US 1213679 A
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J. J. MURPHY.
APPLICATION FILED APR.5, I916.
Patented Jan. 28, 1917.
" ens a n JAMES J. MURPHY, 0F MASJPETH, NEW YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 23, 1191?.
Application filed April 5, 1916. Serial No. 89,204.
' of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Game Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention appertains to improvements in game apparatus and particularly to that type designed primarily for practice purposes. I am aware that it has been heretofore proposed to provide devices of this character and it is the especial object of this invention to practicalize the same so as toenhance their utility.
The invention is particularly adapted for learning the game of golf inasmuch, as it permits the practice of the various drives or strokes with the regular golf sticks, and with this apparatus the practice may be carried on indoors or elsewhere independent of weather conditions or other interferences encountered in learning or playing on the regular links.
In its essence the invention consists of a revoluble member mounted upon a suitable support or base and provided with golf balls both detachably and adjustably carried.
thereby with the advantageous results of producing a nicely balanced and easily renewable arrangement essential in apparatus of this nature.
For a full understanding of the present invention, reference is to be had to the following description and the accompanying drawing in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of an ap-' paratus constructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sec tional view on the line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view on the. plane indicated by the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is an elevation of the revoluble member;
Throughout the following detail description, and on the several figures of the drawing, similar parts are referred to by like reference characters.
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 indicates a base or support of suitable size, material, and configuration but preferably of material of weight so as to" permit the strain incidental to the use of the device in the manner hereinafter more particularly pointed out. The base is formed with an arranged an annular plate 3 detachably sethe revolution of this element.
cured to the base by the fastening means or screws 4. The plate is provided at opposite sides with pendent bearing supports 5 in which is mounted a shaft 6, held in fixed position by set screws 7 carried by the annular plate 3. Within the recess and intermediate the sides of the plate 3 the shaft 6 loosely carries the revoluble member 8 most clearly shown in Fig. 4 of the drawing, said member being formed with diametrically opposite threaded arms 9. The revoluble member is suitably apertured as at 10 to enable proper lubrication for facilitating Upon the threaded arms 9 apertured golf balls 11 are screwed and these balls are designed to be adjusted on the arms so as to enable the proper balancing of the revoluble member. It will be apparent that the disadvantage of balls of difi'erent weight may easily be overcome by reason of this adjustabllity. In addition to this advantage the adjustment of the balls on the threaded arms 9 enables the proper positioning of the same so that they may be adjusted with respect to the surface of the base. In other words, it is desirable that the ball which is to be placed in position for being struck by the golf stick, in carrying out the practice with this apparatus, should be upon aplane coincident with the surface of the support 1, and by the adjustability above mentioned either may be moved inwardly or outwardly as'the case may be to obtain the desired po sition. When either of the balls is in the position above mentioned for striking the opposite one it will be wholly within the recess'2 of the base. With this type of apparatus balls damaged by the constant use thereof may easily be replaced.
. While I have shown a revoluble member as provided merely for accommodating two oppositely positioned balls it will be apparent to those skilled in the art to which this invention refers that a greater number may be employed where it is found desirable to have more than the single pair described and illustrated in this application.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new is: .1. In game practice apparatus of the class described, the combination of a base'having a recess therein, a balanced revoluble member mounted in said recess including diametrically opposing ballmembers, either of said ball members being subject to disposition with respect to the surface of the base to present a greater or less striking surface for a ball to represent corresponding conditions porting plate detachably connected thereto,
a revoluble member, a support carried by emme said plate on which said revoluble member is loosely mounted,'and a golf ball mounted on said revoluble member.
4:. In game apparatus of the class described, the combination of a base, an annular supporting, plate detachably connected thereto, a shaft fixed transversely of the plate, a revoluble member loosely mounted on said shaft intermediate the sides of the plate, and golf balls having threadedconnection With the revoluble member for adj ustment radially with respect to the axis of said member to produce a balanced member.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
. JAMES J. MURPHY.