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Publication numberUS1412650 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1922
Filing dateMar 6, 1919
Priority dateMar 6, 1919
Publication numberUS 1412650 A, US 1412650A, US-A-1412650, US1412650 A, US1412650A
InventorsBooth Charles W
Original AssigneeBooth Charles W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Golf club
US 1412650 A
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C. W. BOOTH.

GOLF CLUB.

APPLICATION FILED MAR. 6,1919- RENEWED Nov. 18,1921.

1 A1. 2 '65@ htented Apr. 11, 1922..

unrrao stares 1 W. BOOTH, OF CHICAGO, ILLINQIS.

GOLF CLUB.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Apr, llll, 31922:

Application filed March 6, 1919, Serial No. 280,974. Renewed November 18, 1921. Serial No. 516,250;

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known thatl, C AnLns W. Boo/n1, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Chicago, in the county of (look and State of Illinois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Golf Clubs, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to'golf clubs and very materially shortened.

To efiect the foregoing object, I connect the face plate of'the club with the weight and provide opposed bearing surfaces on the body portion of the club for said face plate and weight, so disposed with relation to each other, that when said face plate and weight are applied to the club they will exert a wedging action which'will operate to draw both said face plate and weight into very close, firm hearing with the surfaces on the head of the club with which they are d esigned to contact, respectively, in which positions they are secured by suitable means.

A further ob ect of the invention is to provide a construction in aclub of the type specified adapted for use both in drivers and brassies? 'lo'this end, I provide a metal guard plate formed integral with the face plate of the; club corresponding to the usual fibre guard plates secured to the front edges of the soles of drivers, "which will serve to protect the edgeofthe driver and will also answer'the purposeof the sole plate used on hrassies, y p v The invention ,also comprises the. various other features and details-of construction hereinafter described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawinn's, in which my invention is'fully illustrated,

Figure l is a face view ofa'cluh head embodying my invention, a I

Figure 2 is a rear view thereof.

Figure 3 ,is a bottom plan view thereof.

Figure 4 is a sectional view thereof taken on the line M of Fig. 11,

Referring now to the drawings, 1 designates the head of a driver, brassy or club. Said fitting is made of brass or other suitable metal, the parts thereof being preferably formed integral with each other. In

practice, said fitting may conveniently be formed by casting.

In the preferable construction shown, all of the component parts of said fitting are mortised into the body portion of the club head 1 so that the outer surfaces thereof will be substantially continuous with the surfaces of said club head into which they are inset, respectively, and. are so proportioned that the center of gravity of the club head will his paubstantially in line with the shaft of the c u As shown, thehar f is connected to the lower edges of the face plate 2 and of the weight 3, the mortises for both said face plate and weight cutting out" at the bottom edges of said club head and the lateral edges of said face plate and of the mortise therefor in the club head converge slightly and correspondingly from the edge of said face plate to which said bar f is connected towards their opposite sides or edges, thus provldinz; for slipping said fitting into position on said club head from the under side.

A particular advantage of my improved club is that all of the mortises or cut-out portions of the club head which are to receive the fitting to be applied to the club head may be routed out by machinery in a simple and inexpensive manner.

To provide for drawing the face plate 2 and weight 3 into desired close contact with the surfaces on the club head with which they are designed to contact, respectively, the bearing surfaces for and of said face plate and weight preferably diverge upwardly-that is, away from the sole of the club head or from the bar d-relatively to each other, thus forming wedging surfaces, and the distance between the bearing surfaces on said face plate and weight is so slightly less than the distance between the corresponding bearing surfaces on the club head, that when said. fitting is fully seated on the club head, a wedging action will be exelted on said face plate, and weight, which will operate, in. an obvious manner, to draw said face plate and weight into very close, strong bearing against the bearing surfaces on the club head.

When the fitting has been adjusted to the club head in the manner-described, it is then rigidly connected thereto by suitable means, as screws inserted through said face plate and weight, the screw inserted through said weight preferably being inserted in such manner that it will tend to draw the bearing surface thereon into wedging en-. gagement with its bearing surface on the club head.

A simple method of securing a desired tight fit between the opposed bearing surfaces on said face plate and weight and on the club head, is to make the angle of divergence between the bearing faces on said face plate and weight slightly less than the angle of divergence between the bearing surfaces therefor on the club head and in making the bar 4 sufficiently stifi and strong so that, when/said fitting is forced into place on said club head, the rigidity of said bar will resist the spreading action exerted on said face plate and weight by the bearing surfaces on the body portion of the club head-due to the greater divergence of said bearing surfaces on the club head.causing said face plate and weight to grip the bearing surfaces on said club head with a stren th of engagement corresponding to the rlgidity of the bar 41.

ll claim 1. In combination with a wood golf-club head, an integral metal fitting therefor embodying a weight set in the back wall of the club andhaving its lower edge forming a part of the bottom face of the club, a bar extending fore and aft of the club and set in the bottom face of the club flush with the adjacent wood bottom surface of the club, and a plate connected to the forward end of the bar and set in the bottom face of the club flush therewith, said. plate extendhaving an upwardly-extending plate'set in the front, striking, face of the club flush therewith. y

2. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a fitting secured thereto, said fitting comprising a face plate secured in the face of the club head, a weight secured to the back of the club head and a bar which connects the lower edges of said face plate and weight, the bearing surfaces on said face plate and weight and the surfaces on the club head with which they contact, respectively, diverging away from the sole of the club head, the relation being such that when said fitting is adjusted to said club head, the contacting surfaces on said face plate and weight and the surfaces on said club head opposed thereto; will exert a wedging action which will draw said face plate and weight into strong engagement with their bearing surfaces on the club head, substantially as described.

3. A golf club comprising a head or body portion and a fitting secured thereto, said fitting comprising a face plate secured in the face of the club head, a weight secured to the back of'the club head and a bar which connects the lower edges of said face plate and weight, the bearing surfaces on said face plate and weight and the surfaces on the club head with which they contact, respectively, diver ing away from the sole of the club head, the relation being such that when said fitting is adjusted to said club head, the contacting surfaces on said face plate and weight and the surfaces on said club head opposed thereto will exert a wedging action which will draw said face plate and weight into strong engagement with their bearing surfaces on the clubhead, the divergence of the bearing surfaces on said face plate and weight being initially slightly less than the divergence of the bearing surfaces thdrefor, respectively, on the club head, substantially as described.-

In testimony that l clairn'theforegoing as my invention, ll afiix my signature this 3rd day of March, 1919.

CHARLES W. BO0TH.-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification473/342
International ClassificationA63B53/00, A63B53/04, A63B53/08
Cooperative ClassificationA63B53/08, A63B53/04, A63B2053/0491, A63B2053/0416
European ClassificationA63B53/04, A63B53/08