Pocket for golf-bags
US 1306083 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. H. SMITH.
POCKET FOR GOLF BAGS.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. I, 1916.
Patented June 10, 1919.
IN VEN TOR.
JOHN HUNTER SMITH, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
POCKET FOR GOLF-BAGS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 10, 1919.
Application filed November 1, 1916 Serial No. 128,927.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN HUNTER SMITH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented new and useful Improvements in Pockets for Golf-Bags, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to receptacles designed for carrying golf sticks, and its object is to provide such a receptacle with a pocket of novel and improved construction, and designed to hold a number of golf balls, the pocket having a transparent portion so that the balls may be seen without opening the pocket.
In order that the invention may be better understood, reference is had to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification, and in said drawing- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the bag and the ball pocket;
Fig. 2 is an elevation of the pocket;
Fig. 3 is a vertical section thereof, and
Fig. I is a perspective view of the frame on which the pocket is built up.
Referring specifically to the drawing A denotes a golf bag to which the invention is applied. The bag is equipped, on the outside, with a pocket in which a number of golf balls B may be conveniently carried. The pocket has a front wall 5, and side walls 6 which have a curved connecting portion 6 forming the bottom of the pocket. The walls 6 and 6" have at their inner edges a lateral outstanding flange 7 for attachment to the bag A by stitching, as shown at 8, it being however understood, that any other method of connecting the pocket to the bag may be employed.
The front wall 5 of the pocket has a large opening 9 in which is fixed a sheet 10 of celluloid or other suitable transparent ma- Copies of this patent may be obtained for terial. The pocket therefore has a front sight opening so that the balls B may be easily seen and counted.
The pocket is open at the top, and is here provided with a closure or cover 12 hinged to the pocket by a leather or other flexible strip 13 at one end. The opposite end of the cover is provided with a shackle 14, which latter, in connection with a staple 14 mounted on the side wall of the pocket, and a padlock 15, serve to prevent theft of the balls from the pocket.
Fig. A shows a frame of heavy wire mesh which forms a skeleton on which the pocket is built up the frame being shaped to conform to the shape of the pocket, and providing a reinforcement so that the pocket will retain its shape. The frame is composed of sides 17 connected at the bottom by a curve 18, and at the top, the frame has front and rear cross bars 19' extending between the sides 17 and reinforcing the corresponding top edges of the pocket. A reinforcing frame of any suitable material may be provided, and the front of the frame may be covered with a fine wire netting, shown dotted at 20 as a substitute for the transparent sheet 10. In either construction, the sight opening is not obstructed by the cover 12, by reason of the construction and mounting of the latter.
A pocket comprising a wire mesh frame having an open front, and opposite side walls integrally connected at the bottom by a curved portion, front and rear cross pieces connecting the sidewalls at the top, and a covering for said frame, with a transparent cover in the open front thereof.
In testimony whereof-l aflix my signature.
JOHN HUNTER SMITH.
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