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Publication numberUS1286205 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 3, 1918
Filing dateJun 8, 1918
Priority dateJun 8, 1918
Publication numberUS 1286205 A, US 1286205A, US-A-1286205, US1286205 A, US1286205A
InventorsEarle B Beaver
Original AssigneeEarle B Beaver
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf-ball marker.
US 1286205 A
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Patented Dec. 3, 1918.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 3, 1918.

Application filed June 8. 1918. Serial No. 238,986.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, EARLE B. BEAVER, a citizen of the United States of America, residing at Detroit, in the county of WVayne and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Golf- Ball Markers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

In the game of golf, many balls are lost by the best players and persistent amateurs, which are often found on or near the golf course, and if there were some means of identification by the owners, it would undoubtedly save an expense that is no small item, especially for beginners.

This invention aims to provide a golf ball marking device which will permit of an owner or golf club marking balls so that the same may be identified and returned to the owner, if found, or should the ball become accidentally mixed with others. The device includes a novel holder in which a ball may be correctly positioned and when clamped therein simultaneously marked with letters, characters, symbols or other identification indicia by which an owner may claim the ball.

The device is made of a material and size as to be conveniently carried and the construction entering into the device will be hereinafter described and then claimed.

Reference will now be had to the drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a front elevation of the ball marking device,

Fig 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line II-II of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view of a rotatable clamping member;

Fig. 4 is a plan of a die holder; and

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a detached die.

The device comprises a ball holder or pocket member in the form of a shell 1 having angularly disposed walls 2 providing facets within the pocket 3 formed by the shell. The front side of the shell is open and surrounded by a bead or frame 4:, which eliminates rough edges and imparts a finish to the shell.

The ends of the shell are provided with apertured bosses 5 and 6, the former being interiorly serewthreaded to receive a screw or threaded stem 7 that may be adjusted in the boss 6 by a cross head 8 or suitable handle on the outer end of the screw. The inner end of the screw has an annular groove 9 and rotatably held in engagement therewith by a pin 10 or other retaining means is a rotatable concave clamping member 11.

Extending into the apertured boss 5 is the shank or stem 12 of a die holder 13, said shank or stem being retained within the boss 5 by a set screw 14 or other fastening means. The die holder 13 is in the form of a cup adapted to receive a plurality of sector shaped dies 15, said dies being somewhat in the form of type or members having raised indicia 16. The dies are segment shaped, as clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 5, so that all of said dies may be assembled and clamped within the cup shaped holder 16 by a single set screw 17.

The detachable die holder 13 permits of the interchangeable dies or type being used or even a single die, and with the die holder in alinement with the clamping member 10, a golf ball 18 can be placed in the pocket 3, against the walls 2, and clamped in the ball holder so that as pressure is brought upon the ball it will be impressed with the indicia of the die or dies 15.

The walls 2 permit of the ball 18 being correctly positioned between the clamping member 10 and the die holder 13, without any danger of the ball becoming accidentally displaced as pressure is brought to bear upon the same, and by making the shell 1 in the form of a pocket or somewhat semicylindrical, it is an easy matter to place the ball in position so that the indicia may be impressed thereon at a desired place.

The device is preferably made of aluminum. so as to be non-corrosive and light in weight, and its size permits of the device being readily carried in the pocket.

One embodiment of the invention has been illustrated, but it is to be understood that the structural elements are susceptible to such variations and modifications as fall within the scope of the appended claim.

What I claim is A golf ball marking device comprising a pocket member having angularly disposed walls closing one side thereof and against which the ball is adapted to be placed so that said ball is in position to be marked, a detachable die holder in one end of said member adapted to be bodily removed there- In testimony whereof I affix :my signafrom, detachable dies in said die holder, a ture in the presence of two Witnesses. screw in the opposite endofsaid member and a clamping head on said screw adapted EARLE BEAVER to cooperate with said die holder in clamp- Witnesses:

ing the ball so that it Will be impressed by LEWIS E. FLANDERs,

the dies in said die holder. ANNA M. DORR.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

- Washington, D. C.

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U.S. Classification101/4, 101/DIG.400
Cooperative ClassificationB44B5/0085, Y10S101/40, A63B45/02, A63B37/0003, B41K1/26
European ClassificationA63B45/02, B41K1/26, B44B5/00H