US 1438263 A
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l v GOLF ox cAD'ny BAG. APPLICATION FILED sEPLlz. 19'21. ls, Patented Dec. 12, 1922.
Patented Dec. l2, 1922.
` ADOLPH ROTHSCHLD,
or sfr, LoUIsgivIIssoUnI, Assrenon ro T Hnsrneus oo., sr. LoUIs, MISSOURI, A Conronn'rIoNoriuIssoUnI. i
y rasata eonr on cennYiBAG'.
applicati@ and september i2, 192i.l seri-a1 neaaegsei;`
To all whom it may coace'fm:`
Be it known that l, ADoLrH ROTHSCHILD, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of St. Louis,'State of Missouri, have invented a certain new and useful Improve-- ment in Golf or Caddy Bags, of which the following is a specification, reference being had `to the accompanying drawing, forming a part thereof.
rIhis invention relates to a certain new` and useful improvement in golf or caddy bags, the principal object ofl my present invention being to provide a bottom or base for golf or caddy bags which may be cheap-4 mal circularV shape of'the bag atits base and, by resisting the more or lessdestruc tive wear to which the bag in use` is espef cially subjected at its base, durably prolong the life and usefulness of the bag-body. y
`With the above and otherV objects in view, my' present invention resides in [the novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts vhereinafter de scribed and afterwards pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawing,
Figure l is a fragmental elevational view of a golf or caddybag embodying my invention;
Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view of the bag; v Figure bag; t y
Figure 4f is a perspective view of the preferred form of the wear-resisting .member or ring of the bottom of the bag; and
Figures 5 and 6 are inverted plan views of slightly modied forms of. bags embodying my invention.
Referring now more in detail to the drawing, which illustrates practical embodiments of my invention and in which like reference 3 is an inverted plan view of the and which may bagl threaded seat for the inner end of a secur characters referto like parts throughout the i several views, the body l of the bag is in theform of an-open' end cylinder of suitable length and constructed of canvasorvother suitable material, 'as'isnow customary."
llisposed exteriorly upon the bag-body 1 at its lower end, is a strengthening or re-l inforcing ringl 2 of y stiff leather Vor other suitable material. And disposed interiorly upon the bag-body l at its lower end, isla second reinforcing ring 3 likewise of stiff vleather or other suitable material, the rings 2 and 3 being riveted, stitched, or otherwise permanently lined tothe bag-body land the es @MEN-T Oms-CEI;
interior ring 3 also providing anannular y shoulder, as at 4, within, and adjacent the lower end of, the bag, for purposes shortly appearing.
The bottom ofwthe bag comprises a disk H 5 preferably 4built up to suitable thickness of leather, fabric,`or other suitable mate-` rial and faced upon its upper side with a cushioning layer 6 of felt or other relatively soft material. `This disk 5 is of a size or diameter to vfit snugly, but removably, within the bag-body lV torest upon the shoulder bedded or otherwise fixed in, and approximately `at the axial center of, the bottom disk 5,`and covered by the cushion. 6 against contact with thegolf-clubs placed within the is a relativelysmall plate 7 havinga ing and clampingbolt 8.
k9 indicates what l term the wear-resisting member of the bottom ofthe bag, which member is in the "form o-f a preferablyA skeleton ring comprising a plurality of radial spokes A10, preferably three in numf ber, as shown, atl central portion or hub 11 suitably apertured, as at l2, for the fasten-` a preferably continuous rim ing-bolt 8, and 13 disposed for the most part-to one side of the plane of `the spokes l0 and recessed from one or itsupper side to providea preff y erably continuouslannular channel lthaving a width throughout to snugly and more or less tightly, but removably, embrace the body-rings 2 and 3 and the interposededge of the bag-body l. f
In use, the bag-bodybeing constructed as described, a preferably cushioned disk-botet' of innerring '3, as seen in Figure 2. Em-l tom is positioned within the bag-body to rest upon the annular shoulder 4 provided by the fixed inner body-ring 3. An outer ring 9 is then litted upon the lower edge of the bag to embrace at its channel 14 the body-rings 2 and 3 and the interposed edgeportion of the bag-body l, as clearly illus-V vtrated in Figure 2. A screw, bolt, or the like 8 is then projected endwise through the hub aperture l2 ot ring 9 to seat in the plate 7 and thereby engage the bottom disk 5, such bolt or the like 8, when fully seated, not only rigidly fastening the disk 5 and bottom ring 9 detacliably together, but also firmly removably clamping the disk 5 upon the body-ring 8 and the bottom-ring 9 upon the bagebody in bottom-forming position.
