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Publication numberUS1177266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1916
Filing dateMay 3, 1915
Priority dateMay 3, 1915
Publication numberUS 1177266 A, US 1177266A, US-A-1177266, US1177266 A, US1177266A
InventorsBernt Pedersen
Original AssigneeBernt Pedersen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1177266 A
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I I l ////////////////I`\\////////// BERNT PEDERSEN, OF MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK.


Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 28, 1916.

Application filed May 3, 1915. Serial No. 25,338. V

To all whom it may concem:

Be it known that I, BERNT PEDERSEN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mount Vernon, in the county of Westch'ester and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Polo- Mallets, of which the following' is a full, clear, and exact description.

This invention relates to mallets used in the game of polo, and in fact to mallets of a similar nature used in other games.

The object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will be durable and' strong, and which will not be subject to serious deterioration by use or lapse of time.

These mallets are ordinarily made with the head of a solid block of wood, sometimes' reinforced by binding straps to prevent splitting, but such mallets nevertheless often become defective by reason of splitting and ohippi'ng; they are furthermore heavy and the playing surface soon becomes roughened or splintered. The Construction of mallet provided by my invention prevents deterioration by shrinkage, avoids all splitting and chipping and presents a playing surface which is practically indestructible in use.

The Construction of my improved mallet in detail will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a side view of the mallet with a portion of the handle broken away; and Fig. 2 is a longitudinal central section of the mallet head.

The head of the mallet, to which my inventicn solely relates, consists of a body portion preferably of Wood made in two parts, l and 2, respectively, joined together at or about the middle of the head in the regi n where the stick-or handle 3 is attached. These two parts 1 and 2 are similar in form, each being tubular or hollow with its outer end closed by a solid portion 4. I

The chamber in each of the parts 1 and 2 is cylindrical, and the walls thereof are reinforced to prevent shrinkage, by a metallic bushing 5 preferably 'of aluminum for strength and lightness. These bushings fit tightly against the walls of the chambers and extend from the closed ends i some distance toward the middle of the head. The inner end of one of the body parts 2 is reduced in diameter externally tor a considerable portion of the length of the part,

while the othervpart 1 has its interior cham- 'ber enlarged in diameter for a corresponding portion of its length to such an extent that it will neatly fit over the reduced diameter of the part 2 so that these two parts may be telescoped together or overlapped to the eXtent of their modified diameters. In the spacebetween the two bushings 5-5, a plug 6 is inserted and fits snugly against the interor wall of the body part 2 within the zone of the overlapping or telescoping portions which is'substantially at the middle of the head. On the eXterior of the two joined wooden parts of the head, is placed a sleeve of vulcanized fiber 7 which extends approximately from end to end thereof and is preferably a seamless tube. Each end of this sleeve abuts against annular shoulders 8 and 9, formed on the parts 1 and 2 at any suitable distancefrom, but preferably closely adjacent to, the extreme ends of the body.

It is understood that this sleeve 7 covers substantially the entire playing surface of the mallet, only such amount of the naked wood being left at the ends to present a good appearance and to furnish the said shoulders 8 and 9. To complete the struc ture, a perforaton or passage 10 is formed, as usual in an inclined direction, through the middle portion of the head and passing through the sleeve 7, the two telescoping portions of the parts 1 and 2, and the center of the plug 6. This passage affords the s'ocket for the end of the stick or handle 3, and when the same is adjusted therein, it furnishes a lock to prevent relative displacement of the two parts 1 and 2, the plug affording a firm and rigid support for the handle. Since this completed head is to a great eXtent hollow, it will be of the required light weight and yet with the interior reinforcing bushings 5, the exterior binding sleeve 7 and the interlocking engagement of the handle with the parts 1 and '2. the structure will be very strong and durable and will not be subject to shrinkage and tire eXterior surface of the mallet is pref erably turned down to a contnuous curve from end to end,- the surface of the fiber mergng into that of'. the exposed Wooden ends Without a break, thus presentng a smooth and ornamental appearance.

I claim:

1. A head for a polo mallet comprsng a body in tWo hollow parts, the members of` Whch telescopcally join, and a handle passing inside of each sleeve on the exteror of the body and eX-` body in tWo hollow parte joned together `at the middle of the head, a 'enforcng bushpartyand a Wear-resstng tending thereof.

5. A head for a two hollow telescopng body portons, {a sleeve of Wear-resistng material surroundappro xmately from` end to end polomallet consstng of* ing said body portions, a plug arranged across the chamber in the bodyportion, a perforaton for the handle through the telescopng portons, the sleeve and the plug substantally as described.

In Wtness Whereof, I subscribe my sgna-s ture, in the presence of two witnesses;


Copies of this patent may he obtained for five cents each, by addressig the "Commissioner ofPatents,

Washington, 13.0."


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U.S. Classification473/558, 473/311, 473/325, 473/346
Cooperative ClassificationA63B59/16