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Publication numberUS1454263 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 8, 1923
Filing dateJul 8, 1921
Publication numberUS 1454263 A, US 1454263A, US-A-1454263, US1454263 A, US1454263A
InventorsBebjsthaed M- Besxow
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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May 8, 1923.

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May 8, 1923.

B. M. BESKOW GOLF STROKE REGISTER Filed July B, 1921 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Qnvcn (om a/Af aucun-4 licotions for` Patented May 8, 1923.

Bremen nr. Brskow, or MIAMI, FLORIDA,

PATENT OFFICE.

GOLF-STRG KE REGISTER.

Application filed July 8,

Toallwzmnmayconcem:

Be it known that I, BLnNHenn M. iesnow, a citizen of the United States, residing at Miami, in the county of Dode and State of Florida, haveinvented or discovered certain new and useful ,Im rovements in Golf- Stroke Registers, of which the following is aslleciiicationfreference being had therein to t e aocompanyin drawings.

Thisinvention re tes to an improvement in golf stroke indicators or registers as set forth bin my Patent No. 1,358,698, dated November. 16, 1920, end in mypendmg epolf stroke registers, Serial o. 437,198, fi ed January 14, 1921, and Serial No. 465,872, led April 30, 1921, the present improvement comprising diiferent means for` accom lishing;V the results stated in said-.patent an opplicntions.

'.The improved register is referably adepted to `be .attached to the wrist of the player, or to the belt, or may, in case of e lady. player-be pinned to the shirt waist and eliminates the necesm'ty of a score card and pencil. l

In the accompanying drawmgs Fig. 1 is a. Aplain Vview of the im roved register and showing also a portion o ysi. wrist strap. Fig.

'i 2 is a central cross section on line 2 2,

' inner casin 1. Fig. 3 is e. section of the improved register on line 3 3, Fig.2, showing the series of numerals on the various dials Fig. 4 is a section on line 4.-4, Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is n back view of the register with the casing parts removed, showing the operating levers and tripping devices. Fig. 6 shows some detail parts 1n perspective.

Referring to the drawings, 12 denotes the front o r outer casing part and 13 the beck or inner part thereof, the said casing parts comprising side Walls one of which encircles the other, the outer casing part being provided with lugs 14, which are bent over the part 13 tohold the two parts to ether. he inner casing" part is prefer `ab y provided with struck out bars 15 adapt.

ed to receive aJvrist strap 11. 'Centrally Iocated Within the casing part 13 is an arbor 16, having its hearings in the casing parts, and fastened to the endof the arbor facing the front part 12 is a disk or dial 17 provided with a, series of numerals from 0 to 9 inclusive.

Concentrically grouped around said arbor 1921. Serial No. 483,228,

and dial are a pluralt of r' ca i annular dials 18, 19, 2vaud Thlerzo'liigcentric dial rings ere nested or varranged Within each other so as to be allina s' le plane, for compactnese.` Die1'18 has a series of numerals 0 to 17, inclusive, and is attached to a. ring 22 which is of inverted L-ehape 1n cross section and is concentric withthe disk 17 and free to revolve around the latter and within a. circuler wall 23 which is mounted on a false botten 24 attached to the casing part 13. The ring 22 is provided with ratchet teeth 25 and the wall 23 is partly cut away es indicated at 27 (Fig. 4) to permit u dog 28 to en ge the teeth 25 at the opportune time. 'Iia dog 28 is pivoted to the lower or inner side of the dial 19 and revolves with the same. Diel 19 is provided with a1 series of numerals, 0 to 9 inclusive, andis attached to a I" 29, the two revolvmg to ther around -1111 18, when actuated upon y a spring pawl 30 (Figs. 2 and 5) secured to en operating lever 431. The spring pawl 30 extends through an opening 32 in the false bottom 24 and engages ratchet teeth 33 on the lowerl or inner face of the ring 29. The movement of the hand lever 31 is limited by the len'th of a slot in the side of the casing parts t12'sind 13.

The dial 20, having a series of numerals 0 to 17 inclusive, is attached to a ring 34, provided with ratchet teeth 85 on the side facing the false bottom 24, and the said ring 34 and the dhd20 are free to revolve together around the dial 19 and the ring 29, and to this end theratchet teeth 35 are enraged by a, spring awl 36 also fastened to the above-mentione hand lever 31, saidpawl 36 projectingthrough theopening 32 in the false bottom 24. A circuler wall 37 is mounted on said false bottom 24: concentric with a ring 38 of inverted Lshape in crosssecton to which ring is attached the dial 21 having n series of numerals 0 to 17 inclusive. The ring 38 is rovided with ratchet teeth 39 :und seid toet are engaged by a dog 40, when scid dog is passing an opening 41 (Fig. 4) cut in the circular wall 37. A torsional spring 42 is attached et one end to the ring 38 and at its other end to the false bottom 24. Similar torsional4 springs ure provided for the other rings and dials, To prevent :my backward movement of said rings, when under the infiuence of the torsional springs, each ring is as stated p rovided with ratchet teeth on its side facing the false bottom 24 and spring pawls 43 14, 15 andfi press against these teeth. e pawls are fastened to the lower or inner ca sing part 13 and project through openings in the false bottom 24 a'nd engage with the ratchet teeth on the respective rings 38, 311, 29 and 22. The repeated movement of the hand lever 31 against the stress of the retracting spring 47, (Fig. 5) turns the ijnrious dials a certain distance directly or indirectly, and the numerals on said dials become visible successively through the respective openings 48, 49, 50 and 5l 1n the front of the casing part 12.