The bottom-ring 9, being preferably a one-piece casting of suitable metal, not only re-inforces and braces the bottom-disk 5to eficiently support and carry the weight and outward pressure oit the golf-clubs placed within the bag, but also to retain the normal shape of the bag and to prolong the litey and usefulness of the bagby resist ing the destructive wear to which the bag is subjected vin frequently being dragged on the ground. The bottom as a whole, comprising the disk 5 and outer ring 9, may be l vconveniently assembled and operatively attached to the bag, the employment of thread-stitches, rivets, or the like for such purpose being entirely obviated, and should it become necessary or desirable at any time to replace the bag-bottom, the disk 5 and `ring 9 maybe readily detached from the bag on a removal of the securing-bolt 8 and a new bottom inexpensively and easily substituted, a replacement of the bag-body, because of the wearing-out of its bottom, being also entirely obviated.y
The modified forms of the bag-bottom shown inl Figures 5 and 6 are substantially similar in all respects to the preferred form Y of the bag-bottom illustrated in Figures l to 4, inclusive, except that in Figure 5 the rim of the outer ring is interruptedas shown to include a plurality of spaced arcshaped annularly aligning channeled portions 13, and in Figure 6, the outer ring includes but a pair of radially aligning spokes each formed at its outer end with an arc-shaped channeled meinberl forming the rim proper of the ring; and l am aware that further changes in the form, construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts of my new detachable bottom for golic or caddy bags may be made andv substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from, the nature and principle of my invention.`
Having thus described my invention, what l claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A golf or caddy bag bottom including a disk adapted to removably lit within the body of the bag, a ring channeled at its rim to removably embrace and tit upon the lower edge of the bagebody, and means for detachably securing the disk and ring together.
2. A golf or caddy bag bottoml including a disk adaptedto tit lwithin the body of the bag, a reinforcing wear-resisting skeleton ring including -a plurality of radial spokes anda rim lying to one, side oft the plane ot the spokes and annularly channeled to snugly embrace and fit upon the lower edge ot the bag-body, and means for detachably securing the disk and ring together.
3. A golf or caddy bag including a tubular body having an interior shoulder adjacent its lower end, in combination with a bottom-disk adapted to removably lit within the body and upon said shoulder, a ringmember channeled at lits rim adapted to removably tit upon the lower end of the bag-body, and means for detachably securingl the disk and ring-member,together and to the bag-body- 4. A golf or caddy bag including a tubular body provided interiorly at its lower end with a iiXed shoulder-forming ring, in combination with a bottom-disk disposed within the body to rest upon said ring, a reinforcing ring comprising a plurality ot' radial, spokes and a channeled rim iitted upon the body, its channeledv rim snugly embracing the lower edge of the bag-body and said shoulder-forming ring, and means engaging the bottom disk and the reinforcing' ring tor detachably fastening the same together and to the body.
5. A golf or caddy bag including a tubular body provided interiorly at its lower endv with a tiXed shoulder-forming ring, in combination with a bottom-disk disposed within the body to rest lupon said ring, a reinforcing comprising a plurality of radial spokes and a channeled rim fitted upon theV body, its channeled rim snugly embracing the lower edge of the bag-body and said shoulder-forming ring, and means comprising a bolt having engagementonly with the reinforcing ring yand the disk-bottom for detachably fastening'the same `together and in bottom forming position upon the body.
ln testimony whereof, l. have signed my name to this specification.