cylindri'cal shapedreceptacleadapted to approximatelyconform to the shape of an ordinary golf-club bag. At its lower end the frame is provided with a rest for the closed end of I the bag to abut against,such rest, in the construction shown, being formed by bending or turning the lower end portions of the barssaid rest for the end of the bag being indicated by 11. Secured to one or more of the bars of the frame 10 is a slide 12 which can be locked in different adjusted positions by aset-screw or otherwise, and to this slide is pivotally attached a leg 13 adapted, when it is swung out away from the frame, to support; the carrier, in an inclined position. Such supporting leg is held in operative position by a brace 14 that may be pivotally connected with the frame and detachably connected with the leg. The lower end of' the leg 13 is shown-as provided with a head 15, which may well be in the form of a rubf ber cup to aid in preventing rolling movement of the device when restmg on a comparatively smooth surface.

16 indicates a pair of wheels, preferably rubber-tired, at opposite sides of the frame 10 and near the lower end thereofsuch wheels constituting a rolling support for the device to enable it to be readily moved from place to place. Saidwheels, in the construction shown, are journaled on a bent axle 17 that lies wholly outside of the frame 10, but it is obvious that stub axles projecting from the sides of the frame may be employed instead.

.18 indicates straps adapted to encircle the frame and the golf-club bag carried thereon and, when buckled, to hold such bag and its contained clubs securely in place. Such straps may of course be removably or permanently fastened to the frame, as desired.

The olf-bag shown is indicated by A and the or mary handle therefor by a.

In use, with the bag strapped in place upon the frame 10 and with t at side-that bears the handle a uppermost, movement of the device over the ground is very readily accomplished by the user grasping the said bag-handle a and pulling up sufliciently to disengage the le 13 from the ground so that the weight is w olly upon .thewheels. Ob- 'viously, thereafter the device can be easily pulled alon onthe wheels, and at any time when it is rought to rest by the operator releasing his hold on the bag-handle the leg will again .come in contact with the ground andthe bag be held at the angle desiredadjusted, as will be understood.

such angle being fixed by theposition to which the slide that carries the 10 has been y roviding for such adjustment different inclinations of the bag are attainable, to adapt the device to the'requii'ements of users of different heights. The outer end of the brace will be adjusted to different positions with respect to the leg as may be required to keep such leg in a substantially vertical position.

, Any suitable means may be provlded for connecting the brace to the leg; in Fig. 1 is shown for this purpose'a series of holes in the, leg with any one of which the turned end of the brace may'engage. If desired, the lower end of the leg 13 may be bifurcated to properly receive and hold asmall wheel 19, as shown in Fig.- 6. Thai such construction is em loyed, the leg 13 would be so adjusted wit reference to the frame that the player in taking hold of the baghandle a would not raise the wheel 19, carried by such leg ofi of the ground, but would utilize all three wheels as supports whendragging the device from lace to lace.

In such a construction it wou d be advisable to employ some suitable means for preventing accidental moving of the device from the place where it was intended to have it rest. In Fig. 7 I have shown a modification wherein the use of the ordinary golf-ba is dispensed with-the frame itself holding theclubs directly. In this construction the frame, indicated by 10, is made, as in the other case, of light but strong metal bars, and is not semi-cylindrical but substantially cylindrical'in shape, and it is provided with two or more heads 20 having'alined open ings adapted to receive the shafts or handles of the clubs' In suchmodified construction the user would grasp the frame itself when dragging it along, or a suitable handle for that purpose could of course be attached to the frame.

While .I have shown and described the frames in both constructions as made of light and strong metal bars, and while I prefer that construction as tending to produce a light and attractive device, I do not wish to be limited to so making the frame, as it is evident that 'my invention may be embodied in connection with frames otherwise constructed.

What I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1. In a device of the class described, the combination with a frame adapted to carry a plurality of golf-clubs, a rolling support for the frame and means pivotally attached to the frame for supporting the frame in an inclined position, sucllg'sup orting means be- I ing adjustable to var the mclination of the locking said adjustable supporting means in place.

3. In device of the class described, the

combination with a frame adapted to carry -a plurality of golf-clubs, of a rollin support for the frame, a leg connecte the .frame for supporting the frame in an with ' inclined position, and means for locking said leg against movement relative 'to the frame.

JoHN Deana CADY.

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US5147089 *Jan 13, 1992Sep 15, 1992Loctec CorporationGolf bag stand
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US5860519 *Mar 27, 1996Jan 19, 1999Stone Legacy CorporationSports equipment carrier having high strength to weight ratio rigid outer section
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U.S. Classification280/47.33, 248/96, 280/13, 280/DIG.600, 206/315.7
Cooperative ClassificationY10S280/06, B62B1/18