The manual resetting .of the dials to 0 is eected by the levers 52, 53, 54 and 55, the function of which is to interpose the shields 5G, 57, 58 and 59 between the pawls 43, 44, 45, 46 30 and and the ratchet rings or .wheels 3 8, 34, -29-.a.nd 22, thus diseugnging said pawls from' their respective ratchet wheels. Automaticrelease for resetting the dial 1.9 is eected by c pin fastened to the dial 1-9 and extending downwards through a slot 61 in the false bottom 24, said pin being arranged to strike one of .the extension arms 62, carrying the shields 58. at the proper time, thereby forcingr said shields between the pawls `30 and 4,5 und the ratchet teeth 33, thus freeing the arms n2, 4which are thaunutomatically 'returned to their original positions, :by the stress of the .torsional spring `6,3,the pin 60 throrvin the arms 62 back and with them the shieds ,58, and .the pawls are than free to engage with ,their respective ratchet wheels. The other when being reset manually are stopped -in their reverse movements bythe shoulders 64 and 65 ou the pwls 40 and 28 ,resplectivel said shoulders coxtagcting against t e sides of the slots 41 an .r

The false bottom or diaphragm 24 .divides the chamberwithin the casing' afforded by the pants 12 and 13 into-two compartments one of which contains .the rotary rin dials und retuming springs and the ot 1er of which conta-ins the pawls and shields cooperating with sziid rotary ring dials and returning springs.

The disk or dhrl 1T is mounted on the :ubor 16 and is not in any way connected with the other dials but is operated separutely by Athe hund lever G6 to which is at tnchcd :i spring .paiwl 67 engaging with a. ratchet wheel 68 mounted on an arbor 1G. wire 69 extends from said puwl to a lever 70u11 the hund lever 66, and by lifting up on the lever i0, the pnwl 67 is pulled army from its engagement .with the ratchet wheel 68 and, thus free, the motion of the arbor 10 -is reversed by thc stress of vthe tmsionni spring -71 und the arbor und thc dini 1T returned to their original position, After having been moved forward to partially rotate the dial 17 the lever 66 will be relra'cte'il by means of a spring 72.

The dial 19, when being reset is stopped in its reverse increment, under the influence of. a torsional returning spring 42, by a in T3 coming into enga ement with a stop ug I4, struck out from t ie inner casing part 13.

.kt the beginning of each pluy all the dials are set to U. After the lirst stroke the dial 2U, representing the score for the hule, is :advanced one number by the ymimnul operation .of the lever 31 with its spring puwl 36. The dial 19, representing units of the total score, is actuated by the other spr' pa/wl 3,0, fastened tothe 4sinne lever 31 un said dial 19 is also moved'orwurd .one number. Dial' 21,4 representing the number .of --.the -liole which is being played, is ,also moved forwand one-number :it the registering of this -irst stroke, by the action of the dog 40, fastened to dial, but after this first stroke -theidogis -depressed by the inclined -plane of the'slottl in the circular wall 37 and' from-that stroke un iuitil the completio'riof tliestrckes-ifor the hole in question the dog slides 'along inactivevvithin -the seid wall 3?, and 'the dial 21 remains score for :the :hole .exceed Quthe 'dial 19 be uutomziticnlly reversed, as heeinbefere explained, nud in so doing will allow-the dog 28 to engage the ratchet Wheel 22 fnd :icrmnee .thef ,dial L8, representing tens, one number. When the dial 19 is again allviruoed .to register an -clditiona1 strkefor to indicate the canoeing of `a pena1ty,'fthe dog'ii will `'be d essed and become operutiye, sLiclingong-within the circular wall 23, andthe dillfiv-ill reinain sta-' tionuruntil another tenis ready to be reglatere ".lhe'fotail score for (ghecoursem theizeforejindxcated by reading downward the-two dis 18 and 1-9 together.

Ix1 the.playingof a inaftchggametlie dial representing .each hole won :by an individua player, is rotated -to ,the extent of? one number by means of lever 86 and s ing pai-wl 6T, und this number beco|nes"-vis le in front of opening 6T in the :upper casing patri'. l2. i

In leading the register-'as the numerulls :im shown in Fig. l, it will 'be understood that 'a' strokes 'hitve been re listened 'for the sfh hole 'of the mures, im that the een .score so fur is 8e. libe match geule ,d'is'rl ir-.notes that 6 holes here been won 'by the player euriving the register.

Having thus described my invention l i claim :md desire to secure -by letters :Pnt-A cnt: i

l. golf stroke register comprising: .fr .suitable cusing, :l concentric Series of-ne`stcifl rotany dials for indicating the counts of the Should the i various phases and plays of the game, manual means, inoludingpewls, for turningsaid dials, and resetting means, including returning springs, levers and shields, whereby said dials may all be returned torero.

V2. A. golf stroke register comprising a suitable casing, concentric and nested dials within said casing for registering the number of strokes for each hole of the course and the total score of the course, manual means for turn` said strokes dial, means, connected with said strokes dial, for operating the total score dials, and resetting means, including returning springs, levers and shields, whereby said dials may all be returned to zero.

8. A golf stroke register,V comprising a -suitable casing, concentric and nested rotary dials within said casing for re stering' the number of strokes for each ole of the course, the total score of the course, and the number of the hole of the course bein played, manual means for turning saicgl strokes dial, meansV connected with said strokes dial for turning the others of said dials, and resetting means, including returning springs, levers and shields, whereby said dials may all be returned to zero.

4. A golil= stroke register comprising a suitable casing, concentric and nested rotary dials within said casing for registering the number of strokes for each hole of the course, the total score of the course, the number of the hole of the course being played, and also for revistering the number of holes won by an individual player in a match game, manual means, including pawls, for operating said dials, torsional returning springs connected with said dials, and resetting levers and shields to render said pawls inoperative during the resetting op.` eration.

5. A golf stroke register comprising a suitable casing, a dial for registering the number of strokes for each hole of the course, said dial being provided with a series of numerals, manual means, for rotating said dial to cause the ruimerv als thereon to appear successivelyl through an opening in said casin and two rotary dials concentric wit and operated from said first-named dial and provided with numerals to denote the total score of the course` said concentric dials being nested so as all to be arranged in a sing'le plane, torsional returning springs connected with said dials, and manual means whereby said springs may be rendered operative for resetting said dials.

G. In a golf stroke register, the combination with a suitable casing, of a dial for registering the number of strokes for each hole of the course, said dial being provided with a series of numerals, manual means for rotating said dial to cause the numerals thereon to appear successively throughnan opening in said casing said first-named. dial and provided with numerels to denote ythe total score of the course, anda dial, also concentric with said firstnamed dial, for registering. the number of the hole oi' `the course whichis being played, said concentric dials 'being nested so as all to be compactly arranged 1n a single plane.

7. In a golf stroke register, the combination with a suitable casing, of e dial for re istering the number of strokes for each ho e of the course, said dial bein provided with a series of numerals, manua means for rotating said dial to cause the numerals thereon to appear successively through an opentwo` dials, concentric with ing in said casing, two dialsconcentric with said Eirst-named dial and provided with numerals to denote the total score of the course and a dial also concentric with said firstnamed dial1 for registering the number ofl the hole of the course which is being la ed, torsional returning springs for sal dials, holding means for normal] backward movements of sai dials vunder the influence of said springs, means for releasing said dials from said holding means to permit the returning springs to reset the dia s, and stopping means to arrest the backward movements of said dials when returned to their normal positions to indicato 0 on the register, said concentric dials being nested sor as all to be compactly arranged in a single lane.

8. A go f stroke register comprising a suitable casing, concentric and nested rotary dials within said casing for registering the number of strokes for each ho e of thc course and the total score of the course, manual means for turning said strokes dial,

means, connected with said strokes dial, for

operating the total score dials, and automatic resetting means for returning said ydials to zero.

9. A golf stroke register comprising` a suitable casing, a yconcentric series of nested rotar57 dials within said casing for indicating the counts of the various phases and plays of the game, manual means, including pawls, for turning said dials, and resetting means, including returning springs, levers and shields, whereby said dials may all be returned to zero, said casing being provided with a false bottom dividing the chamber of said casing into two compartments one of which contains said rotary dials and returning springs and the other of which contains said pawls andpshields cooperating with Said rotary dials and returning springs.

10. A golf stroke register comprising a suitable casing` a concentric series of nested rotaryv dials within said casing for indicating the counts of the various phases and plays of the game, manual means, including preventing roe p awls, for turning ead dials, and manna-1 and automatic resetting means, including returning springs, levers z md shields, whereby said dials may all be returned I to zero, said casing being provided with :L false boptom'div-iding the chamber of said casing into two compartments one of which contains said rotary dials and returning gprngs and the Aother of which Qontans' 'said p'awls and shields c'ooperating 10 with said rotglry dials and returning springs.

BERNHARP M. BESKOW.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification235/116, 144/245.6, 235/1.00B, 235/12
International ClassificationA63B71/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/0672
European ClassificationA63B71/06D8B